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EMB-BT1 home nas

adrhc

57 months ago

Hi, I noticed the new EMB-BT1 (http://www.aaeon.com/en/p/mini-itx-emb-bt1/) and I want to build a NAS using it. My primary concern is power consumption then the ability to access the external connections: LAN, USB, HDMI, DC power connector. I will use 2 x 3.5" HDD (Seagate NAS HDD) and 1 x USB 2.0 HDD (Samsung 1T). I have few questions: 1) How would one compute/know what PSU to consider (60W or more) ? EMB-BT1 requires ATX 12 V Specification 2.0 (or later version). I'm sure that for my needs (EMB-BT1, 2 x 3.5" HDD + 1 x USB 2.0 HDD) 60W should be more than sufficient but what if I can't find a such low power PSU; would one more powerful (e.g. 150W) hurt or consume more power only because the PSU is more powerful ? (yeah, I know nothing obout electricity :) ) 2) Should I search for a case specifically made for the EMB-BT1 in order to have access the side-connectors ? I mean EMB-BT1 is indeed Mini-ITX but it has a particular shape for the side with connectors (the one containing the DC power connector) which I suspect it's not standard.

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  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

this motherboard doesnt require a psu but rather a power brick like a laptop uses. from all the documentation i read so far it doesnt say that you must use the 4 pin power. given this any power brick should work with any number of driver you have. if you were to go the psu route i suspect you would either have to find one without a 24pin or have to jump the 24 pin connector to get it to work. but if you are going to build a nas why not just have a mitx board instead of the embeded solution. you can get a very cheap pentium or celeron with a cheap posible free motherboard for black friday and cheap psu

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

but if you are going to build a nas why not just have a mitx board instead of the embeded solution. I'm not sure I understand you; EMB-BT1 IS a mini-itx board (mitx = mini-itx ?).

I would use a power brick but usually the cases I find already have a PSU or internal space for it so it is more ergonomic to use it (internal PSU or space for internal PSU :) ).

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

yes i know mitx is what that board is i was refering to a non thin mitx witch is the standard that is using

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Can recommend someone a case for it ?

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