Project: Building a cheap NAS, part 5

Filed Under (Storage, Windows Networking) by Just An Admin on 28-07-2011

Part 5: Assembly of the parts!

All parts have arrived! Boxes are coming in from different suppliers. I almost feel like a kid at Christmas. After a little break from our NAS project we are ready to get going again.

The Casing

The supplier of our Norco chassis had a little surprise for us. The shipment with chassis did not include our Norco RPC-4220, but to compensate for the long wait and the fact he could not deliver the ordered casing within a reasonable time, we were offered a Norco RPC-4224 unit instead. So we now have the slightly bigger brother of our RPC-4220. This case has 6 backplanes with each 4 disk bays. The top ‘ledge’ which harbors the CD and system disk in a RPC-4220 has been replaced with an additional backplane. So no CD/DVD option and we need to look for another place to mount our SSD disk. But we now have the ability to upgrade up to 24 disks. Read the rest of this entry »

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