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ML370G2 reports Narrow (8 Bits) SCSI transfers

Mark Mose
Occasional Advisor

ML370G2 reports Narrow (8 Bits) SCSI transfers

Connection Flags Connection Flag Status
Internal Connector Is Used Informational
Downgraded From Wide To Narrow Warning
Proliant Storage Detected Informational
Backplane Selection Error Warning

SCSI cable has been reseated. HPSM indicates all four hot swap 33GB drives are Narrow (8Bits) mode, Smart Array 5i posts BIOS warning on bootup- Wide SCSI Transfer Failed.

What would be the most likely problem - defective cable or bad hard drive?