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KINGWIN KF-261-BK 4 x 2.5" SATA Hot Swap Removable SSD/ HDD Rack for $30


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I'm considering adding 2.5" drives to my Microserver with the KINGWIN KF-261-BK enclosure in the ODD bay: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811984001

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I know there are other versions of this type of enclosure out there that can and have been used for the G7 Microserver series.  I know the Icy Dock has been mentioned here, but the Icy Docks price at $75, nearly 1/3 of my initial Microserver purchase (which included WHS2011 and a Western Digital 250gb HDD) makes me hesitant.

 

Also I'm curious as to others opinions of using a 2.5" HDD for the OS in this enclosure or an enclosure like it?  As this KINGWIN has seperate SATA connections, I was thinking of running the OS off the ODD connector on the motherboard and the others three 2.5" drives I would connect to my P410 Smart array controller.

 

Would the Power Supply in the Microserver be enough to handle this enclosure?  There was a thread here about a connector catching fire in a Microserver that was connected to a KINGWIN as discussed here: http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/4377-server-caught-fire/?p=45512 .  I assume that the guy(bondisdead) who started that thread was talking about the same enclosure I mention above.  But bondisdead in his tread says it is this KINGWIN KF-4001-BK enclosure : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817990013  which I can't quite see him able to fit in a Microserver.  

 

There are reviews of the KINGWIN  KF-261-BK at both Newegg and Amazon and all seem fairly favorable.

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