Okay so I'm still looking into hard-drive enclosures for a future new Mac Mini or Mac Pro, but I'm very undecided about many of the options I've seen so far. What I would really like is to just go for the overkill option of an 8-bay enclosure to take all my various drives and be done with it. Now I know Thunderbolt devices still aren't desperately cheap, but 8-bay enclosures are especially expensive, so not an option unless I win a heap of cash from somewhere. However, I've built PCs in the past, and I was thinking that maybe a DIY DAS wouldn't be much harder. Now I've found some guides online, but they're all for Mini-SAS connected devices with RAID cards onboard; although I wouldn't mind having an onboard RAID card all I really want is an 8-bay case with a Thunderbolt port that can expose the individual drives to OS X, as I don't particularly mind just using AppleRAID (though I'll look at hardware support too of course). Anyway, does anyone know if there are any DIY guides for building a Thunderbolt DAS of this kind of type, or if there are any components that would be easy to substitute into one of the other DIY guides, e.g - a different storage controller board?