19" Server Rack
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Prototype FileServer
 
The first rushed 3U Case design
   
I got my first Mini ITX MoBo (M9000) and with a Promise IDE controller I could hook up eight HDs
 
   
 

At this point I had just discovered a new and easy way to make better cases using only a front and back plate and putting them together with ten aluminum rods. This design was strong enough to hold it self up when mounted in the rack.

   
I was exited about the new method so I rushed into the process of making this first case, I did not think the design through so the result was NOT so good. After installing the PSU and MoBo, there was very little room for the eight 120Gb HDs.
   
But instead of starting over or changing to only four HDs I sacrificed good airflow and a 80mm fan to make room for all eight drives.
   
<-- BAD DESIGN :D
   
I knew it had to be redone at some point but I was happy to have it finished and working so I could take the new 19" Rack into use.
   
Time to send the rack into action