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Using HP storage enclosure A3312A with HP Proliant DL380/ML350 Servers

CA1055076
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Using HP storage enclosure A3312A with HP Proliant DL380/ML350 Servers

Hi,

 

I have a  HP storage(Rack) enclosure A3312A previously used with HP-UX server. I want to use this as external storage with HP Proliant DL380/ML350 Servers. Can I use it and if so what adaptors/connectors are needed and any idea where we get them.

 

I also posted this on Proliant Server forum as I was not sure which is appropriate post

 

Thanks

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Torsten.
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Re: Using HP storage enclosure A3312A with HP Proliant DL380/ML350 Servers

Seriously???

 

 

 

This old box (much more than 10 years old)  named HASS module is HVD or SE SCSI - not compatible to the SCSI busses used today!!!

 

It usually has 2GB or 4GB or 8GB or 18GB HDDs (even double height!) - all HVD or SE SCSI too!

 

What do you want to do with such a slow and  large box with so less space?


Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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CA1055076
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Re: Using HP storage enclosure A3312A with HP Proliant DL380/ML350 Servers

I have no much idea on these. All I wanted to do is use the disk storage available in storage enclosure. I have 36 GB * 8 disks in it.

Torsten.
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Re: Using HP storage enclosure A3312A with HP Proliant DL380/ML350 Servers

It will be very hard to find a SCSI or even RAID controller and drivers for this technology.

As said, it's much more than 10 years old.

 

You cannot use the HBA from your old HP-UX server (even it is PCI) because of the cards firmware.

 

It would be also deadly slow, somewhere between 5MB/sec and 20MB/sec, depending on the disk drives.

 

I would not do this ... it doesn't make sense.


Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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