jiddu_k wrote:It may be that I ordered the gold series of Seasonic SS-460FL instead of the platinium series by accident. The gold series seem to be the previous model with the same name SS-460FL/SS-460FL2. Will this be a problem - or is anyone using the gold series as well?
I don't know if there is a difference. I will be a bit expensive to find out. If you can find a friend that want to build a L.S. NAS you can buy one of each and test them against each other. But be aware that the PSU takes some time to burn in.
Is it really true that the swedish NASs are built with the 'platinum' version? this seems to be so new, that most dealers here still offer the 'gold' variant (differences in 80plus efficiencies, see '80plus' at wiki). At present, both types seem to be availalbe, but the 'gold' will soon run out and is not listed any longer at the manufacturer. It is not the same electrical design. The writing on the PSU case is either gold or silver (platinum), so its easy to see. If the swedish use the 'gold' variant, we should rush to get one.
An alternative case fot the miniITX mainboard could be Lian Li's Q08 and Q18, with the advantage that one 5,25 inch is available, too, for a CD/DVD drive.
As is perhaps evident, I find the described solution extremely interesting. I expect, that this system is good for any music application (as mentioned, I use FW recording and playing), as sensitivity against different HDD is similar (btw, my best conventional drive is a 2.5 inch Seagate ST9500325AS), and it seems only the PCI-to Ethernet resp. FW is what is different in the DS application.