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Acquiring USB 2.0 PCI card for Proliant DL385 G1

 
Jarno Muntto
Occasional Advisor

Acquiring USB 2.0 PCI card for Proliant DL385 G1

Hi,
Seems that our packaged cluster proliant DL 385 (G1) has only USB 1.1. We need to ran backups using usb dat drive, so usb 1.1 is bit slow for it. Which PCI cards should we buy for this type of server?

I found one thread from this forum where Adaptec usb card was recommended, however seems that Adaptec is not selling usb products anymore.

Are there some other cards that HP recommends for proliant?
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Víctor Cespón
Honored Contributor

Re: Acquiring USB 2.0 PCI card for Proliant DL385 G1

The compatibility table:

http://www.hp.com/products1/storage/compatibility/tapebackup/ISS/Detail/16-0030-0063.html says the following:

To connect the HP StorageWorks DAT 72 USB to the HP ProLiant Servers the USB2connect 3100LP - Adaptec PCI USB2 HBA orderable from Adaptec must be used. Please note that Windows operating systems only are supported by this card.

HP StorageWorks DAT 72 USB Internal Tape Drive (Carbonite)
NOTE: HP recommends combining this tape drive with the 1U USB Rack-Mount kit (A8007A) for a complete rack-mount solution.
NOTE: Requires purchase of the Adaptec USB2connect 3100LP USB adapter available at http://www.adaptec.com. Microsoft Windows support only
Jarno Muntto
Occasional Advisor

Re: Acquiring USB 2.0 PCI card for Proliant DL385 G1

Yes this was the same article that i've found also. Problem is that adapted is not selling them any more.

http://www.adaptec.com/en-US/products/_eol/usb/adapters/AUA-3100LP/index.htm

"status: Discontinued"
Víctor Cespón
Honored Contributor

Re: Acquiring USB 2.0 PCI card for Proliant DL385 G1

Have you contacted HP parts department? If the recommended part is not available, there should be an alternative, as long as the Quickspecs say that you can connect the drive, HP must provide a way to do it.
Jarno Muntto
Occasional Advisor

Re: Acquiring USB 2.0 PCI card for Proliant DL385 G1

I've called HP server support but all they had listed, was this same discontined Adaptec model.

I've not contacted "HP parts department". Do you have contact information for them?