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Does anyone have any experience on using Samsung SSD disks in HP servers? I am planning to buy the following:

  • ProLiant DL380 Gen9 Xeon E5-2620 v3 (Disk controller: Smart Array P440ar with 2GB FBWC)
  • 4x SAMSUNG SSD ENTERPRISE SM863 960GB S-ATA-6.0Gbps in RAID 5

Does it work?

Server specs: http://www8.hp.com/uk/en/products/proliant-servers/product-detail.html?oid=7528675#!tab=specs

SSD specs: http://www.samsung.com/us/business/computing/solid-state-drives/MZ-7KM960E

Disk trays from ebay.com: /itm/2-5-SFF-SAS-TRAY-CADDY-FOR-HP-G8-651687-001-300G-10K-653955-001-with-LABEL-/281711422960?ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:US:1123

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Don't use non-HP disks in HP Gen8 and Gen9 servers. It never works well, and you'll inevitably run into problems.

See: Third-party SSD solutions in ProLiant Gen8 servers
and of course: Third-party SSD solutions in ProLiant Gen9 servers

HP have a special version of this Samsung disk in that capacity available with carrier and HP firmware. I can help you acquire it for a good price at this point if you're in the US.

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  • I bought the equipment above, and it still works with no problems (yet...)
    – fl0pp
    Jan 11, 2016 at 7:21

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