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Re: Configure a P420 in a DL180 G6 with 12 2TB SATA drives

 
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Configure a P420 in a DL180 G6 with 12 2TB SATA drives

I have a DL180 G^ whihc had a megaraid controller, which sees all 12 of my Western Digital RE4 WD2003FYYS 2TB SATA drives, but which 1) won't do Raid 6 and 2) was giving me in the neighborhood of .21 MB/s throughput.

So, I bought an "Amazon Refurbished" P420 with 1GB cache, but that would never load the raid config, which the manual claims should load automatically as there are more than 5 (or is it 6?) drives.

I returned that for a replacement, which dis the same thing, so I returned that and bought a "new" P420 with the 2 GB cachs, and it's doing the same thing.

My backplane has only one port.

Can I use the P420? If not, is there a controler I CAN use that will allow RAID 6, and provide resonable performance?

Thanks

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Re: Configure a P420 in a DL180 G6 with 12 2TB SATA drives

P420 controller itself supports Raid 6 however P420 is not a compatible controller with the DL180 G6 server. Please do refer to the compatible controllers for the server:-

https://support.hpe.com/hpesc/public/docDisplay?docId=emr_na-c01713700#N107F7

Specs of P420:-

https://h20195.www2.hpe.com/v2/getdocument.aspx?docname=c04111534

 

Hence we recommend you to use the compatible controllers and compatible drives with the server and listed in the option parts.

 

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Re: Configure a P420 in a DL180 G6 with 12 2TB SATA drives

Hello,

I know it's not supported. It's also not supported in the DL 380 G6, but it works.

 

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Re: Configure a P420 in a DL180 G6 with 12 2TB SATA drives

P420 has not been tested with G6 servers hence it may or may not work. Please test the server with compatible controller and check. If issue persists with compatible controllers then you can get a support ticket logged with us. HPE recommends only use of comaptible parts fromt the option parts list of the server.

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