My single drive silent NAS HP T5740 thin client build

  • Minimal airflow should have a great impact on HDD temperature.


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  • My T5740 has a 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU, a 120Gb SSD and only just about gets warm to the touch (not very scientific, I know) and is reading data from my weather station and writing it to a MySQL db.
    It then processes the data to produce images for the web (Apache) every few seconds for near real time output and it does this 24/7.


    I love my re-purposed thin client (it only draws around 11 watts and rises to 13 watts when processing data).


    Nigel.

  • Hi all,
    my T5470 is on her way home.. I was trying to figure out by reading this interesting thread and the "Perky Towers" website if I'd be able to install a mSATA drive internally without adding the expansion unit.
    The card itself shouldn't take too much space.. I'm just not sure about the connector: maybe an angled one? and is it a standard 22 pin one?


    Did anybody succeeded without "heavy" mods?
    Are you using an expansion Devonian?


    Thanks!

  • I have! Only no pictures from it but yes with an angled one.

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  • Hey guys, do you have any idea how to add multiple hard drives? Since it only has one PCI (slow: 133MB/s) and one 22 pin powered SATA II (faster: 600MB/s) connection I am unsure what to do. Using the PCI expansion unit would not really be a good solution I think, because the PCI port is not really fast (or is 133MB/s a speed I will never reach anyway?). Splitting SATA does not work it seems, so would my only option left be to get an external drive enclosure with RAID integrated (Orico 3529rus3)? This I would connect to the SATAII port with a eSATA adapter cable.


    What do you think is the best way to add 2 to 4 hard drives?

  • Esata port? Isnt there at mine. The only way is to use sata 22pin and ide 44 pin. Or external via USB

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  • I got very good writing speeds with a wd red drive on data 22 pins but not 133

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  • Sorry cross post.
    That's something to try, don't know how that will perform. For a raid mirror will be enough I think.

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    I'm from the Netherlands, excuse me for bad english
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  • I tried a ssd card in this slot and didn't work. I think because the slot has no data controller, and the ssd card also not. Only newer netbook notebooks have them I quess.
    That card says it is a sata controller. On eBay are cheaper versions like this, also with 22pin sata. Maybe is that something?

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  • Really really nice build. I was looking for one of those thin clients for OMV. Small, compact, silent. I would consider building something similar as a backup for my current OMV build.

    Custom mini-ITX build
    Coolcube Mini, Intel Desktop Board DQ77KB, Intel Core i3-3220, 8 GB DDR3 Ram, 64 GB Trascend mSata SSD (OS), X4 TB HDD (data, partially pooled + parity)

    Dell Optiplex 960 sff (deprecated) - link


    Dell Optiplex FX160 (repurposed) - link


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  • hi,


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    Really really nice build. I was looking for one of those thin clients for OMV. Small, compact, silent. I would consider building something similar as a backup for my current OMV build


    you can do that cheaper if you use the OMV backup function in combination with a hard drive.


    i do that with a 3 tb hard disk that i can store off site

    gr. steel


    Cooler Master CM 690 III with 650 watt 80+ gold power supply
    AMD A8-5600k processor
    8 GB ddr 3 1333 ram
    crusial 120 ssd
    5 x 2 TB WesternDigital red harddrive in raid 5
    2 intel 1000mT nic's
    latest OMV stone burner

    lets get cooking .....
    don't be afraid of learning it can be fun

  • Hi guys,
    I try to expand my t5740 with this PCIE SATA3 Expansion Card to gain two additional sata ports. Although this card is working on standard motherboard, my t5740 didn't recognize it.
    Any thoughts why this card is not working with t5740 ?( ?


    best regards
    Brumela

  • The problem is the pci port whitelist of your computer. Many of this brand-pc (HP, Dell, etc) use a whitelist to allow only certain hardware to be installed in the pci-e port (I made the experience with a HP dc 7800). It is hard coded in the bios and although it is possible to modify it, doing so requires a modified Bios.

    Custom mini-ITX build
    Coolcube Mini, Intel Desktop Board DQ77KB, Intel Core i3-3220, 8 GB DDR3 Ram, 64 GB Trascend mSata SSD (OS), X4 TB HDD (data, partially pooled + parity)

    Dell Optiplex 960 sff (deprecated) - link


    Dell Optiplex FX160 (repurposed) - link


    "If you can't find it in Google, it simply doesn't exist!" - The Internetz


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