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Steve gebhard
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SCSI Hard Drives

Hello all, I just picked up a Proliant 5500 Server without hard drives. I ordered Ultra Wide 3 drives with trays, and they don't fit. All research shows both Ultra 2 and Ultra 3 drives, with different types of trays. Can anyone shed some light on which type of drive this server requires? The backplane appears to be a standard SCSI interface, and the slot is about 1 inch high, this server has space for 12 drives, can anyone assist with which type of drive I need? Thanks in advance.
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Gokul Chandola
Trusted Contributor

Re: SCSI Hard Drives

Hi,
Please find detail...

Product Specifications for
HP (Hewlett-Packard) Compaq ProLiant 5500
Processor
Processor Speed 500 MHz
Processor Class Intel Xeon
Maximum Number of Processors (Not Specified)
System
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Drive Controllers Wide Ultra2 SCSI|IDE (ATA/EIDE/ATAPI)
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System Chipset (Not Specified)
Cache Size 512 KB
Bus Speed 100 MHz
Interface Connection Ethernet - RJ45 Twisted-Pair (XBaseT)|Parallel - 25 pin D-shell (IEEE 1284A)|Serial - 9 pin D-shell (EIA 574/232)|Video - 15 pin High-Density D-shell (VGA)|SCSI External - 68 pin High-Density (MD-68)|SCSI Internal - 68 pin High-Density (MD-68)
Expansion Slots
Number of Hot-Swappable PCI Slots (Not Specified)
Number of Compact PCI Slots (Not Applicable)
Number of PCI Slots (Not Applicable)
Number of ISA Slots (Not Applicable)
Number of AMR Slots (Not Applicable)
Number of EISA Slots (Not Applicable)
Modem / Networking
Included Network Card Fast Ethernet (100 Mbps)|Ethernet (10 Mbps)
Case
Depth 25 in
Number of Internal Bays 5.25 (Not Specified)
Width 15.12 in
Height 23.38 in
Number of Hot-Swappable Bays (Not Specified)
Number of Externally Accessible 5.25 Bays (Not Specified)
Weight 88.2 lbs
Number of Externally Accessible 3.5 Bays (Not Specified)
Chassis Style Tower
Number of Internal Bays 3.5 (Not Specified)
Memory
Installed Memory 256 MB
Memory Technology EDO (Extended Data Out)
General
Class Tower
normalized-Installed Memory 256 MB
normalized-Installed Video Memory 0 MB
normalized-Cache Size 0.000512 MB
Category Pentium III Xeon 500
Storage
Hard Drive Capacity (Not Applicable)
DVD-ROM Read Speed (Not Applicable)
Included Drives 3.5" 1.44MB Floppy Drive|CD-ROM
DVD Write Speed (Not Specified)
CD Write Speed (Not Specified)
CD Rewrite Speed (Not Specified)
CD-ROM Read Speed 32 X
Features
RAID Support (Not Specified)
General Features (Not Specified)
Hot-Swappable Components Supported (Not Specified)
Redundant Components Supported (Not Specified)
More Info
URL for Details . . .
http://www.compaq.com/products/servers/ProLiant5500-xeon/500-quickspecs.html

Regards,
Gokul Chandola
There is always some scope for improvment.
e4services
Honored Contributor

Re: SCSI Hard Drives

Well sure, I don't know if all the Spec info helped at all. From our old compatitbility list, http://e4services.net/comhotplugdr.html ,indications are that the 5500 was, as you found out, one of the models that was produced during the transitional years between the Wide Ultra and Ultra2 backplanes, and the termination by the industry of producing the 1.5" form factor hard drives and therefore the new Universal Hot-Plug tray.
SO... my assumption, since you have U3 drives, is that you have the Universal Trays there and you have the Wide Ultra backplane that accepts the older style tray (actually has a card-edge connector and not the SCA 8- pin connector)
THERFORE, you can either replace the drive cage from the 328696-001/298019-001 with the Universal one 387087-001/144575-001 ($136.59) OR change out the trays the drive are mounted in ($50 each?)
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