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HP Proliant DL180 G6 LTO Drive Compatibility and Powering an Extra SFF SSD Drive

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HP Proliant DL180 G6 LTO Drive Compatibility and Powering an Extra SFF SSD Drive

I'm thinking of useing a Ultrium 1840 (SCSI version) with this server, and the recnomended hba is a HP SC11Xe, but those are expensive and this server is just for home/personal use.

So im wondering if this sever is comparable with the Ultra320 SCSI HBA G2 designed for the older gen 5 servers. I can get this hba for ~13CAD and overall would be my preffered option of possible. I tried useing SPOCK but that was a dead end, a confuseing hard to figure out dead end.

Also I'm planning on useing Win 2012 R2 with this server which for the most part requires to install that onto a drive, however my end goal for this server is for a 8x2Tb RAID 10 array (my model is the 8x LFF model), and I dont want to use a bay for the OS drive.

(Additionally are the Ultrium 1840 and the Ultra320 HBA compatable with 2012 R2? Again I tried SPOCK but to no avail)

So im wondering if it is an alright idea to use the redundant 10pin power connector for the sas backplane and splice a SATA power onto the end of that. I mean a ssd is low power so i dont think the draw would affect anything but i could be wrong. 

I have heard of useing SATA DOMs and mSATA and m.2 pci converters however for the most part those would cost more that canabalizing a power cable and buying a small SSD, and as such that is my secondary option.


Thanks in advance for the help