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Upgradation of HP 9000 R390 Hard Disk

 
shreejesh
Advisor

Upgradation of HP 9000 R390 Hard Disk

Dear all,
I am having a HP 9000 R390 server with 2 * 9GB internal Hard Disks and one externel DAT drive. I would like to connect an extra external hard disk (36GB) without disturbing the above devices.Also there is provision for adding a hot swap device. So can you kindly provide me the part no. of the full hot swap unit ( 36GB + hot swap accessory bay)?

Regards,
Shreejesh.
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Jesse Dougherty
Honored Contributor

Re: Upgradation of HP 9000 R390 Hard Disk

The cheapest way to do that would slap an A4107A FWD I/O card in the R390 and connect a A3312A Jamaica array up to the card. The Jamaica arrays can hold up to 8 drives but to get to your 36GB you would only need 2 x 18GB drives. Your looking at about $575.00 for that.

a simpler option to get 36GB externally would be to use the same A4107A card and connect it to a 1 x 36GB drive external shoe box but you couldn't add on to that... that would probably run you around $625.00

Hope this helps

Jesse
Cypress Tech
shreejesh
Advisor

Re: Upgradation of HP 9000 R390 Hard Disk

Dear Jesse,

May I get the part no. of 36GB Hard Drive with the external shoebox.
Andrew Rutter
Honored Contributor

Re: Upgradation of HP 9000 R390 Hard Disk

hi,

The biggest disk HP did for the R390 was 18gb as jesse said. This has a part number of A5286A and is a hotplug drive. This would fit in an enclosure like the A3311a or A3312a, both these can take upto 8 drives.

The best way is two of these disks and they can be extended to be the same vg if necessary.

If you want anything else then it will have to be third party disk/enclosure.

Andy
Jesse Dougherty
Honored Contributor

Re: Upgradation of HP 9000 R390 Hard Disk

Sure, you can use an C6401A HP SMART Storage 18GB FWD 1 drive desk top enclosure then swap out the internal 18GB drive with a 36GB drive. You will need to use a FWD drive in the C6401A similar or the same as the A5529A HP 36GB FWD disk drive.
Jesse Dougherty
Honored Contributor

Re: Upgradation of HP 9000 R390 Hard Disk

Shreejesh, did that work for you?