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Western digital white series and HP microserver N54L

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Hello, 

I just bought few Western digital white disks from usb cases.

I just wanted to know if anybody tested it with an hp N54L microserver.

Would it work?

Or am I forced to tape the 3rd pin of the power connector?

Thanks in advance!

:)

 

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Yes, they work.  As far as modifying the third pin, you won't know until you try the drive.  I've encountered two identical white label drives (same model #) where one required the mod, and the other did not.

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Thanks a lot for the answer, if I test, I don't risk to break anything?

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A drive that uses the 3.3V pin for reset control will just fail to spin up.  You can't break it by plugging it in.

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Have a look here (Satdream 3.5" Western Digital)

 

 wd.jpg

 

I compiled (and maintain up to date) overall Western Digital HDD, with each certified core product (eg. cad US7SAP) and different branding reuse, the 3.3v pin is Power Disable function of SATA 3.2+ and next release, and only on limited models (and not all in the same capacity !), check the line 3.3v pin issue. Btw, the 3.3v is not affecting most of NAS or microserver etc. as not cabled, but if any issue, alternative to kapton is simply a Molex/SATA supply changer ... 

 

Personnaly I have 6x 14TB + 6x 12TB in HP microserver Gen 8 with extension SAS card with disks in a rack ... working perfectly !

 

Same available for Toshiba and Seagate ... 3.5" Synthesis

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4 minutes ago, satdream said:

alternative to kapton

 

I just use the edge of a razor blade and lift that pin clean off the PCB... no fuss no muss

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On 9/10/2020 at 12:22 AM, satdream said:

Have a look here (Satdream 3.5" Western Digital)

 

 wd.jpg

 

I compiled (and maintain up to date) overall Western Digital HDD, with each certified core product (eg. cad US7SAP) and different branding reuse, the 3.3v pin is Power Disable function of SATA 3.2+ and next release, and only on limited models (and not all in the same capacity !), check the line 3.3v pin issue. Btw, the 3.3v is not affecting most of NAS or microserver etc. as not cabled, but if any issue, alternative to kapton is simply a Molex/SATA supply changer ... 

 

Personnaly I have 6x 14TB + 6x 12TB in HP microserver Gen 8 with extension SAS card with disks in a rack ... working perfectly !

 

Same available for Toshiba and Seagate ... 3.5" Synthesis

Thanks a lot!

The 2 disks are working perfectly in my G7 without any modification!!

:)

How do you do to put 6 disks in a g8?

Do you have any photos?

 

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Il y a 1 heure, pehun a dit :

Thanks a lot!

The 2 disks are working perfectly in my G7 without any modification!!

:)

How do you do to put 6 disks in a g8?

Do you have any photos?

 

 

Simply to configure, but not "inside" the gen8 ;) , and it is 6+6 = 12 HDD ...

 

- a low-profile SAS card, a LSI 9202-16E which is a 4x ports SFF8644 = 16x HDD support (fully supported by DSM, but need MPT2 extended drivers)

- a 12 (1.5U) or 16 slots (2U ) external rack with SAS/SATA (= 3x or 4x Mini SAS SFF-8087)

- and 3x or 4x SFF-8644 > Mini SAS SFF-8087 cables ...

 

in my case I toke a 12 slots external rack, and I also use the 4x gen8 internal HDD slots but connected to the LSI card ... disconnecting the internal HP storage card.

 

Best.

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