Dell Wyse 5060 Storage Upgrade

I came across the Dell Wyse 5060, a nifty little thin client, on eBay for a bargain price of around $30. Initially, I used it as a QDevice for my Proxmox Cluster, but its downside was the limited 16GB storage. However, my recent foray into playing around with LXC Containers sparked an idea. Could this thin client serve as a host?

With an old Kingston 480GB SSD lying around, I wondered if its internals could fit into the Wyse 5060 enclosure. To my delight, after disassembling the Kingston SSD, I found a tiny SSD chip tucked away inside. What's more, the resemblance between this chip and the original drive in the thin client was uncanny. It was time to put it to the test!

Kingston SSD

Kingston SSD Disassembled

Old embedded 16GB disk to replace

I replaced the original disk with the Kingston SSD chip and gave it a whirl. Ubuntu installed flawlessly, and I encountered no hiccups along the way. Although the form factor wasn't an exact match and I couldn't screw it in place, the SATA connection was snug enough to hold everything together. 

Replaced with 480Gb Kingston SSD

Installed OS to verify functionality

I must say, this storage upgrade has breathed new life into my Dell Wyse 5060, making it a versatile host for my LXC Containers. It's amazing what a small tweak can do! 


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