CSE-E301

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  1. Evan

    Evan Well-Known Member

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    I am sure we had a thread with some discussions on this, a friend asked me ‘if it could’ fit question so maybe somebody has seen one of these ?
    @Patrick had one for a look right ?

    • CSE-E301
    Product page says 2 x 2.5” @ 15mm z-height

    Would it be possible to fit 4 x 7mm sata ssd in that case some how ? With 2 or 4 (not sure 4 is possible on a HH card ?) m.2 NVMe drives on the PCIe slot.

    Believe he will be using the m11sdv-8c board or rather probably buying the prebuilt option that SM offers for that.
     
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    Supermicro has a top for these that can fit four SSDs. It is thicker than a 1U though.

    Need to double check we have the 301.
     
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    301 is 1.5u (higher top case) but I also think I have seen something called a 302 ??
    Looking for the 4 SSD case option for sure.
     
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  6. Evan

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    I looked for the manual , and I didn’t find it, must be blind !
    Ok i see how that works and looks good.
    Will work as expected, when he buys one will get some photos for the thread. Does look like a solid solution for a small system that’s for sure.

    If I was going to do that for an always on system I would choose the A2sdi-8c that idles at only 14-15w and use the same case.
     
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    The 'top-hat' allowing you to put 4 SSDs is pretty huge tbh, but I wonder can this chassis accommodate other embedded platforms like some of the older Xeon-D stuff? With a 150W AC adapter could you stuff 4 Intel SSDs, an NVMe M.2 SSD + a 10 Gig NIC, a SATADOM and still be okay?
     
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    It can 100% It is just a top hat on the older chassis.
     
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    Is there a Supermicro P/N for it I could reference if I reach out to them for a purchase inquiry?
     
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    @frogtech thats sort of what he was thinking but didn’t need 10g but with 10g they would make good cluster nodes for a small install.

    Any of the D-1600, D-2100, C3000 should work fine in the case as it works in the one without the top I would imagine, didn’t see the case commonly available though when I looked.
     
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    I got ours early so I would not trust the part numbers on there. Better to ask your reseller.
     
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    I dropped a message to wiredzone, if I get a reply will update the thread.

    I noticed on Newegg the photos also show another drive below the PCIe slot. Wonder how many drives could really fix in the E301 :)

    I would order right now to find out but just dropped a bit of $$ on a Cisco 802.11ax across point.
     
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    Now if only the embedded platforms didn't cost 1k per mobo on second hand, for the relatively feature packed stuff.
     
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    Yeah not cheap but simple solution with usually the important features all on board.
    If 4 and 8 core boxes are all that you need they are still a good option I think, small in size as well.
     
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