Thrax said:Guys, the real value for this case is that it's mITX with support for a shitload of 3.5" HDDs. This is the only case like it, and is amazing.
Guys, the real value for this case is that it's mITX with support for a shitload of 3.5" HDDs. This is the only case like it, and is amazing.
just saying there are other options for M-ITX and a shitload of 3.5" HDDs
With that said, I really do like the design of the Node 304
If you've got your media on the HTPC, now you've gotta worry about attaching backup drives to it unless your media library is expendable.
I mean my setup at home is:
Server w/ 10TB Raid5
Gaming PC with some fancy RevoDrive PCIE
HTPC with 64GB SSD which has Windows and XMBC basically in this case http://silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=283&area=en
* WDTVLive streamer, XBox 360, & TiVo on the TV
* 2 macbook pros for wife & me
* Misc other gadgets like a transformer tablet, a chromebook, phones, chumby
* 1 new gaming PC (using the Node 304 case)
And, all the above backs up to or otherwise uses data from:
* Synology DS210j NAS w/ 1.5TB storage
And that synology also does things like serve music to my phone while I'm out, occasionally fly the pirate flag for obscure TV shows I can't find on DVD, give me a VPN to home LAN, etc. That little synology box does a crapton, but it could use an upgrade.