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HP Proliant ML110 G6

 
husky55
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HP Proliant ML110 G6

the HP in the title came with an Intel i540 cpu and I assume Intel chipset. It has a DVD reader burner with sata connection.

the SATA controller has 4 sata connectors for HD and 2 (1 used for the DVD) blue sata for CD-DVD drive.

 

I have used up the 4 SATA connectors for HD. My question is "Can I remove the DVD and use the SATA connector for additional HD?"  From reading and googling, I think for AMD based Proliant the answer is no, one would need a hacked BIOS to use the additional sata connectors. For Intel based MB and chipset I did not find a good answer. The bios did not clearly showed the difference and config of the SATA connectors.

 

I would appreciate an answer as I am running out of HD sata connectors. I guess I could add a PCI sata controller to the MB and solve my problem that way but I want to do the simple switch if I could since I have no use for the DVD.

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Suman_1978
HPE Pro

Re: HP Proliant ML110 G6

Hi,

 

This server you have, I guess its Intel Core processor i3-540 (3.06 GHz, 73 W, 4MB, 1333, HT) on Intel 3420 chipset with Integrated 6 ports SATA controller (4 ports available for Hard Disks).

 

Refer to this storage configuration for this server:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c01932942

 

According to the controller specs it supports only 4 hard drives.

So I guess remaining two ports are for DVD drives only.



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husky55
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Re: HP Proliant ML110 G6

Thank you for replying. That is my server. I had added extra memory to it but left everything intact. I had hoped that there was a BIOS setting allowing the use of the DVD SATA for Hard Drive.

 

I intend to add a PCI SATA controller to the motherboard to allow for more HDs..Hopefully the power supply is up to the task.

Re: HP Proliant ML110 G6

 

 

The HP Smart Array B110i controller, which is not real hardware RAID, can support upto four hard drives. Hence the optical drive port is not usable for a hard drive.

 

For additional drives to be connected to the server, use HP Smart Array controller such as the Smart Array P212 Controller, which also supports SAS hard drives / tape drives, or HP SC11Xe Ultra320 Single Channel/ PCIe x4 SCSI Host Bus Adapter which supports SCSI tapes only, no RAID support.

 

Regards,

 

Vijayasarathy

I work for HPE
Views expressed herein are my personal opinion and is not the views of HPE

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