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8 SATA Non Hot Plug Drives in ProLiant ML 150 G6?

 
ManBearP1g
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8 SATA Non Hot Plug Drives in ProLiant ML 150 G6?

So thanks to some help from members of this forum, I'm successfully up and running with ESXI 5 on my slightly modified ProLiant ML150 G6.  My system:

 

HP ProLiant ML150 G6 Tower Server System Intel Xeon E5506 2.13GHz

 

to which I added:

 

4 x Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

 

6 x Kingston 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM ECC Registered DDR3 1333 Server Memory SR x4 w/TS 1.35V Intel Model KVR1333D3LS4R9S/4GI

 

1 x HP Smart Array P410 8PORT PCI Express X8 SAS Low Profile RAID Controller with 256MB Cache (462862-B21).

 

Things were going along just fine, and I decided to add another 4 x 1TB of storage to the box.  After all, it had an empty bay, and I wanted to install and run FreeNAS and separate my apps from my data.  So I went off and ordered another:

 

4 x Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

 

along with the extra cage (519734-001) to keep them all cozy in the server chassis.

 

I installed the drives and attached the Internal SAS/SATA 4 Port Cable Kit (487734-B21) to my new drives.  It was about this time that I realized I was missing the four-outlet power cable that is required to supply my new drives with power.  The power supply has only one four-outlet power cable for hard drives, which is of course in use powering my original four drives.

 

What to do?  I hope that someone here can point me to an extension cable that I can run off one of the connectors on the original four-outlet cable and provide power to my drives.  I’m afraid that I’ll be told that it’s very bad to power 8 drives off one cable and that I have to purchase a new power supply that supports two four-outlet cables if I want to be able to make use of the additional four drives.

 

From the product specs:

 

Maximum Internal Storage
One of the following depending on Model SATA 24.0TB (8 x 3TB 3.5") SATA SAS 24.0TB (8 x 3TB 3.5") SAS NOTE: HP Smart Array B110i SATA RAID controller support for a single logical drive is limited to 2TB.
NOTE: Support for more than 4 hard drives requires the purchase of one (1) Hot-plug hard drive cage (P/N: 487737-B21), one (1) HP 750W Common Slot Gold Hot Plug Power Supply Kit (P/N: 512327-B21), one (1) Redundant Power Supply Enablement Kit (P/N: 508544-B21) and HP Smart Array P410 Controller (if not already part of the configuration).
NOTE: Supports up to eight (8) SAS/SATA hard drives via 2nd hot plug hard disk drive cage, 750W CS HE Power Supply, Redundant Power Supply Enablement Kit and HP Smart Array P410 Controller.
NOTE:HP NHP Internal SAS/SATA 4 Port Cable Kit (487734-B21) is required when adding Smart Array P410 Controller on Non-Hot Plug SATA/SAS server models.

 

Can anyone point me in the right direction?  Is there any way for me to avoid buying another power supply if I want to run 8 non hot plug SATA drives?