Primary use is media storage, security camera video storage, backup destination, home automation, as well as serving as an application server for running various Dockers. It offers 8x 3.5" or 2.5" hot-swap drive bays along with two more 2.5" bays for good measure. Jeeze thats overpriced. The SilverStone CS381 could work quite well as a Linux HTPC / DIY Steam Linux gaming living room PC or SOHO file server system with its compact size while offering immense storage potential. Rated 5 out of 5 by Benji1337 from What I was looking for I would say that I got what I was looking for with this case. I actually finished this build in May, but only now got around to posting it :) I've seen a ton of Unraid and homelab builds, and seems like most people go with either a server chassis or a Fractal case. But the price is $400 USD. Most of the cost in items like this is in the hotswap feature. Cookies help us deliver our Services. Absolutely. The design goal is to build a storage and application server that is compact, capable, quiet, and low power (relatively speaking). I think I found the case I’ve been searching for for so long. With that in mind, this is the part list I went with: Motherboard Buzzer: TOTO Motherboard Mini Speaker, RAM: Crucial Ballistix 64GB (4 x 16GB) DDR4 2666, Case Thumbscrews: Circotech 6-32 Thumbscrews, PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 450 GM 80 Plus Gold (450W), HDD: WD Red 3TB CMR x5 + WD Red 4TB CMR x1 (Existing), USB Flash Drive: Kingston DataTraveler SE9 16GB USB 2.0 DTSE9H (Existing), 10GbE NIC: Mellanox ConnectX-3 MCX311A-XCAT x2 (the 2nd one is for my desktop PC), 10GbE Switch: MikroTik 5-Port CRS305-1G-4S+IN, SFP+ Cable: Cable Matters 10GBASE-CU SFP+ DAC Cable x2, Mini SAS Cable: Mini SAS SFF-8643 to Mini SAS SFF-8087 x2, USB 2.0 Header Cable: CY 50cm USB 2.0 Header Cable. Total came out to just under $1700, including everything on the part list except the HDDs, since I already had them. The 9211-8i is supposed be 7w, and 9240-8i is 13.5w according to Broadcom's spec sheets. Once again we feel somewhat compelled to label the X570D4U-2L2T a “DIY server motherboard.” Any heat issues with your drives? Frankly, with what I have done with the Silverstone case, my HDD temps are overall lower than in the prior Lian-Li case. Despite a volume of just 28 liters, it can fit a wide range of components, including eight 3.5" drives in the external hot-swap bays, as well as a 240mm liquid cooling radiator for … Just noticed that Silverstone's SST-CS381B is now listed on both Amazon and Newegg. I've never actually seen anyone do a build with the Silverstone CS381, which is a pretty unique case IMHO. currently its in a generic case with a lsi hba passed through esxi to a WinServer with Storage Spaces vm. Size, airflow, available parts, quality etc. I came from a 4-Bay QNAP, and have decided to build something that is a bit more capable. I have a Silverstone CS381 case and the case is bad. Designed to house a Micro-ATX motherboard, it gives users a wide array of hardware options that includes robust backplanes to support nearly all 3.5” or 2.5” HDD / SSD in either SATA or SAS format. I've been looking to move to this sort of build for a little while. Designed to house a Micro-ATX motherboard, the SilverStone CS381 NAS Chassis gives users a wide array of hardware options that includes support for 3.5” or 2.5” drive in SATA or SAS format, high-end graphics card, and RAID cards. The CS381 Micro-ATX case is geared more towards storage. In that case, Parity temps frequently were in the the 45-49C range and data drive temps hit 42-43C during extensive use. You can get an entire Supermicro 4U system w/ 36 HDD caddies on eBay for that much. Amazon is currently out of stock, but Newegg has it in stock. The SilverStone CS381 would be a good fit, but most other server options would either be mITX, ATX, or larger; mATX is not the industry’s focus at this point. We are posting this SilverStone CS381 (SST-CS381B) mini-review today, as this has been a hotly anticipated product at STH.Ever since we first saw the Silverstone CS381 8-bay mATX case at Computex 2018, this is one we have wanted.This case fits a mATX motherboard, 8x hot-swap bays, and has 4x internal bays for SSDs. It'll go in a Silverstone CS381 case, and I don't see any direct air flow over the PCIe x16 slot (where the SAS card will go) with the default 2x 120mm fans. After going back through the photos, we wanted to highlight the CS381 specifically. I’m also running the CS381. 1) I see Silverstone them self has the cable but its not in stock anywhere at all in Europe and I am not paying another 180 USD for 2 cables when the box already costs 370 plus USD (tax and import toll to Europe from the US) SilverStone CPS05-RE INTRODUCTION This isn't Silverstone charging an unfair premium, but rather people's price expectations being poorly calibrated or spoiled by the surplus enterprise market. Silverstone CS381 8-bay mATX at Computex 2018. Das CS381 mit seiner beispielloser Raumausnutzung wurde von SilverStone zur Erfüllung der Anforderungen von Enthusiasten entwickelt, die nach einem kompakten, flexiblen NAS-Gehäuse. Since I was already familiar with the DS380 and it's easily solvable airflow issues, I decided to get the CS380 for $125. Power Supply. Designed to be as compact as possible for being a standard Mini-ITX chassis without sacrificing too much compatibility, the Milo 10 has a modular design that allows for it to grow in size if needed. The parity drive is 7200 RPM so it … I settled on Unraid because of its flexibility in storage expansion, excellent Docker and VM support, as well as a robust community app store. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. That case could replace my DS380 and probably 3D print a caddy for 2.5 SSD. I think 200-250 tops is way more reasonable for that chassis. I'm running dual parity (4TB + 3TB), which gives me an array size of 12TB (3TB x4). Not really no. Silverstone CS380 I was looking at getting a 4U rack mount case for a future rack. Here we have the layout of the PSU. Here's more on the SilverStone CS381 and our build with using a Ryzen 5 3400G that is playing well under Linux with an ASUS B450 motherboard. https://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=843&area=en. I also got a device that converts the 2 external 3.5 into 3 SATA hot swap bays so i have a total of 11 hot swap. This seems to be the right case. I was checking out the RM21-308 (https://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=843&area=en) which is a short 19" RackMount Case, with similar specs (mATx, 8x3.5" + 2x2.5"). I am also looking forward to build a Ryzen 3900x system. Thanks to its mini-ITX design, it's under 22 liters, and yet it supports a total of 12 drives, with 8 hot-swappable 3.5” or 2.5” SAS/SATA and 4 fixed 2.5” drives. Amazon is currently out of stock, but Newegg has it in stock. Hmm... giving me ideas.. been thinking about rebuilding my storage/backup server. SilverStone CS381 12 Drive mATX NAS Chassis. Silverstone CS381 NAS Case now for sale! 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