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Installing an ODD in my HPE MicroServer Gen10


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Well, it's not as easy as I thought but I'm getting there :) 

 

I'm taking a multipart approach so in Part 1 

 

I decide to try using a Schoondoggy ODD Mounting Bracket for the Gen8 MicroServer by turning it upside down and locating where I will need to modify the Mounting Bracket to work in the Gen10.

 

 

 

AS-Built:

HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 X3421

·         Blu-ray Burner BDRE BDXL Writer Drive BU50N

o   To Be Modified Schoondoggy Gen8 MS ODD mounting Bracket (See RESET Forums (HomeServerShow.com))

·         8GB RAM  - Stock

·         Windows 10 Pro x64

·         OS Drive: SATA Port 1 – Samsung 840 Pro 256GB loaded in Icy Dock’s EZConvert in Drive Bay 1

·         4K LG Monitor attached with DP cable – NOTE: 4K LG Monitor was also attached with HDMI cable via: “Active DisplayPort to HDMI 4K Adapter, Benfei DP to HDMI Ultra HD Converter”   -- both attachments seemed to work well.

·         SYBA SD-CM-UAUD USB 2.0 External Stereo Audio Adapter

·         External speakers with subwoofer

·         Logitech K120 Keyboard with mouse

·         Pioneer slim external USB 3.0 Blu-Ray BDR-XD05S

·         CyberLink PowerDVD 18 Ultra

·         LG32UD59-B 32” 4K UHD LED Monitor, 3840x2160, HDCP 2.2, HDMI, DisplayPort, AMD FreeSync, On-Screen Control

 

 

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And here's Part 2: Installing ODD in my HPE MicroServer Gen10

 

In Part 2 of installing an ODD in my MicroServer Gen10 I will drill a hole in a Schoondoggy ODD Mounting Bracket for the Gen8 MicroServer by turning it upside down and locating where I will need to modify the Mounting Bracket to work in the Gen10.

 

 

 

 

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It works with BD Drives!

 

 

In Part 3 of installing an ODD in my MicroServer Gen10 I connect the Data and Power to the BU50N and power up my MicroServer Gen10. When I tested it I found that the Blu-Ray Works!

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In Part 4 of installing an ODD in my MicroServer Gen10 I loaded a 4K UHD disk and tried to play it in PowerDVD but if failed because it could not install Intel’s SGX Runtime. So, for the time being I cannot play a 4K Optical Disk but I can play Blu-Ray’s as well as DVD’s in my MicroServer Gen10 X3421.

 

 

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Thank you for the detailed instructions and parts list for this project.  I just purchased the same HP Microserver on eBay and ordered a compatible DVD drive - it fits perfectly - no drilling required.  Lo and behold - how do I connect the DVD to the HP?  I had no idea, but found your video and went with the same solution that you did.  

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The key thing is that it doesn't require any special purchase of cards.  Just cables that let you use what the Microserver provides.  I'm eagerly awaiting the delivery of the cables and converters to see if I ordered correctly!

 

 

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