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maximum disk size on a N54L Proliant server

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Charles-Andre Belanger
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maximum disk size on a N54L Proliant server

Hello community!

 

I'm looking for the maximum disk size the HP Proliant N54l is supporting. (with Windows 2011 Home server install)

 

thanks for your help

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PGTRI
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Re: maximum disk size on a N54L Proliant server

hi,

 

Please check the quickspecs of the server:

 

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)

 

Thanks

 

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mrvn
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Re: maximum disk size on a N54L Proliant server

Except the specs seem to be wrong (probably because at the time of writing 2TB disks where the largest).

 

I have no problems with 3TB disks and 4TB disks in the cold swap bays, instead of an optical drive or on the eSATA port under Linux. Although reportedly you need UEFI to boot from 4TB disks, I boot from usb so can't confirm.

 

6TB disks seem to work on the cold swap bays and the eSATA port but NOT instead of an optical drive for some strange reason.

 

So maximum (unsupported?) disk size is:

 

4x 6TB cold swap bays

1x 6TB eSATA

1x 4TB optical drive bay

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34 TB

 

Herlitz
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Re: maximum disk size on a N54L Proliant server

The N54L can run disks bigger than 2TB but you cannot set up RAID for bigger disks than 2TB. If you plan on using larger disks and set up raid you'll have to rely on software raid.

braksator
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Re: maximum disk size on a N54L Proliant server

I am running 4x4TB drives... 16TB total.   So your answer is wrong mate.

braksator
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Re: maximum disk size on a N54L Proliant server

Unless you've tested cold swap with hard drives larger than the answer you're giving and can demonstrate that they don't work - e.g 8TB hard drive.  Then I don't think you can give 6TB as an answer.