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ML330 G6, bad drive, replace with off the shelf drive possible?

 
Martin Fessler
Occasional Contributor

ML330 G6, bad drive, replace with off the shelf drive possible?

Hello,

I have here one HP ML330 G6 with a B110i Controller and one bad drive from a Raid 1 array.
Since the system is already out of warranty I would like to replace the drive with one "not genuine" one.
Is the B110i Controller somehow locked to HP drives (or firmwares) or can I use any other drive?
Is it recommended to replace both drives (from one Raid 1 array) or is the mixed mode
usually without any problems as long the drives are equal in size and specs?

Thank you,
greetings,

Martin
 

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Martin Fessler
Occasional Contributor

Re: ML330 G6, bad drive, replace with off the shelf drive possible?

The faulty drive:

684057-001, 397377-010, Spare: 454273-001
It´s a Hitachi HUA722010CLA330, FW: A3MA

According to the firmware number its not "special".
So I could replace it with the same Modell from HGST?

Or are these somehow different "locked"?
In General: Is it highly recommendable that both drives
are exactly the same, or is this for an "simple" raid 1 array not really a thing?

Thank you,
greetings

Martin

Martin Fessler
Occasional Contributor

Re: ML330 G6, bad drive, replace with off the shelf drive possible?

Anyone?

Thank you,
greetings

Martin

Jimmy Vance
HPE Pro

Re: ML330 G6, bad drive, replace with off the shelf drive possible?

The replacement disk must be the same capacity or larger

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Martin Fessler
Occasional Contributor

Re: ML330 G6, bad drive, replace with off the shelf drive possible?

I finnaly swallowed the pill and ordered one genuine one.
If another one bites the dust I will replace both with non HPs and rebuild the array,
then I have one spare for the other array.

Thanks for all your help!

Greetings,
Martin