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Sudeesh
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DVD drive interface type in Rx series servers


Does anyone know what is the interface type of DVD drive shipped with rx series hp servers?

Sudeesh
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Arunvijai_4
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Re: DVD drive interface type in Rx series servers

I think, its SCSI.

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Sudeesh
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Re: DVD drive interface type in Rx series servers

i would like to know more details .. like LVD, DVD or SE ?
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Mugilvannan
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Re: DVD drive interface type in Rx series servers

Try http://www.iodata.com/usa/products/products.php?cat=HNP&sc=AVEL&pId=AVLP2%2FDVDLA
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Gregory Fruth
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Re: DVD drive interface type in Rx series servers

Look it up in ioscan or xstm. On my ZX6000
(similar to an RX2600) the DVD drive is an
IDE Teac DW-28e.
Torsten.
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Re: DVD drive interface type in Rx series servers

It depends on the server model. In some models IDE drives are used, in others SCSI drives. (Some of them are a combination of an IDE drive with a SCSI converter).

Hope this helps!
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timmy b.
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Re: DVD drive interface type in Rx series servers

Sudeesh,
Tell us which model server you are seeking information about, we'll tell you what you want to know.

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Sudeesh
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Re: DVD drive interface type in Rx series servers

All,
Thank you for your responses.

I too checked one of the rx2600 and the drive is IDE.

My original query was related to a question asked to me during HP-CSA(I cleared it!!).

What is the compatible SCSI interface for a DVD-ROM attached to rx series system ... if i remember correct, the options where:
1.SE
2. LVD
3. HVD
4. HV Single ended

Looks like its time for HP modify this question.

Sudeesh
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Vincent Farrugia
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Re: DVD drive interface type in Rx series servers

Hello,

The answer in that case should be LVD, I guess.

If you install HPUX 11.23 on your rx2600, from ioscan you should find that your drive has SCSI ID 2, so it is seen as a SCSI device from your machine. Whether it is a pure SCSI device or whether your drive is IDE with a SCSI convertor, the fact remains that your drive is seen by your machine as SCSI, and that's what counts at the end of the day.

My answer of LVD derives from the fact that nowadays, LVD is de-facto standard, the rest have been obsoleted long ago.

HTH,
Vince
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Sudeesh
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Re: DVD drive interface type in Rx series servers

Me too selected LVD for the question and looks like that was wrong.

Is there anyone who know the answer?

Anyone from HP education here?


Sudeesh
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Prashant (I am Back)
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Re: DVD drive interface type in Rx series servers

Hi,

Rx 2600
comes with
--------------------(A)--------------------
IDE controller Ultra ATA-100 capable controller
Supports one IDE optical drive (CD/DVD)

--------------------(B)-------------------
SCSI controller Two Ultra 320 SCSI channels
One external SCSI port (rear panel):
â ¢ 68-pin standard, high density SCSI connector
â ¢ Must use cables designated as U320-capable with U320 devices
â ¢ 12 m maximum bus length
â ¢ SCSI ID:
â ¢may not use SCSI ID 2 when a drive is installed in internal bay 2
â ¢may use SCSI ID 2 for the external port if there is no drive in bay 2
â ¢ Termination:
â ¢must be terminated if there are devices attached
â ¢must not be terminated if no devices are attached (automatically
terminates if no devices are attached)
â ¢ Device support:
â ¢LVD devices
â ¢Legacy SE devices
â ¢SE, narrow devices
---------------------------------------------

Hope this explains. It from HP documents so no doubt.

REgards,
Prashant S.
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timmy b.
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Re: DVD drive interface type in Rx series servers

The DVD is IDE.

The controller on the baseboard is located at U6501, and is a Silicon Image SiL649C.

The controller connects to the DVD I/O board on J9006. The DVD itself connects directly to the DVD I/O board.

Tim
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Sudeesh
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Re: DVD drive interface type in Rx series servers

Prashanth and tim, thanks for your valuable information. As i said in earlier post i too confirmed, its an IDE device these days.
I am sure, in the exam question IDE was not an option to select. Now the question is, what answer HP expect other than IDE?



Sudeesh
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Prashant (I am Back)
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Re: DVD drive interface type in Rx series servers

Hi,

Try to put up your request on this page
http://h50022.www5.hp.com/contact_hpi_president.asp

or mail to
mailto:prasad.radhakrishnan@hp.com

Following are for indian education team.
Don't forget to assign points.

Regards,
Prashant S.
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Zygmunt Krawczyk
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Solution

Re: DVD drive interface type in Rx series servers

Hi,

IDE DVD is on models:
rx1600, rx1620, rx2600, rx2620, rx4640

SCSI SE narrow DVD is on models:
rx7620 and rx8620
Actually the SCSI controller is LVD Wide SCSI, but with DVD it runs with SE mode.

Regards,
Zygmunt
Sudeesh
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Re: DVD drive interface type in Rx series servers

Thanks for the responses.

Zygmunt answer puts some more light. Now there is a possibility, the answer to the actual question is SE.

I shall try to contact HP certification team.


Sudeesh
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Sudeesh
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Re: DVD drive interface type in Rx series servers

see above.....
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