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So, I got a mini-ITX board back in the september meetup...

Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:04 pm

And now i've finally put it to good use.

6x4TB drives in RAIDZ2. effective size = 14.3TiB.

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Re: So, I got a mini-ITX board back in the september meetup.

Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:05 pm

So I'm not the only one who writes on those orange SATA cables with a Sharpie. :)
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Re: So, I got a mini-ITX board back in the september meetup.

Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:10 pm

if it was only 2 or 3 drives... in a normal case... i'd just follow the cables and eyeball it. 6 inside a SFF? i don't wanna think about pulling the wrong cable.
 
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Re: So, I got a mini-ITX board back in the september meetup.

Mon Dec 16, 2013 2:22 am

What case is that? More pictures?
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Re: So, I got a mini-ITX board back in the september meetup.

Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:19 am

Flying Fox wrote:
What case is that? More pictures?

Yeah, I was wondering the same thing. You can't even take that mobo panel all the way off without unplugging everything from the mobo? Not to mention cable routing when you have to re-attach the panel. Rediculous.
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Re: So, I got a mini-ITX board back in the september meetup.

Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:30 pm

DPete27 wrote:
Flying Fox wrote:
What case is that? More pictures?

Yeah, I was wondering the same thing. You can't even take that mobo panel all the way off without unplugging everything from the mobo? Not to mention cable routing when you have to re-attach the panel. Rediculous.

I actually think the OP chose shorter cables so the case would not be that cramped.
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Re: So, I got a mini-ITX board back in the september meetup.

Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:46 pm

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I actually think the OP chose shorter cables so the case would not be that cramped.

You still have to smash that mobo panel back up against all the SATA and PSU cables when you re-attach it to the case no matter how long they are. That's when all the problems occur trying to keep the cables out of the CPU fan. Being able to take more case panels off is beneficial for accessibility when building inside SFF cases, but I personally wouldn't take that back panel off very often(ever) once a system is built in that case. Modular PSU Required
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Re: So, I got a mini-ITX board back in the september meetup.

Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:56 pm

Flying Fox wrote:
What case is that? More pictures?


Looks like a Lian-Li PC-Q08R. Doesn't have a seperate motherboard tray, just the "right side" panel.

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Re: So, I got a mini-ITX board back in the september meetup.

Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:49 pm

yup. kind of an annoying case to work with, but it DOES have several features that i wanted:

1. most compact case that could house 6 hard drives

2. decent airflow setup

as a bonus, it has rubber grommets built in for the drives. But it takes 6 screws to take off each side panel. Bleh. This isn't a case i intend to upgrade or disturb in any way for the next few years, though.

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