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Swapping drive caddies

 
snathan
Occasional Advisor

Swapping drive caddies

Hello again. As a followup to my previous topic (https://community.hpe.com/t5/ProLiant-Servers-ML-DL-SL/Drive-doesn-t-fit-in-ML110/m-p/7139133/highlight/true#M174937), it looks like I have to return the incompatible disks, in order to procure new, Low-Profile ones. 

However the store will not accept one of the disks back, due to my having opened it when I initially tried to install it. I don't want to get into details on how I feel about this, and it's irrelevant anyway. My question is: Does HPE supply a stand-alone low-profile caddy so that I can replace the one on the opened disk? After some search I found part #774026-001, but I'm not sure if this is right, or whether it will support the LEDs? Could you provide some insight please?

Cheers,
Spyros

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Suman_1978
HPE Pro

Re: Swapping drive caddies

Hi,

As far as I know, HPE does not sell only the drive caddy.
The part number 774026-001 you mentioned, is not sold by HPE, this is my presumption.

A similar post is here. https://community.hpe.com/t5/ProLiant-Servers-ML-DL-SL/DL380-Gen10-s-LFF-hard-drive-caddy/td-p/7034797

Thank You!
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Sebasbin
HPE Pro

Re: Swapping drive caddies

Hi ,


Refer below post,
https://community.hpe.com/t5/ProLiant-Servers-ML-DL-SL/Smart-Carrier-or-Drive-Caddie-for-ML110-Gen10/m-p/7012336#M163257

 


Note: While I am an HPE Employee, all of my comments (whether noted or not), are my own and are not any official representation of the company

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snathan
Occasional Advisor

Re: Swapping drive caddies

Further update.

The price I was quoted by my supplier for the new, low-profile drives was EUR 227 each -- 70% over the price that I had purchased the original drives! 

This is a JOKE! They are the exact same drives (refer to HPE SATA Drives - HDD/SSD Model Number Matrix ), HPE model #MB4000GVYZK, part nos. 861683-B21 (LP), 872491-B21 (SC).
The exact same model number, the only difference is in the caddy. Price difference of ~$110 for a lousy piece of plastic, and a "dumb" one at that (no electronic parts on the LP caddy).

HPE, what the h? Are you actively trying to "drive" away customers? 

I should just go buy the LP caddies from a third-party supplier and replace the SC on the drives.

Looking forward to hearing how you can explain this!