@newabc originally posted this in the long thread about the Topton fanless firewall boxes. But I think it is interesting enough to have its own thread (to make it more searchable).The motherboard of the below kickstarter project looks like the CWWK board mentioned in this thread:
Linux OS | Max 142TB Storage | 5xHDD | 4xSSD | TrueNAS | WiFi 6 | 4x 2.5GbE | Intel CPU | SD+MicroSD Card Reader | 4x 10Gbps USB Portswww.kickstarter.com
Lots on compromises on this one but lots to like as well. The price for early-bird kickstarter supporters is really interesting for an N6005 based system. The 4x m.2 bay on top is very creative.
On the downside - those four m.2 drives are sitting behind an NVMe switch that is ultimately connected upstream with an x1 link (ugh!). Probably fast enough for NAS and certainly faster than SATA but not going to be amazing. And the extra m.2 on the motherboard is also x1 or x2 (unless they figured out some magic way to create extra PCIe lanes for the N6005).
Overall though its probably better than any other >$250 NAS chassis available today.