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Bad battery on Smart Array 5i - DL380 G3 - Can I upgrade the SA card?

 
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webnetwiz
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Bad battery on Smart Array 5i - DL380 G3 - Can I upgrade the SA card?

I have a DL380 G3 with an SA 5i that has a bad battery, so write caching has been disabled. I wanted to find out whether it's easy to replace the battery module (are they sold on ebay if HP no longer sells them?), or can I upgrade to a newer SA card, and will it be able to inherit my logical drive configuration. The server is running Windows 2008 server.

TIA,

David.
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Rajashekar Chintakunta
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Re: Bad battery on Smart Array 5i - DL380 G3 - Can I upgrade the SA card?

Hi David,

The replacement spare part for the battery is: 260740-001 Battery : 4.8V NiMH battery pack board - 360mAh, Battery Backed Write Cache (BBWC) enabler for Smart Array 5i Plus controller.

I checked in http://partsurfer.hp.com/ and that part is available in stock for ordering.

To replace the battery refer the Service and Maintainance guide for DL380 G3 page 42: http://bizsupport2.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00065010/c00065010.pdf

Hope this information helps you.

Regards,
Raj.
Rajashekar Chintakunta
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Re: Bad battery on Smart Array 5i - DL380 G3 - Can I upgrade the SA card?

Hi David,

Previously forgot to mention about the upgrade to a newer SA card. Yes, you could upgrade to a newer SA card and it will inherit the logical drive configuration.

You could go for any of the below SA cards, no seperate drivers are required for windows 2008:

Smart Array 5302/128 Controller 283552-B21
Smart Array 5304/256 Controller 283551-B21
Smart Array 6402/128 Controller 273915-B21
Smart Array 641 Controller 291966-B21
Smart Array 642 Controller 291967-B21

Regrads,
Raj.
webnetwiz
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Re: Bad battery on Smart Array 5i - DL380 G3 - Can I upgrade the SA card?

Thanks Rajashekar! This is exactly the information I was looking for! I appreciate all your help!