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ThinkStation P320 SFF - additional drive install (SSD, HDD, kit, bracket, cables, enclosure)

2017-07-31, 23:47 PM

Hi,

 

I am waiting to take delivery of my new P320SFF, but wanted to try and source a few parts preemptively to get ready for installing the system in the studio.

 

I will be installing a couple of 2.5" SSDs in the system and would like to source the part that features in this video (3.5" to 2.5" metal bracket): https://youtu.be/48cwo7Mec0M (around 1:38)

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in the spec / data sheet pdf for the P320 SFF it states that there is:

"Bay 4 Optional 2.5" HDD bay (under Bay 3)"

 

What is it / How do I purchase / Where does this optional Bay 4 actually fit in relation to Bay 3? Can Bay 3 and Bay 4 both be populated at the same time?  Especially if I use 2.5" SSDs in Bay 3 (with afore mentioned metal bracket from Lenovo video) and in Bay 4 (with optional 2.5" HDD Bay under Bay 3)?

 

Thanks very much for your time and info!  I am pretty excited about owning my first Lenovo Workstation :)

 

Kind regards,

 

Adam

 

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Re: P320SFF

2017-08-01, 16:37 PM

For model 30BKxxxx,

http://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/workstations/thinkstation-p-series-workstations/thinkstation-p320/30bk/Parts?isaccessory=false

 

 

Part 01EF907 5.25 slim jim cage kit <this is the cage?

Part 01EF981 Jim cage with HDD kit <this is the cage+plastic wrap around insert item?

Part 03T8795 2.5 to 3.5 HDD conv < ?

 

Google search the parts.

 

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Re: P320SFF

2017-08-01, 17:38 PM

Hi, 

 

  1. The 3.5" to 2.5" metal bracket you're referring to from the video link is the following part: 
    • 2.5" to 3.5" HDD Conversion kit - FRU P/N: 03T8795
  2. Maybe this picture will help clarify the different bays in the P320 SFF:

 

  • Bay 1: 
    • You can either put a 3.5" SATA HDD or a 2.5" SATA SSD. If you put a 2.5" SATA SSD into Bay 1, you'll need the 2.5" to 3.5" HDD Conversion kit - FRU P/N: 03T8795.
  • Bay 2: 
    • You can put either one of the following options into this bay:
      • 5.25" HH optical drive.
      • 3.5" SATA HDD
        • You will need the 5.25" to 3.5" HDD Kit - FRU P/N: 00KT172
      • 2.5" SATA SSD
        • You will need the 5.25" to 3.5" HDD Kit - FRU P/N: 00KT172
        • You will also need the 2.5" to 3.5" HDD Conversion kit - FRU P/N: 03T8795
      • Slim ODD
        • You will need the 5.25" Flex module - FRU P/N: 01EF759
      • Slim ODD + 3.5" SATA HDD
        • You will need the 5.25" Slim ODD and HDD cage - FRU P/N: 01EF981
        • You will need the Power cable for Slim ODD and HDD - FRU P/N: 45J9596
      • Slim ODD + 2.5" SATA SSD
        • You will need the 5.25" Slim ODD and HDD cage - FRU P/N: 01EF981
        • You will need the Power cable for Slim ODD and HDD - FRU P/N: 45J9596
        • You will need the 2.5" to 3.5" HDD Conversion kit - FRU P/N: 03T8795
  • Bay 3: 
    • You can only put a 2.5" SATA SSD into this slot.  
      • You will need the HDD bay 2.5 HDD Bracket Kit - FRU P/N: 04X2310
      • You will need the SATA Power cable - FRU P/N: 54Y9378
      • You will need the SATA (data) cable - FRU P/N: 54Y8415
  • Bay 4: 
    • Used only for the slim media card reader (9-in-1 MCR). 

 

Hope this helps clarify things up a bit. 

 

 

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Re: P320SFF

2017-08-02, 1:19 AM

Thanks very much for the info guys!  The unit arrived this morning actually (I wasn't expecting it until next week!) so I will have a little look inside but that detailed image of the internals is a fantastic reference and already makes sense visually...

 

I will Google those parts once I decide on the best approach. I did order the unit with the Empty 5.25 Front HDD Enclosure and the manual states that it has a 2.5" foldable bracket included in that mechanism too!

 

Kind regards,

 

Adam

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Re: P320SFF

2017-08-02, 13:13 PM

Awesome. Glad you got your system fairly quickly. Let us know if you have any additional questions related to your P320 SFF. 

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2017-08-03, 10:38 AM

Installed my 3TB 3.5" HDD in the 5.25" Empty Front HDD Enclosure today... man it was a sinch and works great!

 

Now I just need to source the other couple of 2.5" internal brackets / bays!

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Re: P320SFF

2017-08-03, 13:30 PM
Great.
As I stated above, here's the FRU p/n that you'll need for the 2.5" to 3.5" HDD Conversion kit - FRU P/N: 03T8795
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Re: P320SFF

2017-08-30, 7:22 AM

After a few weeks of useage it has become apparent that there is quite an audible hum that comes from the P320SFF tower that is quite irritating, it can be stopped when I touch the side of the case to hold it firmly in place.  Upon opening the case I see that the CPU has a large plastic duct with a small amount of insulation foam on the edge that looks as though it sits flush (and touching) the side cover of the case.  Is it safe to remove this plastic duct from my system as I would like to test if the audible hum dissapears!  Unfortunately I cannot seem to download the HMM pdf through the support app at the moment for exact instructions on how / if I can remove the duct...

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated, the hum really is driving me batty in the studio environment (silence).

 

Thank you

 

Kind regards,

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Re: P320SFF

2017-08-30, 15:25 PM

Should be no harm in temporarily removing the fan duct for a quick test.  That duct is designed to pull fresh air in from the front of the system and impinge it on the CPU heatsink, so I probably wouldn't recommend removing it long-term.  But you should be just fine in pulling it in an attempt to isolate your noise issue.




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2017-08-31, 4:08 AM

Thanks @ps I decided to have a quick test and although the noise slightly changed (more hollow reverberation and clearly hear the CPU fan etc) I do believe it is actually just slight case noise of side panel and low level vibrations of the system etc that is creating the hum.

 

I will try to relocate it a bit further from my desk as it may be a combination of the wooden floor and the glass desk bottom 'amplifying' or 'exaggerating' the system noise, as when I move not even 20-30cms back in my chair I can *barely* even hear the system atall!

 

One of those strange phenomenons I suppose of just a combination of variables that I will look at changing for enhanced experience!  The machine is fantastic btw absolute pleasure to use and handles everything I can throw at jt without even breaking a sweat!

 

Thanks! Will keep this thread updated with my P320SFF experiences if that's OK :)

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