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DL580 G5 w/ 8 SAS Drives in RAID

Ash Minhas
Occasional Visitor

DL580 G5 w/ 8 SAS Drives in RAID

Hi guys


I am kinda new to the world of HP and am getting really confused here :(

I need to spec a DL580 G5 to be a SQL server.

Now ideally I want to put 4 RAID1 pairs in it. hence use the 8 drive slots as standard.

Now i believe that this model comes with an embedded P400i controller inside. Now upon looking at the spec for that controller i think it says that it supports up to 6 drives. Is that correct? Would i need to buy another controller?

Any advice would be appreciated thanks.
3 REPLIES
juan quesada
Respected Contributor

Re: DL580 G5 w/ 8 SAS Drives in RAID

hi,

P400/P400i -Eight (8) SAS physical links distributed across 2 internal x4 wide port connectors.

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12400_div/12400_div.html
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: DL580 G5 w/ 8 SAS Drives in RAID

hi

ask Juan quesada says you don't need another controller don't worry

check this page 48
http://bizsupport.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01062643/c01062643.pdf

you would need another controller if you want to add another 8 or less HDDs in the other cage.

maybe you read this
he SA-P400 Controller supports up to 18 drives depending on the server implementation. The SA-P400i Controller supports up to 6 drives depending on the server implementation
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http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12400_na/12400_na.html

but it does not apply for this Dl580 G5

regards
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Ash Minhas
Occasional Visitor

Re: DL580 G5 w/ 8 SAS Drives in RAID

Many Thanks guys!


Yes you are right Karlo I read the specifications for the P400i controller. But still why dont they write 8 drives on the quick spec then. HP make this cofusing :(