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David Petermeier
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scsi drive compatibility

Can I use any of the following Compaq hard drives in a Proliant 800 (PII-400) server?:
142674-B21
176497-B21
250023-B21

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JohnWRuffo
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Re: scsi drive compatibility

HP 18.2GB NHP Wide Ultra3 SCSI 10K RPM Hard Drive (142674-B21) - Yes
HP 36.4GB NHP Wide Ultra3 SCSI 10K RPM Hard Drive (176497-B21) - Yes
Compaq 72GB U3 SCSI 10K Hard Disk Drive (250023-B21) - yes
or...
332751-B21 72.8GB Ultra320 Non-Hot Plug 10,000 rpm Hard Drive (1")

It will will all depend on your controller of choice and what bios.
Enjoy!
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David Petermeier
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Re: scsi drive compatibility

Thanks, I'm using the dual channel wide-ultra scsi-3 controller that came with the Proliant 800 and am not sure yet whether the bios has been upgraded since it was purchased.
JohnWRuffo
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Re: scsi drive compatibility

Here is a link to all the drivers and updates you will need... just choose your O/S:
http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/family/model/1131.html?submit.y=7&submit.x=7〈=en&cc=us
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JohnWRuffo
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Re: scsi drive compatibility

Here is the HDD SP# Matrix:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?locale=en_US&taskId=110&prodSeriesId=254906&prodTypeId=15351&objectID=PSD_CN0304W
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Prashant (I am Back)
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Re: scsi drive compatibility

Hi,

Please go through this doccument also.
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/10304_div/10304_div.HTML

Wide Ultra2 SCSI â Non-Hot Plug
18.2-GB Wide Ultra2 SCSI Drive (1² )
388143-B21
9.1-GB Wide Ultra2 SCSI Drive (1² )
349526-B21

So think twice before procedding.

Regards,
Prash
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Prashant (I am Back)
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Re: scsi drive compatibility

Hi,

Please go through this doccument also.
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/10304_div/10304_div.HTML

Wide Ultra2 SCSI â Non-Hot Plug
18.2-GB Wide Ultra2 SCSI Drive (1² )
388143-B21
9.1-GB Wide Ultra2 SCSI Drive (1² )
349526-B21

So think twice before procedding.

Regards,
Prash
Nothing is impossible
JohnWRuffo
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Re: scsi drive compatibility

What Prashant is pointing to is that the spec for the 800 shows the largest drive supported is a 36GB Non Hot Plug.
Enjoy!
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David Petermeier
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Re: scsi drive compatibility

ok, thanks. one more question, can i do raid with the dual channel scsi3 controller or do i need to get a smart array controller card?
JohnWRuffo
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Re: scsi drive compatibility

Depending on your O/S, you could do a "Software based RAID" using just the SCSI controller. There are drawbacks to doing this as the O/S has to compute all the disk writes to the disk itself. This computation uses resources suptracting from the processing power of the server.

When you use a Smart Array Controller (like a SmartArray 3200 Controller) you create a "Hardware based RAID". This method removes the need for the processors to much else but tell the controller to write the data.

When you use a Hardware based RAID, you gain the advantage of array acceleration using a separate cache for data read and write. You have a separate processor for data read and write and you have the major advantage of "Hot Spares". There are many other features to look at and measure vs. the costs.

I mention the SmartArray 3200 Controller for compatability sake. They are discontinued from production, but you can find them from Part Stores.
Enjoy!
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David Petermeier
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Re: scsi drive compatibility

I don't see the SmartArray 3200 Controller on the QuickSpecs controller list. Can I use it in the Proliant 800 PII (6/400) server? Also, I see that it's an Ultra2 SCSI controller. Does this mean I need to get Ultra 2 SCSI hard drives?
JohnWRuffo
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Re: scsi drive compatibility

David:

You can use a number of controllers in this server, I only mentioned the 3200 series because they are readily available and inexpensive.

You could install a SmartArray 4200 or 5300 series controller in the ProLiant 800 PII system.

No you would not have to purchase Ultra2 drives, these drives are backwards compatable.
Enjoy!
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