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Weird FATA drive info

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Weird FATA drive info

I just came across a refurbished FATA drive with some sort of mismatched info about it:  caddy label says "1TB SPARE: 671148-001"; original (large) drive label says "MB2000FAMYV, 507613-002, 9JX248-035" (googling those shows a lot of "2TB" results); a couple of HP "hologram" labels show "AG691"; finally, CV-EVA says "NB1000DCLAL".

This HPE doc says bare drive assembly number 507613-002 is either a 2TB or the NB1000DCLAL/AG691B/671148-001 1TB drive, both "as assembled": https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docLocale=en_US&docId=emr_na-a00061522en_us

Is this usual?  And what does "as assembled" mean?

Thank you.

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Re: Weird FATA drive info


yes, this is usual.

If you have a Failed 1TB drive and need a replacement, it can be that HPE is unable to get 1TB Drives, because these drives are no longer available on the market.
In this case, they give you a higher (2TB) drive as a replacement, sometimes they are formatted down to the smaller size.

But don't worry, if the Spare Part# is the same, you can use it.

The Assembly# is an HPE Internal (Factory) Number, only the Spare Part Number on the Handle counts for replacements.




I'm not an HPE employee, so I can be wrong.