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HP PL DL180 G6, backplane, P420, SATA3

 
ArnoldMo
Occasional Contributor

HP PL DL180 G6, backplane, P420, SATA3

Hi,
We have a DL180 G6 with three 850 1 TB EVO disks and p212 controller (we are using the Adapter Tray from 3.5 to 2.5)
The current speed is kind of slow, and ACU shows that the drives are connected via 3Gb/s link

As the P420 is SSD optimized and a much faster card it should improve the speeds
The question is those the card support the SATA 6Gb/s speed and those the backplane affect it (as I understand it's just a pass-through)
http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=c04111534

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Sbrown
Valued Contributor

Re: HP PL DL180 G6, backplane, P420, SATA3

Depending on which backplane you have. the sas-expander ones may not handle 6gbp/s but the straight through models will handle 6gbps.

 

Although unsupported, I do run a P420 on a dl180 G6 using ESXi very succesfully. Heat issues are primarily why the p420 is not good to use in unsupported servers! I think that is why they came out with the P430 to address

ArnoldMo
Occasional Contributor

Re: HP PL DL180 G6, backplane, P420, SATA3

So we bought the controller and... The expander is limiting it to 3gbps

I think we will just buy a micro server and stuff it in

BK_HPE
LSW

Re: HP PL DL180 G6, backplane, P420, SATA3

Hello @ArnoldMo
 
For a MicroServer, I recommend looking at the HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 series, which has Smart Array B120i storage controller that supports up to 6Gb/s SATA drive.   When you click on the link above, I would then click on the “Select a Model” tab to see the models that are available.
 
Another option is I am happy to connect you to an HP Server specialist, which can go over server options and configurations that will meet your business needs.  Please let me know if this is a direction you would like to go.
I am an HP employee in the ISS, Storage and Networking group, and I love helping our customers. If my post helps you, please mark it as an Accepted Solution. If you need further insight into HP Solutions, please send me a private message or contact an HP Solutions Expert.
Jimmy Vance
HPE Pro

Re: HP PL DL180 G6, backplane, P420, SATA3


BK_HP wrote:
Hello @ArnoldMo
 
For a MicroServer, I recommend looking at the HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 series, which has Smart Array B120i storage controller that supports up to 6Gb/s SATA drive.  

Be sure to read the Microserver Gen8 Quickspecs, ports 1 and 2 are 6Gb/s, ports 3 and 4 or only 3Gb/s

 

Page 3 on the quickspecs

http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=c04128132

Storage Controller HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i Controller

NOTE: HDD bays 1 and 2 support 6.0Gb/s SATA. HDD bays 3 and 4 support 3.0Gb/s SATA.




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BK_HPE
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Re: HP PL DL180 G6, backplane, P420, SATA3

Jimmy,
 
Thank you for the clarification Jimmy. 
I am an HP employee in the ISS, Storage and Networking group, and I love helping our customers. If my post helps you, please mark it as an Accepted Solution. If you need further insight into HP Solutions, please send me a private message or contact an HP Solutions Expert.