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Reader Test: Jonsbo N2 NAS case from our draw – performed well again!

Reader Test: Jonsbo N2 NAS case from our draw – performed well again!

At the end of last year, we ran a very early Christmas giveaway with Caseking, which, after some issues with delivery, found the lucky winner. He was kind enough to share with us his own impressions, which we will of course not withhold from you. So, today is the right reader quiz, have fun!

Here you can find the (expired) withdrawal and my test report again:

What started as a winter project ended with wonderful spring weather

The Jonsbo N2 is well packed and well protected against external influences. Not only does the foam protect against shock, but the case is also packed in a plastic bag. Good for the customer, less good for the environment.

The body is very cleanly manufactured and has no sharp edges, paint burrs or similar defects, the gap dimensions also indicate high build quality/good quality management.

Using the included Allen key, the four side screws can be quickly loosened and the top can be removed.
I would see a unified spiral concept as a further development option. Currently you still need a Phillips screwdriver to remove the knurled nuts and “internal values”, but more on that later.

The user guide provides a quick overview and is well organized.

Individual accessory packages are packaged reasonably according to their intended use. The packages also contain more screws, tapes, etc. than necessary. A great compliment here is that these cent items give the buyer enough options in the event that a screw is lost or simply poorly made.

Now we come to the internal values ​​of Jonsbo N2.
Since you already have Phillips screws on the system (mainboard, hard drive, power supply, etc.) and other screws on the chassis itself, it may be a good idea to also install the four screws from the cover into the molding. There will definitely be room in the housing for the appropriate tool.

I reused part of the foam packaging for assembly, as the rubber underside of the chassis was in the way for me during assembly.

Mini-ITX from Asus is installed with an I3-12100T processor. To be on the safe side, I decided to use the active cooling option and gave the CPU an Alpenföhn Panorama 2. The system was completed with used parts from our own Krushelkiste company. Samsung 970 EVO 500GB OS and DDR4-3200 16GB Kit.

Installation was more complicated than expected, as there is only room in the chassis in the area behind the power supply (be quiet! SFX Power 3) to store lengths of unused cable. A modular power supply can certainly help here, but you also have to keep in mind that the Jonsbo N2 is not your average tower. So it's all good. After functional testing, the cables were slightly improved and secured with cable ties.

Since the rear fan doesn't leave much room for plugs and cables, I decided to use 90-degree SATA plugs. This works great too.

The Jonsbo N2 can hold a maximum of 5 hard drives. The included rubber baffles and elastic band in the front are attached to the sides for easy removal. This way, the hard drives are well separated from the chassis and don't feel like they transmit any vibrations. Currently three 8TB disks are installed in Raid 5. There is still room for improvement if the storage tank fills up over time.

In the final process, the NAS works with Open Media Vault as a data backup, as well as an access point for photos and videos in the local network. Since I have no experience with NAS, reading and setting up the topic took a little longer than I thought.

Overall, I really enjoyed the project and was able to learn a lot.
Many thanks at this point to Igor and his team, as well as to the wonderful community!