case for RockPro64 + PCI-E M.2 NVMe Card?
#1
I'd really like to find a case that would hold my RockPro64 with heatsink, WiFi/BT module + PCI-E M.2 NVMe SSD Card.  Does anyone know of any available or "coming soon" cases that would work? -- Ever hopeful -- Andy
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#2
I guess you need to build your own case in 3D software and let create it from someone, there existing many company´s and private persons with 3d printer or cnc machines. Dont forget to upload 3D model to open databases so other people can use it too.

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#3
If you start with the acrylic case - https://www.pine64.org/?product=pine64-a...-enclosure
and extend the legs to 70mm you end up with a really nice looking case. I used some aluminum tube that slides over the existing legs and then used some longer m8 bolts to re-attach the top.
Photos - https://t.co/D9kuhbaZk5
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(03-26-2019, 04:16 PM)futurejones Wrote: If you start with the acrylic case - https://www.pine64.org/?product=pine64-a...-enclosure
and extend the legs to 70mm you end up with a really nice looking case. I used some aluminum tube that slides over the existing legs and then used some longer m8 bolts to re-attach the top.
Photos - https://t.co/D9kuhbaZk5

Nice !
Can I ask you what model of pcie to m2 you used ?
Thank you in advance for your help
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#5
Hello, I'm also looking for an option.
Does anybody knows if it would it fit in the "NAS" case?
Do you think they would be any benefit/disadvantage in the added power supply?
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#6
(08-09-2019, 03:53 PM)vorondil Wrote: Hello, I'm also looking for an option.
Does anybody knows if it would it fit in the "NAS" case?
Do you think they would be any benefit/disadvantage in the added power supply?

An alternative solution may be the use of  PINEBOOK Pro's M.2/NGFF NVMe SSD Interface Adapter.
This is at least what @pfeerick  is trying to do

see: 
https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=7757

(07-26-2019, 09:48 PM)pfeerick Wrote:
(07-26-2019, 04:32 AM)abdel Wrote: I was talking about rockpro64 board ...  there is no way to connect it because no  40/50 pin FFC  connector on rockpro.

lol... yeah... it's nothing more than a M-keyed M.2 -> FFC ribbon connector, just like how the rockpro64 adapter is a M-keyed M.2 one, but to PCIe x4 in that instance. I've actually ordered one of these riser card extenders to see if I can mount the NVMe adapter card differently... as then I can think about putting the rockpro64 in a case...  Smile

Derp: Would be a good idea to actually past the link I intended to paste in... :facepalm: ... https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33040463627.html
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(08-10-2019, 01:07 AM)abdel Wrote: An alternative solution may be the use of  PINEBOOK Pro's M.2/NGFF NVMe SSD Interface Adapter.
This is at least what @pfeerick  is trying to do

Not quite @abdel .... my intention is to use the standard Rockpro64 NVMe adapter, and use a PCIe riser cable with it (it's somewhere between China and Australia now  Wink ), making it so I can reposition the NVMe card on the end of the cable (e.g. place it under the rockpro64 on standoffs). May not be the best position heatwise (as NVMe's do self-heat, and performance degrades with heat), but we'll see. Other option is to simple have the NVMe card beside the rockpro64, making it simply so that what ever case it eventually goes in doesn't have to be so high, or can even have just the heatsink protruding through for ventilation.
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(08-12-2019, 08:47 PM)pfeerick Wrote:
(08-10-2019, 01:07 AM)abdel Wrote: An alternative solution may be the use of  PINEBOOK Pro's M.2/NGFF NVMe SSD Interface Adapter.
This is at least what @pfeerick  is trying to do

Not quite @abdel .... my intention is to use the standard Rockpro64 NVMe adapter, and use a PCIe riser cable with it (it's somewhere between China and Australia now  Wink ), making it so I can reposition the NVMe card on the end of the cable (e.g. place it under the rockpro64 on standoffs). May not be the best position heatwise (as NVMe's do self-heat, and performance degrades with heat), but we'll see. Other option is to simple have the NVMe card beside the rockpro64, making it simply so that what ever case it eventually goes in doesn't have to be so high, or can even have just the heatsink protruding through for ventilation.

Hi @pfeerick
Did you get your PCIe raiser cable ? Did you succeed ? Is the temperature ok ?
Which case are you using ?
Thank you
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