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A robust data backup solution designed to be placed in any indoor location without the need of additional cooling or extra care.

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  • Category: digital

Microcomputer for Data Backup

This data backup solution was designed to be low power consuming and an inexpensive way to add redundancy to our server's backup system. The board is a Beaglebone Black model running a 1GHz AM335x ARMĀ® Cortex-A8 processor with 512MBs of DDR3 memory. Power consumption on this unit is near negligible consuming around 1 to 3 watts. Some server fans use more electricity than that. The intial enclosure is a modified version of FreakyAttic's case that can be found here. https://www.youmagine.com/designs/beaglebone-black-simple-case.

Updates

Adding new functionality

This update adds a humidity and temperature sensor to also monitor internal conditions within our server cabinet. With that said to add that kind of functionality a shield board needs to be added to the top raising up the total height of the micro computer. First design test are the pictures of the white nylon and bronze colored steel metal vent material. The idea was to make a lightweight and durable setup with as much passive air cooling as possible. We aren't happy with this exact design as it is and a revision is expected in the near future.