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Building a 12 HDD Raid Enclosure with LEGO

Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:54 am
by quattro-x
Something just for fun ... :-)


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Putting together all the pieces.

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12 drive bays

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3 attachments for fans

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3 cooling fans

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putting all power/sata cables in place

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upper adjustments

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putting all hard drives in the bays

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heavy metal

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final installation

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my new computation server ... dual opteron, quad core, 32 gb memory, areca ML1130 12-port controller, 20 TB+

Works :)

Re: Building a HDD Raid Enclosure with LEGO

Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:56 am
by drfish
Kick ass! :D

Re: Building a HDD Raid Enclosure with LEGO

Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:07 am
by morphine
That's freaking awesome :lol:

Re: Building a HDD Raid Enclosure with LEGO

Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:09 am
by Ryu Connor
Good stuff.

Re: Building a HDD Raid Enclosure with LEGO

Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:16 am
by 5150
That is awesome! Just curious, what's the noise like? I would think with those drives sitting on the plastic they've gotta be a little noisy unless they're low speed...

Thanks for sharing!

Re: Building a HDD Raid Enclosure with LEGO

Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:31 am
by quattro-x
I got an extra room with computers and printers, so noise is not a problem :)

Re: Building a HDD Raid Enclosure with LEGO

Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:42 am
by FroBozz_Inc
This is really really cool - thanks for sharing 8)

Re: Building a 12 HDD Raid Enclosure with LEGO

Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 1:07 pm
by Kurkotain
there's got to be a way to thumbs up a forum post

Re: Building a 12 HDD Raid Enclosure with LEGO

Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 1:10 pm
by Thresher
I've been looking to get a little RAID box for my PC, something like this might be the way to go.

Awesome!

Re: Building a HDD Raid Enclosure with LEGO

Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 1:35 pm
by 5150
quattro-x wrote:
I got an extra room with computers and printers, so noise is not a problem :)


What kind of drives and controller are you running?

Re: Building a 12 HDD Raid Enclosure with LEGO

Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 2:29 pm
by Pez
I don't post that often but had to post to say that's brilliant, top marks for ingenuity :)

Now, about a case for the server? :P

Re: Building a 12 HDD Raid Enclosure with LEGO

Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 2:36 pm
by greenmystik
That is awesomeness piled on top of awesomeness!!!

Re: Building a 12 HDD Raid Enclosure with LEGO

Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:28 pm
by continuum
HAHAHA awesome.

I shudder to think of the vibration tolerance, but clearly this ain't that sorta project. Awesome job. :D

Re: Building a 12 HDD Raid Enclosure with LEGO

Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:08 pm
by Buub
That is one of the coolest things I've seen in some time!

I think your fans are pretty irrelevant and could be removed. But the rest is quite cool!

Re: Building a 12 HDD Raid Enclosure with LEGO

Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:12 pm
by Captain Ned
continuum wrote:
I shudder to think of the vibration tolerance, but clearly this ain't that sorta project. Awesome job. :D

That's what the packing foam underneath the array is for. After all, this entire rig looks to be open-form.

Re: Building a HDD Raid Enclosure with LEGO

Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:43 pm
by quattro-x
5150 wrote:
quattro-x wrote:
I got an extra room with computers and printers, so noise is not a problem :)


What kind of drives and controller are you running?


Areca 1130ML 12 Port Sata Raid Controller with 256 Mb Cache, and 2 x 80 GB Fujitsu as system disks and 10 x 2 TB Hitachi as data disks.

Re: Building a 12 HDD Raid Enclosure with LEGO

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:21 am
by rstein8
I'm looking at making this would you be able to PM me the schematics?

Re: Building a 12 HDD Raid Enclosure with LEGO

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:25 pm
by Waco
rstein8 wrote:
I'm looking at making this would you be able to PM me the schematics?

Holy thread necro, Batman!

The pictures are still hosted, there appears to be plenty of detail to reproduce this if you wish.

Re: Building a 12 HDD Raid Enclosure with LEGO

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:23 pm
by curtisb
You need some of the drive enclosures from these to round out the look. :D