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Full name: HP Proliant BL20p G3 Blade Server 380634-B21

I'm currently a student and got a Proliant with no hard drives for £19.99. Could anyone point me to the right hard drives to get for it, I'm slightly confused by the "Wide Ultra320, 1" drive SCSI" from HP's website

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Do you have the blade chassis to insert it into? –  Tom O'Connor Aug 27 '13 at 22:33

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I do hope you have more than a bare blade server. It's completely useless without the accompanying chassis and interconnects.

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The full specifications for the server are available here.

These are the only hard drive options that will work for your server. They are all old-school 3.5" parallel SCSI disks. The BL20p G3 server can only accept two hard disks.

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I guess U160's would work too? Also - wow. Haven't seen a U320 drive in about 8 years. –  Mark Henderson Aug 27 '13 at 22:35
    
Implied, but yes. –  ewwhite Aug 27 '13 at 22:35
    
@MarkHenderson - Huh? Really? I'm still dealing with servers with U320 SCSI drives. –  joeqwerty Aug 28 '13 at 4:07
    
@joeqwerty - Now that I think about it, I have 1 server with Parallel SCSI drives. It's a 1RU IBM from 2003 that acts as a Squid proxy in a dusty rack at a church and I'm afraid to ever shut it down in case it doesn't boot up again. –  Mark Henderson Aug 28 '13 at 5:25

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