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November 29th, 2023 23:51

Converting a Diskless PowerEdge R640 to disked.

Hello All,

Would someone be able to assist me in an endeavor we are facing?  We are looking to purchase a backplane and disks for a diskless PowerEdge R640.

I know that there are three backplane configurations available for this model:

8 X 2.5 [Dell Part 94J5V]

4 X 3.5 [Dell Part JWG9T]

10 X 2.5 [Dell Part T9JCP]

Can someone else please help with the the additional parts required for this conversion? Parts such as backplane power cable, backplane signal cable, SATA or SAS cables, RAID controller with cache, plus anything else I may have forgot.

Any help or guidance would be severely appreciated.


Thanks team.

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November 30th, 2023 08:04

Hi,

 

Usually the server is preconfigured before it is shipped to the user, hence, searching parts to build may not match correctly and might not get the correct part for the required configuration. I'll try to help but unsure if it will guarantee work correctly. Here's the search list, I manage to search:

 

Signal cable (I2C)

RVYPM ASSY,CBL,I2C,BP,MB,8HD,R640 ASSY Backplane to Motherboard I2C Cable, (for X8 config)  
58X9T ASSY,CBL,I2C,BP,MB,4HD,R640 ASSY Backplane to Motherboard I2C Cable, (for X4 config)
0WN37 ASSY,CBL,I2C,XPNR,MB,10HD,R640 ASSY Expander I2C Cable, (for X10 config)

 

Power cable to backplane
54R6Y ASSY,CBL,PWR,BP,MB,8HD,R640 ASSY Backplane to Motherboard Power Cable, (for X8 config)
MFRMH ASSY,CBL,PWR,BP,MB,4HD,R640 ASSY Backplane to Motherboard Power Cable, (for X4 HD Configuration)
GWW87 ASSY,CBL,PWR,BP,MBEXP10HD,R640 ASSY Backplane Power Cable, (for X10 config, MBEXP10HD)
4RN89 ASSY,CBL,PWR,XPNR,MB,10HD,R640 ASSY Expander Power Cable, (for X10 config)

 

SAS cable to backplane from mPERC
PGCVF ASSY,CBL,X4BP,MPERC,APL,,R640 ASSY 3.5x4 Backplane to mini PERC SAS Cable, Amphenol
PGCVF ASSY,CBL,X4BP,MPERC,APL,,R640 ASSY 3.5x4 Backplane to mini PERC SAS Cable, Amphenol
6WD76 ASSY,CBL,NVME,6-9,10HD,3M,R640 ASSY NVME Cable, 3M, (for 2.5x10 config)
8Y2C8 ASSY,CBL,X10XPNR,MPERC,APL,R64 ASSY Expander Cable, Amphenol, (for SM 2.5"x10)

 

mPERC
0878M ASSY,CRD,CTL,H740P,8GMC,V2,18F ASSY,Controller Card, H740P, 8G, PERC H740P, Mini Monolithic, FOXCONN

November 30th, 2023 17:10

Thank you very much for taking to time to try and help me out. I appreciate it alot.

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