For a while i had no network storage but as I got a new server I would also like some storage to go into the server. A while back i got a device controls up to 5 different SATA drives and can raid them in different configurations. The device used USB3 to communicate with the server and is just a PCB. I need somewhere to hold all 5 SATA drives and the device so from an old server (which had 5 hot-swaps in the font), I created a unit that holds the drives and slides in my network rack. the power supply is the old supply that was used in the server and was rewired to support the new configuration. The case need minimal modification and work really well as a storage unit.
When I can, I will upgrade it to a faster unit but for now it works well.