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Using off the shelf drives in an HP hot plug craddle

IAN CHAN
Occasional Contributor

Using off the shelf drives in an HP hot plug craddle

Has anyone ever tried to use a different brand of hard disk in an HP Ultra320 hot plug cradle? The only sizes available from HP are either 146 or 300... nothing higher. I tried putting in my own SCSI drives in the first generation of HP hot pluggable hard drive cradles and it kept on failing. I think they have special firmware to work with their RAID controllers in their hard disks. Does anyone have anyone experience doing this? Any shared knowledge will be greatly appreciated.

Ian
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ab_server
Frequent Advisor

Re: Using off the shelf drives in an HP hot plug craddle

Can you post more info about your server, i.e. your server model ?, have you tested your Hard drives in a raid configuration, and checked whether your controller supports this config ?.