[CentOS] OT: PCI Slot Adapter for 2.5" HDD?

Tim Nelson tnelson at rockbochs.com
Sun Mar 29 17:03:53 UTC 2009


Greetings CentOS list! I do apologize in advance for the OT nature of this post. Since many of you have great experience with different hardware platforms, specialized systems, etc I'm hoping someone can help me out. I have a 1U server for a personal project with only two hard drive bays in front. However, I have two PCI-E slots in the back that are unpopulated and two free SATA ports on the motherboard. I'd really like to find PCI slot bracket for mounting a 2.5" laptop HDD or something similar.

Something like this would work if it was PCI-E and was readily available:   http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/a-hard-disk-a-pci-slot,1061-3.html

I also found a bracket system but its not exactly what I need... http://www.sunbeamtech.com/PRODUCTS/WHEREVER%20PCI%20RACK.HTML

Sooo, whether it's an active card that plugs into the PCI-E slot, or just a dumb bracket that holds a HDD drive, either would work. I appreciate any and all pointers you can lend. Again, I apologize for the OT nature of the post.

--Tim


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