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Ying-Ho Lee
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3rd party SATA drives

I am considering purchasing the ML350 G5 (3.5" drive bay model).

Can someone advise if I can utilise my own (3rd party) 3.5" SATA drives? Are there restrictions on the raid controller to reject drives that aren't from HP?

Where might I find HP's support policy in regard to 3rd party drives?
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Mi6t0
Trusted Contributor

Re: 3rd party SATA drives

Well, the main thing, that will disturb you are the hot-plug HDD cages - they are being sold only by HP and as far as I saw in the forum, they cannot be ordered separately anymore :) So yout non-hp HDDs may get useless...


Regards,
Ying-Ho Lee
Occasional Visitor

Re: 3rd party SATA drives

Thanks for your reply.

I'm aware of the HP drive bay caddies. However, I've seen them on ebay and in Australia, HP still sells them separately, I believe.

Just wanted to know if there is special firmware on the HP OEM drives or not