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ML10v2 Drive Cage

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Thanks Gib. You go lots of storage! I don't think I have that budget for now. For now I plan to use the ML10 v2 not as a NAS, I plan to use my Synology DS414  as a NAS. So i guess I could get away with the B120i controller as I plan to use it as an OS drive.

 

What is the best way to connect my Synology? iSCSI or just SMB?

 

Someone else will have to help you with this answer :)

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It's still there.  Just followed the link from HSS and was taken to the "Not Found" page but then did a search in the site search bar in upper right of screen for 686745-002 and got several options: 1) was to click on a link for "New" 686745-002 to get a price quote; 2nd) was a link to their page for the 686745-002 "Refurbished" for $44.99 which is what I got; 3rd) is for 686745-001 for $27.49 "Refurbished" then the other options were for other part numbers

 

My direct link to the 686745-002 "Refurbished" still works from my machine so I'm not sure why it doesn't when copied to HSS

 

Don't go by the pictures for the devices, go by the description and you can check with the online "Pat" from their site

 

BTW, I have no connection to Calhoun Tech or know anybody there but I've been pleased with the customer service I've gotten from them and the two items I got from them were shipped quickly and very well wrapped and protected.

What's the difference between cage 686745-001 and 002 please?

Which backplane should I use for them? 686756-001 or 002?

I need to install it in ML10v2.

Thank you very much for your attention.

 

p.s. For the link you posted that doesn't work you should remove %C2%A0 (space) at the end of the link to make it working.

Edited by pass75

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Part Number 686745-002 is the replacement Part Number specified on the ML30G9 drive-cage/backplane assembly.  Calhoun Technologies listed it as HP 686745-002 SPS-HDD Cage 4LFF 4U Enhanced "Refurbished" at $44.99. Worked for me anyway.  I'm sure there are other vendors out there but this was the cheapest I found.  I'm working on a blog post for HSS and will be posting more info/pics ASAP.

 

Thanks for the info on the link!

 

http://www.calhountech.com/products/hp-686745-002-4-bay-sas-sata-lff-hot-plug-drv-cage.html

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NIce setup :)

 

What do you guys mainly use your ml10v2 for these days?

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Part Number 686745-002 is the replacement Part Number specified on the ML30G9 drive-cage/backplane assembly.  Calhoun Technologies listed it as HP 686745-002 SPS-HDD Cage 4LFF 4U Enhanced "Refurbished" at $44.99. Worked for me anyway.  I'm sure there are other vendors out there but this was the cheapest I found.  I'm working on a blog post for HSS and will be posting more info/pics ASAP.

 

Thanks for the info on the link!

 

http://www.calhountech.com/products/hp-686745-002-4-bay-sas-sata-lff-hot-plug-drv-cage.html

Yes, the strange thing is you got it with the backplane already installed because referring to hp spare parts doc it should not include the backplane:

http://h20566.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docLocale=en_US&docId=emr_na-c04441650&sp4ts.oid=5404563

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Yes, the strange thing is you got it with the backplane already installed because referring to hp spare parts doc it should not include the backplane:

http://h20566.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docLocale=en_US&docId=emr_na-c04441650&sp4ts.oid=5404563

 

Yeah, I think Joe got very lucky with this one :)

NIce setup :)

 

What do you guys mainly use your ml10v2 for these days?

 

 

I use mine as backups for my Win10 machines (5 of them), iHomeServer, and Plex Server.

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Part Number 686745-002 is the replacement Part Number specified on the ML30G9 drive-cage/backplane assembly.  Calhoun Technologies listed it as HP 686745-002 SPS-HDD Cage 4LFF 4U Enhanced "Refurbished" at $44.99. Worked for me anyway.  I'm sure there are other vendors out there but this was the cheapest I found.  I'm working on a blog post for HSS and will be posting more info/pics ASAP.

 

Thanks for the info on the link!

 

http://www.calhountech.com/products/hp-686745-002-4-bay-sas-sata-lff-hot-plug-drv-cage.html

 

 

Yes, the strange thing is you got it with the backplane already installed because referring to hp spare parts doc it should not include the backplane:

http://h20566.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docLocale=en_US&docId=emr_na-c04441650&sp4ts.oid=5404563

 

Yes! Thanks for the link.  The ML350eG8v2 parts list shows a backplane # as 686756-002.  On my backplane  of the 686745-002 from Calhoun the # is 686756-001 and the tag on the side of the 686845-002 gives a number of 684524-001 

 

Yeah, I think Joe got very lucky with this one :)

 

 

I use mine as backups for my Win10 machines (5 of them), iHomeServer, and Plex Server.

 

Yes, I think I got lucky with Calhoun Technologies!  The assembly was dusty so it certainly came out of a previously in-service system.

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Yeah, I think Joe got very lucky with this one :)

 

 

I use mine as backups for my Win10 machines (5 of them), iHomeServer, and Plex Server.

 

Nice. What is a iHomeserver? 

 

I plan to use it as a plex server as well, can the stock pentium chip transcode 2 X 1080P video? Or I shouldn't bother with the pentium and get a xeon? Not cheap though :)

 

Also I'm not sure what else I am going to use the ML10V2 for besides PMS. Maybe as a seedbox/torrents.

 

Thanks,

K.

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Nice. What is a iHomeserver? 

 

I plan to use it as a plex server as well, can the stock pentium chip transcode 2 X 1080P video? Or I shouldn't bother with the pentium and get a xeon? Not cheap though :)

 

Also I'm not sure what else I am going to use the ML10V2 for besides PMS. Maybe as a seedbox/torrents.

 

Thanks,

K.

 

Google iHomeServer :)

 

The only real way to tell if the stock chip will do what you want is to try it. If not, then do the chip upgrade. Don't need to upgrade if you don't need it. I probably shouldn't have upgraded mine for what I use it for, but  when I was putting it together I was going to get a Nimbie NB21 to  automate my dvd ripping/transcoding to the server. The xeon would have really speeded up the transcoding part of the operation, but I never got around to it. Very costly in Australia for a Nimbie. Still might get one some day to finish the 400 or so remaining disks I have left to rip.

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ok thanks. Yep nimble aint cheap:)

 

Google iHomeServer :)

 

The only real way to tell if the stock chip will do what you want is to try it. If not, then do the chip upgrade. Don't need to upgrade if you don't need it. I probably shouldn't have upgraded mine for what I use it for, but  when I was putting it together I was going to get a Nimbie NB21 to  automate my dvd ripping/transcoding to the server. The xeon would have really speeded up the transcoding part of the operation, but I never got around to it. Very costly in Australia for a Nimbie. Still might get one some day to finish the 400 or so remaining disks I have left to rip.

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On 3/12/2017 at 8:45 PM, k3nnis said:

What do you guys mainly use your ml10v2 for these days?

I'm running Windows Server Essentials 2016 which is used for NAS and Windows PC backups (10 machines). I just finished building mine and used the 686745-002 hot swap cage and the associated back plane (purchased separately) plus drive caddies from SCSI4ME. I have 6X4TB Seagate NAS drives with the sixth one in an Icydock ExpressCage MB322SP-B that also houses 2x120GB RAID1 SSDs running the OS. All of these drives are supported by an HP P410 Smart Array (256MB w/BBWC). I disabled the onboard B120i controller. This setup replaced an HP Microserver (NL54) with the same basic hardware configuration but with two less drives and running Windows Server Essentials 2012R2.

I also just picked up a second ML10V2 from Newegg for $159 after discount and rebates (couldn't pass that one up) which I plan to run FreeNAS on. I'm retiring two HP Microservers (NL40s) that previously supported those platforms. As far as Plex is concerned, I have that app running on a Synology NAS and it works pretty good on that platform but I may try it on the Windows Server 2016 at some point in time. If anyone is considering a dedicated NAS I highly recommend Synology. I have the DS2415 with 12X3TB running RAID6 and 1 spare. It rocks.

 

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On 4/16/2017 at 0:44 PM, actigner said:

 

Thanks :) What CPU do you run on the ML10v2?

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14 hours ago, k3nnis said:

Thanks :) What CPU do you run on the ML10v2?

Stock Xeon -- E3-1220v3  -- listed in "Summary of my Home Setup" in "About Me" in my HSS Profile

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