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Can I replace my 4U server PSU with a desktop PSU?

 
stringsonfire
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Can I replace my 4U server PSU with a desktop PSU?

I have an HP ML10 v2. It uses a Delta DPS-350AB-20 A 350w mATX PSU. I use this server at home, and the PSU is noisy, so I'm looking to replace it with a Be Quiet! SP10 CM 500w, which is quieter, more efficient and more powerful (I'll eventually be making significant upgrades and I'd like to keep it quiet).

 

There are two things I can't figure out:

 

1. I can turn the server on/off by sending "power signals" using iLO 4. Does this at all rely on a feature of the PSU, or is it solely the motherboard that manages this?

 

2. The SAS cable by Amphenol in the server serves 4 drives, and includes power. It has a 10-pin connector I haven't seen before, that is matched by a connector on the PSU. Is this bespoke, or can I purchase an adaptor for the new, standard PSU?

 

Thanks!

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activecat
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Re: Can I replace my 4U server PSU with a desktop PSU?

For ML10v2, the noise doesn't come from the PSU, based on my personal experience. It is the CPU fan and chasis fan that produce most of the noise when the room temperature is not low enough.