diewurst Posted February 24, 2021 Share Posted February 24, 2021 In prev. posts I was using a QNAP server but ended up not overly happy with it while having some hardware already I could use in a new build. That HW is in part a bit oddball stuff though. Still a work in progress as I'm waiting on a few more parts. Case: Short depth rackmount case that can hold 12 drives. https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/IPFS-miner-12-bay-nas-server_1600153306892.html Verdict: For the price w/o shipping it's great. Once you figure in the shipping it's not really worth the money. It's not terrible but not too much thought was spent on details. Case must've been in production for a while now. Hey, it fit's my wall-mounted network closet just fine! 14.5in depth is the max. I can use in it. "Mother"board: Com Express carrier board: https://us.dfi.com/product/index/1411 CPU / Computer on Module: Congatec conga-TS175 RAM: 2x 8GB HBA: Broadcom Broadcom 9400-16i 350W FlexATX PSU (Silverstone) HDDs: 6x 8TH + 2x 6TB + 512GB SSD cache. Modifications, oddities, problems: Cut out the rear fan guards for better access to the drive backplanes & cabling. (I'll mount guards to both sides of the fans. Need a short PCIE flex cable / riser for the 90deg bend. A regular 90deg adapter did not align. Not sure if it's a case, or motherboard issue. Looking into some data transfer issues. Maybe it's the cheap SFF-8087 cables? The PCIE flex adapter? Backplane? Ventilation in the top-portion is not so great and the oddball motherboard only has a single 3-pin fan header. Need to manage the fan on computer module, 50mm fan added for the HBA card and the rear 2x 120mm fans. Quote Link to comment
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