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Old disks and RAID-Array with G4 ML350&DL380. plz help! (+)

 
Kadum_1
Occasional Advisor

Old disks and RAID-Array with G4 ML350&DL380. plz help! (+)

Sorry for a long story, but the info is needed on the urgent basis:

our company wants to buy this server:

370596-421 Rack ProLiant DL380 G4 R04 Xeon DP 3200-1.0MB/800 (HPL-Backplane, 6i RAID, 1GB)

shall we be able to use these hdds with it:
hot plug hdds:
15000 RPM:

18G WIDE ULTRA3 SCSI LVD/SE
Drive CPN 188014-002
189395-001
189709-001

10000 RPM:
18G WIDE ULTRA3 SCSI LVD/SE
Drive CPN 233806-002
152190-001
154898-001

will they function ok? i need raid5 or raid(1+0) with 'em.

---------question2---------------------------
we'd like also to buy ML350G4 with the _N_O_N_ Pluggable cage.

354611-422 ProLiant ML350 G4 T04 Xeon DP 3000-1MB/800 (non-HPL-Backplane)

I want to use Compaq RAID Array 431 or 3200(made in 2000)

and I've got lots of non pluggable hdds:
36G WIDE ULTRA3 SCSI LVD/SE
Drive CPN 233806-007
189395-001
189709-001

shall i install 'em into the box ok? (i mean power supply and the rails for hdds?)

PICTURES OF THE DRIVES WITH P/N IN THE ATTACHM.

Thank you in advance!
6 REPLIES
Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: Old disks and RAID-Array with G4 ML350&DL380. plz help! (+)

I already wrote in your other thread:
only U320 disks are supported in the internal drive cage - otherwise you risk damaging the hardware, because the drive carriers are slightly different! The specifications have a list of which models are supported.
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12028_div/12028_div.html

About the other server question - I have no idea, sorry.
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Kadum_1
Occasional Advisor

Re: Old disks and RAID-Array with G4 ML350&DL380. plz help! (+)

so, DL380 is compatible only with Ultra320 Hot Plug devices.

And what about ML350 G4(non pluggable)+ RAID ARRAY 431(or 3200)+non pluggable disks?

/I heard that 431 raid isn't compatible with the new proliant caused by their PCI-X slot/

thank you for cooperation!
Oleg Koroz
Honored Contributor

Re: Old disks and RAID-Array with G4 ML350&DL380. plz help! (+)

64 bit /133MHz data path card should be used with G4 server, U320 Hard Drives
Neither 4th or 5th generation controller can be used, only 6th
Kadum_1
Occasional Advisor

Re: Old disks and RAID-Array with G4 ML350&DL380. plz help! (+)

but can i use non pluggable hdds and 6xx RaidArray in the ml350?

Cause where this SCSI ULTRA320 and SCSI LVD/3 compatibility is?
Oleg Koroz
Honored Contributor

Re: Old disks and RAID-Array with G4 ML350&DL380. plz help! (+)

As fare as server requirement for U320 it should gave you POST error for incorrect drive, however it's good question for non-hot Plug Drive if they connected to 6th controller. Never tried. I would say it will gave you post Error, as U320 protocol will be detected by BIOS Level and there is really not much difference between drive alone and drive with carrier.
Kadum_1
Occasional Advisor

Re: Old disks and RAID-Array with G4 ML350&DL380. plz help! (+)

hm, here is what I read at HP.com:
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Because Ultra320, Ultra3 and Ultra2 all operate on the Low Voltage Differential (LVD) electrical platform, the protocols are completely data compatible, allowing the interfaces to be mixed and matched with one another. "Mix and match" means all LVD controllers and drives will play together, continuing one of the industry's strongest investment protection stories ever told.
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full text:

http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/proliantstorage/drives-enclosures/hotplug-ultra3/benefits.html

if its true for SCSI3 HOT PLUG hdds with DL380G4 so, why it's a problem for NON hotPlug hdd and ML350+RA641?

somebody, say!