12-10-2012 12:20 AM
I'm have HP p2000 G3 system.
In this system one of an array builded as raid 10 from 8x2Tb SATA drives. Few days ago one of disk has failed and need to be replaced.
We buy new disk. It's same size 2Tb, but different interface, and i can't assign it as a hotspare for degraded array.
At specs http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/1355
HP P2000 2TB 3G SATA 7.2K LFF MDL Hard Drive
HP P2000 2TB 6G SAS 7.2K LFF (3.5-inch) Dual Port MDL Hard Drive
Should I use (buy again) drive with same interface (SATA 3G) or i can use new drive with SAS interface in the old array of SATA drives?
12-10-2012 09:01 AM
In the front of the disks you can see a "Spare number". When you change a disk you must use disks with the same "spare number". Using it you make sure it'll work.
I hope you'll be able to return the disk purchased :$