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Hi all,

 

I've been a lurker on this site and listener of the podcast for some time and would like to thank all the members/staff for their great tutorials and posts over the time as i've got this far without asking a question until now :).  Now for some back story about my question.

 

Successfully 2 years ago built my Gen 8 microserver running ESXi  6.0 on the micro SSD card,  2 x 3tb drives running in a raid 1, 16gb RAM and today I upgraded my stock cpu to the Xeon e3-1265l v2

 

I use the Gen 8 mainly for just Lab testing things, but mainly the 1 VM thats always on is where I run my Plex media server. The media it's self is actually sits on a Buffalo Terastation 13tb NAS.

 

I' decided to upgrade the CPU today because the server has become a family favourite and usually streams more then 1 movie at a time and it struggles to transcode.  After upgrading the CPU  and installing a new windows 10 OS i realised the OS is always really slow to load because they run from the 2x 3tb raid one NAS drives. So my question is : - is it possible in my setup to add a SSD through the ODD drive with the floppy disk sata adaptor or will esxi not recognise it ?

 

Thanks all

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haha yes,  after all this I worked out that I just needed to provision the drive in the Hp smart array to a logical drive... doh!

 

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