03-15-2012 10:45 AM
Does anyone know if I will be able to use old G5/G6/G7 drives in the new Gen8 servers, or is that new "HP Smart Drive carrier" going to require a brand new drive type?
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03-15-2012 11:09 AM
No, we cannot use the drives from G5/G6/G7 as the drive carrier has changed in G8. It has been reduced.
There are also LED displays on drive carriers to indicate their state, including one to alert administrators when a drive is rebuilding so they don't pull the drive before it's complete.
03-15-2012 01:37 PM
Smart Drive Carriers are needed for drives in Gen8 server, drives from earlier generations cannot be used in Gen8 and Gen8 drives cannot fit in older gen's. Drivers are less smaller in Gen8 and status leds have been changed dramatically.
04-17-2012 12:54 AM
08-09-2012 02:13 PM
This is very discouraging. If we cannot buy empty drive carriers we will NOT be buying any HP servers newer than G7 series! I refuse to be forced to buy an HP Branded hard drive when I could buy the same Hard drive without the HP name for less than half the price.
09-02-2012 03:43 PM
Since many years we prefer to use HP Servers since they are rocksolid. Now we bought our first machine of Gen8 and feel quite patronized about the enforcement to buy only HP harddiscs for this machine. It's not that we don't like to buy original HP parts. But as long as HP SSDs and HDDs cost up twenty times more than comparable parts form other manufacturers we don't wanna choose them.
Now we decided NOT to buy more Gen8 machines as long as this situation won't be liberalized.
08-07-2013 08:40 PM
Be careful! I doubt HP will warranty you if you buy these.
Don't buy unless they are authorized hp reseller!