THING IN PROGRESS - NO DOWNLOAD YET AVAILABLE!
This project hopefully results in a case for a Nanopi M4 based NAS with Sata-hat and 3 4TB Seagate 2.5" drives with Raid5.
Until now the NAS is working like a charm and only consumes 5W in idle and max up to 15W in full load.
The missing piece is a printable, durable and easy to produce case for all the components. The cables look so weird and there is no safety for the components.
I was looking for a tiny case available globally so everybody can copy it but after chasing for a suitable case for 2 months now I ended up designing it by myself. Due to less time this takes a little longer and I wanted to tease you with the results I actually achieved. It won´t be finished by tomorrow but I have a plan how it may look like in the end.
Have an idea now how it finally will look like. All issues I ran into seem solved now. Today I´m printing a first baseplate prototype with 15mm high walls for the harddrives. Attached new screenshots. Nothing final for now but the high level shape is set. ground plate measures are around 132*85mm so nearly every printer out there should be capable to print the case.
Worked a little bit on the base and the top case. I want to make it as simple as possible. At the moment I´m aiming for a 2 piece case design - one for the Nanopi M4 and one piece for the drives. Added a new screenshot of the top case with the connector cutouts.