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Really Jim, I think what you’re really looking for is the HP Microserver – either the lower cost one with AMD Athlon II NEO N36L 1.3 GHz though for a “few dollars more” my preference would be the HP Microserver with AMD Turion II Neo N40L 1.5GHz 2C 2GB – either one I think you could add a USB 3.0 card and sit your Drobo proudly on top of the Microserver

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I found this last night while I was digging around, its a bit wider that the drobo, but I think the drobo would look right at home on top of it:

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129068

 

 

ITX Motherboard with USB3:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128526

 

CPU:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115094

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Jim how about this one? Asrock ION 3D

 

Dementions are good on this one...front USB 3.0 only? Would be better in the back but not a show stopper. This one will make the list...I sense a couple blog posts comeing out of this...

 

I found this last night while I was digging around, its a bit wider that the drobo, but I think the drobo would look right at home on top of it:

 

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129068

 

 

ITX Motherboard with USB3:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128526

 

CPU:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115094

 

I do like the set up here. Case looks good. Board and chip are great. This setup is in the running.

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Dementions are good on this one...front USB 3.0 only? Would be better in the back but not a show stopper. This one will make the list...I sense a couple blog posts comeing out of this...

 

 

 

I do like the set up here. Case looks good. Board and chip are great. This setup is in the running.

The lowest priced one with rear USB3

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Jim,

Just a thought. If you get a very small case to pair with the drobo, there is no turning back. If you get a case that has room for at least a few internal drives, at least you can still have a server if the Drobo gives out or you get in the mood to put that raid card to use, you will not be stuck with a case or system you cannot do much with. Just a thought.

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112227

 

 

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811112265

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