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ML350 G5 - Changing drive cage from SFF to LFF

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DJHess
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ML350 G5 - Changing drive cage from SFF to LFF

Hi,

We need to move from SFF to LFF drives on this server and ordered a LFF drive cage.  When I try to install it, I notice the power connector receptable on the LFF cage does not accept the existing power cable that plugged into the SFF cage. The are 12 connection points on the power cable but only 10 on the LFF drive cage power receptacle.  Is there a way to make this work? Thanks.

 

Don

 

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Priyansha
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Re: ML350 G5 - Changing drive cage from SFF to LFF

Hi,

Go through the quickspecs link:

http://vb.net/products/HP/12475_div.html

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Re: ML350 G5 - Changing drive cage from SFF to LFF

 

 

An option cable part for the LFF cage does not appear to be listed in the options part list. This probably indicates that either cable s are same for both SFF and LFF, which obviously does not seem to be the matter as seen in your case. It could be that the cable goes along with the respective hard drive cage itself. Try contacting the reseller from whom the cage was bought for a possible resolution.

 

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Vijayasarathy

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DJHess
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Re: ML350 G5 - Changing drive cage from SFF to LFF

I am thinking that perhaps the ML 350 G5 that ships with SFF cage has a different "power distrubution unit" compared with the units that ship with LFF cage.  I found this part number but there is no indication of whether this works with SFF or LFF cage.

 

 

HP ProLiant ML350 G5 Power Distribution Unit P/N 396270-001

DJHess
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Re: ML350 G5 - Changing drive cage from SFF to LFF

OK, looks like the solution is that the existing power cable works with either drive cage, even if for the LFF drive cage all the pins on the power connector are not used.  Thanks!