PfSense Watchguard X5000 hard drive install?
I won an auction for an X5000 on eBay and wondered how you guys were going about installing a hard drive to this device? I'd be using a laptop hard drive (Hitachi 5K250-120, 5400rpm 120 gig) that I salvaged from an old laptop that was hanging around here. Anybody know what kind of adapter I'd need to install in a Watchguard X5000 in order to install that hard drive?
Maybe something like this and go into the IDE port?
Seems like the hard drive caddies for the X5000 are impossible to track down.
That Hitachi drive is SATA so it won't connect to the caddy slot if that's what you're planning.
The caddies are available if you have an old IDE 2.5" drive to hand.
Can you not run from CF?
The X-Peak box actually has on board SATA it just doesn't have the headers populated. You can add them if you have the skills. ;)
I kind of wanted to install a hard drive so that I could run additional packages. Can you link to the caddies? I have been totally unable to find one or an adapter.
Or, is it possible for me to get a mini-SATA to IDE converter and just plug into the IDE slot? It's not really clear in the X-Peak thread whether people are doing that or not.
The caddy I used I'm fairly convinced was manufactured by ECS and can be found by looking for the ECS-320. However almost all the laptops sold were re-badged. I'm only familiar with what they were sold as here in the UK but I'm sure they would have been sold in the US, probably with a different name.
The caddy has several parts, the tray the frame and the adapter. You only need the frame and the adapter. I can't find all three together right now. Here's the frame and tray:
Here the correct adapter that screws into the frame:
I think you could also use this one it just won't screw in but that shouldn't matter much:
Thank you - I may just get a SATA to IDE bridge board and try it that way instead of going with the IDE bus adapter you linked. I'll report back if it's successful.