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You can use HP Service Pack for Proliant DVD. There is a bunch of tests on it, to test wide variety of HP server subsystems. Just boot from it, and you'll see all the options. It is available on HP site via support contract http://h17007.www1.hp.com/us/en/enterprise/servers/products/service_pack/spp/index.aspx Or you can search through internet, no doubt ...


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If you want to do burn-in on the drive, there are a few things you can do. For system utilities, smartctl and hdparm have low level test modes. bonnie++ is a higher level stress test. Here is a thread with a few examples of stress testing drives. http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/72563/is-there-a-good-drive-torture-test-tool


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There's no reason to "test" the drive. The controller will tell you whether the drive is healthy or not at POST during the RAID controller initialization. Treat this like any other server and plan for component failure. Make sure the drives are in an acceptable RAID level and that you monitor the system's health from your operating system. Also see: ...


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Using the HP SmartArray utilities, you can see the SMART information for the drives.


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I don't even understand the question here... but SATA disks in that server will downshift 3Gbps because of the controller. But it shouldn't matter unless you're using SATA SSDs.


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On a DL180G6 / SE326M1 with 25x2.5" . I tried 4 raid controllers, all work fine but the backplane is limiting sata drives/ssd to sata II ...


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We used to refurbish those machines. Things I'd try in that situation (unplug the machine from the power socket first): take out the motherboard battery and replace it clear the motherboard CMOS settings reseat the RAID card i.e. take it out and put it in again reseat the RAID backup battery connector try 'import foreign config' (F2 -> foreign config -> ...


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Yes, the Raid controller seems to have died, I would open the case and get the part number from the existing controller and order a new one ( with a warranty) and replace the defective card. ( of course observing all of the safety precaution protocols pertaining to static sensitive devices.) Then after bringing the server back up configure the Raid with the ...


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That hard disk is worth more than that old server! But seriously, this is a 12Gbps SAS disk using advanced format, and the DL380 G6 predates your drive by ~6 years. Things might work, but you should really be using HP 900GB SAS drives. But let's focus on why you say that the disk is not recognized. What have you actually tried? Did you try to create a ...


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I've had a few of those 2.5" HP hotswap drives get stuck. Usually those metal "fingers" on the drive tray just compress and keep the drive in place, but sometimes they will get bent or lodged. Pull harder - the worst you will do is bend or break those little metal fingers. You wouldn't have been able to get the drive all the way in if it were in wrong way ...


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I think you should try harder. Here's how you remove an HP hot-swap disk. As for the disks, you still need to configure them before you can use them. That can be done in the BIOS configuration utility.



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