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HP 320 G5p server SAS to SATA?

Bloomerfan
Occasional Visitor

HP 320 G5p server SAS to SATA?

I've made a mistake. I have ordered a HP 320 G5p server with SAS drives however I missed that the software I am loading are only compatible with SATA drives. Anything I can do outside of sending the server back? Any help is appreciated.
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KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: HP 320 G5p server SAS to SATA?

I don't get what you mean by

"I missed that the software I am loading are only compatible with SATA drives."

?????

would you mind to specify a little more in order to help you out
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
Bloomerfan
Occasional Visitor

Re: HP 320 G5p server SAS to SATA?

I looked at the server technical specs however this was located in a seperate section. Quote from server specs "All standard HW platforms must have SATA drives. If you attempt to install a standard software on a server with a SCSI drives it will attempt to install as a 760 system and fail."
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: HP 320 G5p server SAS to SATA?

sorry

but I don't still what you want and about that you added this server does not support SCSI drive so you won't that message

well I can tell you if you bought a server with SAS HDDs you must have a HBA SAS controller or smart array controller which will support the SAS HDDs

usually this server comes with SATA HDDs and the Embedded SATA controller

check which controller your server got and install the OS

basically the difference between SAS and SATA is performance / capacity / price

bye
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
Bloomerfan
Occasional Visitor

Re: HP 320 G5p server SAS to SATA?

This is the server that I have....HP ProLiant DL320 G5p Server
Dual-Core Intel® Xeon® processor E3120 (3.16GHz,
6MB L2 cache, 65 Watts, 1333MHz FSB)
HP 4GB Unbuffered Advanced ECC PC2-6400 DDR
4x1GB Memory
Integrated Intel® 82801GR Serial ATA Host Controller
HP 2-Bay Drive Cage (1U)
HP 300GB Hot Plug 3.5 SAS 15,000 rpm Hard Drive
HP 300GB Hot Plug 3.5 SAS 15,000 rpm Hard Drive
HP Smart Array E200/128 BBWC Controller
Embedded NC326i Dual Port Gigabit Server Adapter

Says software can't be loaded on a server with SCSI drives. Can I change the HD's out fron SAS to SATA drives. I should have ordered it with SATA drives...however I never dreamed the software wouldn't support SCSI drives.
Ken Henault
Honored Contributor

Re: HP 320 G5p server SAS to SATA?

While the server can support SAS and SATA drives it shouldn't make a difference to the application. The controller does not present the physical disks, it presents the logical disks created by the RAID controller. Either way, the disks will look the same to the application.

SAS has the added benefits of improved reliability and performance.
Ken Henault
Infrastructure Architect
HP