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MSA50 has extreemly loud fan noise

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jaykay
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MSA50 has extreemly loud fan noise

Hi, so i have moved tot he world of hp servers. Just deployed a DL380G6 and an MSA50 (P800 controller). All is working well apart form the extreemly noisy fans on the MSA50!

Its like its running full speed but its not! Any way to quieten the little beast down?

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AnkitM
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Re: MSA50 has extreemly loud fan noise

Generally, if the fans are running at high speed it may be due to one of the PSU or Fan is not working properly. When that happens, Disk Enclosure starts running to redundant PSU or Fan at very high speed and it generates the noise.

Quick Specs: http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12245_na/12245_na.pdf

Could you please, verify if both the PowerSupply and the Fan is working or rotating at the speed it should be?

Moreover, could you confirm if backend shows any amber LED lit on the MSA?
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jaykay
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Re: MSA50 has extreemly loud fan noise

Hello and thankyou for responding! :)

The LEDs on the front and back of the unit are all green when the unit is running. Sometimes if the unit gets powered off, the LEDs on the back will go Orange the very first time you plug the unit into power, but once you fire it up...they all go Green.

Is there any software i can use to check the voltages and fan RPM of each PSU?

AnkitM
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Re: MSA50 has extreemly loud fan noise

None that I know of. :(

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jaykay
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Re: MSA50 has extreemly loud fan noise

The MSA50 is just a noisy machine :)
I have swapped to a MSA70 and its lovely and quiet!
Peace has returned to our office.