I decided to get a Solid State Drive for my HP Microserver N40L. Great Idea until I tried to install it. I bought a 2.5” drive and the bay is 3.5” so the drive does not fit in the bracket. I bought a bracket kit but that didn’t work either. I then read that many people had the same issue and solved it by running an external SATA cable back inside etc. Crazy.
It turns out that after all my fiddling (and wasting 7 quid on a bracket) that the drive is so light that it can just click into the backplane and suspend without the need for a bracket. It’s safe too as the SSD is kinda weightless and the clip on the backplane grips it tightly.
In the end I also put the bracket back in. It’s only cosmetic but it’s better than having a huge gap there. Win win win!
The SSD is SATA II which is cool as the server is also. Here’s the spec:
|Verbatim 128Gb SSD – Black Edition||£62.64 (inc. VAT)||www.microdirect.co.uk|
All in all, I’m very pleased with the upgrade and the drive is fast for my LAB VM’s that require a lot of paging like SCCM 2012.