Figure 1 – Icy Dock ExpressCage MB324SP-B – 4 Bay 2.5” SAS/SATA HDD Hot Swap Cage for 5.25” Bay
This is Part 2 of a 3 part series on the Icy Dock ExpressCage MB324SP-B. In this part I will install the ExpressCage in the N40L.
As stated in Part 1: In preparation for the HomeServerShow Meetup 2015 I was asked to review the Icy Dock ExpressCage MB324SP-B – 4 Bay 2.5” SAS/SATA HDD Hot Swap Cage for 5.25” Bay (“ExpressCage”).
Figure 2 – My ExpressCage MB324SP-B and box contents laid out on a Static Mat
Figure 3 – My ExpressCage with Drive Caddy 1 opened
Before I began the installation of the ExpressCage in my HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer I had installed Windows Server Technical Preview on a SSD attached to a Highpoint Rocket 640L for the Meetup.
Video 1 – Windows Server 2016 Tech Preview 3 on my N40L MicroServer
Figure 4 – Key Features of the Icy Dock ExpressCage MB324SP-B
Figure 5 – N40L before the installation of the Icy Dock ExpressCage MB324SP-B
I next installed Icy Dock’s ExpressCage MB324SP-B in the 5.25” ODD Bay area of my HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer in preparation for the HomeServerShow meetup on September 12, 2015, in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Video 2 – ExpressCage in my N40L MicroServer – Part 1
Video 3 – ExpressCage in my N40L MicroServer – Part 2
With the ExpressCage installed in my HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer I next installed four WD 1TB 2.5” HDDs in the ExpressCage.
Video 4 – Adding HDDs to Icy Dock ExpressCage in my N40L MicroServer
Figure 6 – N40L after installation of ExpressCage MB324SP-B and HDDs
As-Built for MeetUp: Pegasus
HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer
OS Drive: 240GB Corsair GT SSD taped to top of ExpressCage
HighPoint Rocket 640L
Standard 18” SATA cable 180 degrees (straight) both ends
OS – Windows Server 2016 Tech Preview 3
Molex Y to two SATA Power Connectors
Icy Dock ExpressCage MB324SP-B with 4 x WD10JUCT 2.5” HDDs
StarTech Model SAS8087S450 19” (50cm) Serial Attached SCSI SAS Cable – SFF-8087 to 4x Latching SATA
NORCO C8087-8088L 1-Port SFF to SFF 8088 Adaptor with Low Profile Mounting Bracket
4 x ST3000DM001 3TB HDD
Tyco EMC 038-003-787 Cable Mini SAS SFF-8088 to SFF-8088 2M
Please go to Part 3 of this 3 part series on the ExpressCage MB324SP-B.
Then later, please join us in the HSS Forums with any question or comments.
The Icy Dock 5.25” ExpressCage MB324SP-B for four 2.5” drives – Part 1 of 3 http://homeservershow.com/the-icy-dock-5-25-expresscage-mb324sp-b-for-four-2-5-drives-part-1-of-3.html
The Icy Dock 5.25” ExpressCage MB324SP-B for four 2.5” drives – Part 3 of 3 http://homeservershow.com/the-icy-dock-5-25-expresscage-mb324sp-b-for-four-2-5-drives-part-3-of-3.html
Loading Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 on my N40L
Official Meetup 2015 Thread http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/9270-the-official-meetup-2015-thread/
Other Icy Dock Blog Postings http://homeservershow.com/tag/icyDock
Icy Dock Play List
CSKenney’s Gen8 links thread in the HomeServerShow forums: http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/5639-proliant-microserver-gen8-links/
Gen8 Blog postings: http://homeservershow.com/tag/gen-8
MicroServer Blog postings: http://homeservershow.com/tag/microserver