I have a pair of CS24 servers for a home lab. I would like to convert one from 4x3.5 to 10x2.5 drives. Does anyone have a source for the drive cage and backplane? Will this work - I assume it should be a matter of putting in the correct cage, backplane and some kind of cables.
The issue you will run into is that the chassis between the 2.5 and 3.5 drives is different. So despite placing a 2.5 backplane in the server the chassis on the front will still be shaped for the 3.5 drives so the slot openings won't line up with the 2.5 drives..
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hmmm...for some reason, I was under the impression it was the same chassis - just a different drive cage that could be swapped out.
Do you have access to any links on the parts etc?