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post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
Hello,

I currently have a Fractal Node 304 acting as my NAS server with 4x 4TB WD Red drives in RaidZ2 on FreeNas. I am an amature photographer and finding that I am starting to get a bit tight on space. Given that the 304 only supports 6 3.5" drives I was thinking of upgrading to an 8 bay system for expansion options. I stumbled across the U-NAS 800 case with 8 hot swap bays and love the small form factor. My questions are:

1) Does anyone have experience on building in one of these case?
2) Any advice on a mostly silent 1U power supply

Case sold here



They sell a 350W and 400W 1U power supply but I have never heard of either brands and Google doesn't fine much.



I saw only one build log from more than 3 years ago and it was a bit light in details.

Thanks for your time! thumb.gif
post #2 of 10
I used this case for two builds in the past. Most recently I was using it as my backup server and just sold it a few weeks ago. I really do love the case. The one thing to be cognizant of is the motherboard area is really cramped and thus you're not going to want to use a CPU that will generate a lot of heat. I used a c2550 and c2558 in my two builds which are very low power.

As for the PSU I believe I used this Seasonic Gold 350w 1u PSU.
post #3 of 10
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Thanks, how loud was the psu? Did you use an LSI hba?
post #4 of 10
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Thanks, how loud was the psu? Did you use an LSI hba?

Not loud at all, don't remember even hearing it but that will really depend on how much load is on it. Yes I used an IBM ServeRAID M1015 which is just an LSI2008.
post #5 of 10
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One last question, I have an ASUS ITX board with an i5 cpu running my current freenas, do you think there is enough room on the mobo side to get a slim cooler in there or do I need to go C2550?
post #6 of 10
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One last question, I have an ASUS ITX board with an i5 cpu running my current freenas, do you think there is enough room on the mobo side to get a slim cooler in there or do I need to go C2550?

There is room for a slim cooler but I'd still be a little concerned about heat. This thread might have some good info for you.
post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 
After reading and re-reading several of the build logs, I think that case is just a bit too small for decent airflow. I think I might go with the Norco Mini ITX-8:


Found here



Anyone have any experience with this?
post #8 of 10
No personal experience with the other cases but I heavily favor the Silverstone DS380B.

Decent space. SAS compatibility. Great PSU options. Locking door.


Edited by Dark - 6/20/16 at 10:08am
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post #9 of 10
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Does it have per drive power and activity lights for troubleshooting?
post #10 of 10
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Does it have per drive power and activity lights for troubleshooting?

IIRC, the backplane takes two molex for power across all 8 drives.

Each drive does have it's own activity lights.
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