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ML350 G6 - 2nd Drive cage

 

ML350 G6 - 2nd Drive cage

Our server have the standard 8bay SFF cage installed as standard.

Now I would like to add 4 LFF 3Tb SATA disks to the server, configured as RAID 5.

My question is, can I install two LFF drive cages (pn: 487936-B21) in the server?

Physical there should be no problem if I remove the CDROM drive, but what about power cables etc.

 

If possible, which controller do I need to create a RAID 5 across those 2 cages?

 

regards

Jørgen Olesen

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xmate
Valued Contributor

Re: ML350 G6 - 2nd Drive cage

Hello.

 

According to the quickspec you can not use two additional drive cages. You can have one additional drive cage in positions D and E only.

 

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PGTRI
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Re: ML350 G6 - 2nd Drive cage

hi,

 

It's not suppoerted to mix SFF and LFF drive cages.

 

"

HP does not support mixing SFF and LFF optional hard drive expansion cages.

 

"

page 54 of the user guide

 

http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01711832/c01711832.pdf

 

Thanks

 

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Re: ML350 G6 - 2nd Drive cage

Your right.
Its weird that its not mentioned in quickspecs.
But on the other hand, I don't see why I cant install two 2 bay LFF cages, if I remove the cdrom drive, and put them on a seperate controller.