This is going to be a long’ish project because I haven’t gotten all the pieces just yet. Any way I have:
- Main laptop HDD and cable to connect to the motherboard.
- 4 HDD’s and PCI SATA RAID card for software raid.
- Motherboard, RAM, etc..
I’m still waiting on:
- PCI extension cable.
- 3.5 to 5.25 HDD mounting brackets.
- Correctly fitting backplate.
What the idea came when comparing the size of the motherboard, backplate, and screw holes to an empty case, apparently the thinclient uses a micro-atx compliant motherboard size and mounting holes. So if I can make it fit into a standard size case, then I can have my backups running off that.
The additional storage drives will be attached to a SATA PCI card which will plug into the PCI extension cable, then into the board.
UPDATE: After having ordered all the pieces to make this low watt server, I’m afraid to say that the onboard PCI slot wont run more than 1 PCI card, even with a divider… So angry right now…