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ProLiant ML350G1 with SA431 - new U320 SCSI HD´s

We want to increase the capacity of an old Compaq Proliant ML350 G1.
Now we have installed two 18.2GB and two 36GB Harddrives.
Are there any limitations for the existing "old fashioned" SA431 Raid-Controller.
I´m sure that we can´t use the full speed of the new U320 SCSI-drives.
Is it possible to install 72GB, 146GB or 300GB SCSI-drives ?

Thanks for quick response.

Kind regards
Tom
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Chris Saindon
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Re: ProLiant ML350G1 with SA431 - new U320 SCSI HD´s

Hi Tom,

As for the 146 or 300 gb drives, I can't say Yes to that. They will likely work but it's not an HP "tested" option for this controller. The largest drive I see supported for this controller is a 72gb.

232432-B22 - 72.8-GB Wide Ultra3 SCSI 10,000 rpm Drive (1")

Hope this helps

Chris
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Andy_180
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Re: ProLiant ML350G1 with SA431 - new U320 SCSI HD´s

hi Tom- the 431 is only Ultra3 . which is 160/MBs. the ultra 320 drives will drop down to that speed. be sure you have updated the fw in your system firast with the 7.40B fw cd.
thanks!
--Andy
Igor Karasik
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Re: ProLiant ML350G1 with SA431 - new U320 SCSI HD´s

Tom,
We use 146 Gb U320 SCSI drives on old Proliant 1600 with SmartArray 221 controller - without any problem. And SmartArray 431 is next generation of SmartArray 221. I am pretty sure you can use 146 Gb or 300 Gb drives on your SA431 as well.
Just QuickSpecs of SA431 was not updated when new drives released :-)

Re: ProLiant ML350G1 with SA431 - new U320 SCSI HD´s

We will order the 73GB SCSI-Model.
232432-B22 is not longer available.
The 332751-B21 seems to be the new compatible model.

Thanks for your help
Tom