Jump to content
  • Joe_Miner
    Joe_Miner

    Install Drive-Cage in HPE ProLiant ML10v2

    By: JohnStutsman

     

     

     

    Figure01-300x218.jpg

     

    Figure 1 – The Calhoun Technologies HP 686745-002 “Refurbished” drive-cage in anti-static package with Dell 15” mini SAS cable resting on top with other drive-cages and HPE ProLiant ML10v2 Server

     

     

     

    A year ago when I was planning my move to Ohio I wanted to move my 5TB drives from my HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9 to my HPE ProLiant ML10v2 in order to set up a “Mirror” backup of the files on my WHS2011 system using AllWay Sync on my ML10v2. The fastest way to make the move was to unplug the drive-cage in the ML30 Gen9 and plug it into the ML10v2! It fit perfectly and worked flawlessly. It also spoiled me!

     

    After settling in Ohio, finally, I wanted to return the ML30 Gen9’s drive-cage to its rightful place and I began searching for the best low-cost way to add a drive-cage to my ML10v2 that worked like the one in the ML30 Gen9 instead of the stock ML10v2 drive-cage. There’s a great discussion in the HSS Forums documenting forum members search for a similar drive-cage.

     

     

     

    Figure02-300x205.jpg

     

    Figure 2 – Pages 18 & 19 of HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9 Server “Maintenance and Service Guide”; Part Number: 825545-001; December 2015; Edition 1; shows a spare part number 792351-001 for the Four-bay LFF Hot-plug drive backplane assembly which would include the a) Drive backplane and B) Drive cage – Part 792351-001 is the part I first looked for and found at Calhoun Technologies.

     

     

     

    After reading some great suggestions in the Forums I stumbled upon the 792351-001 in the parts number of the ML30 Gen9 manual and thought it should fit the bill and found a low-cost option at Calhoun Technologies for a 792351-001 “Refurbished”.

     

     

     

    Figure03-225x300.jpg

     

    Figure 3 – ML30Gen9 drive-cage (also 686745-002 footprint) compared to 792351-001 on bottom – the sharpie markings show how much wider the front of the 792351-001 frame is compared to the 686745-002 and why the front cover of the ML10v2 wouldn’t close on the 792351-001.

     

     

     

    The 792351-001 did work in my ML10v2 but I could not close the front cover on the ML10v2, so I kept looking while also trying to modify the 792351 with my Dremel. I could make it fit finally, but only after a lot of Dremel work and the end result didn’t look good.

     

     

     

    Figure04-300x199.jpg

     

    Figure 4 – Tag identifying the drive-cage assembly in ML30G9 as: HPE P/N 674790-002 Replace with spare HDD Cage, 4Lff, $u Gen8 Enhanced (686745-002) LITEON (Rev.B) 15-11-17. The 686745-002 that arrived was identified with a similar tag: HP P/N 674790-002 Replace with spare HDD Cage, 4LFF, 4U Gen8 Enhanced (686745-002) LITEON (Rev.A) 14-03-17.

     

     

     

    On the drive-cage out of the ML30 Gen9 I found the part number 686745-002 which I thought was the part number of the cage alone. (I was wrong about that!) I found it at Calhoun Technologies listed as HP 686745-002 “Refurbished” SPS-HDD cage 4LFF 4U Enhanced. Thinking that it was likely only the drive-cage without a backplane I ordered it since with the 792351-001 I had an extra backplane. I was wrong! The part number referred to the assembly of the drive-cage and backplane.

     

    As the following pictures will show the 686745-002 arrived with a backplane and it appears to be working flawlessly.

     

     

     

    Figure05-300x135.jpg

     

    Figure 5 – Front and Back of Calhoun Technologies HP 686745-002 “Refurbished” SPS-HDD cage 4LFF 4U Enhanced

     

     

     

    Figure06-300x82.jpg

     

    Figure 6 – Picture of backplanes L-R: ML30G9 Drive-Cage, 792351-001, and 686745-002

     

     

     

    Video of my installation of the 686745-002.

     

     

     

     

    Video 1 – Install Drive-Cage in HPE ProLiant ML10v2

     

     

     

    Figure07-183x300.jpg

     

    Figure 7 – Calhoun Technologies HP 686745-002 “Refurbished” SPS-HDD cage 4LFF 4U Enhanced installed in HPE ProLiant ML10v2

     

     

     

    Figure08-300x205.jpg

     

    Figure 8 – HPE ProLiant ML10v2 powered up and all 3.5” drives functioning in Calhoun Technologies HP 686745-002 “Refurbished” SPS-HDD cage 4LFF 4U Enhanced

     

     

     

    Thanks to the members of HSS Forum Thread: ML10v2 Drive-Cage for their many insights and suggestions and thanks to forum member ToyCeli22 for starting the thread.

     

     

     

    Figure09-300x273.jpg

     

    Figure 9 – 686745-002 drive-cage installed in ML10v2 on left and stock 674790-002 drive-cage back in the ML30Gen9 on right

     

     

     

    In the As-Built that follows I list how this ML10v2 is loaded. Be sure to check out more on this at ML10 and ML10v2 Forum and ML10v2 Drive Cage Forum Thread.

     

     

     

    As-Built (I named my Computer: SkyNet)

    • HPE ProLiant ML10v2 Server
    • Xeon E3-1220v3
    • 32GB Unbuffered ECC RAM KVR16E11K4/32
    • OS: Windows 8.1 Pro
    • B120i Logical Drive 01: OS drive – 1 x Corsair Force GT 240GB SSD in RAID0 on HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i RAID Controller – Port 1 (SATA III or 6GB/s) -- Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B Bay 1
    • B120i Logical Drive 02: Data drive – 1 x Samsung 256GB 840 Pro SSD in RAID0 on HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i RAID Controller – Port 2 (SATA III or 6GB/s) – Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B Bay 2
    • B120i Logical Drive 03: Data drive -- 4 x WD10JUCT 1TB 2.5” HDDs in RAID10 on HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i RAID Controller – Ports 3, 4, 5, & 6 (each SATA II or 3GB/s) – Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B Bays 3, 4, 5, & 6
    • P222 Logical Drive 01: Data drive – 4 x WD 5TB SE HDDs (WD5001F9YZ) in RAID5 on HP Dynamic Smart Array P222 RAID Controller Card – Ports 1, 2, 3, & 4 (each SATA III or 6GB/s) – mounted in Bays 1, 2, 3, & 4 of drive-cage 686745-002 “Refurbished”
    • Calhoun Technologies Drive-cage 686745-002 “Refurbished” SPS-HDD cage 4LFF 4U Enhanced; Dell Poweredge T710 PG9KK Mini SAS SFF-8087 cable 15” (38cm)
    • Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B (I used the existing SATA cable that had gone to the optical drive for bay 5 plus a Blue 18” SATA cable I had in stock from previous projects for Bay 6; StarTech Model SAS8087S450 19” (50cm) Serial Attached SCSI SAS Cable – SFF-8087 to 4x Latching SATA for Bays 1, 2, 3, & 4; I also used a Molex Y to two SATA Power Connectors)
    • 60mm Fan mounted near the bottom front of ML10v2 to increase air flow for the P222
    • 60mm Fan mounted in empty card slot to direct air flow directly on P222 heat sink (plus Molex to Fan splitter and Y Fan to 2 Fan connector cable)

     

     

     Please join us in the HSS Forums to discuss this and many other interesting topics.

     

     

     

    References:

     

    Check HSS Forum Post: http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/10796-ml10v2-drive-cage/

     

    Scsi4me.com 3.5” Drive Tray Caddy 4 HP ProLiant ML350e ML310e SL250s Gen8 Gen9 G9 651314-001 http://www.ebay.com/itm/231001449171

     

    Dell Poweredge T710 PG9KK Mini SAS SFF-8087 to SFF-8087 Cable 15” (38cm) https://www.amazon.com/Dell-Poweredge-PG9KK-SFF-8087-Cable/dp/B00NOEY3OS/ref=pd_sim_147_9?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=1ZRF07DQQ5V1M36D045C

     

     HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9 Server; Maintenance and Service Guide (Item 18 on pages 18-19 lists a Spare part number 792351-001 Four-bay LFF Hot-plug drive backplane assembly – this was where I initially got part number 792351-001 that I ordered from Calhoun Technologies – as stated earlier I found that it did work but I was unable to close the front cover of the ML10v2 or ML30G9 when that part was installed) http://h20628.www2.hp.com/km-ext/kmcsdirect/emr_na-c04905980-1.pdf

     

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

     

    Additional Fans in the HPE ProLiant ML10v2 http://homeservershow.com/additional-fans-in-the-hpe-proliant-ml10v2.html

     

    Installing Icy Dock 5.25” ExpressCage MB326SP-B http://homeservershow.com/installing-my-icy-dock-5-25-expresscage-mb326sp-b.html  

     

    Other HSS ML10v2 Blog Postings: http://homeservershow.com/tag/ML10v2

     

    HSS HP ProLiant ML10v2 postings: http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/forum/98-ml10-and-ml10v2/

     

    Check out my ML10v2 Play List:

     

    Unboxing Drive Caddies for my ML30 G9

     

     


    Sign in to follow this  
    Sign in to follow this  

    User Feedback


    There are no comments to display.



    Guest
    This is now closed for further comments

  • Our picks

    • I've been a big fan of this product and have it running in my home.  It's now $20 off if you follow this link.
       
      http://mbsy.co/circlemedia/mccabeio
       

       
      There is an Amazon link to buy it and December 17th to 22nd it will also be $20 off on the Circle website.  So heads up!
       
      Take a look at the video below for a better understanding of what it can do for you.  In my house, if anything hops on my wifi the box will notify me immediately.  I've set it up so anything that jumps on is put in a KID friendly profile.  I look at what they are seeing on their iPads and can turn off apps. YouTube, Safari, App Store = Off.
       
       
      • 6 replies
    • PRTG vs. Domotz
      https://www.domotz.com/
       
      • 3 replies
    • This is my guide.  There are many like it, but this one is mine!  Carefully curated over the past several months.  I have more but need to get it published.  We're running out of time!
       
      Mighty Mug
      Mighty Mug - Best Gift Ever - Can't knock this thing over!
       
       
       
      Laser Temperature Gun
      Prepare for some fun!  Cheap too!
      http://amzn.to/2l0JVhB

       
       
      LED Under Cabinet Lighting
      http://amzn.to/2z1Ii87

      Think garage, server rack, etc.  You can get different sizes and different packages that include 4, 6, 8, panels.  There is an option to turn it on via motion as well.  I just put a set in my garage and they are real easy to put up.
       
      echoDot Battery
      A battery base for your Echo Dot 2nd Gen Makes it Portable
      http://amzn.to/2wmwP02
       
      Harmony Companion Remote
      This remote control changed my life!
      http://amzn.to/2AKgowt

      RF remote that blasts IR to your devices. Setup with an app, Turn on via remote, phone, or Alexa. I constantly say, "Alexa, turn off the TV." because the kids left it on.  Or Pause the TV. Only way to get their attention!  

       
       
      Ticket to Ride
      This is a great game for the whole family.
      http://amzn.to/2Bed1Rr

       
       
      Amazon Strategy Games - https://t.co/Ig0GWYXzax
       
       
      Eero - $249 for on eero and one eero beacon
      http://amzn.to/2kZQbpZ

       
      Moshi Cables and adapters
      http://amzn.to/2B68LD1
      http://moshi.com
      USB-C Adapters by Moshi
       
      DJI Spark
      http://amzn.to/2kRbiuy
       
       
      SmartThings
      Unbelievable sale too!
      https://homeservershow.com/forums/topic/15788-amazon-has-several-smartthings-devices-for-50-off/

      Cameras
      Wyze Cam - http://amzn.to/2kkgKSO
      EZVIZ - http://amzn.to/2kphCps
      Blink - http://amzn.to/2BW3tad
       
      echo Dot
      Lastly, on the gift list is the echo Dot.  How can you go wrong by gifting this little thing?  Only if the person you gift it to has a "foil hat" on.  Otherwise, it's great for anyone!
      http://amzn.to/2B53TOm
      • 0 replies
    • There is nothing better than a highly targeted gift guide! Do you find that the family and friends in your life just don't understand your gift needs?  You have to ask for $$$ all the time instead of gifts? Gift Cards?  Yup, that's us.
       

       
      This is where the Storage Edition Gift Guide comes in.  Leave a link of what you want for Christmas and simply point your family and friends to http://RESETForums.com  DONE!
       
      Let's get started.
       
      NewEgg Networking Store - https://www.newegg.com/Networking/Store/ID-889?   Pick the items you want and share to all!
       
      Corsair Store - https://www.newegg.com/Corsair/BrandStore/ID-1459
       
      Western Digital Store - https://www.newegg.com/Western-Digital/BrandStore/ID-1306?Tpk=western digital
       
      Let's just get this out there shall we?  People, we want 8TB REDS!!!
      Maybe cheaper on Amazon - http://amzn.to/2APCRZf
       
      And you know what?  We want ICY DOCK! - http://amzn.to/2Bazbn0  Pick your favorite and link it for your family!  I love these docks!  http://amzn.to/2BaSs7O
       
      How about a new 1060 for the Crypto fan!  It's the gift that keeps on giving! http://amzn.to/2kr8CQm
       
      Don't forget the StableBit!  Don't forget that the order will go to the email address used.  Maybe you should just buy this now.
      http://stablebit.com/resetpodcast
      What's included - StableBit DrivePool, StableBit CloudDrive, and StableBit Scanner.
      Normal Price: $59.95
      RESET Price for you: $41.96
       
      Microserver Anyone? - Get them here: 
       
      Amazon | eBay | NewEgg
       
      Gift Cards?  Yep!   BestBuy.com | Newegg.com
      • 6 replies
    • SmartThings Scenes, What's in your SmartHome, What I'm watching
      • 1 reply


×