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Adding capacity to ML330 G6

 
pkfox
Advisor

Adding capacity to ML330 G6

Hi all, I have a HP Proliant ML330 G6 which has a P410 raid controller, at present it is fitted with two dual port 300 gb SAS drives, my question is can I add two more drives and set them up as a separate logical drive ? I was thinking of a pair of 1 tb SAS drives configured as RAID 1.
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f_silva
HPE Pro

Re: Adding capacity to ML330 G6

Hi,

 

Yes, the controller out memory cache support up to two logical drivers, below Technical Specifications

 

Technical Specifications

Dimensions (not including bracket) Low Profile PCIe Form Factor: 7.5 in x 9.5 in x 2.25 in (19.05 cm x 24.13 cm x 5.72 cm)

Disk Drive and Enclosure Interface Transfer rate: 6Gb/s SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) 3Gb/s SATA (Serial ATA)

 

SAS Connectors: 2 internal (Mini-SAS) x8 wide port connectors

 

Cache Memory Speed: DDR2-800MHz with 40 or 72-bit wide bus provides up to 4.2 GB/s maximum bandwidth.

 

Server Interface: x8 5G PCIe 2.0 provides 4GB/s maximum bandwidth

 

SAS Speed: x8 6Gb/s SAS provides 4.8GB/s maximum bandwidth

 

Cache Memory: 40-bit 256MB ECC protected cache (72-bit 512MB BBWC or 72-bit 512MB and 1G FBWC module upgrades available); transportable with battery-backed or flash upgrade

 

Logical Drives Supported: Zero Memory, Up to 2 logical volumes  -  256MB cache and greater, Up to 64 logical volumes

 

Host Memory Addressing: 64-bit, supporting greater than 4GB server memory space

 

RAID Support:  RAID 6, 6+0 (Advanced Data Guarding)
NOTE: RAID 6, 6+0 can be enabled with either

  • Minimum of 256 MB cache, Battery kit and Smart Array Advanced Pack License key option upgrades
  • Minimum of 512 MB BBWC/FBWC and Smart Array Advanced Pack License key option upgrades
  • RAID 5, 5+0 (Distributed Data Guarding)

NOTE: A minimum or 256 MB cache and battery are required to enable RAID 5, 5+0 support of the Smart Array P410iRAID 1+0 (Striping & Mirroring) RAID 0 (Striping)

 

Upgradeable Firmware:  Upgradeable Firmware with recovery ROM feature

 

For more details, see the quickspecs:

http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/productbulletin.html#spectype=worldwide&type=html&docid=13201

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pkfox
Advisor

Re: Adding capacity to ML330 G6

Hi there, thanks for your help, I'm not a hardware man so reading the specs doesn't help me much, am I right in thinking I can physically add two drives into the vacant bays and run ACU to create a new Array ?
f_silva
HPE Pro

Re: Adding capacity to ML330 G6

ok... As to the add new drivers, no problem you can create new Array with your two new HDDs in raid 1 or 0.

Thanks and regards, I work for Hewlett Packard Enterprise - HPE
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Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Adding capacity to ML330 G6

The keypoint of the specs above is this:

Logical Drives Supported: Zero Memory, Up to 2 logical volumes - 256MB cache and greater, Up to 64 logical volumes



Without a cache module you can create 2 logical drives.

Insert the new drives, use ACU to create a new logical drive.

 

 

Open the link to the quickspecs above and check what drives are supported.

 

Open the "Related Options" section.

 

http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/productbulletin.html#spectype=worldwide&type=html&docid=13201


Hope this helps!
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pkfox
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Re: Adding capacity to ML330 G6

Ok thanks, so all I need to do is insert the new drives into the bays, reboot and then run ACU to create a new logical drive ? sounds straightforward enough so it probably isn't - thanks very much

pkfox
Advisor

Re: Adding capacity to ML330 G6

Hello and thanks, how do I find out if I have the memory you mention 256mb is this on the RAID controller ?

Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Adding capacity to ML330 G6

Open ACU from windows and check the controller. You will see the cache size there.

Reboot is not needed after inserting the disks. Just do this online.

Hope this helps!
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pkfox
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Re: Adding capacity to ML330 G6

Excellent thanks very much