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HP Server HD Caddy Question from Wiki

 
kinporsch
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HP Server HD Caddy Question from Wiki

I was reading the Wiki on Hardware and I have a question about this..

HP Specific Comments: HP has locked down their newer servers quite tightly in terms of hardware, and G5/6/7 caddies don't fit G8/9 servers. The RAID will also run in degraded mode if you try to reuse a caddy by swapping hard drives, because the caddy is "smart" and has a memory chip in it. It can tell when you've done a swap of hard disks.

So what is meant by run in degraded mode? Are we saying putting in different hard drive in a caddy won't work at all? Or does it sorta work depending on what your doing?

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Thomas985
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Re: HP Server HD Caddy Question from Wiki

I have taken several drives from a G6, 300 GB SAS HP drives, and mounted them in Gen8-caddies and loaded up a server at home. No problems.

I've also taken some generic SATA-drives and mounted them in Gen8 caddies. This also works, but here I've had some difficulty with the system fans going all the way to 94% after this. No reasoning for it in the logs.

The RAID-controller says everythings fine, sees the temp fine etc etc, ILO-log says everything is fine. But I still get a jet taking off. But this doesn't happen with every drive.

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Suman_1978
HPE Pro

Re: HP Server HD Caddy Question from Wiki

Hello @kinporsch,

Here is an old document from Gen8 era about SmartDrive.
HP SmartDrive carriers do not fit in ProLiant platforms prior to Gen8 servers. Likewise, drives designed for G7 and earlier systems will not fit into our Gen8 servers and server blades.

@Thomas985 

For system fan running at high speed, you may need to update the Smart Array firmware, because some Controller FW may not be compatible with HDD Firmware.
Here is an example, "System fans might go to 100% if connected drives were spun down."

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Suman_1978
HPE Pro

Re: HP Server HD Caddy Question from Wiki

Hello @kinporsch 

Let me know if you were able to resolve the issue.

If you have no further query and you are satisfied with the answer then kindly mark the topic as Solved so that it is helpful for all community members.

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KeitthMura
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Re: HP Server HD Caddy Question from Wiki

 


@Suman_1978 wrote:

Hello @kinporsch 

Let me know if you were able to resolve the issue.

If you have no further query and you are satisfied with the answer then kindly mark the topic as Solved so that it is helpful for all community members.

Thankyou
Suman


Is this a new setup or an existing setup?

KeitthMura
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Re: HP Server HD Caddy Question from Wiki


@KeitthMura wrote:

 


@Suman_1978 wrote: visit official site

Hello @kinporsch 

Let me know if you were able to resolve the issue.

If you have no further query and you are satisfied with the answer then kindly mark the topic as Solved so that it is helpful for all community members.

Thankyou
Suman


Is this a new setup or an existing setup?


This new steup is not working.