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SFF compatibility going from a ML370 G6 to ML350 Gen10

 
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EAPH
Occasional Collector

SFF compatibility going from a ML370 G6 to ML350 Gen10

Good day. A customer has a very old Proliant ML370G6 that came with a HP Smart Array P410i.

A RAID was formed with six disks HP 146GB 10K SAS (518194-001). The server after 8 years, had a backplane failure last night and our options to migrate the disks/RAID to another server and extract the data involves locally purchasing another Proliant.

I can get a HPE ProLiant ML350 Gen10 4110 1P 16GB-R P408i-a 8SFF 1x800W RPS Base Server (877621-001) that come with a P408i RAID card.

Questions:

If I buy the ML350 Gen10 Can I just insert the SFF SAS disks into the server and will the RAID be recognized?

I am not expecting to boot (Windows 2008 R2) flawlessly, but was hoping i can get the raid to be recognized and then proceed to extract SQL data.

I dont have other SAS options around. I need to purchase stuff from a local shop. suggestions are welcomed.

Thanks for your comments.

 

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EAPH
Occasional Collector

Re: SFF compatibility going from a ML370 G6 to ML350 Gen10

I was told a few minutes ago that a G6/G7 SAS drive is the same as a Gen8/9 drive BUT the disk caddy is different.

So, It seems I cannot insert a G6 drive in a Gen8/9/10 slot.

Do I need to get a Gen6/7 servers? is that the only choice?

 

Jimmy Vance
HPE Pro

Re: SFF compatibility going from a ML370 G6 to ML350 Gen10


@EAPH wrote:

I was told a few minutes ago that a G6/G7 SAS drive is the same as a Gen8/9 drive BUT the disk caddy is different.

So, It seems I cannot insert a G6 drive in a Gen8/9/10 slot.

Do I need to get a Gen6/7 servers? is that the only choice?

 


Yes the drive caddy/carrier's are different, and a G6 drive carrier will not plug into a Gen8/9/10 server.  HPE does not offer the carriers as separate items.  To recover the data, you will have to stick to an older model server, or get a newer model including drives and physically swap the drives into the newer generation carriers.  The newer 'P' series Smart Array  will recognise the array data.  An older MSA external enclosure from the G6 timeframe and Smart Array with external connections is another option.

 

 




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