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HP MS G8 2.5" drive bracket, revision history, New REV 3.5 and Rev 4 info

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schoondoggy

I tried to mount my fans yesterday but didn't have the right size screws after I wired them up to the right connectors: V78x9yN.jpg

 

I think the two same ones might be M3? and the other M2, but having a hard time finding right length M2/M3 screws, as well as little nuts to secure them :/ 

The holes in the SDM are drilled for M3 screws. All of the 30MM fans and blowers I tried worked with M3 screws, but mounting hole sizes do vary from vendor to vendor. The fan to cool the RAID card seems to be standard screw pattern. The mounting locations for the two blowers may need some fine tuning to the blowers or the SDM as the screw pattern for blowers seems to vary. For nuts, I use ones with lock washers attached like these:

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schoondoggy

SDM R4 and R3.5 notes:

Here is a 40mm x 15mm (15mm is the max) fan in the P222 position:

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Here is a 40mm x 15mm fan in the LSI/M1015 position:

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I am shipping the SDM R4 with self tapping fan screws, two different sizes as 40mm fan mounting hole vary in size. I was concerned about the heads of the fan screws sticking up too far and touching the back of your drive circuit board, so I am including nylon spacers to add 1mm of clearance:

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Like the SDM R3, the SDM R4 and R3.5 are designed to be installed under the small power supply tab. I made them smaller than the R3 so they should fit better:

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paradox

haha yeah I want it all perfect with screws. I've got the interior as sleek as possible for airflow with my added card and cooler + these drifves, though the main fan never goes over 28% really and is hardly audible behind what's on the TV or from my PC fansl.

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benmmellor

Brilliant - order placed !

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Joe_Miner

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Mats
On 4/5/2017 at 3:03 PM, Trig0r said:

Theres enough space under the optical drive bay for 2 2.5" drives if you move the cables around, I had 2 SSD's in there on mine before I got the SD bracket..

How did you get them in there?

I have looked for a good way of putting a drive in that compartment but havent found a nice way of doing it

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Trig0r

You have to take the back panel for the normal drive bays off, put the drives in and then put the panel back on.

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Joe_Miner

The SDM R4 is really nice in the G8

 

HP MicroServer Gen8 Drive Bracket and other Mods:  https://homeservershow.com/blog/blog/hp-microserver-gen8-drive-bracket/

 

HP MS G8 2.5” drive bracket, Revision History, NEW Rev 3.5 and Rev 4 info:

https://homeservershow.com/forums/topic/5960-hp-ms-g8-25-drive-bracket-revision-history-new-rev-35-and-rev-4-info/   

 

https://homeservershow.com/forums/topic/5960-hp-ms-g8-25-drive-bracket-revision-history-new-rev-35-and-rev-4-info/?do=findComment&comment=137648

 

RESET/HomeServerShow SDM Blog Posts https://homeservershow.com/tags/sdm/

 

RESET Forums – HP Servers: https://homeservershow.com/forums/forum/96-hp-servers/

My SDM Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLn2DhE-6J02RpMF4bJDh-m-y8GlDi1WOO

 

And wiring up the Fan for the SDM R4

 

Parts Lists:

 

 

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Joe_Miner

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dikkiedirk

Is the SDM supposed to fit under the tab on the PSU? I looked at that tab but only a 1mm thickness plate can fit. Can you still countersink the screws for fitting the harddisk then? Or are you enclosing special flatheaded m3 screws with the SDM?

 

Are the stackers compatible with 7mm and 9mm drives?

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