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DL380 G7 SFF and LFF drive questions

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DL380 G7 SFF and LFF drive questions



We have a DL380 G7 with two 8 bay SFF drive cages which are unpopulated. Can you populate both cages of SFF and have drives recognized?


I am considering buying the LFF cage (496075-001) and backplane (496079-001) kits as a replacement as LFF drives come in more varieties from a size, speed, and cost perspective.


Has anyone dealt with similar setups?



Jan Soska
Honored Contributor

Re: DL380 G7 SFF and LFF drive questions


If you have already 2 SFF cages, they should be connected to backplane. If you want to be sure, there is easy way to confirm it - if you have one free SSF disk form other servers - just put it to all slots and check if it is recognized..


Regarding LFF cages - I am afraid you can not mix SFF and LFF in one DL380 G7. I think you can completely replacy SFF with LFF, but it could by more costly then you SFF disks (which are currently available with 900GB size!)