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Re: HP Proliant Microserver - Purchase, Upgrade & Setup Guide
Reply #15 on: October 13, 2011, 21:30:05 PM
Does that not then screw on to the HD and then the you screw the mount screws to that?

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Re: HP Proliant Microserver - Purchase, Upgrade & Setup Guide
Reply #16 on: October 13, 2011, 22:16:38 PM
There's nowhere to screw the mount to the chassis, that's part of the problem. The 5.25" bay has a quick release mechanism not screws.

Re: HP Proliant Microserver - Purchase, Upgrade & Setup Guide
Reply #17 on: October 13, 2011, 23:00:36 PM
There's nowhere to screw the mount to the chassis, that's part of the problem. The 5.25" bay has a quick release mechanism not screws.

You dont screw the mount to the chasis, there are screws that you attach to the optical drive, which are found screwed in to the inside of the door panel.

Surely you just put those screws in the mount, then slide the whole thing in?

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Re: HP Proliant Microserver - Purchase, Upgrade & Setup Guide
Reply #18 on: October 14, 2011, 08:30:47 AM

You dont screw the mount to the chasis, there are screws that you attach to the optical drive, which are found screwed in to the inside of the door panel.

Surely you just put those screws in the mount, then slide the whole thing in?

That may be the case, I didn't even realise that there were spares in the door until after I had put everything together :)
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Re: HP Proliant Microserver - Purchase, Upgrade & Setup Guide
Reply #19 on: October 14, 2011, 09:54:56 AM
There's nowhere to screw the mount to the chassis, that's part of the problem. The 5.25" bay has a quick release mechanism not screws.

You dont screw the mount to the chasis, there are screws that you attach to the optical drive, which are found screwed in to the inside of the door panel.

Surely you just put those screws in the mount, then slide the whole thing in?

This is exactly what you do. Dang, signed in as the missus by accident!

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Re: HP Proliant Microserver - Purchase, Upgrade & Setup Guide
Reply #20 on: October 14, 2011, 15:14:37 PM
Oh for the love of God, there are screws in the door panel ? I think it's time I go to Specsavers  :muttley:

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Re: HP Proliant Microserver - Purchase, Upgrade & Setup Guide
Reply #21 on: October 14, 2011, 15:33:30 PM
Oh for the love of God, there are screws in the door panel ? I think it's time I go to Specsavers  :muttley:

haha indeed, I only noticed after I had spent a couple hours finding odd screws to secure the 4 HDD's - Doh.

Maybe put it in big text at the start of the guide?! :P
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Re: HP Proliant Microserver - Purchase, Upgrade & Setup Guide
Reply #22 on: October 14, 2011, 15:52:57 PM
I'm sure I mentioned this somewhere  :lol:

When I get my first drive and cover the unRAID setup I'll be sure to post up lots of photos and things ;)

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Re: HP Proliant Microserver - Purchase, Upgrade & Setup Guide
Reply #23 on: October 14, 2011, 16:01:08 PM
Even with the screws the mounting bracket I received still doesn't fit right. I have to have the 4 mounting screws pretty much completely unwound in order to get the bracket to sit in the guide rail.

Hopefully this picture will highlight the short coming :/


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Re: HP Proliant Microserver - Purchase, Upgrade & Setup Guide
Reply #24 on: October 14, 2011, 16:03:23 PM
Try rotating your brackets 90 degrees and screwing them into the side of the HDD, then it should slide snugly in and out without having to screw in at the sides (this is exactly how I mounted my 5.25" brackets with 3.5" HDD)

Is it this you're using: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0001UZQWG/ref=nosim/
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Re: HP Proliant Microserver - Purchase, Upgrade & Setup Guide
Reply #25 on: October 14, 2011, 16:05:14 PM
Try rotating your brackets 90 degrees and screwing them into the side of the HDD, then it should slide snugly in and out without having to screw in at the sides (this is exactly how I mounted my 5.25" brackets with 3.5" HDD)

Sounds like this is what I did, its not screwed in to the 5.25 but more wedged :P
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Re: HP Proliant Microserver - Purchase, Upgrade & Setup Guide
Reply #26 on: October 14, 2011, 16:41:05 PM
I'm sure I mentioned this somewhere  :lol:


It was, but I've now added it in capitals to 2 sections above! ;)

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Re: HP Proliant Microserver - Purchase, Upgrade & Setup Guide
Reply #27 on: October 14, 2011, 17:21:51 PM
I have employed the "Hulk Bend" methodology to the brackets and the HDD now sits in the 5.25" bay, in the brackets, snugly. The bracket's no longer have 90 degree corners but hey, it works.

...now to see if I can cancel the unwanted rack (no I can't. :p)
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Re: HP Proliant Microserver - Purchase, Upgrade & Setup Guide
Reply #28 on: December 01, 2011, 00:32:10 AM
Nice post.. just to make it more thoroughly may I point you to this set of videos HP has put together to cover most removal/upgrade activities.
Customer Self-Repair Steps (videos/animations)
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