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ML530 G1 vs U320 HDD

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Yayat
Frequent Advisor

ML530 G1 vs U320 HDD

Hi all,

Is there an article said that an U320 hard disk can be added to an U3 controller. The case is "my client want to add 2 x 300 Gb to their ML530 g1".
Is there will no problem ? Thank you.

Yayat
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Rajashekar Chintakunta
Honored Contributor
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Re: ML530 G1 vs U320 HDD

Hi Yayat,

We can use U320 Hdd in U3 Controller. Check the quick specs for the U320 Hdds.

Check the section - Ultra320 SCSI Universal Disk Drives: "Ultra320 Universal drives add the feature of hot plug compatibility between any Ultra320, Ultra3 or Ultra2 capable ProLiant Servers, ProLiant Storage Systems, AlphaServers, and Modular Array enclosures by HP"

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/11531_div/11531_div.HTML

Hope this helps.

Regards,
Raj.
sandeep_raman
Honored Contributor

Re: ML530 G1 vs U320 HDD

Hello Yayat,

If you are using a 5300 smart array controller which happens to use the U3 protocol,then U320 disks can be used as per the quickspecs.

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/10640_div/10640_div.HTML

Hard drives section.

SRH
Yayat
Frequent Advisor

Re: ML530 G1 vs U320 HDD

Hi all,

thanks for your references, those very helpfull

Yayat
Yayat
Frequent Advisor

Re: ML530 G1 vs U320 HDD

Hi all,

thanks for your references, those very helpfull. Then to configure existing array, which one is the best, online or offline ACU and what benefits make difference of each.

Yayat
sandeep_raman
Honored Contributor

Re: ML530 G1 vs U320 HDD

If you don't want to down the server and users are connected,then online ACU is ideal.
Both have the same features.

SRH
Yayat
Frequent Advisor

Re: ML530 G1 vs U320 HDD

Hi Sandeep,

Some said in forum that using Online Mode to configure array make we don't know wether the process succeed or not and can take many days to weeks to complete the process. Is that right ? Thank you

Yayat
sandeep_raman
Honored Contributor

Re: ML530 G1 vs U320 HDD

Well,theoritically it takes 15minutes/Gb to rebuild.True, even i remembered a couple instances where offline ACU was quite fast.

And its always a better practice to update the ROM's.

Please reply which mode was successful.

Good luck,

SRH