Black Dwarf NAS Treat Hard Drives Like Floppies

Black Dwarf NAS Treat Hard Drives Like Floppies

Anthony Nguyen
May 7, 2010

Ho-ho, now there's a DIY project worthy of mention. While most people will never fill 500GB or 1TB drives, we wholeheartedly believe in the power of redundancy and that backing up is something people often talk about, but never really follow up on. Will Urbina, on the other hand, is a man of action. And my, does he pull it off in retro-tastic flying colors.

This homemade NAS is the perfect complement for heavy video editors, those ripping their 100,000 song collections in uncompressed FLAC, or simply those trying to make a carbon copy of the entire internet is code-named, 'the Black Dwarf' and designed to look very much like those 3.5" floppy cases we all remember back in the 90's.

Except instead of 1.2MB, we're talking 2TB hard drives. 8 of them. That's 16 whoppin' terabytes that we imagine even a media enthusiast would actually have to try and reach. It's the storage of what our nerdy dreams are made of.

And if specs are your kind of thing:

* Quanmax Industrial KEEX-2030 Atom 3.5" Mainboard (Intel Atom N270)
* 2GB Crucial DDR2 PC2-5300 SODIMM
* Highpoint RocketRAID 2680
* Serener 120w DC-DC PSU
* 8x 2TB Western Digital Caviar Green 3.5" HDD
* 320GB Western Digital Scorpio Black 2.5" HDD
* 30GB OCZ Vertex Series SSD

You can check out the Will's entire process over here. Simply incredible.

[Via Gizmodo]

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