HP Microserver Gen8 Drive Bracket and other mods

SCHOONDOGGY MicroServer Modification Solutions now in production

The SDM R3 is in stock and ready to ship!

The SDM R3 is a bracket that facilitates mounting two additional 2.5″ drives in a HP MicroServer Gen8.
With optional Stackers you can run four 2.5″ drives on the SDM R3. The SDM R3 will support four 9.5MM 2.5″ drives. If you want to run four drives on the SDM R3, you need to order SSB stacking brackets listed below. One set of SSB per drive pair, four drives will require two SSB kits. Because of the size of the SDM R3, if you are going to boot your server using the internal USB port, you will need to use a USB stick that is shorter than 1″. For mounting instructions and possible use cases click here and here


The price for the SDM R3 kit is $15.


SOC are available!


The SOC is a clip that mounts to the back of a 9.5MM ODD for mounting in the HP MicroServer Gen 8. The kit includes the clip and the mounting screws. Here is the clip in use here.

The price for the SOC kit is $9.

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Schoondoggy Stacking Brackets. SSB allow you to securely stack two 2.5″ drives. The SSB come in two sizes, one for 9.5MM drives and one for 7MM drives. These do work with the SDM and you can mount four drives on the SDM R3. All screws are included.
More pictures  here

SSB-9.5 $10
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SSB-7 $10
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The SDM in action!



Thumb screws 6-32 thread 6MM long, two per pack .50 per pack

If you use your SDM in a lab server where you are removing it frequently these can be very handy.
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Hard drive mounting screws for HP Gen8 Microserver- four per pack – .50 per pack

The screws that hold the drives in the carriers on a HP Gen8 MicroServer have a very wide head and are quite flat on the backside. These screws are the closest I have found that will work. Phillips head, not Torx.

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Ethernet cable kit: $2.00

Includes one 5 foot Cat5, snag-less, black, Ethernet cable and one 7 foot Cat5e, snag-less, black Ethernet cable. Limit one kit per order.

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Screw kit for mounting 60MM x 15MM blower fan to SDM R2 or a 30MM x 20MM fan to a SDM R3. $1.50 per pack

Kit includes three screws with locking nuts

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M3 x 4MM flat/countersunk drive screws four per pack – .75 per pack

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M2 x 2.5MM wafer screws two per pack – $1.50 per pack

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To simplify shipping I use USPS One Rate small boxes.  Shipping fees are $6.50 for the US, $25.00 for Canada and $35.00 for the rest of the world for the small box.


The small USPS box will hold, four SDM kits, four SOC kits, four extra screw packs, eight SSB kits and an Ethernet cable kit. All of that will ship for; $6.50 for the US, $25.00 for Canada and $35.00 for the rest of the world.

If you have questions on ordering, please email schoondoggy@outlook.com


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