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DL185 G5 - Support for 10 x 300Gb Disks

Grant P
Advisor

DL185 G5 - Support for 10 x 300Gb Disks


Hi all wonder if you can help here

I have a DL185 G5 but when i have 10 x 300Gb disks installed it only recognises 8 and the 2x 72Gb disks for the OS.

is this a limitation of the server, disk controller?

it says in the quick specs only 8 are supported on the 300Gb disks so i am wondering if this is a limitation or is there a work around for this short fall?

thanks
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KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: DL185 G5 - Support for 10 x 300Gb Disks

hi

which server model you have?

8 Disk - 12 Disk - 14 disk?

and also which controller you have?

regards
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
Grant P
Advisor

Re: DL185 G5 - Support for 10 x 300Gb Disks



Hi
I am using the 12 disk model with 10 300 GB disks and 2x72Gb mirriresd for the OS

thanks for your quick reply

G
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: DL185 G5 - Support for 10 x 300Gb Disks

so having 12 HDDs is only recognizing 10 which bays are failing?
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
Grant P
Advisor

Re: DL185 G5 - Support for 10 x 300Gb Disks



Hi I am not sure it is the bay that is failing because in the quick specs it says that the DL185 only supports up to 8 x 300Gb disks but i suppose i am wondering if this is a controller limitation or something.

i dont think this is a problem with unrecognised drives or an error i think it is a limitation of the server but it does not say this in the quick specs.

it does however say that it ony supports up to 8x300Gb SAS drives and i was just wondering if someone else has experienced this.

thanks King
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: DL185 G5 - Support for 10 x 300Gb Disks

well e200 supports up to 8 and P400 up to 18 depending on server configuration.

so I think your server will work OK with P400 for 12 HDDs maybe it's a bay issue
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
Grant P
Advisor

Re: DL185 G5 - Support for 10 x 300Gb Disks

thanks loads i will try this and let you know if it works