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N54L with graphics card and SATA controller card


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Hi

 

I have recently got a HP N54L 4 bay server. It already has a graphics card installed (ATI Radeon HD6450)

The plan is to turn the 5.25" bay into a 6 x 2.5" bay using the icy dock ToughArmor MB996SP-6SB.

 

I was wondering if it is possible to add an addition 4 port SATA controller card in the PCI slot?

I have found 1 4pin molex power port for the Icy dock ToughArmor. Am I missing a power connection somewhere or do i need to convert a port?

 

 

 

Thanks for any help given

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Before anything else, can you check out how many PCIe lanes that SATA card requires? I suspect most, if not all, 4-port SATA cards require at least a x4 PCIe slot, if not a x8. Since I presume the HD6450 is using the larger PCIe slot in the N54L, I believe you only have a x1 slot left.

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That is correct. the graphics card is not a priority so it can be removed if needs be.

 

but what about the power to the icy dock?

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I presume you could just use the power connector that was installed for an optical drive. You might require an adapter cable, depending on what connectors are involved.

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Hi Superrip and Welcome to the Forums!   When you get a chance introduce yourself http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/344-welcome-to-homeservershowcom-forums-introduce-yourself-here/

 

For the power it looks like you'll need a Molex Y splitter like http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812198025

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