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Gen8 2.5" HDD in the ODD bay discussion

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wwindowwss

hello all,

I am also owner of the MicroServer Gen8 :)

my question: Is it possible to replace the ODD with a 2.5 drive

what cables do I need?

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schoondoggy

hello all,

 

I am also owner of the MicroServer Gen8 :)

 

my question: Is it possible to replace the ODD with a 2.5 drive

 

what cables do I need?

I don't own one yet,,,, but I have reviewed the manuals in preparation.

Physically there is room for a SSD, but the cable running up to the bay is a SATA ODD cable which is a different connection than a hard drive.

The manual shows a standard SATA connector for the ODD on the motherboard, so you could replace the cable with a standard SATA cable to get data to the SSD. What I don't know is what speed this port runs at? I doubt it is SATA III, it may be SATA II, but it could be SATA I.

The old Microserver had plenty of Molex power connectors to tap into to with a 'Y' cord to get power. The manuals don't show any of those, as far as I can see. Can you see any of them on your G8?

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wwindowwss

hi,

 

there is one cabel above on the ODD place and 1 SATA connector on the MB

 

 

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schoondoggy

On the white power connector in the ODD bay, can you see how many wires are on it and what color they are?

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schoondoggy

In the Maintenance and Service guide on page 75 it shows a separation point in the power cable for the drive bays. If this is a standard Molex power connector you should be able to insert a 'Y' cord to get a SATA power connection.

 

You should look in the BIOS to see if they give any speed options for that SATA port on the motherboard,

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ikon

That looks like a 3.5" floppy drive power connector.

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Pancakes

That looks like a 3.5" floppy drive power connector.

 

Yeah D:

 

You could always cut it off and attach a molex. It should be fine for just a SATA drive

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ikon

Some splicing, soldering, and heat shrinking :)

 

Does anyone make a floppy <-> Molex power connector adapter? Don't think I've ever seen one.

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ikon

That does look like the right thing, except of course that it's a SATA connector instead of a Molex, but that may well be exactly what's needed.

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