This is a multi-part build log for Project Obsidian: a low power Ubuntu 16.04 LTS NAS & container server.
You’re currently viewing part 2. Head over to the introduction for context and contents.
As I’m still considering the storage aspect of Obsidian, I’m splitting the build into two halves; this half covers the top 915F housing the mini-ITX system and PSU, while the bottom 915R housing the storage will come later.
For the sake of getting Obsidian up and running I have temporarily housed the 120GB SSD and a single 4TB disk in the 915F. These will relocate down to the 915R later.
I managed to get a half-decent build video sped up to 100fps. To do this I propped my Logitech C920 up on the highest object I could find and hoped for the best. The angle isn’t ideal but it’s relatively easy to follow the build. Here’s the video:
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Interested in helping out? Sponsors get a mention in every post and frequent shout-outs on social media. For this build I’m currently looking for high capacity drives (6-8TB), PCIe SATA/SAS solutions and cooling options aimed towards near silence.
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