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Fractal Design Array R2 Mini ITX NAS with 300W

The Array R2 Mini ITX NAS case is setting new standards for the Home Server/DIY NAS market. With it’s whopping six(!) hard drive bays in a very small enclosure, hardly bigger than your average bread toaster, it’s certainly creating a new niche.

Built in high quality aluminium straight through with a nice touch for details, the Array R2 case provides a very exclusive way to store all your important data. The hard drive cage with room for six 3,5-inch HDD and one SSD, is removable and fitted with silicone anti-vibration grommets to minimise noise from the hard drives. In the front our award winning Silent Series 140mm is fitted, together with a washable filter. It takes in air from the side ventilation holes in the front panel. This ensures an efficient, but yet silent, cooling over the hard drives.

Furthermore, there is a SFX 300W PSU included, rated at more than 80% efficiency, with a silent temperature controlled fan. We have decided to include this PSU in the package, since it’s fairly hard to find quality SFX PSU’s in the market that is also silent, and not too expensive.

You can fit a Mini ITX or a Mini DTX motherboard into the case and there’s also room for two expansion cards, for example a RAID card which you’d typically want to get the most out of your six hard drives. All necessary components and software naturally needs to be purchased separately, but we can recommend to use specialised NAS/Home Server software such as FreeNAS or Windows Home Server. Please note that there is no room for a 5,25-inch drive, we deliberately left this out since you don’t generally use that in a NAS/Home Server environment, and it saved us a lot of space which we could use for fitting hard drives instead.
The Array R2 is a slightly updated version of the Array Mini ITX NAS case. The new features/upgrades are;
  • Two expansion slots instead of one, enabling support for Mini DTX M/B
  • Improved HDD cage
  • Improved front fan module

 

Case Specifications

  • Built in high quality aluminium
  • Silent, efficient 300W SFX PSU included
  • Room for six silicone mounted 3,5-inch HDD
  • Room for one SSD
  • Removable HDD cage for easy mounting
  • Silent Series 140mm fan included in front, with washable filter
  • Space available for CPU cooler: circa 90mm height
  • Space available for expansion card: circa 140mm length
  • Fits Mini ITX and Mini DTX motherboards
  • Two expansion slots
  • Case dimensions (WxHxD): 250x200x350mm
  • Net weight: 4.1kg

PSU Specifications

  • 80 PLUS rated SFX 300W PSU
  • Silent, temperature controlled fan
  • 7x SATA-connectors, 1x Molex, 1x 4-pin and 1x 20/24pin
  • Meets CE, TUV safety requirements
  • DC Output Max load Max output
    +3.3V 20A 125W (combined +3.3V and +5V)
    +5V 22A 125W (combined +3.3V and +5V)
    +12V1 14A 216W combined 12V1 and 12V2
    +12V2 16A 216W combined 12V1 and 12V2
    -12V 0.5A 6W
    +5VSB 2.5A 12.5W
    Total combined power 300W

Fan Specifications

  • 140mm Silent Series
  • Dimensions: 140 x 140 x 25mm
  • RPM: 600 +/- 10% RPM
  • Noise: 9 dBA
  • Airflow: 39 CFM, 66 m³/h
  • Connection: 3-pin
  • Power: 2.52 W +/- 10%
  • Textile covered electrical cable

Additional information

  • EAN/GTIN-13: 7350041080428
  • Product code: FD-CA-ARRAYR2-BL
  • Gross weight: 4.3kg
  • Outer package dimensions (WxHxD): 330x265x430mm

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