I have two ProLiant DL380p rack mounted small factor servers. I have installed the following drives onto both servers:
- 1x 240GB SSD drive (Crucial NOT HP branded)
- 2.5" SATA 7.2k rpm 1TB (HP-branded) MM1000GBKAL
- 2.5" SAS 10k rpm 600GB (HP-branded) EG0600FBVFP
When I boot the server and the HP boot screen appears it says the array controller only detected one logical drive. If I look at the drive bays it appears that only the SSD disk (the only non-HP branded disk!) is detected. When I use the HP provisioning-based install of Windows 2012 R2, it too only sees the 240GB SSD. Once Windows 2012 R2 is fully installed, it too only sees the SSD (in disk partition manager).
Could someone tell me why these hard drives are not being recognised? These are brand new and I have 6x of the 1TB drives and none of them get recognised.
I got the product code from the HP data-sheet telling me these drives were compatible so I don't understand why they are not being recognised? I have also tried different drive bays, but to no avail.
Strangely, if I run HP Insight Diagnostics, that does see and list the HP-branded disk as:
1.0 TB, SATA ATA MM1000GBKAL