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Compaq StorageWorks 4324R Dual Ultra3 14 Drive Cage

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Jatwj
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Compaq StorageWorks 4324R Dual Ultra3 14 Drive Cage

Hi

I'm trying to locate the correct part number for this units hard drives. Specifically 36+ GB SCSI drives.

so far I've found these part numbers, but I'm not sure if they are correct.

ultra3
176496-b22 10k
177986-001

232916-b22 15k
233350-001

ultra320
286713-b22 10k
289041-001

286776-b22 15k
289241-001
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Rob Leadbeater
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Re: Compaq StorageWorks 4324R Dual Ultra3 14 Drive Cage

Hi,

The QuickSpecs for the 4300 shelves are here:

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/10624_div/10624_div.HTML

They state:

"All Ultra320, Ultra3, and Ultra2 devices from HP are compatible with one another so customers can mix and match components in the same storage enclosure or server."

That document also lists the part numbers of the drives.

Hope this helps,

Regards,

Rob
Jatwj
Occasional Contributor

Re: Compaq StorageWorks 4324R Dual Ultra3 14 Drive Cage

Thanks for the replay I found and purchased the correct hard drives. I am planning on connecting this to a Compaq Proliant 5500 5500R Quad PIII 550 XEON Rack Mount Server, this server has a Ultra3 external connection. According to the specs on the storage unit, I will need a specific cable, but it looks like it depends on the controler card.
Jatwj
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Re: Compaq StorageWorks 4324R Dual Ultra3 14 Drive Cage

Slight update, I got the server and a dual scsi controller card for this storage unit, the part number is 340825-001,Compaq Proliant 340825-001 2 CHANNEL 64M LVD SCSI

but I'm still having trouble finding the cable, can i just get any ultra 3 cable?
Rob Leadbeater
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Re: Compaq StorageWorks 4324R Dual Ultra3 14 Drive Cage

Hi,

340825-001 is the assembly number for the SmartArray 3200 RAID controller.

These use VHDCI connectors. The 4300 shelf also uses VHDCI connectors, so you would need to get something like HP part number 341174-B21 -External 6 ft. Offset VHDCI to Offset VHDCI SCSI cable.

Hope this helps,

Regards,

Rob
Jatwj
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Re: Compaq StorageWorks 4324R Dual Ultra3 14 Drive Cage

Thanks thats exactly what i needed, what i've noticed though is that the 340825-001 is a ultra2, it still should work but does it make sense to get a ultra3? 129803-B21 for example?
Rob Leadbeater
Honored Contributor

Re: Compaq StorageWorks 4324R Dual Ultra3 14 Drive Cage

Hi,

129803-B21 is just a SCSI card as opposed to a RAID Controller...

It should work faster with this, but if you want to actually create RAID disks etc. you'd be better going for one of the newer SmartArray controllers.

http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/proliantstorage/arraycontrollers/index.html

just check they're supported in your server...

Cheers,

Rob
Jatwj
Occasional Contributor

Re: Compaq StorageWorks 4324R Dual Ultra3 14 Drive Cage

Thanks again, so it looks like the this one will be good:
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/proliantstorage/arraycontrollers/smartarray642/index.html
Trying to remember though, I dont recall seeing anything in the specs about this server supporting PCIe.

And to summarize everything:

I can use the Compaq StorageWorks 4324R with the 340825-001 SmartArray 3200 RAID controller. To connect both units, I can use a VHDCI connectors like part number 341174-B21 -External 6 ft. Offset VHDCI to Offset VHDCI SCSI cable.

Only down side is that the SmartArray 3200 RAID controller is ultra2 so it will be slower than if i used a ultra3.