Adding PCIe/M.2 SSD to DL180 G6

kolega

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Jun 29, 2020
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Hello everyone!

I have an old DL180G6, which I would like to upgrade with an PCIe/M.2 SSD on the cheap. It does not need to boot from the drive, I will be super happy if proxmox could use it for containers. So far I found out that the server motherboard has PCIe 2.0 and people on the internet had mixed success with various SSD/M.2 riser/adapter combinations.

Does anyone here have experience upgrading this or similar server with a PCIe/M.2 SSD? Are there things that I should look for when buying the SSD and/or M.2 adapter?

Cheers
 

matkisson

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Apr 11, 2017
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If you are looking to boot from the drive, its out of the question for the G6. I have seen operating systems detect and use m.2 drives on PCIE 2.0 (hit or miss on some boards), but you wont get anywhere near the speeds the drive may advertise. As far as the adapter, just use something that works for your system, its all about preference in that.