Author Topic: Ewell case - compatible with 15mm HDD?  (Read 1701 times)

Offline bug

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 28
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
Ewell case - compatible with 15mm HDD?
« on: December 13, 2015, 03:43:20 am »
Hello

I'd be interested to put my cubietruck in a case, hoever, I'm not sure the ewell case here:

http://cubieboard.org/2014/02/27/ewell-has-come-minipc-not-be-far-behind/

could handle a 15mm / 1.5 cm high HDD (like most > 1.5 TB 2.5 hdd are - for example Toshiba MQ01ABB200). I had a problem with the basic system where putting th hdd behing the board was causing too much heat, and I had to put it on top of it to keep a good air flow. Would there be the same problem with that case?

Did anyone here tried to put a 1.5cm 2.5 HDD in that box?
If that couldn't work, is there any other case you'd recommend?



Thank you very much!
« Last Edit: December 13, 2015, 03:52:39 am by bug »

Offline actkk2000

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 570
  • Karma: +1/-11
    • View Profile
Re: Ewell case - compatible with 15mm HDD?
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2015, 08:39:43 am »
Oh no, I don't recommend Ewell case at all... :/
I went through lots of trouble trying to put Cubietruck inside this case, then CT stopped working...
You can see what I am talking about if you search my posts...
Another issue it has is temperature problem.
Perhaps this is better, I think it was designed to fix Ewell case flaws:
http://cubieboard.org/2014/08/22/this-is-the-true-face-of-ct-has-now-come-true/

Offline bug

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 28
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
Re: Ewell case - compatible with 15mm HDD?
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2016, 07:37:07 am »
Ok, thanks for your answer :)

The second case seems really better but it's way more expensive... But heat can be an issue with cubietruck, even more with a 15mm HDD if there is not enough room for cooling so I will probably keep it as it is and forget about the case until I can find or build a great one.


Offline rgmhtt

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 151
  • Karma: +2/-0
    • View Profile
Re: Ewell case - compatible with 15mm HDD?
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2016, 04:38:49 pm »
If you have any skills/access to 3D printing, do a google search and you will find some designs to start with.

Go from there and see if you can make something that the rest of us can use!