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SSD and 2.5" to 3.5" adapter advice AHCI or B120i?


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I am looking at getting 2x 250 or 2x 500GB SSD drives to run as RAID 0.

I currently have 1x SATA 2TB 3.5" HD in one of the front slots and a CD Rom Drive connected.

What cheap 2.5 to 3.5" adapters can i get that will allow me to use SSDs in the front slots?

Is RAID 0 only available on B120i or can I setup with AHCI.

What is the difference with AHCI and B120i in terms of performance and reliability?



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Will any of these work in the front bays:

Sabrent 3.5-Inch to x2 SSD / 2.5-Inch Internal Hard Drive Mounting Kit 



2.5 To 3.5 inch SSD HDD Dock Mounting Adapter Bracket Hard Drive Holder



I am running Hyper-V Server 2019. My VMs are running slow as they are on a 2TB SATA HDD the same as the Hyper-V Server.

I have only started using this properly now it's been off for 2 years so really want to up the performance. 

I installed the 1265l v2 Xeon the other day and can't really make use of it.


I may move to Proxmox in the future. I have a CD Rom drive which i have never used thinking of changing that to a SSD as well.

I am unsure what the optimal configuration would be for me.

Can i run Hyper-V from the internal Micro SD or USB and is this the same performance as on a SSD?



I am unsure of the configuration in the B120i interface. My thinking is one of the below options:

1x 120GB SSD ODD Port - Hyper-V Server 2019

2x 500GB SSD Front Bays 1 and 2 RAID 0

1x 2TB HDD SATA Front Bay 3



1x 8GB Micro SD - Hyper-V Server 2019

2x 500GB SSD Front Bays 1 and 2 RAID 0

1x 2TB HDD SATA Front Bay 3


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Neither of those adapters will work. They do not align the power and SATA connections properly to engage the backplane.


I am not sure if the B120i  is supported with Hyper-V.

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Will this work:

ICY Dock EZConvert Lite MB882SP-1S-3B



There seem to be multiple versions of 2.5 to 3.5 converters but they all look the same?


I am currently using Hyper-V 2019 on the disk array so assuming i am using the B120i.

See attached my Storage in iLO and Smart Storage Administrator. 








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It appears that converter will work as it aligns the SATA and power connectors to the same location as a 3.5 drive.


I was not sure about driver support, but it looks like you have it working.

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