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ZFS mirror on SG-4860?
« on: October 30, 2017, 09:36:29 am »
Is it possible to install 2 independent SSDs in an SG-4860 (or SG-2440) to enable a ZFS mirror? I know there are several internal slots but afaik only 1 is designed for storage (mSATA).

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Re: ZFS mirror on SG-4860?
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2017, 10:10:39 am »
Is it possible to install 2 independent SSDs in an SG-4860 (or SG-2440) to enable a ZFS mirror? I know there are several internal slots but afaik only 1 is designed for storage (mSATA).

i am not sure if SG-4860 motherboard differs from SG4860 1U, but on my motherboard i have 2 sata connectors where i can put ssd.

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Re: ZFS mirror on SG-4860?
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2017, 10:23:41 am »
on my motherboard i have 2 sata connectors where i can put ssd.

I searched and searched but just couldn't find an answer to this. Dug through the ADI manual, which did not help. Closest thing I could find was this old thread and maybe this one.

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Re: ZFS mirror on SG-4860?
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2017, 06:03:07 pm »
4860 has a single mSATA slot and a single SATA port. I'm not sure how this can be done.
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Re: ZFS mirror on SG-4860?
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2017, 07:37:54 pm »
I see. Hmm, ok thanks for the info.

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Re: ZFS mirror on SG-4860?
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2017, 01:48:40 am »
SG4860 1U have 3xSATA + 1xmsata

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Re: ZFS mirror on SG-4860?
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2017, 04:15:43 am »
True, but that's 1U and I was under impression luckman212 was talking about SG-4860 (or SG-2440), which are both desktop. No room for extra SSD's there :)
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Re: ZFS mirror on SG-4860?
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2017, 07:50:56 am »
I was under impression luckman212 was talking about SG-4860 (or SG-2440), which are both desktop. No room for extra SSD's there :)

Yes, I was... well, it might be a long shot but what about something like this?

SATA DOM 32GB (SSD-DM032-SMCMVN1)


USB header to 2-pin power cable (hard to find but I found one guy making them)


Plug that in here:

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Re: ZFS mirror on SG-4860?
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2017, 12:59:00 am »
Plug that in here:


General idea is good. i am not sure if this pin port on board you selected good.
however in adi documentation you should find 5V output on board that you can hook ;)

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Re: ZFS mirror on SG-4860?
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2017, 01:04:06 am »
According to ADI documentation port you selected is front panel header - so wrong
here is an pinout information picture from reference board from adi.
compare with your bord and check if usb pinout is soldered.

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Re: ZFS mirror on SG-4860?
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2017, 01:06:22 am »
I was under impression luckman212 was talking about SG-4860 (or SG-2440), which are both desktop. No room for extra SSD's there :)

Yes, I was... well, it might be a long shot but what about something like this?

SATA DOM 32GB (SSD-DM032-SMCMVN1)


USB header to 2-pin power cable (hard to find but I found one guy making them)


Plug that in here:


But.... hm it can work!
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Re: ZFS mirror on SG-4860?
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2017, 06:26:46 am »
Cool, I ordered a couple of those power cables from the guy and I'll test this & report back!