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HP DL360e Gen8 and SAS disks

 
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HP DL360e Gen8 and SAS disks

Hello HP community, i've bought an HP DL360e unknowingly that this model does not support SAS disks by default. Strangely the smart array controller B320i which is listed in the quick specs does not fit. How do i manage this server to read SAS disks?

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Re: HP DL360e Gen8 and SAS disks

Hi @FHMM

The B320i support SAS disks but you need a SAS license Key.

https://marketplace.hpe.com/pdp?catId=18964&reqCatId=5269162&catlevelmulti=18964_72366_70267_5269162&prodNum=BC393A&country=nz&locale=en

 

 

https://h20195.www2.hpe.com/v2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=c04128167

HP Dynamic Smart Array B320i/512MB FBWC Controller

NOTE: Provides support for up to 8 SAS or SATA drives and includes SAS license key.

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Re: HP DL360e Gen8 and SAS disks

I bought the B320i Controller, one like this: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=hp+b320i&t=hf&atb=v92-5_j&iax=images&ia=images&iai=http%3A%2F%2Fi.ebayimg.com%2Fimages%2Fi%2F191593574588-0-1%2Fs-l1000.jpg

But it does not fit into the server. How do i verify which basemodel i have? (B120i or B320i)?

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Re: HP DL360e Gen8 and SAS disks

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Re: HP DL360e Gen8 and SAS disks

So if i got the B120i there's no way i can use SAS disks?

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Re: HP DL360e Gen8 and SAS disks

@FHMM

 

No way.  B120i just SATA.

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Re: HP DL360e Gen8 and SAS disks

**bleep**.. HP ways sure are confusing. Thanks for the info