OptiNAS : Outdated Optiplex 390 turned useful

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OptiNAS : Outdated Optiplex 390 turned useful

So, I've been needing a Nas for all my photos, projects and such. My drives are full and I needed something quick and somewhat inexpensive.

Thing is most pre-made solutions *start* at 400$ cad for something decent. With mere 2 core processors and 1gb of ram.

So I decided to build my own ! In a older dell Optiplex 390 DT !
They're cheap, reliable and upgradable (somewhat).

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Total cost was 400$ for 2x 4tb, the pc and some accessories.

You might think "But how ?" Considering the PC only has a single hard drive s
Cage, however you'd be wrong.

I replaced the DVD drive with a 5.25" to 3.5"+2.5" adapter to hold the 2 extra drives.
The one in there currently is the one in the photo, which is also hot swappable. But I will replace it with another one which can also hold 6x 2.5" drives. Which is perfect for when I switch it to ssds down the line.
(Thought I have to do a slight mod to make it fit, the screw holes are kinda wonky)

I also had to add a new network card, the old one is broken (also no, not 10gbe, I didn't have the money for it at the time unfortunately)

Software is OMV
Color(s): Black Gray
RGB Lighting? No
Theme: Technology
Cooling: Air Cooling
Size: Micro-ATX
Type: General Build

Hardware

CPU
$ 99.90
Intel - Core i3 3240
Socket: LGA 1155
Cores: 2
Motherboard
$ 36.86
Dell - optiplex F373D 0F373D
Chipset: 760G
CPU Socket: LGA 775
Size: SFX
Memory
$ 28.99
Kingston - KVR16E11S8/4
Type: DDR3
Capacity: 4 GB
Graphics
Storage
ADATA - SX900
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 128 GB
Storage
$ 177.98
Western Digital - WD Blue Desktop (WD40EZRZ) (2x)
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 4 TB
PSU
$ 18.61
Dell - Optiplex 780
Wattage: 180
Case
$ 119.99
Dell - Optiplex 390
Type: Mini-Tower
Side Panel: Solid
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