Connect multiple hard drives via sata

Discussion in 'UDOO BOLT' started by iFire, Nov 23, 2020.

  1. iFire

    iFire New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2020
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi all,

    I was wondering what was the best way to connect multiple sata hard drives to the udoo.

    1. sff-8643 m.2 adapters plug into the udoo
    2. sff-8643 splits into 4 sata connectors
    3. How do you power the 4 hard sata connected hard drives?
     
  2. iFire

    iFire New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2020
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    I may have mistaken SFF-8087 vs the U.2 NVME connector. I want the sata hard drive variation for a NAS type system.
     
  3. NickGR

    NickGR UDOOer

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2020
    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    12
  4. xohmz

    xohmz UDOOer

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2020
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    10
    Coincidentally I am building a TrueNAS NAS / VM host on my Bolt V8!
    I am using the following:
    "Rack" for HDDs: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001LF40KE/
    Power for HDDs: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MEDG1PM/
    4-Port SATA RAID PCIe Card: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KYP5RRL/
    M.2 to PCIe x4 Adapter for above card: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07Z4QZ3K4/
    It isn't really cost effective, but fun to build and I already have the Bolt anyways! So far it looks like it will work. I will report back later.
     
    sirrab likes this.
  5. xohmz

    xohmz UDOOer

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2020
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    10
    It does work as expected. I am going to do a proper post about it when I have time. It is very easy though, I had the card connected and powered during the TrueNAS install and it was recognized right away. I didn't have to hunt down any drivers or do any special configuration.
    Good luck!
     
    waltervl likes this.
  6. Chuck Mattern

    Chuck Mattern New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2020
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi xohmz,

    Thanks for sharing this! I'm looking into doing the same thing here. I know you probably haven't had time to do a write up but could you send a photo or describe how you mounted the 4-Port card for the Bolt? Do the holes used for the mounting bracket align with any stand offs on the board?

    Thanks,
    Chuck
     

Share This Page