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Simon_Geary
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HP DL360 G7 optional DVD drive

Hi,

I have a shiny new DL360 G7 with the optional DVD drive, part number 532066-B21. It doesn't fit due to the little metal bit at the rear of the drive, and the installation guide appears to be for a G6 server. There is also no way to run the SATA cable to the motherboard on a G7 without ripping out some metal on the hard drive backplane. Has anyone been able to install this part in a G7? The part number was taken from the Quick Specs so I'm sure I have the right part.
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gregersenj
HPE Pro

Re: HP DL360 G7 optional DVD drive

I have not tried it myself, but have you read the userguide?
It's pretty good.

http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c02065265/c02065265.pdf

Start at Page 49.

BR
/jag
Simon_Geary
Advisor

Re: HP DL360 G7 optional DVD drive

I have read that guide. The DVD install screenshots are from the G6 I am fairly certain. That diagram at the top of page 52, not a G7, there is a big bit of metal in the way in the G7 that prevents the SATA cable being run in that way. Hard to put into words, but the drive just doesn't fit.
gregersenj
HPE Pro

Re: HP DL360 G7 optional DVD drive

Odd.

I tried to search on the Option number, and it list the G6 only.

But if I search on the spare part numbers for the DVD tray and drive.

Both the G6 and G7 is listet.

Can't you route the cable another way?

BR
/jag
Simon_Geary
Advisor

Re: HP DL360 G7 optional DVD drive

Nope, there is a metal backplane welded to the back of the harddrive backplane. In any case, the drive itself just doesn't fit in the slot because of the metal bit jutting out the back. I have a feeling they just included the G6 DVD in the G7 Quick Specs but it simply doesn't fit. Time to order an external drive I think.
gregersenj
HPE Pro
Solution

Re: HP DL360 G7 optional DVD drive

Do you have the optional HDD backplane?
=HDD's at the Top?

Page 49, say no go on, that!!

BR
/jag
gregersenj
HPE Pro

Re: HP DL360 G7 optional DVD drive

Chekked backplane p/n's in part surfer, its the same in G6 and G7.

as mentioned. Read Page 49.
Optical drive is no go, if you got the optional, upper backplane installed.

BR
/jag
Simon_Geary
Advisor

Re: HP DL360 G7 optional DVD drive

Thanks a lot, that looks to be my exact problem. I didn't order the extra hard drive backplane but on closer look at the base model I ordered (579239-001) it includes support for 8 drives, and hence comes with the extra backplane. Good spot, and thanks again for the help.
gregersenj
HPE Pro

Re: HP DL360 G7 optional DVD drive

You're welcome.

If you don't use the upper backplane.
Then you could remove it.

BR
/jag