Hi Everyone, I’ve hit a PcPartPicker dead end and just wondering if anyone has any ideas…
I’m building a NAS using the In-Win IW-MS04-265P ITX case so that I can install Unraid and use it for all of my Linux VMs, CCTV system and media storage at home. I want to utilise all 4 HDD bays and both 2.5" SSD slots for the Cache Pool. The issue I’ve run into is that I want to use an AM4 CPU so I can put in a low end unit at the start, and if I need more performance I’ve got an upgrade path, but I can’t find any ITX AM4 boards that have either 2 x GBe slots or 6 x SATA ports. One with both would be great but I can use a PCI card to add the missing ports if needs be. I can only find ones with single NIC and 4 x SATA. The only solution I can see now is a USB Ethernet adaptor (that works with Unraid) and a PCI express SATA card, but that seems like a waste of PCI lanes to me…
From what I know there are no ITX boards with Dual-LAN.
What you could do is get a PCIe bifurcation card so you can put 2 cards into the same slot and use all of the lanes. But not every board supports bifurcation, not to mention the cost.
Alternatively you can also get an M.2 to PCIe adapter for cheap and plug one of the cards into that. Won’t be able to use the M.2 for storage then tho. Although there are a handful of boards with 2 M.2s. One of them is typically on the back though so you’d have to see if you can fit that somehow.
Yeah well honnestly the thing with Ryzen in particular,
You don’t even have that many great m-atx options either unfortunately.
You do have plenty of m-atx boards but most of them are crap.
and i don´t think that any of them have dual lan,
aside from the server grade Asrock ones.
But honnestly i´m not really sure if you should go with ones of those tbh.
I still think your best bet would be just atx really.
I would have thought it would be perfect to have Dual LAN with a HBA SAS/SATA card in the PCIe slot for all your drives. The octopus SAS->SATA cables for RAID/HBA cards are very useful. If you do not have a SAS backplane, then either you need to plug each cable into a SATA backplane or each SATA cable into each drive. Instead of using up a bunch of space on the board, 1 SAS port can handle up to 8x SATA drives with 1 cable.
Well, it looks to me that this board is using the new intel 12VO ATX standard,
for power supplies.
Because i only see a 8 and 4 pin power connector.
As far as i’m aware this standard is used for certain prebuilds and oem’s only currently.
Like HP, Dell etc.
But it might be that the board would also be available for the consumer market.
In that regards Asrock is a bit more open.