Add SSDs to HP Microserver

My brand new shiny HP Microserver arrived in the mail and I was excited to try it out.  I had four 480GB OCZ SSDs to add to this baby server and wanted to get it up and running.  Unfortunately, the HP Microserver is built for 3.5 inch drives.  Luckily I found great solution.

Newer Technology AdaptaDrive 2.5″ to 3.5″ Drive Converter Bracket.


Attach your 2.5 inch SSD to this bracket, then attach the bracket to the HP MicroServer Drive Trays and you’re good to go.

I was worried that with the additional bracket, that the drives wouldn’t easily fit into the server but the solution works great and the drives slide smoothly into place.




2 Responses to Add SSDs to HP Microserver

  1. Oh, I don’t know if you’re brave or “un-wise” using OCZ drives in there. With my previous OCZ experience I wouldn’t have gone down that route (a week old drive being RMA’d due to an expected 3 month life according to SSDLife).

    Interested to see how long they last and what kind of RMA experience you get from Toshiba in the future if you need to use it.

    • I have had to RMA two of the drives but have had them for over 6 months. I haven’t had to deal with them since Toshiba took over though. If I had to do it over again, I might go another route.

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