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Products => Computers => Topic started by: Lord of nothing on August 10, 2019, 07:25:46 pm

Title: 3,5" former HDD Adapter to Multi SSD?
Post by: Lord of nothing on August 10, 2019, 07:25:46 pm
Hi
I will buy maybe the good old HP Homeserver who have 4 Slots for 3,5" HDD. Since I dont need 3,5" HDD I could put some Flat inside.  :-+
I found this: https://www.delock.de/produkte/S_62554/merkmale.html (https://www.delock.de/produkte/S_62554/merkmale.html) good right?
Nope because the Sled who it slide in have a normal Sata Port and I cant route the Cable.
So I thought about this: https://www.delock.de/produkte/1087_mSATA/62480/merkmale.html (https://www.delock.de/produkte/1087_mSATA/62480/merkmale.html)
I could maybe (!) around so that the connector looking to the Case. The have "just" 2 Ports that mean 8x SSD.

Are there any 2,5" Adapter who I can put 2 SSD in and have 2 Sata Ports and 1 Power like this: https://www.delock.de/produkte/1087_mSATA/62480/merkmale.html (https://www.delock.de/produkte/1087_mSATA/62480/merkmale.html) ?
Maybe someone saw some from Ali or Ebay?

What I NOT(!) want is a with Raid because I put a but Raid Card in.
Title: Re: 3,5" former HDD Adapter to Multi SSD?
Post by: CJay on August 10, 2019, 10:00:31 pm
If I understand you, you have a HP 'Homeserver' which has tray or caddy mounted hard drives that plug into a backplane?

Why not just remove the backplane and run cables to one of the boards you linked to?
Title: Re: 3,5" former HDD Adapter to Multi SSD?
Post by: NiHaoMike on August 10, 2019, 10:04:32 pm
Or just use 2.5" SSDs - much cheaper than M.2 and will perform just as well in that application.
Title: Re: 3,5" former HDD Adapter to Multi SSD?
Post by: Lord of nothing on August 10, 2019, 10:54:15 pm
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you have a HP 'Homeserver'
2x N36L but I used them as an Client.
Now I think about buy the current G10 one the use them as a NAS and for Virtual Pcs.
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which has tray or caddy mounted hard drives
Mine Yes the G10 have just Slots who I have to screw them in.  :palm:
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Why not just remove the backplane and run cables to one of the boards you linked to?
The space will be so thinly that's not a god idea.
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Or just use 2.5" SSDs
how can I use 2x of them in a Single 3,5 Slot?  :-//
Title: Re: 3,5" former HDD Adapter to Multi SSD?
Post by: NiHaoMike on August 11, 2019, 12:04:40 am
how can I use 2x of them in a Single 3,5 Slot?  :-//
2 2.5" SSDs will easily fit in the space taken up by a 3.5" HDD, with plenty of space left over for cooling. There are brackets for that purpose. I'm using a set of those in my PC - the case dates to well before SSDs in anything except embedded systems.
Title: Re: 3,5" former HDD Adapter to Multi SSD?
Post by: Lord of nothing on August 11, 2019, 04:22:44 pm
Do you know some Adapter who allow me to power 2x SSD?
Title: Re: 3,5" former HDD Adapter to Multi SSD?
Post by: NiHaoMike on August 11, 2019, 04:41:38 pm
You can find SATA power splitters or make your own.
Title: Re: 3,5" former HDD Adapter to Multi SSD?
Post by: rdl on August 11, 2019, 05:30:34 pm
The HP NxxL Microservers use a 4 into 1 cable for those drives. All four drives connect to a single port on the motherboard. I don't know if you can work around this.

edit: It's called a Mini-SAS cable
Title: Re: 3,5" former HDD Adapter to Multi SSD?
Post by: Lord of nothing on August 12, 2019, 12:42:14 am
I know but what is different in the G10?
The miss some features who the old haded like: a full size PCI-E Slot, Remote Management,...  :palm:

 ;D who else see enough space for some 3D Printed SSD Holder?  :-DD
https://pics.eshopv5.com/IC/gallery/ic_61/61033142_688.jpg

Title: Re: 3,5" former HDD Adapter to Multi SSD?
Post by: rdl on August 13, 2019, 06:14:52 pm
Which old one did you have? The G7 Microservers only had 1/2 height PCI slots and the remote management card was extra cost. Other than being very ugly and very over-priced, I know little about the G8 series, but I don't remember it being too much different from the G7s. At first look the G10 doesn't seem too bad and I may have to check into it more when I get a chance.
Title: Re: 3,5" former HDD Adapter to Multi SSD?
Post by: Lord of nothing on August 13, 2019, 06:24:42 pm
At Home? The N36L.  :phew:
Title: Re: 3,5" former HDD Adapter to Multi SSD?
Post by: Monkeh on August 13, 2019, 07:23:55 pm
Which old one did you have? The G7 Microservers only had 1/2 height PCI slots and the remote management card was extra cost. Other than being very ugly and very over-priced, I know little about the G8 series, but I don't remember it being too much different from the G7s. At first look the G10 doesn't seem too bad and I may have to check into it more when I get a chance.

The G10 seems a little disappointing. Crappy Marvell SATA controller, no iLO..
Title: Re: 3,5" former HDD Adapter to Multi SSD?
Post by: Lord of nothing on August 13, 2019, 07:30:43 pm
Thats why I think about an Server Mainboard and put them into an "old" Case.
Title: Re: 3,5" former HDD Adapter to Multi SSD?
Post by: rdl on August 14, 2019, 01:55:08 pm
The original G7s (NxxL) make great home NAS boxes and were probably fine for their original intended purpose. If your only goal is to use 2.5" drives, I'm pretty sure HP had an adapter but it was almost certainly for a single drive only.