Well, they did have a limited time pricing thing to incentivize early movers, and you gloious bastards ransacked that stockpile quick. Last week it was a 70% off pricing - now it's merely 50. At 70% off it’s moderately compelling to the point of me risking an argument with the missus to take one home. At 50? Significantly less so.It's almost as if the giant "[OUT OF STOCK]" added to the thread title means they're no longer selling for the advertised price?
I think hdd plate could be used as heatsink with a little bit of redneck engineering.I got the 3cm version of the ADT-Link R24SF in the mail today and tried it out in order to get a mirrored m-key m.2 drive in the case.
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It fits between the rear drive sled and motherboard fairly well. The riser cable bend is tight but not overly tight. I put kapton tape on the front of the ssd and back of the riser board just in case it touched the motherboard or drive sled.
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As a result of the bend and elasticity of the riser it does touch both slightly. The capacitor on the top of the riser cable contacts the back of the rear drive sled (circled red) and the far end of the pcb touches the motherboard around the arduino gpio pins/usb pins at the bottom (circled blue).
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It is a little difficult to get good images in the gap but I can try to improve them if needed. I am going to keep an eye on temps to see how it goes. I might get a low profile m.2 heat sink for the front side if the temps are poor with the kapton. I could also attempt some rubber bumper to space it away from the gpio pins.
An M70q Gen 3 should be close in specs as well, and maybe available on the second-hand market already. The price is still high, since these units are still available new.Oh yeah, for future reference - the TinyMiniMicro box most similar to this will be the Lenovo ThinkCentre Neo 50q thin client. You'll probably not see it on the secondary markets yet (it's a current gen model), but if you like a small nifty box with 2 DDR4 SODIMM slots, this sort of firepower (obviously minus the 2 3.5" expansion bays, and possibly a single 2.5" SATA bay in certain SKUs) and don't mind a Realtek NIC, it might be worth a look. It should not be TOOOOOO expensive once it hits evilBay or other secondary markets (or check CDW clearance) as thin clients don't tend to hold value all that well. Could make for a nice witness node or a standalone Frigate box.
The m70q gen 3 uses the full T series Alder lakes and would be much more powerful. The Neo 50q gen 4 runs off a 15w TDP chip (it's burstable to 55w which meant it still needs a system fan), but it'll throttle down thanks to the fact that it's Alder Lake, but maybe the extra thermal headroom helps?An M70q Gen 3 should be close in specs as well, and maybe available on the second-hand market already. The price is still high, since these units are still available new.
I went for the 15cm version, looped it "under" the motherboard and attached to the case with double-sided tape. Got to be the best spot for airflow but that'll be like 18 screws to get at it again.I got the 3cm version of the ADT-Link R24SF in the mail today and tried it out in order to get a mirrored m-key m.2 drive in the case.
Cool, thanks for sharing. Do you think the 10cm version would've been long enough as well? Also, please let us know how well it works temperature-wise.