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Nelson Kaeppel
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GEN8 Drives

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?

 

Thanks,

Nelson

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gsb_2
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Re: GEN8 Drives

From the QA page on Gen 8

 

"G7 drives and memory are not recommended on Gen8 products."

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rguha
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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.

 

 

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Goutham_Sabala
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Re: GEN8 Drives

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.

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Nelson Kaeppel
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Re: GEN8 Drives

Thanks to all that replied.

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Allan_C
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Re: GEN8 Drives

Is there a part number for empty drive trays? I would like to install Intel SLC SSD's in my new ML360p Gen8 and the HP Part Number 378343-002 drive trays don't fit.

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Goutham_Sabala
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Gen8 hdd drive carrier trays are not sold separately.
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kanchisharma
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Gen8 Hard drives are designed to reduce multiple HDD failures hence the concept of the Various LED have been introduced, HP recommends use of HDD which are designed for Gen8 Only, Hdd Tray cant be purchased as there is a firmware sign also involved and other 3rd party hdd or non compatible hdd will not work..
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J_Ratcliffe
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This is disappointing to learn.  I'm not sure if I should try to resell all our storage or try to return the server.

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jsprous
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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.

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eXchange
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Message 11 of 14 (5,023 Views)

Re: GEN8 Drives

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.

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maxdadeath
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Are there drivers that support windows server 2003 x64 for DL360p Gen8 E5-2640 1P 16GB-R P420i SFF 460W PS Base Server. Have tried hp website, there is only 2008 drivers.

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MWarren
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Service part 651699-001 or 651687-001

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Sbrown
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The service part is right, be careful ebay folks are selling fake versions for $35 for SFF/LFF. They even sell the drive with them. I saw user selling 400GB SAS MLC HP SSD with SC for $450 and I even check the warranty and it said valid but I asked and the dude said the SC were not genuine! CRAZY!

Be careful! I doubt HP will warranty you if you buy these.

Don't buy unless they are authorized hp reseller!
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