The ongoing saga of the Panda builder, with the design change of no daughter card we needed a way to mount the hard drives into the chassis and connect them to the Panda boards. Since the Panda only can add HD’s on a USB channel that made the choice fairly easy: Use a USB laptop drive enclosure. Which leads to the next problem how do you mount an external enclosure that is not meant to be mounted? Pick up some aluminum 5/8″ U channel and some 1/2″ aluminum angle and get creative with a band saw, drill press, pop-rivets and you get vertical stacking bays that hold 7 drives each. You can fit 3 across the back of the case, leaving room for cables and such. Yea. Only took a full day to fabricate in the Texas heat, but that is another story (lets just say it is amazing just how much water you can drink in the heat).