Originally Posted by mothergoose729
The only reason I can think to get this over something like that is if you have a crap ton of hard drives you need in there as well.
Agreed, it will make somebody (i.e. me
) a very nice, high density fileserver. Just stuff in an IcyDock 3-in-2 drive caddy, el cheapo
4-port SATA controller and 10 Samsung HD204UIs, boot it from a thumb drive running FreeNAS and you're set.
Two of those would consume less space than a Norco 4220 and would be far less noisy. The Norco would work out cheaper though, since you wouldn't have to duplicate the CPU, motherboard, RAM and PSU.