Figure 1 – Preparing to mount the SDM-R2 (with Fan mounted in Left 2.5” Drive space and Two 9.5mm Corsair GT’s mounted in the Right 2.5” Drive space using a 9.5mm SSB Kit) into my Gen8 MicroServer
I was excited to live test the SDM-R2 with a fan mounted in the Left 2.5” drive space and my two 9.5mm Corsair GT’s mounted in the Right 2.5” drive space using the 9.5mm SSB Kit.
The first thing I needed to do was add a connector onto the end of the 60x60x15mm box fan.
Figure 2 – Preparing to add power connector to end of 60x60x15mm Box Fan power leads
Video 1 – Preparing the Fan Connection before Mounting onto the SDM-R2
Next: I needed to mount the 60x60x15mm Box Fan onto the SDM-R2 next to my two stacked Corsair GT’s. See Figure 1.
Figure 3 – The layout of the SDM-R2 showing the Left and Right 2.5” Drive Bay’s – See also Figures 5 & 6 and Video’s on Mounting VelociRaptors & SSD’s on the SGDM in The Schoondoggy Gen8 Drive Mount HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer First Look . A single thin 3.5” drive can also be attached – see Figure 7 and Video “Mounting 3.5”Thin Hard Drive to the SGDM” in The Schoondoggy Gen8 Drive Mount HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer First Look
Video 2 – Mounting the Fan onto the SDM-R2
Next, I mounted the SDM-R2 in my MicroServer.
Figure 4 – The SDM-R2 is mounted at the two screw points highlighted on the MicroServer PSU. See also Figure 4 of The Schoondoggy Gen8 Drive Mount HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer First Look
Video 3 – Installing the SDM-R2 into my MicroServer
Video 4 – Finishing the Installation of the SDM-R2 into my MicroServer
Figure 5 shows the completed installation of the SDM-R2.
Figure 5 – Installation of SDM-R2 completed
Figure 6 – Before switching out the SDM-R1 for the SDM-R2 I had been running Windows Server 2012-R2 on My Gen8 MicroServer. I continued with this install of S2012R2 for my testing.
Figure 7 – Firmware on my Gen8 MicroServer.
Figure 8 -- Storage Configuration on my Gen8 MicroServer. The Two Corsair GT's are in a RAID0 on the B120i and hold my OS while the P222 has Four ST3000DM001's in RAID5 for my Data
Check out the next page of this review as I start to look at performance and temperature tests with different fan configurations.
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Fan mounting Kit, 7mm & 9.5mm Schoondoggy Stacking Brackets, SDM-R2, => Schoondoggy Store: http://homeservershow.com/hp-microserver-gen8-drive-bracket.html
SSB Schoondoggy Stacking Brackets – Forum Post: http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/8993-schoondoggy-stacking-brackets/?p=97099
For good background information and accessory parts lists see: SDM-R1 SGDM-SDM Pre-Production Review: HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer http://homeservershow.com/sgdm-sdm-pre-production-review-hp-proliant-gen8-microserver.html
For good background information and accessory parts lists see: SDM-R1 Pre-Production -- Forum Post: http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/5960-hp-ms-g8-25-drive-bracket-prototype/page-4#entry76824
For good background information and accessory parts lists see: SDM-Beta The Schoondoggy Gen8 Drive Mount for the HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer First Look http://homeservershow.com/schoondoggy-gen8-drive-mount-hp-proliant-gen8-microserver-first-look.html
Brushless DC Blower Fan Model 6015S 0755-27936981 60x60x15mm http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/250957711173?lpid=82&chn=ps
Delta Electronics Blower Fan BFB0512LD 50x50x20mm 28dB 4.45CFM http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/BFB0512LD/603-1566-ND/2560689
Check out the Gen8 links: http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/5639-proliant-microserver-gen8-links/
Check out the Gen8 Blog postings: http://homeservershow.com/tag/gen-8
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