OK so I am trying to make a small budget but powerful NAS, I’ve got everything but two things solved at this point, here is the current plans;
16GB ram (already have it)
16GB emmc flash chip (for unraid)
Unraid as OS (6 drive variant)
M.2 to 5x Sata 6 controller card
2x 3.5 3x to 5.25 2x hot swap bay adapter
Note the H2 has 2 Sata on it, with the edition of the M.2 card there will be a total of 7, will use one as a backup in case a port dies for some reason.
So the big problem I have right now is power, the H2 can only supply power to 2 Sata drive (well mostly there are some problems in this aspect as well) so I need to find a way to power 6 3.5 HDD drives and the H2 preferably while only using one PSU (preferably external) any ideas?
I’ve asked the makers of the H2 if there is some way to power the H2 without the H2’s barrel jack instead using something like its 20 pin GPIO, still waiting for a response.
The only thing I have found or noticed is this super mini PSU called the “nano160” from Streacom, but I am not sure it can power 6 drives and the H2… also don’t know how I would wire up the H2 to the 24 pin on the nano160…