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DIY Ultra Portable, Powerful & Affordable Mini-SAS

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I've built a portable MINI NAS so that I can bring my entire collection to friends' places and so that we can swap massive amounts of data. Because the MINI NAS is a duplicate of my primary storage archive and needed to remain inexpensive and small, there is no storage redundancy. I also got a SeaHorse water-tight SE-540 case to transport it safely.

Specs:

CFI A7879 Mini-ITX Case w/4 Bays

MSI FM2-A75IA-E53 Motherboard

8GB 1600MHz DDR3 RAM

AMD A4-5300 3.4Ghz Processor

32GB Samsung MSATA SSD

8TB Disk Space (4x2TB Striped)

Gigabit LAN | WiFi IEEE 802.11b/g/n | Bluetooth

USB 3.0 Ports | eSata Port

Cost:

$360 complete diskless unit including SSD

$308 4x 2TB drives (refurbs from Amazon)

Compared to pre-built NAS units, I've not only saved money but my build is immensely more powerful.

PDF attached with photos :-)MiniNAS.pdf

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Gee wiz, didn't realize I messed up the title until today....and that's due to the SATA cable that flew out of this NAS and scratched my eye sending me to the eye doctor for treatment :-o Ridiculous, I know...

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Where'd you grab the case from? Logicsupply or Mini-ITX.com or...?

BTW which software/OS are you running-- FreeNAS or something for Linux RAID? Or something else?

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