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installing optional 2 bay hotplug into ml370 G2

 
emosteve
Occasional Visitor

installing optional 2 bay hotplug into ml370 G2

the ml370 has a smart array 431 card and the onboard raid controller.

Can the optional bay be attached to the onboard controller or will I need a 2nd smart array 431?

When I attach the optional bay to the onboard controller, the drives in it are not detected on post or with the array config utility.
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Oleg Koroz
Honored Contributor

Re: installing optional 2 bay hotplug into ml370 G2

you sure that you have onboard installed , it's optional with server purchase: Smart Array 5i Plus Controller.
why would you use 431 ? if 5i Installed

Verify from PCI devices if you have 5i listed
or F8 from POST
emosteve
Occasional Visitor

Re: installing optional 2 bay hotplug into ml370 G2

You may be on to something Oleg.

So could I install a 2nd 431 controller for the optional bay?
Oleg Koroz
Honored Contributor

Re: installing optional 2 bay hotplug into ml370 G2

yes you can install second 431, just keep them on the different bus

however, I would try to use 5i if you have it or you can buy it