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ML330 G2 500Gb Drive Install RAID

Dean Richman
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ML330 G2 500Gb Drive Install RAID

I am attempting to install a pair of 500Gb ATA drives in a ML330 G2 as RAID 1 on a 5i controller. Upon running the RAID array configure utility, the drives show up as 131Gb drives. I ran the Firmware upgrade utility and it (and BIOS) is up to date. Is this possible or are the drives just too big?
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Oleg Koroz
Honored Contributor

Re: ML330 G2 500Gb Drive Install RAID

ML330 G2 as RAID 1 on a 5i controller ????
5i ??
Dean Richman
Occasional Visitor

Re: ML330 G2 500Gb Drive Install RAID

Proliant ML 300G2 Server
Smart Array 5i ATA RAID Controller
2ea - Maxtor 500Gb ATA Hard drives

I want to mirror the 2 drives so it appears as a single 500Gb drive (actually, a 40Gb OS partition and the remainder as a data drive)
Prashant (I am Back)
Honored Contributor

Re: ML330 G2 500Gb Drive Install RAID

Hi,

SA 5i controller as ATA. are you sure, because i have not used 5i with ata drives.

Refer to link which talks about 5i
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/10890_div/10890_div.HTML

Prashant S.
Nothing is impossible
Dean Richman
Occasional Visitor

Re: ML330 G2 500Gb Drive Install RAID

Upon further inspection, I guess its just the ATA RAID controller and not the 5i (which is SCSI)
raadek
Honored Contributor

Re: ML330 G2 500Gb Drive Install RAID

The drives are probably connected to integrated ATA controller supporting RAID 0, 1, & 1+ 0

There are only 40GB & 80GB ATA drives on a supported option list, so I would guess 500GB ones might be just too big, or the problem is due to the fact they are not HP drives (are they?)
Don't panic! [THGTTG]
Brian_Murdoch
Honored Contributor

Re: ML330 G2 500Gb Drive Install RAID

Dean,

I think you have the same limitation as the following forum entry.

http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1016725&admit=-682735245

Regards,

Brian
Dean Richman
Occasional Visitor

Re: ML330 G2 500Gb Drive Install RAID

It looks like a limitation in the system. Thanks