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Silverstone teases aluminium DS260 NAS chassis

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Early prototype supports six SSDs, a Mini ITX motherboard and a Flex ATX PSU.

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6 ssds is hardly a NAS server is it? looking at it it would only have needed to be marginally bigger to take 3.5" drives, which would have made it actually useful.
herulach
6 ssds is hardly a NAS server is it? looking at it it would only have needed to be marginally bigger to take 3.5" drives, which would have made it actually useful.
Just done a back-of-an-envelope calc and a 4.5TB RAID5 setup is going to cost £2,400 for the disks alone. So yes, totally agree that it seems like a bit of a waste of a product, unless it's designed for smaller/cheaper SSD's and the intended use is for media serving?

Like the idea of an 180mm fan, but at the bottom? Does it do double duty as a vacuum cleaner? :wallbash:

When they trade the 6x SSD's for 4x 3.5" drives and move the fan then I'll be interested. Otherwise it looks like an FD Node 304 is my best bet at the moment.
herulach
6 ssds is hardly a NAS server is it? looking at it it would only have needed to be marginally bigger to take 3.5" drives, which would have made it actually useful.

Depends on your definition of useful, 6 x 3.5“ drives would be too noisy and high in power consumption for me, I use 2.5” drives in all my machines, don't even own any 3.5" any more.
From the look of it, the motherboard is oriented with sockets pointing upwards (turned through 90 degrees), like a miniature FT02 case; it just has a single AP181 fan instead of three. If it only takes 2.5" drives, it's not going to be all that useful though, I must agree. It's not as if many SSDs run hot enough to warrant that much cooling…
kingpotnoodle
Depends on your definition of useful, 6 x 3.5“ drives would be too noisy and high in power consumption for me, I use 2.5” drives in all my machines, don't even own any 3.5" any more.

the biggest 2.5“ drive you can readily get is 2TB at 5400rpm for about £115. Considering you could get the same space, for the same price at 3.5” but in half as many drives I think you're on a hiding to nothing with that strategy. Using WD Greens as a comparison:

2.5“
24 db/0.8 W idle

3.5”
25 db/3.3w idle

so you're saving what 6W of power? That can't cost more than £1/year I know spl isn't additive, but I can't see how 3*25 can come to anymore noise than 6*2.5 either tbh.