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msa20 and non-hp hdd support...

foler
Advisor

msa20 and non-hp hdd support...

We have one msa20 on one channel 6404 controller, but in end of capacity.
Hp have crazy prices for hdd for this enclosure. Do I can buy 1.5TB sata drives from other manufacturers for second msa20 enclosures? Any problem?

thanks
5 REPLIES

Re: msa20 and non-hp hdd support...

Hi,

The controller on the MSA20 is designed to only accept HP branded hard drives.

HP's drives may be manufactured by Seagate, so you might think that a Seagate drive will work, however they need to have HP specific firmware on them.


regards,

Prakash

Regards,

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Re: msa20 and non-hp hdd support...

Hi,

Was the info provided of any help?

REgards,

Prakash
Regards,

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UNIXTEK
Frequent Advisor

Re: msa20 and non-hp hdd support...

That is not true. I have done it successfully.
foler
Advisor

Re: msa20 and non-hp hdd support...

I cant get money for hdd to test it.
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: msa20 and non-hp hdd support...

You ask for support - why should HP support non-hp drives? Of course there is non.
Not supported does not always mean not working, buit you do this on your own risk. If your data is gone one day, I know who is the guilty ...

;-)

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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