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Matthew Murdock
Frequent Advisor

K-Series HP9000/800

I have purchased a new 36gb LVD 10K RPM disk for a k series server with Firmware 2.2 on the server. THe original drives are 7200 RPM. Any compatibility issues anyone is aware of? When installed, I am unable to do a search of devices on the FWD scsi bus.
Patrick Wallek
Honored Contributor

Re: K-Series HP9000/800

That drive is ABSOLUTELY NOT going to work. FWD Scsi is HVD SCSI. HVD is NOT compatible with LVD. You need a different drive for this to work.
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: K-Series HP9000/800


Go to http://partsurfer.hp.com to find drives that will work.

Don't try it out.

Don't pass go.

Do not collect $200.

If you try this you can damage your system or the drive or BOTH.

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Helen French
Honored Contributor

Re: K-Series HP9000/800

It won't work since you are using an LVD device (hard disk) and the controller is an HVD Fast wide Diff. SCSI.

You need to get a compatible disk or controller.
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Jose Antonio Orozco
Frequent Advisor

Re: K-Series HP9000/800


8 months ago i had this need with a T520 machine
I bought 2 36Gb 10rpm seagate SCSI-160 and a HVD-LVD converter from
you can use it with this converter, but i don't remember if you will have enough space to put inside the disks cage of you K machine.

i hope this can helpful

Jose Antonio Orozco

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Ted Buis
Honored Contributor

Re: K-Series HP9000/800

Unless you check out all the specification, like power and heat, you might be doing something that damages the K-class, even if you convert to HVD (HP's calls FWD) drives.
Boot firmware might not recognize the drives either. With the prices coming down on new equipment and even old equipment being better and faster than the K-class, it might be time to consider a trade-up.
Mom 6
The Real MD
Valued Contributor

Re: K-Series HP9000/800

As all have previously stated this is never going to work. The key here is

1) read the documentation
2) read the documnetation
3) if all else fails read the documentation.