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Topic # 86905 15-Jul-2011 12:11
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Hey guys,
Shiny new Supermicro 846 chassis arrived today with 24x 3.5" hot swap bays. Problem is I have 4x Intel 510 SSDs I want to put into it but using the 3.5" conversion bracket that comes with the Intel drives, the ports don't line up on the back. Does anyone know where I can get a 3.5" to 2.5" bracket with the correct position for the ports?

Also on a side note, my motherboard doesn't have enough fan ports. Can I get a 2 to 1 fan port adapter? 





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  Reply # 493725 15-Jul-2011 13:54
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you quite often get 1 to 2 fan splitters when you buy aftermarket fans. i'd check someone like pbtech and see what they have in stock.

looking at the 3.5 tray that came with my OCZ, i see that the screws are set up to mount the drive to the right of the tray, not center. not sure about a hot swap backplane, but it seems to position the SSD at the right place for one of those sata docks.

does the intel adaptor mount it offset, or centered?




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  Reply # 493733 15-Jul-2011 14:49
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Regs: you quite often get 1 to 2 fan splitters when you buy aftermarket fans. i'd check someone like pbtech and see what they have in stock.

looking at the 3.5 tray that came with my OCZ, i see that the screws are set up to mount the drive to the right of the tray, not center. not sure about a hot swap backplane, but it seems to position the SSD at the right place for one of those sata docks.

does the intel adaptor mount it offset, or centered?


Thanks for the advice, just went to PB Tech and they didn't have a bracket or a fan splitter unfortunately.

Oh that sounds correct, the drive should be shifted to one side and kept right at the baselines of the enclosure. unfortunately the Intel one that came with the drive keeps it centered and pushes it up. If it weren't pushed up I could have drilled new holes for it grrr.

How many of the converter's do you have?







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  Reply # 493734 15-Jul-2011 14:51
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Regs: you quite often get 1 to 2 fan splitters when you buy aftermarket fans. i'd check someone like pbtech and see what they have in stock.

looking at the 3.5 tray that came with my OCZ, i see that the screws are set up to mount the drive to the right of the tray, not center. not sure about a hot swap backplane, but it seems to position the SSD at the right place for one of those sata docks.

does the intel adaptor mount it offset, or centered?


Thanks for the advice, just went to PB Tech and they didn't have a bracket or a fan splitter unfortunately.

Oh that sounds correct, the drive should be shifted to one side and kept right at the baselines of the enclosure. unfortunately the Intel one that came with the drive keeps it centered and pushes it up. If it weren't pushed up I could have drilled new holes for it grrr.

How many of the converter's do you have?





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  Reply # 493735 15-Jul-2011 14:54
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What you want is:
MCP-220-00043-0N 3.5" to 2.5" SSD hotswap adaptors.

You can get them from various places, we get them from compucon.co.nz here in NZ.




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  Reply # 493740 15-Jul-2011 15:05
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kyhwana2: What you want is:
MCP-220-00043-0N 3.5" to 2.5" SSD hotswap adaptors.

You can get them from various places, we get them from compucon.co.nz here in NZ.



Oh thanks. Just gave them a call and they are $45 each but they only have 2 so would need to wait 3 weeks to get them.

Would this work possibly?
http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=398020 





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  Reply # 493805 15-Jul-2011 18:12
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Zeon:

Oh thanks. Just gave them a call and they are $45 each but they only have 2 so would need to wait 3 weeks to get them.

Would this work possibly?
http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=398020 


Hmm, looks like it should work, assuming the screw holes line up and the orientation is right. I guess you could email ascent and ask if they'll work in a supermicro drive bay for your chassis.


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