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How many Raids can I have on Storage Controller HP Smart Array P420i/1G ?

 
Hocke
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How many Raids can I have on Storage Controller HP Smart Array P420i/1G ?

I have a HP proliant ML350P Gen8 XE e5-2630 2.3-15mb server with  Storage Controller HP Smart Array P420i/1G !

 

 

For the moment I have 2 raids with 3 disk in each and I want to add a third raid with raid 4+0 (4disks) on the same Storage Controller!

 

 

The manual says: SAS SATA storage with RAID 0/1/10/5/6, but Im not sure how to read that correct

Can I add a third raid 4+0 (4disks)  and use the same controller?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Torsten.
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Re: How many Raids can I have on Storage Controller HP Smart Array P420i/1G ?

The question is how to do this.

 

The ML350p Gen8 has either a 6 disk LFF or 8 disk SFF cage.

 

Fir connecting up to 3 cages into this server, you need to "expand" the SAS connections. In earlier server models there was a sas expander card used, but here you need optional expander disk backplanes to connect like this:

(the user guide has all information)

 

ML350p Gen8 Server User Guide.jpg

 

 

You can have up to 24 sff disks installed, the controller can manage up to 64 logical drives, if a cache module is installed.


Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Jimmy Vance
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Re: How many Raids can I have on Storage Controller HP Smart Array P420i/1G ?

Logical Drives Supported Zero Memory for embedded controller supports up to 2 logical volumes

512MB cache and greater, Up to 64 logical volumes

 

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Hocke
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Re: How many Raids can I have on Storage Controller HP Smart Array P420i/1G ?

Thanks for the reply!

 

Now I have 1 cage with 2 raid in!

I only need add 1 more cage for the third raid, if I only use 2 cages, do I need optional expander disk backplanes?

Torsten.
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Re: How many Raids can I have on Storage Controller HP Smart Array P420i/1G ?

You need cage and backplane (as a kit), see the user guide!

 

http://partsurfer.hp.com/ShowPhoto.aspx?partnumber=693610-001


Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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