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Hi,

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.

Thanks

hhkatch

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  • Hhkatch,

    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?