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NOOB: power for motherboard SATA drive, SuperMicro 4U CSE-846 24 Bay SAS2 BP X9DRi-F

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esamett

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My first time working with server hardware. I am trying to move my 22 disk FreeNAS server frankenstein setup to a single server. I would like to use the on-board SATA ports for my two half-size ssd boot drives (photo attached)rather than using two drive bays up front. I'm not seeing any consumer type power connectors. (photo attached) Any advice woyld be appreciated.
 

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G8One2

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You need a SuperMicro SataDOM. I dont think what you have will work
 

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Confused NOOB
The Sc846 case has room for internal drives. Per manual:

3.5”

MCP-220-84601-0N

2.5
MCP-220-00051-0N

MCP-220-84601-0N

The manual however doesn’t clarify how you are supposed to plug them in to the redundant supply or power distribution board. Amazon listings for these parts doesn’t show wiring.
 

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Solved: there is a free Molex connector hidden inside cover for power distributor board. Super micro specs that up to 4 drives may be run through them. Y connector and adapter and good to go. Unfortunately these are small format ssd and won’t screw in to standard bay.
 

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