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Hey Matt, Check this video out for fun. This guy is a technical wiz and created a NAS system from parts he had. He has a 5 volt power supply for his setup and a Raspberry PI is the controller. IT may or may not be useful to you but it is interesting to see what can be done if you have the knowledge. Hope you have your setup figured out by now. Looking forward to a full report upon completion and implementation...


That one actually is rather neat [emoticon]. Using low power 5v USB drives solves the 12 volt power issue that is needed with large 3.5" drives like the QNAP nas I have is.


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Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli wrote:

Hey Matt, Check this video out for fun. This guy is a technical wiz and created a NAS system from parts he had. He has a 5 volt power supply for his setup and a Raspberry PI is the controller. IT may or may not be useful to you but it is interesting to see what can be done if you have the knowledge. Hope you have your setup figured out by now. Looking forward to a full report upon completion and implementation...


That one actually is rather neat [emoticon]. Using low power 5v USB drives solves the 12 volt power issue that is needed with large 3.5" drives like the QNAP nas I have is.


Have you dedicated yourself to any one solution yet? Keep us informed. This will be interesting to see your final installation and your review...


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Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli wrote:

JoeChiOhki wrote:

Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli wrote:

Hey Matt, Check this video out for fun. This guy is a technical wiz and created a NAS system from parts he had. He has a 5 volt power supply for his setup and a Raspberry PI is the controller. IT may or may not be useful to you but it is interesting to see what can be done if you have the knowledge. Hope you have your setup figured out by now. Looking forward to a full report upon completion and implementation...


That one actually is rather neat [emoticon]. Using low power 5v USB drives solves the 12 volt power issue that is needed with large 3.5" drives like the QNAP nas I have is.


Have you dedicated yourself to any one solution yet? Keep us informed. This will be interesting to see your final installation and your review...


The QNAP I already own, so its a zero dollar outlay, I've had it for a few years now, its just collecting dust.

At current, I plan to forgo using a direct DC to DC converter with it, due to the issues with getting similar voltage regulation to work properly, and instead using the stock AC to DC power supply since the cabover entertainment center cabinet's 110volt outlets are already part of the circuit in the camper that auto changes between Inverter and Shore power (when shore power is plugged in).

I will be looking into DC to DC for the network extending unit (which doubles as our 1GbE local network switch for connecting wired devices like the Roku and NAS/Plex unit), as it only needs 5volts DC to power it, which there are numerous readily made 5volt converters.

In either case, this thread has provided substantial useful information as to what I was looking for, and who makes quality products these days, as well as few other neat things to look at.

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For inexpensive DC to DC converters I have used "Mean Well" brand. Bought them through Jameco supply. Use one to power a Ham Radio inorder to maintain a stable 13.8VDC for consistent power output . Use another to supply a USB C adapter which was inordinately fussy about input voltage. The specs are pretty good but I have never put them on a 'scope to look at the output waveform.

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