Finished my build of Nas Killer 4.0 to replace my out of space WD PR2100. I repurposed the (2) 6TB Ironwolf Pro drives in the PR2100 as additional drives in the UNRAID array and also used an existing PSU I had from another system.
Here is the parts breakdown
|Case||Fractal Design Node 804||$109.99||Amazon|
|CPU Cooler||Cooler Master i71C RGB||$19.99||Amazon|
|Cables||CABLEDECONN Mini SAS SFF-8087 to (4) SFF-8482||$13.99||Amazon|
|Cables||Large IDE 4P to 5 SATA Power Splitter||$7.99||Amazon|
|Cables||EnLabs Mini SAS 8087 to (4) SATA||$9.58||Newegg|
|HD Controller||LSI 9211-8i||$35.99||Ebay|
|Video Card||PNY Nvidia GT 710 2GB||$20.10||Ebay|
|Memory||Samsung 4x4GB DDR3-1600 ECC UDIMM||$45.00||Ebay|
|CPU||Intel Xeon E3-1270v2||$58.75||Ebay|
|HDD||(2) WD Easystore 12TB (Parity + Array)||$359.98||Best Buy|
|HDD||(2) Ironwolf 6TB* (Array)||$0.00||Newegg|
|SSD||Pioneer 512Gb (Cache)||$61.99||Newegg|
|SSD||Samsung EVO840 120GB* (Unassigned)||$0.00||Amazon|
|PSU||Raidmax 630W Hybrid*||$0.00||Amazon|
|Total w/out Disk||$346.38|
I don’t usually purchase products from Newegg, but mainly use that site for research. With the interruptions in shipping due to COVID-19, I ended up ordering the Pioneer SSD and the Enlabs 8087-SATA breakout cables from them. After the price differences between Newegg and Amazon and shipping costs I only ended up losing $5.83.
To do it again, I would definitely look at a different case. I love the look and size of the NODE 804, but it is very frustrating working inside such a SFF case. I question whether you can actually have a full 8 drives on the back side with all the required cables. There is very little clearance between a drive and the PSU on the right. The shuckable drives also only line up with one hole in the hard drive caddies so they move while hanging if you tip the case. Good thing now is with all the components installed, I can much better visualize what needs to be done and length needed for cables. I’m going to take another look at cable routing on the back side once I decommission the PR2100 and get those drives into this case. As you can see in my pictures, those cables are just throw in there at the moment.
On the front the 2 SSD’s are on the bottom mount points.
On the back are currently (2) 12TB shuckables.
All wrapped up.
I’ll update more photos of the backside once I move those 6TB drives into this case and re-route all the cables. Thanks to everyone at Serverbuilds.net for helping me. I appreciate this entire community and especially the discussions on discord.