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I'm kind of scratching my head here.

One of our clients has a DL180 with 4 x 146GB SAS drives, they show up in ACU as 147GB drives. We ordered spares from HP, and they show as 146GB in ACU and therefore it will not rebuild! I'm a little confused.

I've never seen a 147GB sas drive. Checking some compatibility lists against the part numbers we do see that the different the disks are supposed to be compatible or interchangeable.

Has anyone had to deal with this?

Thanks, Tom

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I'm a HP geek, let me have the full server part number and the part numbers of both types of disks and I'll do some digging for you.

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The existing drives all had the following information: 146.8GB 15000RPM, MODEL DF146A9845, PART# 392254-003, there is an HP sticker below that says D96KTP8, FIRMWARE HPD0 –  SpacemanSpiff Sep 24 '10 at 20:46
    
I need to know the specific generation of DL180 - do you have a part number? –  Chopper3 Sep 24 '10 at 20:48
    
The attempted replacement drive from HP shows: 146GB 15K SAS, MODEL DF0146B8052, PN: 454228-001, HP sticker shows 325Y2N0 –  SpacemanSpiff Sep 24 '10 at 20:49
    
I'll have to go look for that. –  SpacemanSpiff Sep 24 '10 at 20:50
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I advised them to just go bigger! I don't know why I didn't think of that earlier I was so hung up on the 146 vs 147 gb issue. A 300GB drive should smartsize down right? –  SpacemanSpiff Sep 24 '10 at 22:03
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