I am looking to install a SSD into two or 4 Fortigate 200b.   The Fortigate part for this is a FSM-064.    In the data sheets it looks like your run of the mill SSD drive.   The street price for this drive is around $1000.00.      If I could use a different SSD drive from samsung, crucial, intel, etc,  I could save a ton of $$$$$$$.

Is there anything special about these FSM-064's?   Can I use a different SSD?
If so,  any recommendations?    The FSM-064 also includes the mounting tray.  Is there a separate part number for that piece?

asked 12/07/2011 10:24

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Honestly, no. Other than slight speed improvements, the FSM-064 doesn't offer much more than the others. It will be a much better performance increase from a physical HDD.


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It's not a question of ssd over a sata drive.  I'm going to use a ssd.   My question is..... Do I need to buy there outrageously overpriced fsm-064 part OR will another, much less expensive ssd suffice?    It is a question of combatabilty.   Is there an software or code on the fsm-064 that is unique to Fortigate?

answered 2011-12-08 at 21:53:07

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I have seen that datasheet.  Doesn't really
address my question.      You sound knowledgable in this regard.   Have you installed a 3rd party SSD into a Fortigate before?  That's really what I'm looking for.

answered 2011-12-09 at 07:22:05

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If you have the front panel cover of the FSM-064, you can install any branded SSD. Please note this change may break the warranty. Double check with the vendor before installing third party SSD.

There is no part number available for the SSD cover. Its just a single piece from Fortinet.

Good Luck!

answered 2011-12-09 at 15:17:49

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The warranty part is concerning.   I will ask Fortigate. Thank you.

answered 2011-12-12 at 09:03:05

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