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Kevin Bingham
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Disks

Hi,

Not sure which sub-forum to place this under, so here it is.

I have a redundant D220-800 HP9000 machine that has 2 x 9Gb SCSI disks inside. I also have a L1000 that has 2 x 18Gb SCSI disks.

Can I install the disks from the D220 into the L1000?

Thanks in advance for a detailed "how-to" guide... if it is even possible.

I realise that HP would probably just say "No" but I am interested in the "non-offical" response to the "will it work" question...

Regards
Kevin
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Pete Randall
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Re: Disks

Kevin,

I would say that it's highly unlikely. The two servers are at least one generation apart, maybe two. The ever-changing face of SCSI technology makes it very doubtful that you would succeed in this.

The little bit of research I did at HP's Partsurfer ( http://partsurfer.hp.com ) also revealed that the largest disk (at least what they show, anyway) was 4GB, not 9GB. That certainly wouldn't add much to your L1000, even if it did work.


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Pete
Torsten.
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Re: Disks

Hi,

the D-Class disks are either SE-SCSI or FW-SCSI (depending on the type), but the disks used in a L-Class are LVD disks. Also the l_Class disks are hot-pluggable, the D-Class SE-SCSI disks are not.

So you cannot use the D-Class disks in the L-Class. they just doesn't fit (electrical and mechanical).

Anyway the 9GB disks are too old, too slow, too small to get any use of them.

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Steven E. Protter
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Shalom Kevin,

Probably not.

I've worked with both systems you mention. The disks for the D220 are a different physical size than the L class disks.

The L class uses LVD scsi disks and the D220 uses SE scsi disks. These are not compatble. I'd recommend not trying to move the D220 disks from their enclosure to a L class enclosure.

Trying this will likely have you end up with dead disks at best and at worst a dead system.

That's the unofficial response.

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Peter Godron
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Re: Disks

Kevin,
as you will know as long as it is scsi and the connector fits IN THEORY you can reuse anything.

However unless somebody has done exactly what you are asking, I would suggest the best way is to get the Product codes of the disks.

I have often re-used disks across systems, but normally external.
Kevin Bingham
Regular Advisor

Re: Disks

Thanks all for the prompt answers.
Kevin Bingham
Regular Advisor

Re: Disks

From the feedback left on this topic, it sounds a little risky... I'll leave it.
Marcel Burggraeve
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Re: Disks

If your D220 system has been upgraded to FWD in the past there actually is a way to use the disks IN THEORY.
Big warning though, it's not supported and you shouldn't want to do this on your system !

If the system has been upgraded to FWD you will have black hotswap disk casings in your system.
If you open up such a casing you will see there's actually a LVD disk inside with a small converter to make it work in your system.
If you take out that disk from the casing you could IN THEORY use it in your L-Class if you have the right bracket to place it in.

However, I would strongly suggest to NOT do such a thing and only use it temporary if you have important information on those D-Class disks and no other means to copy it to supported disks.