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Hi i have just ordered a G8

 

Ideally i would like to

 

Move Sata Port 1 wiring to somewhere where i can fit an ssd

Move Sata Port 2 to Bay 1

Move Sata Port 3 to Bay 2

Move Sata Port 4 to Bay 3

Add New Cables from odd port to Bay 4

 

Has someone got some photo's of the area plz

 

Benefits

 

ssd boot drive will get Sata 6.0 Gbit/s

ssd will be the first boot device

 

The other drives will be run in ahci mode 4 x Seagate 3TB LFF

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The cables are not easily moved.

This will allow you to put a 2.5" drive in a 3.5" swappable bay:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817994083&cm_re=icy_dock-_-17-994-083-_-Product

 

I would recommend using the 3.5" bays for your Seagates and connect the SSD to the ODD port.

The ODD is SATA II so it will only run 225-250MB/S but it would still be much faster than a hard drive.

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I realise i can fit the ssd in a bay but ofc i would loose a bay

which isnt an option

 

There are also lots of down sides to using the 5th port for the ssd

 

Sata II

Not a bootable device etc..

and i dont want to be messing with booting from other devices first as its a bodge at best

 

Depending on how hp has attached the sata ports to the bay's

the best option would be to move the ports around

 

Im looking to get a head start on this before the microserver comes

and start looking up suitable cables and such

 

hence wanting to get a good look at the bay area front and back

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I have just found a single photo

it doesnt look that hard to move them around depending on cable lengh

its just two screws holding the sata/power

 

and then it would just be a case of finding the same sort of cable for the 5th port

 

 

I really need better pictures though

 

As a last resort depending on cable lengh ofc

 

remove port 1 for ssd use

move port 2 to bay 1

move port 3 to bay 2

move port 4 to bay 3

make port 4 non swap and plug cables in with drive in situ

though im sure i could find a suitable cable

 

HPMicroserverGen8-Inside1.jpg

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I realise i can fit the ssd in a bay but ofc i would loose a bay

which isnt an option

 

There are also lots of down sides to using the 5th port for the ssd

 

Sata II

Not a bootable device etc..

and i dont want to be messing with booting from other devices first as its a bodge at best

 

Depending on how hp has attached the sata ports to the bay's

the best option would be to move the ports around

 

Im looking to get a head start on this before the microserver comes

and start looking up suitable cables and such

 

hence wanting to get a good look at the bay area front and back

If you run the B120i you can boot from the ODD port without issue.

 

The Service and Maintenance guide has some detail on the backplane:

http://h20628.www2.hp.com/km-ext/kmcsdirect/emr_na-c03783380-3.pdf

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I will be running in ahci and you totally neglect the lack of sata III

 

i will ofc already be running the B120i as clearly it seems to just be the intel pch

with hp's raid bios instead of intel's

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The hp backplane is  724493-001

 

Still need some clearer images to make sure the first port can be moved to a suitable aread where the ssd can go

 

but moving the other ports around isnt a problem

 

724493_001.jpg

 

Its removed like so

 

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