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N54L Proliant server doesn't recognise 6TB disk in optical drive bay (but everywhere else)

mrvn
Occasional Visitor

N54L Proliant server doesn't recognise 6TB disk in optical drive bay (but everywhere else)

I'm trying to connect 6TB disks (WD60EZRX) to an N54L Proliant Microserver. This works fine for the 4 cold swap bays and for the eSATA port but NOT for the optical drive bay port.

 

I know there are 2 SATA controlers onboard, one for the cold swap bays and one for the other 2, so one working and the other not working wouldn't be too surprising. But why is it that a 6TB disk works as primary master (eSATA) but not as primary slave (optical drive bay)? That is the same controler after all.

 

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derick_souza
Frequent Advisor

Re: N54L Proliant server doesn't recognise 6TB disk in optical drive bay (but everywhere else)

http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=c04111672

Internal Drive Support:
o 4 Internal HDD Support
o Maximum internal SATA storage capacity of up to 8.0TB (4 x 2TB 3.5" SATA drives)


Maximum Internal
Storage
Non-Hot Plug SATA 8TB (4 x 2TB) 3.5" SATA


HP Hard Drives

SATA Non-Hot Plug LFF (3.5-inch) Midline (MDL) Drives
HP 2TB 3G SATA 7.2K rpm LFF (3.5-inch) Non-hot Plug Midline 1yr Warranty Hard
Drive
507774-B21
HP 1TB 3G SATA 7.2K rpm LFF (3.5-inch) Non-hot Plug Midline 1yr Warranty Hard
Drive
507772-B21
HP 500GB 3G SATA 7.2K rpm LFF (3.5-inch) Non-hot Plug Midline 1yr Warranty Hard
Drive
458941-B21

Charles-Andre Belanger
Occasional Contributor

Re: N54L Proliant server doesn't recognise 6TB disk in optical drive bay (but everywhere else)

HEllo mrvn

 

did you configured those 6 tb drive in raid?  DId it work?

 

I want to configure 4 tb drive in raid 1, looking for some one that did something similar before buying those drives

 

thanks!