I opened up the case today to add harddrives to it, only to discover that it takes 2.5 drives. I realized I should have checked this before I bought it.
Now my good deal server involves all new harddrives that also has the bonus" of less hard drive space.
I do see that there is a a choice to purchase a 4LFF cage (part 792353). On ebay that rages from 100 to 400.
Is it as simple as changing the cage to fix my oversight? I see in the parts description that the 8 SFF cage I have has a backplane but the 4LFF one does not? I don’t know if that means I will not have the connections to plug in drives.
If it’s not that simple (or if the $100 cage goes away), is it worth investing in 2.5 hard drives (which seems to have a much smaller capacity) or should I cut my loss and try to sell it on ebay?
The primary purpose of the machine is to be a NAS with room to experiment with promox and some of what comes with that.