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What cable required to run 2nd port on P410

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g725s

If you don't intend to use an ODD you can mount two full-size 3.5" HDDs up top with either of these:

 

http://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/MM52T35/

 

http://www.akust.com/product/5-25-bay-to-3-5-hdd-adapter-noise-reducer-black/

 

I am using the second one up top in my N54L with two Seagate ST4000VN000 HDDs.

 

Thanks for the links.   Would heat be an issue stacking drives like this?

 

Is that Seagate the same size as this drive? : http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Black-Notebook-WD2500BEKX/dp/B00DSUTVK4/

 

I'm considering changing out my stock 250gb that originally came with my Microserver that I'm using as the OS drive with one of these 320gb Blacks and then delegating the original 250gb to server backup.

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Taffeys

Thanks for the links.   Would heat be an issue stacking drives like this?

 

Is that Seagate the same size as this drive? : http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Black-Notebook-WD2500BEKX/dp/B00DSUTVK4/

 

Drive heat would be a function of the drives used; all of the Seagate ST4000VN000 drives in my N54L idle ~ 4-6C above ambient with the two up top running ~ 2C above the others. Max drive temp I've seen under full load is ~38C. I have two 40mm fans mounted behind the ODD block-off plate blowing front-to-back over the two HDDs in the ODD bay.

 

No, the Seagate ST4000VN000 is a 4TB 3.5" full-size HDD. Specs are here: http://www.seagate.com/www-content/product-content/nas-fam/nas-hdd/en-us/docs/nas-hdd-ds1789-3-1409us.pdf

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g725s

Drive heat would be a function of the drives used; all of the Seagate ST4000VN000 drives in my N54L idle ~ 4-6C above ambient with the two up top running ~ 2C above the others. Max drive temp I've seen under full load is ~38C. I have two 40mm fans mounted behind the ODD block-off plate blowing front-to-back over the two HDDs in the ODD bay.

 

No, the Seagate ST4000VN000 is a 4TB 3.5" full-size HDD. Specs are here: http://www.seagate.com/www-content/product-content/nas-fam/nas-hdd/en-us/docs/nas-hdd-ds1789-3-1409us.pdf

I like the idea of the 40mm fans, especially if you have two drives mounted so close together.  Did you ever post pics here of these drives you mounted in the ODD bay with the fans?

 

I thought I was posting a link to the 3.5" Black drives, my mistake.  So those drives of yours are typical demensions for a 3.5" drive.  Thanks, now I know I could put to full size drives up top, I appreciate your insight on this.

 

Edit: just now I found an older post of a guy putting the drives in sideways. http://lime-technology.com/forum/index.php?topic=11585.msg117706#msg117706

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Taffeys

I like the idea of the 40mm fans, especially if you have two drives mounted so close together.  Did you ever post pics here of these drives you mounted in the ODD bay with the fans?

 

Sorry, I never took any pictures. I'm going to re-purpose my N54L and will be disassembling it soon: I will try to remember to take some pictures of it to share when I do.

 

Here's a picture of someone's N36L with two HDDs mounted up top like mine using the Akust mount: DSCF5767.jpg

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ikon

All of these 'special' mounts look like perfect things to be 3D printed.

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Taffeys

All of these 'special' mounts look like perfect things to be 3D printed.

The brackets would be easy, the rubber adapter posts/vibration dampeners might be a little difficult though.  ;)

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mgriffiths

I think I'm just going to whack a 240GB Samsung SSD in the ODD as the OS boot drive and attach it to the onboard SATA.

Not even going to worry about mirroring the OS as all data will be on the RAID5 via the P410

I really dont want any more noise or extra heat.

My 4 x 3TB drives on the P410 appears to run nice and fast.

As a test I created 2 logical drives on the array, 1x 200GB, the remainder to the 2nd logical drive. Installed W2K12R2 Std to the 200GB drive.

That was a bit of a faff as I had to use the HP SSA Offline configurator in order to create 2x logical drives.

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ikon

The brackets would be easy, the rubber adapter posts/vibration dampeners might be a little difficult though.  ;)

 

It's possible to get soft rubber-like materials for consumer 3D printers now.

 

@mgriffiths: if you attach an external drive (mine is connected via USB2) to the system, you can back up the OS SSD and have the backup available for restoring if needed, such as after a bad update.

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