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72GB Disks - 144Gb Disks

john_347
Regular Advisor

72GB Disks - 144Gb Disks

Hi All

Problem is this, 2x Notes servers (ml530) running 72 GB Drives with a 5300 & 3200 smart array controllers. Drives are failing like one a week on the 3200 array controller. Boss getting very annoyed.

Have run HDserial software, disks come clean.

Can any one tell me if there are problems with 3200 (firmware 4.32) & 72 GB disks?? He wants to replace them all with 144 Gb disks, anyone know if there are any problems with these. ??

Any help would assist

TA All

jc
4 REPLIES
Phillip Williams_2
Respected Contributor

Re: 72GB Disks - 144Gb Disks

John:

You don't mention which OS you are running but for e.g. Windows 2003 there is a leter firmware,
Online ROM Flash Component for Windows - Compaq Smart Array 3x00 Controller
» 4.50 B
13 Sep 02

Available @
http://h18007.www1.hp.com/support/files/storage/us/family/model/1269.html?submit.y=9&submit.x=9〈=en&cc=us
#


HTH

Philli
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john_347
Regular Advisor

Re: 72GB Disks - 144Gb Disks

Hi Phillip

Sorry, its W2k server.. Our next task will be to update the firmware on the array & disks once the rebuild has finished.

regards

jc
Mike Naime
Honored Contributor

Re: 72GB Disks - 144Gb Disks

John:

With 4000+ 1" universal drive SAN spindles installed in my SAN. After the Infant mortality, I am not seeing proportionally more 72GB drive failures than I am seeing the 146GB disks fail.

Now if they would just start shipping the 309's.... :-)

Mike
VMS SAN mechanic
e4services
Honored Contributor

Re: 72GB Disks - 144Gb Disks

jc
First, let's just say this, you should not be getting failures once a week. THe size of the disk should not effect the controller, if anything it could be power related. Which disks are you using? A more modern replacement like ours, which uses half the power, may be in order.
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