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DL360 G5 - Disk Drive Firmware update

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DL360 G5 - Disk Drive Firmware update

Hi All,


I have inheritated old DL360 G5 that I'm setting up as lab and when I power on the server I get the following messages.


1770-Slot 0 Drive Array - Disk Drive Firmware Update Recommended - 
Please upgrade firmware on the following drive model(s) using ROM Flash 
Components (download from
Model DC146ABAB4 (minimum version = HPDA)


I have looked everywhere on the HP support site for the correct firmware and I have been unable to find it. As this server is out of support I'm hoping some one would be kind enough to point me in the right direction.


I also get the warning the Smart Array P400i controller battery is dead. Is this something that I really need to replace as I will only mainly be used as a lab for me to play around with.


2 SAS disks that came with the server works fine. I did add one Segate 2.5 500GB SSHD and its not picked up by the server at all and im not sure if its due to the above erros or the HD is not compatible with server. Greatly approciate if someone can help me with this.


Thanks in advance.



Re: DL360 G5 - Disk Drive Firmware update



Its DG146ABAB4 and not DC146ABAB4.


About Smart Array P400i controller battery issue, first try to update firmware for this controller and wait for atleast 24 hrs powered-on time to charge the battery.  If nogo then replace the battery.


About Seagate hard drive, only HP drives are tested and works on ProLiant servers.  Other brand hard drives wont work because the firmware on those drives cannot communicate with the HP Smart Array controller firmware.


Thank You!
I am a HP employee
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