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SCSI Cables Storage Works 3U to SmartArray 5i

John Hastings
Occasional Contributor

SCSI Cables Storage Works 3U to SmartArray 5i

Can anyone tell me the part number for a cable to connect from a StorageWorks 3U enclosure (68 pin) to a SmartArray 5i controller in a ProLiant DL380 G2 (looks like a 50 pin HD)?
I have been looking for detailed specs on connectors and cables without a whole lotta luck.

Thanks
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Stuart Whitby
Trusted Contributor

Re: SCSI Cables Storage Works 3U to SmartArray 5i

I'd recommend getting another controller for this one if you can and a straightforward 68-68 cable. As soon as you attach a narrow device to a wide bus, every device on that bus gets dropped to narrow status. As such, you'll lose a bunch on performance for every other device on there.

No idea about part numbers though :)
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Grzegorz Karnas
Occasional Advisor

Re: SCSI Cables Storage Works 3U to SmartArray 5i

ProductBulletin says that DL380G2 has 68HD SCSI external connector (from SA5i). So, you need this cable:
68-pin HD/68-pin HD, 5 m (External Cables) - 328215-001.
and connection of narrow device to wide controller slow down but only external channel of SA5i. Internal one will work fine.

Grzes
John Hastings
Occasional Contributor

Re: SCSI Cables Storage Works 3U to SmartArray 5i

Thanks for your replies.
For anyone else that runs into this, the cable needed is 68-pin VHDCI male (from the controller) to 68-pin HDTS male (from the enclosure). HP order number is C2361B for the 1 meter, C2362B for 2.5 meter, C2365B for the 5 meter and C2363B for the 10 meter.
Thanks again,
JH
Bob_196
Trusted Contributor

Re: SCSI Cables Storage Works 3U to SmartArray 5i

If your still looking into this - it is strongly recommended not to config the 3U to the array controller - get a seperate card like a ADAPTEC 29160LP PCI card