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ML 310e Gen8 v2 - b120i controller port speed

 
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ML 310e Gen8 v2 - b120i controller port speed

Hi all,

I am having some issues confirming (or not) that on this server with the included b120i, that all 4 ports are 6gbps.

I found on these forums a post about the MicroServer stating that ports 3&4 are 3gbps.

https://community.hpe.com/t5/proliant-servers-netservers/microserver-gen8-b120i-two-raid-arrays/td-p/6476676

But I cant tell if the limitation is the MicroServer or the b120i.

About the ML310 : https://h20195.www2.hpe.com/v2/GetPDF.aspx/c04128120.pdf

Nothing here seems to indicate this limitation

Can anyone please confirm if this is so.

I intend to install 2 SSDs in NON RAID mode, Should I install them in bays 1&2. Can i move the boot HDD from bay 1. Will the system continue to boot

Another question: if the disks were HDDs would the 6gbps make a difference?

Thank you

Best regards

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Re: ML 310e Gen8 v2 - b120i controller port speed

Hello Team,

if you wants to use the B120i it support only 3 GB. if you upgrade the card for smart array controller then only support 6 GB.

 

Storage ControllerHP Dynamic Smart Array B120i ControllerHard DriveNone ship standard

NOTE:Only SATA 3 Gbit/s data transmission guaranteed without HP Smart Array Card.

 

I intend to install 2 SSDs in NON RAID mode, Should I install them in bays 1&2. Can i move the boot HDD from bay 1. Will the system continue to boot :- Yes you can install the drives in Bay 1 & 2 but speed will be 3 GB.

Another question: if the disks were HDDs would the 6gbps make a difference? no difference

 

Regards,

Naresh Sharma


I am an HPE Employee.

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Re: ML 310e Gen8 v2 - b120i controller port speed

Hi Naresh,

Thank you for the reply.

I am not sure i understood what you meant...

This server has a b120i dynamic smart array.

What do you mean with "NOTE:Only SATA 3 Gbit/s data transmission guaranteed without HP Smart Array Card."

In ILO I see:

b120i.png

are there two types of b120i ?

Which one is the above ?

By smart array card you meam a discrete card on a slot ?

I Believe this controller is "on board"

In page 37 of the link i indicated we have:

specs.png

but indeed on page 4 we have:

specs2.png

So, I Am officially confused...

Thank you

Best Regards

 

 

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