I have a HP Proliant ML110 G5 (tower) which fails to boot whenever a large disk (4TB) is attached via USB. The machine displays the HP logo for a very long time (the POST on these machines is long anyway, but in this instance it can be 5 mins or more), then shows a black screen, then restarts (showing the HP logo again...)
I have not been able to check whether the system will boot when the disk is attached via SATA because the USB caddy enclosure is sealed and under warranty. The largest other disk attached to the system via USB is 3TB, the largest disk attached to the SATA controllers is 2TB.
I've checked the manuals, and the POST troubleshooting workflow, but none give any clues.
Does anyone please know if this range of Proliant servers should be able to handle these disks attached on boot, or if there is a setting in BIOS or the firmware which I have missed? I'm not keen to update the firmware (everything else works very well, and I can live with needing to remove the drive/buy a UPS for power outages), but if it is the only option I will try it.