I modeled these up and put them together. Everything works fabulously, and it's a lot easier to use these with something like an EliteDesk 800 G1 (in my case) or G2 SFF instead of the Minis and still be able to have PCIe cards, and thus a ton of drives. However, a case that holds 8+ 3.5" drives is VERY expensive, so I made these to sit right on top with a SAS cable that just snakes in to the case through one of the PCI slots. You could also use an external SAS -> 4x SATA and not even need to do that. Being that it's only 4 (or 8 in my case, as I have 2 of these set up), a spare 300W ATX power supply will power them all just fine.
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