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Advice on Raid Levels on ML350p Gen8

Andrew Swift_1
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Advice on Raid Levels on ML350p Gen8

We are looking to purchase the above and need to have 3 hot swap drives in a raid 5 array.

 

In previous ML models you had to upgrade the onboard array controller with ram and a battery to achieve this successfully.

 

Is this the case with the P420 controller in the ML350p Gen8.

 

Many thanks for the advice.

 

Andrew

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Re: Advice on Raid Levels on ML350p Gen8

For the HP Smart Array P420 controller, a cache module of 512 MB FBWC is required to create a
RAID 5, 5+0.

 

You may refer to the server’s QuickSpecs, section Technical Specifications > HP Smart Array P420i Controller for more information. It is locatable at the following link:

 

http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/14226_div/14226_div.html

 

 

Regards,

 

Vijayasarathy

I work for HPE
Views expressed herein are my personal opinion and is not the views of HPE
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