HPE ProLiant Microserver Gen10 Advice/ Suggestions

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  1. Schoondoggy

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    These work well for using the power connector in the ODD bay, FDD to SATA:
    4-pin Floppy FDD to SATA Power Converter Adapter Cable Compatible w/ Dell MX714 | eBay
     
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    I have run the latest version of OMV on a MS Gen10 x3421, with no issues.
     
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    Thank you. Good to know OMV worked out of the box.
     
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    One issue to be careful of on the MS Gen10 is the height of addin cards. They can not be taller than the low profile bracket, as they can only be installed with the motherboard tray slid out.
    Here are some cards I have used in the MS Gen10:
    Dual M.2 NVMe PCIe x4 adapter with M.2 SATA
    https://www.amazon.com/QNINE-Adapter-Controller-Expansion-Profile/dp/B077YHFJZM
    Always looking for interesting PCIe x1 cards:
    4 Port SATA x1 PCIe
    4 Port SATA III PCI-E 2.0 x1
    Dual port Gigabit NIC Intel 82576 PCIe x1
    Intel 82576 Chip Gigabit Network Adapter (Nic), Dual RJ45 Port, Same as E1G42ET 603149403543 | eBay
    Dual mSATA PCIe x1 (barely fits):
    SEDNA PCI Express Dual mSATA III (6G) SSD Adapter with Low profile Bracket, SSD not included - Newegg.com

    I had high hopes for the AQN-108 5GbE PCIe x1 card, but the MS Gen10 will not power on with it installed:
    AQtion AQN-108 - Aquantia Corp
     
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    Currently, I am playing with ten drives; four 3.5, four 2.5, one M.2 NVMe and one M.2 SATA.
     
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    Hi guys,

    Does anyone know which cables do I need to get to install an SSD using a caddy in the DVD Drive in the Microserver Gen10?
    I know I'll probably need a SATA cable as I think none are included.

    But which cable do I need to get to power the drive? I've seen a couple options:
    - Molex Splitter + Molex to Sata Adapter
    - FDD to Sata Adapter
    Which one is the best?

    Is there any other option?
     
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    You will need a SATA cable.
    For power I tend to use FDD to SATA. This one works well:
    4-pin Floppy FDD to SATA Power Converter Adapter Cable Compatible withDell MX714 | eBay
     
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