Backplane for DIY NAS

Sata backplane design to go in my DIY NAS case

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This is the backplane design that go in my custom NAS server case :'s just a board that facilitate installation of HDDs in the case and cable management.I've design it using Kicad 5.1.4.

The backplane is made to be integrated in my DIY NAS server case, behind the HDD cage. 

Each backplane is design for 3 HDDs powered by 2 SATA power connectors and you need 2 of them for my DIY case.

Power and data connectors are on one side and SATA headers on the other.

Here is the result : 

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Files to use for manufacturing

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  • 3 × SATA data connector THT sata connector for data
  • 3 × SATA header THT 7+15 pins sata socket
  • 2 × SATA power connector THT sata power connector
  • 6 × 1206 SMD capacitor 1206 4.7uF 50V SMD capacitor

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    Soldering instructions

    I recommand using hot air and solder paste to install every componants as the pads are quite small to use a soldering iron.

    Begin with the 6 capacitors and then install every connectors.

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Andrea Colombo wrote 01/13/2021 at 13:43 point

I've seen your case on Thingiverse previously and now I'm stumbling upon your pcb here on Hackaday. You did an awesome job all around in your build. I'd like to replicate a similar PCB for my own needs so thanks for the idea.

What are the capacitors there for?
Also, the snake-like pattern of the data traces to make them the same length, is it a feature of KiCad or did you make it manually?

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axf33480 wrote 09/25/2020 at 13:12 point

bonjour ou vous trouver les composant  connecteur sata alim sata donne et les condensateurs  

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Tom Nardi wrote 03/28/2020 at 16:19 point

Love it, makes for a very sleek install.

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