The Array R2 is a slightly updated version of the Array Mini ITX NAS case. The new features/upgrades are;
Two expansion slots instead of one, enabling support for Mini DTX M/B
Improved HDD cage
Improved front fan module
The Array R2 Mini ITX NAS case is setting new standards for the Home Server/DIY NAS market. With it's whopping six(!) hard drive bays in a very small enclosure, hardly bigger than your average bread toaster, it's certainly creating a new niche.
Built in high quality aluminium straight through with a nice touch for details, the Array R2 case provides a very exclusive way to store all your important data. The hard drive cage with room for six 3,5-inch HDD and one SSD, is removable and fitted with silicone anti-vibration grommets to minimise noise from the hard drives. In the front our award winning Silent Series 140mm is fitted, together with a washable filter. It takes in air from the side ventilation holes in the front panel. This ensures an efficient, but yet silent, cooling over the hard drives. Furthermore, there is a SFX 300W PSU included, rated at more than 80% efficiency, with a silent temperature controlled fan. We have decided to include this PSU in the package, since it's fairly hard to find quality SFX PSU's in the market that is also silent, and not too expensive.
You can fit a Mini ITX or a Mini DTX motherboard into the case and there's also room for two expansion cards, for example a RAID card which you'd typically want to get the most out of your six hard drives. All necessary components and software naturally needs to be purchased separately, but we can recommend to use specialised NAS/Home Server software such as FreeNAS or Windows Home Server. Please note that there is no room for a 5,25-inch drive, we deliberately left this out since you don't generally use that in a NAS/Home Server environment, and it saved us a lot of space which we could use for fitting hard drives instead.
- by David_W @Aug 05, 2010
Built in high quality aluminium
Silent, efficient 300W SFX PSU included
Room for six silicone mounted 3,5-inch HDD
Room for one SSD
Removable HDD cage for easy mounting
Silent Series 140mm fan included in front, with washable filter
Space available for CPU cooler: circa 90mm height
Space available for expansion card: circa 140mm length
Fits Mini ITX and Mini DTX motherboards
Two expansion slots
Case dimensions (WxHxD): 250x200x350mm
Net weight: 4.1kg
80 PLUS rated SFX 300W PSU
Silent, temperature controlled fan
7x SATA-connectors, 1x Molex, 1x 4-pin and 1x 20/24pin
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This is the perfect case for a home server or media box. It is one of the few mitx cases that will hold 6 HDDs plus an SSD. It looks great sitting out on a tv/entertainment stand and most people actually ask me "what kind of audio receiver is that?"
Two things attracted me to this case - it's minimalist styling and large drive count (in a small case). Nothing else detracted from those pros.
I fit an Intel DH61DL mITX board inside with a G530 on board and two drives (to start). The included PSU, drive cage, and filter fit well and fasten securely. Rubber mounts for each drive as well as on the drive cage are appreciated. Large, quiet, well supplied fan intakes on the sides at the front. Front panel consists only of a backlit power button. Brushed black aluminum looks great. No sharp edges, screw holes consistent, front panel and fan leads reach anywhere in the case.
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