Metal case for ODROID-N1

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Would you buy a full metal case for ODROID-N1?

Poll runs till Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:16 am

Yes
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Perhaps
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Metal case for ODROID-N1

Unread post by julian1412 » Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:23 am

Hello,

If the ODROID-N1 is out I would like to build a custom NAS (currently using Raspberry Pi that has only 1 GB RAM :( ). For this NAS I want to use a aluminium case that can contain the ODROID-N1 and a SSD/HDD.

Now my questions:
1. Are you going to offer metal cases for ODROID-N1? (like HC2, but without plastic)
2. Can you mention the form factor or the measures of the board, please? Perhaps there are some cases that fit my needs.

Perhaps there are many people who would buy a metal case for ODROID-N1, too. To show the need for such a case I created a poll.

Best regards,

Julian

P.S.: Can't wait to get a ODROID-N1, I'm very excited :D
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Re: Metal case for ODROID-N1

Unread post by elatllat » Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:51 am

Plastic case here:
viewtopic.php?f=149&t=29932#p213505

Size in the same link;
- Size: 90 x 90 x 20 mm
verified with calipers.
final product may differ (I hope it goes to 40mm high with fat heat sync).

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Re: Metal case for ODROID-N1

Unread post by julian1412 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:26 am

elatllat wrote:Plastic case here:
viewtopic.php?f=149&t=29932#p213505

Size in the same link;
- Size: 90 x 90 x 20 mm
verified with calipers.
final product may differ (I hope it goes to 40mm high with fat heat sync).
Thank you. I'm looking for something like this but as full metal body. In my immagination it should be like a metal case for mini PCs but a special version for ODROID-N1

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Re: Metal case for ODROID-N1

Unread post by rooted » Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:30 am

It wouldn't be hard to make one out of a thin sheet of mild steel.

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Re: Metal case for ODROID-N1

Unread post by elatllat » Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:09 am

/mild steel/316 steel/

If there is demand >10 or >100 it's easy enough for anyone to get it fabricated.

Though 1050 Aluminium that is a case and a heat sync would be my preference.

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Re: Metal case for ODROID-N1

Unread post by julian1412 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:37 pm

elatllat wrote:/mild steel/316 steel/

If there is demand >10 or >100 it's easy enough for anyone to get it fabricated.

Though 1050 Aluminium that is a case and a heat sync would be my preference.
That would be legendary :D

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Re: Metal case for ODROID-N1

Unread post by ASword » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:47 pm

I would like a metal case just like the HC-1, except slotted for 2 x 2.5" drives (since there are 2 SATA ports). Ideally this would also function as a large heat sink.

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Re: Metal case for ODROID-N1

Unread post by gunrosu » Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:02 am

If it is something like a mini stx case then yes else perhaps.

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Re: Metal case for ODROID-N1

Unread post by TOMillr » Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:38 am

ASword wrote:I would like a metal case just like the HC-1, except slotted for 2 x 2.5" drives (since there are 2 SATA ports). Ideally this would also function as a large heat sink.
Uh, nice idea. Would buy that in a heartbeat if it can also passively cool the N1

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Re: Metal case for ODROID-N1

Unread post by julian1412 » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:27 pm

Does the final product differ in the measures 90 x 90 x 20 ?
Is there any data about the exact measures (exact positions and sizes of the USB Slots and so on)? Where can I find it?
Is there any plans to offer such case officially?

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Re: Metal case for ODROID-N1

Unread post by mad_ady » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:55 pm

I'd say we should first wait and see if HK decides they will mass produce it.

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Re: Metal case for ODROID-N1

Unread post by julian1412 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:44 am

Here is a sketch from what I think such "metal box" should look like

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