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=NAS Case Instructions=  
==NAS Case Instructions==  


The PINE64 NAS Case is intended for either a Network Attached Storage (NAS) or Desktop application, but it can also be used in a number of other server capacities. It is build from a precision-cut and powder-coated aluminium.
The PINE64 NAS Case is intended for either a Network Attached Storage (NAS) or Desktop application, but it can also be used in a number of other server capacities. It is build from a precision-cut and powder-coated aluminium.
   
   
=What does the NAS Case House?=  
==What does the NAS Case House?==  
The NAS Case can house the following components:  
The NAS Case can house the following components:  
A ROCKPro64 Single Board Computer (SBC) with a tall, mid-size or slim/ no heatsink
A ROCKPro64 Single Board Computer (SBC) with a tall, mid-size or slim/ no heatsink
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Up to three SMA antennas, two of which can be attached to the WiFi/ BT module  
Up to three SMA antennas, two of which can be attached to the WiFi/ BT module  


=What comes in the box?=
==What comes in the box?==
When you purchase the NAS Case from the PINE store the following items are shipped to you:  
When you purchase the NAS Case from the PINE store the following items are shipped to you:  
The NAS Case itself, which consists of a top and a bottom half as well as an internal HDD SSD mount.  
The NAS Case itself, which consists of a top and a bottom half as well as an internal HDD SSD mount.  
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The required screws, fittings and a LED relay
The required screws, fittings and a LED relay


=What other bare-minimum things do I need for a NAS build?=
==What other bare-minimum things do I need for a NAS build?==
To assemble a functional NAS in the NAS Case you will require a number of additional parts.  
To assemble a functional NAS in the NAS Case you will require a number of additional parts.  
With the exception of HDDs/SSDs, everything you need for a complete build can be purchased from the PINE store:
With the exception of HDDs/SSDs, everything you need for a complete build can be purchased from the PINE store:
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A class 10 micro SD card
A class 10 micro SD card


=What other things should I consider buying for a NAS build in the NAS Case?=
==What other things should I consider buying for a NAS build in the NAS Case?==
There are a few other things which you may wish to consider purchasing for your NAS. These peripherals, while not necessary from an operational standpoint, may contribute to the longevity and stability of your NAS’ operation OR expand it with additional functionality:  
There are a few other things which you may wish to consider purchasing for your NAS. These peripherals, while not necessary from an operational standpoint, may contribute to the longevity and stability of your NAS’ operation OR expand it with additional functionality:  
An eMMC module  
An eMMC module  
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The WiFi / BT module  
The WiFi / BT module  


=Which software should I use?=
==Which software should I use?==
If you are intending to use the NAS Case for a home or small company NAS, then we strongly recommend you use Open Media Vault (OMV). OMV is an open source NAS solution that makes setting up user accounts, network shares and services a breeze. It also simplifies installing additional features (called plugins), such as: PLEX media server; Remote Desktop; Encryption; RSync; etc.,  
If you are intending to use the NAS Case for a home or small company NAS, then we strongly recommend you use Open Media Vault (OMV). OMV is an open source NAS solution that makes setting up user accounts, network shares and services a breeze. It also simplifies installing additional features (called plugins), such as: PLEX media server; Remote Desktop; Encryption; RSync; etc.,  


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To download the latest OMV build visit the ROCKPro64 OS download section.
To download the latest OMV build visit the ROCKPro64 OS download section.


=Step-by-Step Assembly Instructions=
==Step-by-Step Assembly Instructions==


==Step 1. Preparation of the NAS Case for Installation==
===Step 1. Preparation of the NAS Case for Installation===
Remove the top of the NAS Case. It is held together by two screws on either side with the exception of the bottom (left, right, top and back). Once done, the top of the case should lift right off without any resistance.  
Remove the top of the NAS Case. It is held together by two screws on either side with the exception of the bottom (left, right, top and back). Once done, the top of the case should lift right off without any resistance.  


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You should now be left with a bare case ready for installation of the necessary components.  
You should now be left with a bare case ready for installation of the necessary components.  


==Step 2. Installing the ROCKPro64 into the NAS Case==
===Step 2. Installing the ROCKPro64 into the NAS Case===
Make sure nothing is plugged into your ROCKPro64 - including a micro SD card.  
Make sure nothing is plugged into your ROCKPro64 - including a micro SD card.  
If you intend to use a heatsink with your board then please install it now before proceeding.
If you intend to use a heatsink with your board then please install it now before proceeding.
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If you wish to install an IRx received into your case then you should also place it into the IR socket at this stage. It should align with the cutout right above the power (PWR) switch.   
If you wish to install an IRx received into your case then you should also place it into the IR socket at this stage. It should align with the cutout right above the power (PWR) switch.   


==Step 3 PCIe to SATA adapter and Cabling==
===Step 3 PCIe to SATA adapter and Cabling===


With the board in place it's time to set up the PCIe to SATA adapter and do the cabling necessary to attach HDDs / SSDs.  
With the board in place it's time to set up the PCIe to SATA adapter and do the cabling necessary to attach HDDs / SSDs.  
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Have the cables hang outside the case or to the side for now so that they do not get in the way until they are needed.  
Have the cables hang outside the case or to the side for now so that they do not get in the way until they are needed.  


==Step 4. Installing HDDs / SSDs into the Holding Bracket==
===Step 4. Installing HDDs / SSDs into the Holding Bracket===


The next step is to install HDDs/ SSDs into their holding bracket; 2.5” drives need to be installed at the very bottom of the bracket while 3.5” drives are at the top of the the bracket.
The next step is to install HDDs/ SSDs into their holding bracket; 2.5” drives need to be installed at the very bottom of the bracket while 3.5” drives are at the top of the the bracket.
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Once the holding bracket is assembled and you have your drives mounted, please set it aside and proceed to the next step.
Once the holding bracket is assembled and you have your drives mounted, please set it aside and proceed to the next step.


==Step 5. Installing Extras (eMMC; WiFi BT module + SMA Antennas; 80mm Fan)==
===Step 5. Installing Extras (eMMC; WiFi BT module + SMA Antennas; 80mm Fan)===
If you have additional peripherals, such as an eMMC or WiFi/BT module as well as the 80mm fan, then now is the right time to install them. If you have none of the above, please proceed to step 6 of this guide.  
If you have additional peripherals, such as an eMMC or WiFi/BT module as well as the 80mm fan, then now is the right time to install them. If you have none of the above, please proceed to step 6 of this guide.  


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Plug in the fan at this stage of the installation and route the cable at the bottom of the front of the case.  
Plug in the fan at this stage of the installation and route the cable at the bottom of the front of the case.  


==Step 6. Installing the HDD / SSD Bracket and Routing Cables==
===Step 6. Installing the HDD / SSD Bracket and Routing Cables===


Installing the HDD/SSD bracket into the case and wiring it up is the last step before closing up the case.  
Installing the HDD/SSD bracket into the case and wiring it up is the last step before closing up the case.  
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==Step 7. Closing the NAS Case and Powering On your NAS==
===Step 7. Closing the NAS Case and Powering On your NAS===


Almost there. All that's left to do is to screw together the NAS Case. Screw in the top front screws first followed by screws on either side of the case. Do the back screws last. There, you are done.
Almost there. All that's left to do is to screw together the NAS Case. Screw in the top front screws first followed by screws on either side of the case. Do the back screws last. There, you are done.
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To power on your new NAS Case and HDDs all you need to do is to plug in power and Ethernet (This is obviously assuming that you are intending to use it as a NAS or a headless server).     
To power on your new NAS Case and HDDs all you need to do is to plug in power and Ethernet (This is obviously assuming that you are intending to use it as a NAS or a headless server).     


=IO accessibility when the NAS Case is assembled=
==IO accessibility when the NAS Case is assembled==


When the NAS Case is assembled and screwed shut you have still plenty of IO ports that are accessible:
When the NAS Case is assembled and screwed shut you have still plenty of IO ports that are accessible:

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