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DL160G6 - 2 bays in model 490442-421, extendable to 4?

Glenn Matthys
Frequent Advisor

DL160G6 - 2 bays in model 490442-421, extendable to 4?

Hello


I'm looking to buy a HP DL160G6, part number 490442-421 (http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/uk/en/sm/WF06b/15351-15351-3328412-3328421-3328421-3884343-3919180.html)

From what I've been reading this version of the DL160G6 ships only with 2 hot-swap bays, but there is an extension option available, part number 512181-B21 (http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/sg/en/sm/WF06c/A1-329290-64245-64448-64448-254784-3923702.html)

Is that extension part compatible / enough to be able to use 4 hot-swap harddrives in this server?

Thanks,

Glenn
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Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: DL160G6 - 2 bays in model 490442-421, extendable to 4?

Hi!

From the documentation:

NOTE: Installation of the Hot Plug Backplane 1U 2S Kit (512181-B21) is required if ordering third or fourth Hard Drives for Hot Plug models only.

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Glenn Matthys
Frequent Advisor

Re: DL160G6 - 2 bays in model 490442-421, extendable to 4?

Hello


I read that too in the quickspecs, unfortunately it does not say whether or not it's compatible with the server I want (490442-421). Since the quickspec sheet mentions that model has only 2 hot-swap bays, it makes me wonder if it has room voor 2 more additional drives, regardless if it ships with the backplane or not.


Thanks,
Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: DL160G6 - 2 bays in model 490442-421, extendable to 4?

The option kit only works for hot-plug models and the number you have is a hot plug model.

The raid controller doesn't have any problems with four disks.

The documents do not mention any need to change backplanes to get the two extra bays.

Re: DL160G6 - 2 bays in model 490442-421, extendable to 4?

Glenn,

The DL160G6 Hot-plug has always room for 4 disks, only the backplane is 2 or four disks enabled. So you just need to purchase the 4HDD bacplane kit (512181-B21).
You can find illustration (sometimes more useful than words) by downloading the maintenance & service guide
from this location:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/CoreRedirect.jsp?redirectReason=DocIndexPDF&prodSeriesId=3884343&targetPage=http%3A%2F%2Fbizsupport2.austin.hp.com%2Fbc%2Fdocs%2Fsupport%2FSupportManual%2Fc01728029%2Fc01728029.pdf
Glenn Matthys
Frequent Advisor

Re: DL160G6 - 2 bays in model 490442-421, extendable to 4?

Ok, thanks for your time,


Best regards,

Glenn