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3.5 bay cages - for sata backplane

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Hi all, fist post :)

 

I recently pickup a few sata backplane - $18us each - and being the cheap bastard I am, figured I would have a go at my own sata array.

 

Sata Backplane

 

 

The question now is how to mount them?

 

Top on the list is 4 Scythe Hard Disk Stabilizer's.

 

Scythe Hard Disk Stabilizer

 

 

Atomic's own Big Willy - Who makes the brackets they used for the HD's and where can you get them?

 

Big_Willy

 

 

If you have a better idea - besides pay'n a few k for real 16 way array - let me know.

 

Cheers

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Big Willy was just perspex, which is cheap and looks good.

I'd suggest you hack together your own like they did.

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something like that will be 100% a diy job

 

perspex will allow you to not worry about the frame failing and shorting the boards.

 

 

if you are a slack shit like me do this.

 

A. find a cheapo $30 case that has drive bays like this

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B. Buy 4 lots

C. Apply tinsnips

D. ???

E. Profit!

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also using wood or mdf or something like that could be an option easy for noobs like myself to play with and not too expensive

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something like that will be 100% a diy job

 

perspex will allow you to not worry about the frame failing and shorting the boards.

 

 

if you are a slack shit like me do this.

 

A. find a cheapo $30 case that has drive bays like this

Posted Image

B. Buy 4 lots

C. Apply tinsnips

D. ???

E. Profit!

good idea - but will drill out the pop rivets.

 

same price as the Scythe thing's - maybe with cheap'o psu's to - could use 1 or 2 the psu's to power the HD's.

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something like that will be 100% a diy job

 

perspex will allow you to not worry about the frame failing and shorting the boards.

 

 

if you are a slack shit like me do this.

 

A. find a cheapo $30 case that has drive bays like this

Posted Image

B. Buy 4 lots

C. Apply tinsnips

D. ???

E. Profit!

good idea - but will drill out the pop rivets.

 

same price as the Scythe thing's - maybe with cheap'o psu's to - could use 1 or 2 the psu's to power the HD's.

 

yeah i have spare cases like that, i drilled out rivets but cut with tinsnips at the top so i could keep the 5"1/4' bays

 

hard rubbish could be a good source aswell, most people take the guts and leave the cases.

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