Anyone put a second fan into the HP ML10 V2 yet? Just wondering what type you used. I need to put something in front of the PCIe slots. I've got my P222 HDA in slot 4 (top slot) and it's running about 85c which is under the recommended 100c. I'm assuming the temp on the P222 is one of the reasons the system fan seems to be running at about 90% most of the time. Everything else is on the lower end of the scale temp wise. Which makes this not a very quiet machine.
I'm waiting for a Icydock MB994IPO-3SB ToughArmor - 2x 2.5" SAS/SATA HDD + 1x Slim ODD Rack to arrive and the machine will be finished.
I've made the following additions to the base server:
Intel Xeon® CPU E3-1265L v3 @ 2.50GHz (45W). Replacing the stock Intel® Pentium® G2130 (55W)
KINGSTON KVR16E11K4/32 32GB (4x 8GB) DDR3-1600 PC3-12800 CL11 UNBUFFERED ECC. Replacing the stock 4GB ram
HP P222 HBA controller (in addition to the stock P120i)
4 HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB Drives
2 WD WD5000LPLX 500GB Black 2.5" 7200RPM 7.0mm SATA3 Hard Drives
StarTech SAS Cable SFF-8087 to 4x Latching SATA
I've moved the stock SAS drive cabling to the P222 controller, and the new StarTech cable purchased was plugged into the onboard P120i controller. Ports one and two for the stock controller were connected to the 2 WD 2.5" drives and setup in raid 1 and MS 2012 R2 Essentials has been installed on them. They will go into the Icydock bay when it arrives. The 4 - 4 TB drives were installed in the internal drive bay and are hooked up to the P222 and setup as 4 drives. Will pool them with Stable Bit Drive Pool. I wish they had of made a front loading caddy system available like most of the other HP servers.
I'm looking at getting a Sans Digital TowerRAID TR4X6G for future expansion if I need to run more storage off the external SAS port on the P222.
This has been an interesting project and other then the noisy system fan which I hope to fix with the addition on a second fan under the drive bays I'm very pleased with the speed, efficiency, and expandability of the machine.