S4 Mini NAS

nyxtom

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Following up to the S4 Mini "top hat" design (https://smallformfactor.net/forum/threads/s4-mini-top-hat.9818/) I have another S4 Mini that I wanted to convert to a home nas server using the bay drive for 8 7mm 2.5" drives. I have a few parts and I'm measuring out the specs for this one. Hopefully I will have a completed build of this one as well sometime soon. This one requires some relatively simple cutting to a bezel, and I'm hoping to just make my own bezel with a few nice color contrast choices to complement my pc build design here https://smallformfactor.net/forum/threads/s4-mini-top-hat.9818/page-2#post-128328 (which has some bronze/copper/rose gold accents and color combinations I'm looking into).

Let me know what you think!

 

nyxtom

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This drive bay is so small! Amazing that I can fit 8 drives in this thing

 

nyxtom

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@Josh | NFC I'm wondering if you've already done this, but is there a good way to mount a 5.25" in the S4M via an existing bracket or something off the shelf?
 

TristanDuboisOLG

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Just curious, 'cause I'm making a sff server as well and have also run into comparability issues, what CPU and board are you going with?