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The vast majority of 2.5" drives you'll see for ProLiants will fit in systems from G5-G7. However, Gen8 and newer HP servers use a different disk form-factor. The OP should post a photo or part or part number of the drive in question. G5 disk on left. Gen8 disk on right.


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I wouldn't recommend using that server today. The HP ProLiant DL585 G2 is a very old system (end-of-life: 2008). It is/was not a power efficient system. Power utilization for that platform was usually 400-600 Watts for a server loaded with 4 CPUs, a moderate amount of RAM and a full internal disk array. I know this from observation/measurement of old ...


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The power consumption will vary widely depending on the load and activity on the server, measuring it with a consumption device can be very misleading. The running costs will thus vary a lot depending on how you're using the servers. A servers's consumption will be below the rated wattage of the power supply, but you can't tell exactly how much under. If ...


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I hate when people say that the server is "down" or "crashed". What exactly is wrong with it? The HP Smart Array E200i controller appeared in HP ProLiant G5 servers from 2006-2008. The B320i controller is featured in low-end HP ProLiant Gen8 servers, which were introduced in 2012. The disks have different drive carriers and the controllers have different ...


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Two things. You don't need any additional cables to do this. Just connect the SAS SFF-8087 cables currently linked to the motherboard RAID controller to your add-in LSI-9211-8i card. The Smart Array P420i controller with current firmware has a JBOD mode that can be set with the hpssacli utility. modify [hbamode=on|off|?] Turning on HBA Mode will ...


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You're late to the game. Ideally you'd have your own retail site, in addition to a presence on eBay. But why would someone buy from you when Tier-1 manufacturers already sell refurbished equipment?


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How did you know the PCI slot was faulty? What makes you think anything else on the server is okay when there's a problem on the motherboard? RAID metadata lives on the HP Smart Array disks, not the controller. It sounds like you actually need repair on your system. You can still call HP for support on out-of-warranty items.


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Interesting question from a customer/end user perspective. My advice is not to use the HP DL380 G5 systems for anything today, if you can avoid it? They are unfavorable for power, performance, support and compatibility reasons. A few examples: RAM is very limited on this model. Any SATA SSD used on a Smart Array P400-era controller (2005-2008) will be ...


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I did same mistake few months ago, deleted array on wrong server (ProLiant ML110 G7 with Smart Array B110i). 6 easy steps: Do byte-by-byte backup of first mirror. Recreate logical drive. Good thing of that recreation in my case was that it didn't resync physical disks. It touched only beginning of the disk, messed up partition table. Windows MFT and files ...


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HP's official statement on moving hard drive. Moving drives and arrays You can move drives to other ID positions on the same array controller. You can also move a complete array from one controller to another, even if the controllers are on different servers. Before moving drives, you must meet the following conditions: • If moving the drives to a ...


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Full reinstall is IHMO safer option, Windows most probably will give you BSOD error 0x0000007B @ boot due: incorrect disk controller driver, lack of disk controller driver, https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/324103 Full reinstall and full array sync is also better, because it'll help you verify the hardware - disks, memory and its stability.


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Get the right part. This server needs all four of its fans in a dual-CPU configuration. It can run with three fans but will fail to boot with only two fans. You clearly have a few of the correct part, so use the Spare Part Number (532149-001) printed on the label of one of the surviving fans to search for a replacement. They're not expensive. Anything ...



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