mrgreeneyes
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raspberry pi 3 case with hard drive bay

Thu Aug 18, 2016 1:41 am

Hello,

i have been searching the net for any online shop that sells a raspberry pi 3 case that can also store an external drive.
but have no been successful in finding anything.

i have seen the plusberry and slice systems, but don't want to pay for parts that i do not need, i only need a case.

any ideas?

thanks

tweak42
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Re: raspberry pi 3 case with hard drive bay

Thu Aug 18, 2016 4:03 am

Closest I can think of that fits an external drive is MediaPi+. However it does come with quite a few nice extras thus is kinda expensive.

https://www.amazon.com/Limited-Raspberr ... 00SEGYY7C/

klricks
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Re: raspberry pi 3 case with hard drive bay

Thu Aug 18, 2016 5:16 am

Any dual drive enclosure will have plenty of room for a RPi and 1 drive.
You can use the drive power to power the RPi as well.
I don't think you will find a ready made solution?
Unless specified otherwise my response is based on the latest and fully updated Raspbian Buster w/ Desktop OS.

fruitoftheloom
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Re: raspberry pi 3 case with hard drive bay

Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:11 am

mrgreeneyes wrote:Hello,

i have been searching the net for any online shop that sells a raspberry pi 3 case that can also store an external drive.
but have no been successful in finding anything.

i have seen the plusberry and slice systems, but don't want to pay for parts that i do not need, i only need a case.

any ideas?

thanks
http://store.wdc.com/store?Action=Displ ... .y=0&Go=Go
Retired disgracefully.....

fruit-uk
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Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:52 am

I have several using a stackable case such as https://www.modmypi.com/raspberry-pi/ca ... ry-pi-case though I generally only use two of the acrylic sheets and various spacers to create a lower profile.
The HDD is held to top or bottom with Velcro straps

tweak42
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Re: raspberry pi 3 case with hard drive bay

Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:50 pm

fruitoftheloom wrote:
mrgreeneyes wrote:Hello,

i have been searching the net for any online shop that sells a raspberry pi 3 case that can also store an external drive.
but have no been successful in finding anything.

i have seen the plusberry and slice systems, but don't want to pay for parts that i do not need, i only need a case.

any ideas?

thanks
http://store.wdc.com/store?Action=Displ ... .y=0&Go=Go
Ah, I had no idea that WD Labs put out those Square cases. I picked up the wing shaped one when it first came out.

mrgreeneyes
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Re: raspberry pi 3 case with hard drive bay

Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:59 pm

the wdlabs cases look pretty nice, and not too pricey either
tweak42 wrote:
fruitoftheloom wrote:
mrgreeneyes wrote:Hello,

i have been searching the net for any online shop that sells a raspberry pi 3 case that can also store an external drive.
but have no been successful in finding anything.

i have seen the plusberry and slice systems, but don't want to pay for parts that i do not need, i only need a case.

any ideas?

thanks
http://store.wdc.com/store?Action=Displ ... .y=0&Go=Go
Ah, I had no idea that WD Labs put out those Square cases. I picked up the wing shaped one when it first came out.

fruitoftheloom
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Location: Delightful Dorset

Re: raspberry pi 3 case with hard drive bay

Fri Aug 19, 2016 6:52 am

Retired disgracefully.....

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