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    Building a 16drive Cage...please help!

    Hey guys, im in the planning stages of my next wooden case mod.....I was wanting to gather some ideas as to how id create my hard drive cage....its going to support 16hdd's as im building a file server PC....

    Its going to be made out of wood, and i'll be spacing about 4 HDD's in the space of 3 x 5.25" drivebays....and have case in front blowing in, and directly behind blowing out.....

    Need help on this one though!

    Cheers

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    Building a 16drive Cage...please help!

    Well first, What tools do you have for working with wood?

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    Building a 16drive Cage...please help!

    ALOT - Jig, Table saw, alot of files, chisels, Dremel

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    Building a 16drive Cage...please help!

    Router? I personally would Route out channels to slide the HD's into. That's IF I HAD to make it out of wood.

    Either that or to increase air flow I would just have two pillars on each side that would have holes to match up to the HD mounts. Maybe use 1/4" x 1/2" strips of wood or something like that. That would actually be the easiest to do as well.

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    Building a 16drive Cage...please help!

    Any chance of making a quick mock up drawing of how it would look?.....im trying to imagine it right now...

    Ive added 2 quick drawings in paint the way i was thinking of building them..

    The first drawing has the HDD's seated directly on the wood itself.....whilst the second has them floating between the dividers instead (more airflow this way????).....and also are the dividers a good idea so all the heat off the HDD's dont transfer to the others?....

    I will have a 120MM fan infront blowing in, and another 120mm fan behind blowing out....

    More ideas most welcome, really important part of my file server here!!!

    Thanks




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    Building a 16drive Cage...please help!

    Any ideas people?......im thinking of starting my build shortly

    Thanks

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