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  1. How can you create an external JBOD (just a bunch of disks) enclosure that can show up in windows as external hard drives using internal hard drives, without any NAS or dedicated enclosure? Instead to build the smallest pc case you can find that will fit as many hard drives as you want? And to have one cable plugging them all in so they can be accessed by another computer? Or if not just a single, then how to handle plugging in multiple externally to the system? Purpose is to build a tiny pc to replace my current normal size pc, but to have a box for the drives to be external to the pc while being able to be easily plugged/unplugged from the system.
  2. I definitely don't want to go through all that effort since, as I mentioned, I already have a desktop they are inside of that I can already access over the network. That's not what I want.
  3. I'm not going to buy a $300 case, lol. But I did consider the fractal one, but the cooler master is smaller and cheaper. Modding the case is fine, I can do that, not a problem. The point of this entire post is to NOT make an NAS. Please stop suggesting it, I heard you already.
  4. What I'm trying to do, people have not done. Maybe someone has though even though it isn't common, or I'm hoping that someone can brainstorm with me. As I said like 1,000 times already, I DO NOT want an NAS and I want NO operating system. Keep in mind I'm looking to make a new solution, not do what has already been done, it's doubtful the solution is readily available, we have to figure out how to do this.
  5. Here's a nice case, cooler master and it's been as low as $35. Without that huge PSU it can probably fit 10 drives in here in 2 of those those 5-bay enclosures.
  6. No, it solves only part of the problem, but I already knew about this. It's the other part of the puzzle that I'm trying to figure out. It's difficult to conceive something when no one else has conceived it before.
  7. How many times do I have to say I don't want to buy an NAS box? I don't want it, please stop suggesting that.
  8. Here we go. I saw this years ago and was trying to find it. This is nice for holding some of the drives while providing good airflow. It also has a simple hardware interface for the drives, it's meant to go in a case in a 5.25" bay.
  9. Take a look at this. A couple of these couple do the trick, although I would be concerned about airflow. This would be something like the mounts, now how to make it available for easy access without any software config?
  10. No it wouldn't. It would allow me to easily access my massive amount of data. I can easily retrofit anything myself. Doesn't need to hold 8 drives because they're expecting it to be used for a whole computer. I can make it hold 8+ drives, all I have to do is retrofit some HDD mounts inside.
  11. basically I want it to look something like this, except be totally packed with drives:
  12. I'm looking for ways to improve my productivity. This is the ultimate goal. Also, mobility. Having to have another computer to configure and have potential problems, is the last thing I want. I am simply trying to detach my drives FROM my existing PC, not make another; while still being able to access the data from all devices with the least chance that anything can go wrong, by having the least possible hardware and minimal to no software.