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ML310e G8 with SmartArray B120i doesn't detect 2TB hard drives

passt
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ML310e G8 with SmartArray B120i doesn't detect 2TB hard drives

Recently I purchased a ProLiant ML310e Gen8. This server comes along with an internal SmartArray B120i and a 500GB SATA hard drive. In addition I got 2x 2TB hard drives (HP 600 GB SAS 507616-B21) which I want to use as a RAID1.

Unfortunately those 2x hard drives aren't detected by the smartarray controller, the 500GB without any problems.

 

Is it possible that those 2TB drives won't work with the smartarray B120i?

 

Do I need a different smartarray controllier for those drives?

 

If so, does the drive bay of the ML310e  work with this new controller still?

 

 

Peter

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Codebold
Occasional Contributor

Re: ML310e G8 with SmartArray B120i doesn't detect 2TB hard drives

Unfortunately I can't tell you why your 2TB hard drives do not work.

 

But i have a RAID 1 array with two 3TB (WD RED) disks running on a ML310e and the B120i did recognize them correctly. So the B120i should definetely be able to handle 2TB hard drives.

 

Maybe you could provide a little more information to the community (which hard drive model, can you see the disks in the ACU, ...).

passt
Occasional Visitor

Re: ML310e G8 with SmartArray B120i doesn't detect 2TB hard drives

Hard drives are 2TB SAS

HP model: MB2000FBUCL

P/N: 638521-001

 

No, the drives aren't detected in the array configuration utility.

 

Unfortunately I don't have any other computer where I can test those drives.

Jimmy Vance
HPE Pro

Re: ML310e G8 with SmartArray B120i doesn't detect 2TB hard drives

The B120i is a SATA controller, it doesn't support SAS drives. If you want to use SAS drives, you will need to add in a "P" series Smart Array controller as they support both SAS and SATA.

 

 




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riyadhmay
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Re: ML310e G8 with SmartArray B120i doesn't detect 2TB hard drives

Sorry to jump in but i have a similar problem with same server except the hdd is 3tb which the raid sees but in windows server 2008 std it will only allow me to create a 2tb partition the balance 700gb is available but i cannot create or do anything as all options are greyed out fyi for the 2tb to be seen it has to be setup in the raid first even if its a single drive