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Mixing SAS and SATA drives on a ML350p G8

 
Andrew Swift_1
Occasional Contributor

Mixing SAS and SATA drives on a ML350p G8

Hi,

We have a ML350p G8 Running 2008r2

It currently has 2 x 500GB 7.2k SFF SATA Drives (655708-B21) both RAID 0

We are wanting to add 3 x 500 or 600gb drives in a raid 5 array using the same drive cage.

So we would have

Drive 1 raid 0 500gb SATA (Existing)

Drive 2 raid 0 500gb SATA (Existing)

Drive 3 raid 5 3 x 500/600gb SAS (New)

We are hoping to get SAS as we can then get 10k or even 15k drives rather than sticking with 7.2k

Are drive cages either sata or sas or can you mix drives in them ?

Also can you mix sas and sata in the same cage but using different arrays

Many thanks for you advice

 

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Jimmy Vance
HPE Pro

Re: Mixing SAS and SATA drives on a ML350p G8

Yes, SATA or SAS drives can be in the same system. The only rule is you cannot mix them in the same array.




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Andrew Swift_1
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Re: Mixing SAS and SATA drives on a ML350p G8

So am i correct inthinking the connectors at the back of a hot swap SATA and a SAS SFF drive are the same ?

Many thanks for your help

Jimmy Vance
HPE Pro

Re: Mixing SAS and SATA drives on a ML350p G8


Andrew Swift_1 wrote:

So am i correct inthinking the connectors at the back of a hot swap SATA and a SAS SFF drive are the same ?

Many thanks for your help


 

Correct, the connector on the drive is the same for both




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