M.2 SATA Installation

The SG-2220 has built-in onboard eMMC storage. Optionally, a M.2 SATA drive could be installed as an upgrade or to bypass the onboard eMMC flash memory. The SG-2220 can support a 2230 (22mm x 30mm), 2242 (22mm x 42mm), or 2260 (22mm x 60mm) M.2 SATA drive. For this document, the 2242 M.2 SATA was used.

Note

The SG-2200 does not support NVMe drives.

Warning

Before proceeding:

  1. Backup your configuration file, if possible.

  2. Unplug the system for at least 60 seconds to ensure all phantom power has dissipated.

  3. Anti-static protection must be used throughout this procedure.

  4. Any hardware damage incurred during this procedure is not covered by the hardware warranty.

Note

By default, the M.2 SATA drive will be the first drive recognized by pfSense® software. pfSense must be reinstalled on the M.2 SATA drive.

The M.2 SATA slot is located underneath the SG-2220 system board, so the entire board must be removed.

  1. Remove the four (4) case screws, two (2) on each side of the case.

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    Removing the SG-2220 Case Screws

  2. Remove the four (4) system board screws.

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    Removing the SG-2220 Case Screws

  3. Gently slide system board away from the front faceplate until the board is free, then raise the back to pull it free.

    Warning

    Do not force the system board out. Gently remove it.

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    Removing the SG-2220 System Board

  4. Once the board is removed, turn it over to identify the M.2 SATA drive location.

    Note

    The SG-2220 supports a 2230, 2242, or 2260 M.2 SATA drive form factor.

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    SG-2220 M.2 SATA Drive Location

  5. Remove the screw and spacer from the system board.

    Warning

    Do not lose the spacer. When the M.2 SATA drive is required to go between the system board and drive for proper installation.

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    Standoff Screw and Spacer

  6. Insert the M.2 SATA drive into the slot at about a 30° angle.

    Warning

    The M.2 SATA card is keyed. It is possible to put the card in upside down, but it will not go in easily. Do not force the card into the slot.

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    Insert the M.2 SATA Drive at about a 30° Angle

  7. Carefully align the spacer between the system board standoff and the M.2 SATA drive.

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    Align the Spacer for the Correct Standoff

  8. Press the M.2 SATA drive down and secure it with the screw.

    Warning

    Ensure the spacer is between the system board and the card.

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    The M.2 SATA Drive in Place

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    Securing the M.2 SATA Drive

  9. Gently slide the system board back into the base of the chassis.

    Warning

    Ensure the Status LED Pipe is extruding correctly through the chassis.

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    The Status LED Pipe Alignment

  10. Replace the lid on the chassis.

    Warning

    The lid should be oriented so the processor heat sink and lid vent are aligned properply.

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    The SG-2220 Lid Aligned Properly

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    The SG-2220 Lid Improperly Aligned

  11. Replace the case screws. Use a hand screwdriver and be careful not to crossthread the screws.

  12. Reinstall the pfSense software on the new M.2 SATA drive.

  13. Restore your configuration backup if you have one.