New 4 Bay Mini-ITX hot swap case Brings home Server heaven

The people over at have introduced a new Mini-ITX NAS/Server case with 4 hot swap 3.5″ SATA drive bays.  The bare chassis is around £100 and is ideal for a home server/nas with a potentially huge capacity for all your media.

There’s an internal 2.5″ drive bay too for your OS and LinITX have a recommended dual core Atom board to go along with the case to supply great performance and low power consumption.

“The CFI A7879 tiny NAS Server case is an budget-friendly small NAS Server / home Server case for Mini-ITX motherboards. The CFI A7879 combines the advantage of functionality and small form aspect which is capable of high capacity storage combined with quiet, low power performance. The four hot swap hard drive trays with the included backplane are specially created to support AHCI (NCQ) and plunder functions from your Mini-ITX motherboard.

The hot-swap drive bays are hidden behind the hinged front panel of the A7879 giving it an “appliance” type design rather than a standard PC. A 2.5″ hard Drive can also be installed internally for your OS to run on if you wish all 4 3.5″ drives to be for data storage. (A power splitter/adapter cord will be required for the extra power feed for this drive). You could alternatively use our dual 2.5″ SATA HDD PCI mounting Card to add in extra drives if you are not using the PCI expansion slot on your mainboard.”

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Case Dimensions: 7.88″(W) x 9.85″(H) x 11.82″(D)

Power Supply:

o 200W internal FlexATX Power supply w/US Power Cord

o 20/24-pin ATX Power Connector

o 4-pin 12V-P4 Power Connector

o 2 x Molex Power connectors for SATA Backplane

Chassis Cooling: 1 x 120mm rear Cooling Fan

Expansion Slot: 1 x standard height PCI expansion Slot

Drive Bays:

o 4 x 3.5″ Removable SATA-II Drive Trays w/backplane – Backplane supports AHCI (NCQ) and plunder function

o 1 x internal 2.5″ HDD mounting Bracket

Front Panel:

o 2 x USB 2.0 Ports

o Power On/Off Button

o Power and HDD activities LED

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Last update on 2021-10-04 / affiliate links / images from Amazon product advertising API

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