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[BanaNAS PRO] Banana PRO - Printable 3D case [STL, DWG]

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Edited by cyryllo at Sat Nov 7, 2015 14:54

Presents a case ready-to-print on 3D printer. Case is dedicated to Banana PRO. In the case can be mounted also max 5x  2.5 " drive (use multipler Sata JMB321 and extra box storage).
File STL and DWG can download from http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:696169
Project website: http://bananas.gda.pl

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Good job! Very nice!

Looks nice but I doubt that the thermal design is right for the purpose (and using 5 2.5" disks combined with an unreliable port multiplier sounds like a bad idea given the price of eg. the Seagate 8TB Archive HDD v2).

Can you please provide the results of some stress tests when 5 disks are under heavy load below the port multiplier? I would suspect you end up with overheating after an hour when the HDD's heat will do its job. Please compare with http://forum.lemaker.org/forum.php?mod=redirect&goto=findpost&ptid=9207&pid=64227

Edited by tkaiser at Wed Mar 18, 2015 04:51

And BTW: If anyone tries to setup a RAID on a Banana Pi or Pro using these cheap and totally unrealiable JMB321 port multipliers: Beware that this is stuff for the playground but not for data that has any value: Your RAID array will fail exactly when you need its redundancy features: http://forum.lemaker.org/forum.php?mod=redirect&goto=findpost&ptid=11857&pid=71617

For the Banana PRO, the power intensive components are on the lower side. I have the common acrylic case which has almost no air circulation on the lower side of the board and very little on the disk housing. Risky to overclock and run for long duration on that. Its possibly that multiple HDDs (if not SSDs) will get very hot if kept loaded for a while.

Perhaps we can provide one intake fan and some vents for ensure at-least basic airflow. A basic push or pull method of airflow. Bettter than just vents IMO.  Just need to sort the issue of how we power the fan ?

Suman replied at Mon Apr 6, 2015 11:17
For the Banana PRO, the power intensive components are on the lower side. I have the common acrylic  ...

So let's wait for SinoVoip's Banana Pro clone, the BPi-M1+. All the hot stuff on the other side of the PCB and therefore the perfect fit for every Banana Pro enclosure

I made a quick comparison that's somewhat inaccurate due to viewing angles. Simply hover over the Pro to see the difference (position of Mic and 'AV out' the most relevant): http://kaiser-edv.de/tmp/Nyiuha/

BTW: If done properly there's no need for fans at all. Just let convection do it's job and add a heatsink to SoC and maybe PMU as well. Unfortunately there seems to be only one enclosure around that follows this principle: cyryllo's first BanaNAS enclosure for the Banana Pi.

Edited by cyryllo at Sat Nov 7, 2015 14:50

I created another version this casing (for Pi and PRO) which is less than 40%. Casing prints only ~6h
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Download for PRO: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1105052
Download for Pi: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1117116

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