Silverstone Releases CS280 DIY NAS SFF Chassis

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This would have been the answer to my DIY NAS problems and filled the gap between custom builds and pre-made from the likes of Synology (Often expensive here in Australia). It's just a pitty about the 2.5" form factor. Maybe in a couple years when SSD's start playing catchup on traditional HDD capacity.
 

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True but its not trayless :(



Its not trayless :(

 

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Thundervore: Most of these class of cases aren't going to be trayless. The tray allows for flexibility between choosing a 3.5" drive and a 2.5" SSD.
The latter is especially pertinent considering that many of the software RAID options will allow SSD caching of the array (ZFS and even Windows Storage Spaces).
 

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Well, could be an awesome case but, given the 2.5" bays, I keep with Fractal Node 304 (isn't that hard to switch a disk) with 6 3.5"/2.5" bays plus space for a SSD at front of the case and the two 92mm fans cool HDs directly. I used two Noctua and my HDDs don't go over 30C (I'm in Brazil).
 

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2.5 HDD CAN go up to 4tb at presnt and probably even more in future. 2.5 drives mean the whole enclosure can be significantly smaller + sff psu easy cabling with backplane BUT should be alu all over
 

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Unless it is incredibly inexpensive, I don't see how this is any better than the Node 304 (already mentioned above). Yes, swapping out drives is a minor annoyance, but I don't know many DIY NAS builders who have enough read/write requirements to require drive swaps often enough to warrant the factor, and those would likely be willing and able to support a larger form factor.

What was the demand signal for this?
 

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Yeah, but still good as WD RED that we usually buy for NAS/BACKUP machines?
 
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