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I can just say that I was lucky that by coincidence I bought a D2700 and a P822 + P830 as this solves all negative aspects on my HP DL385P Gen8 with 8 Bays. I will add 1 Cage so I end up with 16 Bays and the P830 can handle it: The HP Smart Array P830 allows you to connect a total of 16 drives spanning two separate drive cages. ...


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If you have a DL380 G6, you either have 8 or 16 2.5" drive bays or 6 3.5" drive bays. As mentioned earlier, with modern firmware, you can use any disks you want. However, you should be aware that SATA disks on that controller will downshift to 3.0Gbps link speeds, even if they're 6G drives. Also, SATA 2.5" disks aren't that large in capacity, so you ...


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For HP-branded drives: Largest LFF: 8T. Largest SFF: 1TB. Basically the largest offered. Once a controller supports >2TiB (2.2TB) drives (i.e. 4K sector drives) it will support any size (up to 16 exabytes). See http://h20195.www2.hp.com/v2/gethtml.aspx?docname=c04111725 Relevant notes from that doc: HPE Smart Array Firmware version 5.0 or later is ...


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See if the system has the hpssacli command installed. If so, you can run hpssacli ctrl all show config to get the configuration of the array. If this command is not installed, you may want to install it... depending on the specific operating system being used. You can also reboot and view the array configuration from the BIOS utility or by launching the ...


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It looks like raid 1 with a hot spare. The HP array tools should be available for Linux from the HP website, depending on distro.


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HP DO do a form of R1 where it writes to three disks instead of 2 but it's rarely used, more likely the third disk is set aside as a hot-spare - or it's not being used at all!



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