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Fitted it just now 8 internal drives (4x2.5" 4x3.5")   moved the 2.5" esata drive inside and powered it from the internal usb port 13 drives now dont think im gona squeeze much more in   Intel PC

Its taken temps up but still acceptable also they will spindown at some point   with two drives it was around 31-32 for the hitachi and 32-35 for the 7200 rpm seagate its 35 and 39 now  

Couldn't help but think of this......  

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sorry I wasn't more precise, that is correct - it is not showing up in Device Manager.

 

Thanks for the info re: iLo only showing HP suported cards, this little server is an interesting beastie.

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No its pci-e 2.0 x2

 

Thanks. I obviously missed that. Not that it matters in my case. I'm only using my card to do RoboCopies of my data to my NearLine and OffSite external boxes. The only things that get copied are new and changed files, which doesn't take long. Also, the RoboCopy scripts run 1 after the other, so the full throughput of the card is dedicated to each box while it's being updated.

 

Nevertheless, it's good to know that a x2 card exists.

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I have been waiting for some Zintec but was bored today so banged a few out on galv

 

It all fits fine though the drive holes could do with 1/2 a mm tweaking

 

 

 

 

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Fitted it just now 8 internal drives (4x2.5" 4x3.5")

 

moved the 2.5" esata drive inside and powered it from the internal usb port

13 drives now dont think im gona squeeze much more in

 

Intel PCH Ports

Sata Port 0 240GB SSD 2.5"

Sata Port 1 6TB WD 3.5"

Sata Port 2 3TB Seagate 3.5"

Sata Port 3 3TB Seagate 3.5"

Sata Port 4 3TB Seagate 3.5"

 

Marvell 9230 Ports

Sata Internal 0 2TB Samsung 2.5"

Sata Internal 1 500GB Hitachi 2.5"

Sata Internal 2 320GB Seagate 2.5" (Esata Port)

Sata External 3 3TB Hitachi 3.5" (Esata Port)

 

USB Ports

Seagate Backup+ Portable  250GB USB3

Samsung G2 Portable 320GB USB2

Corsair Voyager GT 64GB USB3

Samsung UHS-1 Micro SD 64GB

 

 

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I was thinking about the bracket earlier

 

And came up with a few things

 

1) Bottom drive screws dont need to be countersunk as they make no contact with anything

2) The bracket will contact at point circled on the first two images which may vibrate

 

So i decided to go back in today and add 3 layers of 3m vhb so they become the contact point and are ofc cushoned

 

whilst i was there i dug out a propper sata to esata cable and wired the power internally freeing up the internal usb port

so i decided to strip the drive out of the Samsung G2 Portable and fit it internally

 

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