I have finished my own home made NAS. When i start planing this build, I set these goals:
- low power consumption
- cheap, but not scrap build
- best ratio price/performance as possible
After many days on internet, looking/comparing/... i found my ideal HW setup:
- NanoPi M4v2
- Sata HAT with 4 SATA ports
- 32GB eMMC storage
As I found later - its almost same HW setup like here:
But i dont like this super mini-micro setup with only 2,5" HDDs. I want something better looking
So, i bought aluminium enclosure and 4HDD trays on AliExpress, make some 3D printed parts and put it together:
Pictures are from unfinished state (I blurred the mess around)
NanoPi is mounted at front aluminium plate (8mm thick) - it's perfect heatsink - Pi can be cooled passive.
Rear side is 3D printed (SLS technology) holder for 4 HDD bays, 1xRJ45 keystone, 2xUSB3 keystone and power socket. Some pictures from 3D model:
Some SATA cables, power cables, USB cables, screws, standoffs,...
About SW: its based on Armbian buster server, linux kernel 4.4 and OM