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Old hdds and RAID-Array with G4 ML350&DL380. plz help!(+)

Kadum_1
Occasional Advisor

Old hdds and RAID-Array with G4 ML350&DL380. plz help!(+)

I'm abit sorry for a long story:

our company wants to buy this server:

370596-421 Rack ProLiant DL380 G4 R04 Xeon DP 3200-1.0MB/800 (HPL-Backplane, 6i RAID, 1GB)

shall we be able to use these hdds with it:
hot plug hdds:
15000 RPM:

18G WIDE ULTRA3 SCSI LVD/SE
Drive CPN 188014-002
189395-001
189709-001

10000 RPM:
18G WIDE ULTRA3 SCSI LVD/SE
Drive CPN 233806-002
152190-001
154898-001

will they function ok? i need raid5 or raid(1+0) with 'em.

---------question2---------------------------
we'd like also to buy ML350G4 with the _N_O_N_ Pluggable cage.

354611-422 ProLiant ML350 G4 T04 Xeon DP 3000-1MB/800 (non-HPL-Backplane, 512MB, 36GB Hard Drive)

I want to use Compaq RAID Array 431 or 3200(made in 2000)

and I've got lots of non pluggable hdds:
36G WIDE ULTRA3 SCSI LVD/SE
Drive CPN 233806-007
189395-001
189709-001

shall i install 'em into the box ok? (i mean power supply and the rails for hdds?)

Thank you in advance!
4 REPLIES
Andrzej Kowalik
Honored Contributor

Re: Old hdds and RAID-Array with G4 ML350&DL380. plz help!(+)

Regarding to question 1 - you can use all Compaq branded Ultra2/Ultra3 and HP Ultra320 disks with all new HP smart array controllers.

Regarding question 2 - power requirement was and are the same, but I don't remember drive cages - are still the same or little bit different.

regards
Andrzej
Kadum_1
Occasional Advisor

Re: Old hdds and RAID-Array with G4 ML350&DL380. plz help!(+)

the point is also in:

whether or not RAID 431(or 3200) will fit into some PCI(or pci-x) slot in ML 350 G4.

wbr, Kadum

Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: Old hdds and RAID-Array with G4 ML350&DL380. plz help!(+)

Watch out. You are not allowed to put older disks drives (U2/U3) into many recent servers due to slight mechanical differences to the U320 disk drive carrier. You might damange something. If you're lucky, the bay is labelled "U320" - else, check the documentation.
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Kadum_1
Occasional Advisor

Re: Old hdds and RAID-Array with G4 ML350&DL380. plz help!(+)

can anyone just by the part numbers say: whether it's possible to use disks and RAs with these new server boxes or not?

I asked this Q to the local HP office and they forwarded me to some distributor for an answer :-\

i read HP documents, where it was written that SCSI LVD and U320 are compatible.
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http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/proliantstorage/drives-enclosures/hotplug-ultra3/benefits.html
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