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Anthony Baldini
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6i controller on DL380G4

Can a 6i controller only manage the 6 internal disk trays or can it manage an MSA30 tray also?

Thanks.
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amhakassa
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Re: 6i controller on DL380G4

Ji Anthony,

Yes it does support the MSA 30 tray. Here is the suppoted MSA's
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12030_na/12030_na.HTML#Product Highlights

Regards
Amha Kassa
amhakassa
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Re: 6i controller on DL380G4

Hi Anthony,

Yes it does support the MSA 30 tray. Here is the suppoted MSA's
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12030_na/12030_na.HTML#Product Highlights

Regards
Amha Kassa
Anthony Baldini
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Re: 6i controller on DL380G4

Thanks for the fast replies!
How many disks can a 6i manage then? When would a 620x card be more appropriate?
Doug de Werd
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Re: 6i controller on DL380G4

The Smart 61 can support up to 20 drives. here are the specs for all of the Smart Controllers:

http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/proliantstorage/arraycontrollers/index.html

However, I would strongly suggest using a Smart 640x for anything more than a few drives, and especially if you need better performance. The 6i is primarily intended as a simple way to provide RAID for a few drives, for example a mirror set for the boot volume for the OS.

If you want max performance, get the 640x. It has a larger cache and runs on a faster bus.

Thanks,
Doug
Expert in ProLiant Clusters
Anthony Baldini
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Re: 6i controller on DL380G4

Thanks for all the replies!