Setting up my HP ProLiant ML10v2 for the first time, Part 5: Add Four 5TB HDDs

By: JohnStutsman

 

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Figure 1 – Two of the 5TB HDDs are already installed in the two 5.25” bays and I’m putting the finishing touches installing the other two 5TB HDDs in the 4 Drive Cage next to the two Icy Dock EZConvert’s holding my 2.5” SSDs

 

In Part 5 of Setting up my HP ProLiant ML10v2 for the first time I add four Western Digital 5TB HDDs to my ML10v2.

 

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Figure 2 – Showing the wiring of the SATA ports to the HDDs and SDDs

 

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Figure 3 – Front view of the case with two 3.5” HDDs mounted with adaptor brackets in the 5.25” openings

 

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Figure 4 – Case back on my ML10v2 and powered up – Note that total system load is 59W with 4 5TB HDDs, 2 SSDs, and 32GB RAM

 

I add four Western Digital 5TB HDDs to my HP ProLiant ML10v2 and created a Logical Drive 02 – a data drive – in RAID10 on the HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i RAID Controller using the SATA II (3GB/s) Ports 3 thru 6. I used Slots 3 & 4 of the 4 drive main cage and the other two mounted in the 5.25” bays using 5.25” to 3.5” adaptor brackets. Logical Drive 01 – my existing OS drive – is two Samsung 256GB 840 Pro SSDs in RAID0 on the HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i RAID Controller using the SATA III (6GB/s) Ports 1 & 2. The SSDs are mounted in Slots 1 & 2 of the 4 drive main cage using two Icy Dock EZConvert Air’s.

 

Video 1 – Adding 4 5TB HDDs to my HP ProLiant ML10v2

 

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Figure 5 – 4 5TB drives selected to create Logical Drive 02 in SSA (HP Smart Storage Administrator) on the Dynamic Smart Array B120i Controller in the ML10v2

 

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Figure 6 – About to Create 10TB RAID10 Logical Drive 02 from 4 5TB HDDs in SSA

 

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Figure 7 – 10TB RAID10 Logical Drive 02 Created in SSA

 

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Figure 8 – Configuration of Logical Drives in Dynamic Smart Array B120i Controller as seen in SSA (HP Smart Storage Administrator)

 

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Figure 9 – iLO4 – Storage Information showing Logical Drives 01 & 02 on the Dynamic Smart Array B120i Controller

 

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Figure 10 – In Disk Management the 10TB Logical Drive needs to be Initialized

 

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Figure 11 – 10TB unformatted Drive

 

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Figure 12 – 10TB Formatted Drive D

 

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Figure 13 – iLO4 – Temperature Information with System Fan speed at 6% — very little noise IMO

 

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Figure 14 – iLO4 – Firmware Information

 

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Figure 15 – iLO4 – Software Information

 

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Figure 16 – The PassMark scores for my build are at http://www.passmark.com/baselines/V8/display.php?id=52492748135 what’s noteworthy IMO is the CPU Mark of 5,899, Memory Mark of 2,163, and the Disk Mark of 7,686. The low Graphic Mark’s were expected with the Matrox Chip and not really relevant IMO if this is being considered as a Home Server or NAS box.

As-Built:

  • HP ProLiant ML10v2 Gen9
  • Xeon E3-1220v3
  • 32GB Unbuffered ECC RAM KVR16E11K4/32
  • Logical Drive 01: OS drive – 2 x Samsung 256GB 840 Pro SSDs in RAID0 on HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i RAID Controller – 2 x Icy Dock EZConvert Air – mounted in Slots 1 & 2 of 4 drive main cage – Ports 1 & 2 SATA III (6GB/s)
  • Logical Drive 02: Data drive – 4 x WD 5TB HDDs in RAID10 on HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i RAID Controller – ports 3-6 SATA II (3GB/s) – two mounted in Slots 3 & 4 of 4 drive main cage – two mounted in 5.25” bays using 5.25” to 3.5” adaptor brackets (I used the existing SATA cable that had gone to the optical drive for 1 5.25” bay plus another 18” SATA cable I had in stock from previous projects for the 3.5” HDD in the other 5.25” bay)
  • OS: S2012R2

In Part 6 of Setting up my HP ProLiant ML10v2 for the first time I will post the results of some of my early performance tests in addition to the PassMark scores above in Figure 16.

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Reference:

Setting up my HP ProLiant ML10v2 for the first time, Part 1: Unboxing and Setting up iLO4 Advance http://homeservershow.com/setting-up-my-p-ilo4-advance.html

Setting up my HP ProLiant ML10v2 for the first time, Part 2: Installing my OS Drives and Running SPP http://homeservershow.com/setting-up-my-es-running-spp.html 

Setting up my HP ProLiant ML10v2 for the first time, Part 3: Using iLO4 to Install Server 2012R2 http://homeservershow.com/setting-up-my-server-2012r2.html 

Setting up my HP ProLiant ML10v2 for the first time, Part 4: Upgrade my RAM to 32GB http://homeservershow.com/setting-up-my-my-ram-to-32gb.html

Setting up my HP ProLiant ML10v2 for the first time, Part 5: Add Four 5TB HDDs http://homeservershow.com/setting-up-my-four-5tb-hdds.html

Setting up my HP ProLiant ML10v2 for the first time, Part 6: Performance http://homeservershow.com/setting-up-my-6-performance.html

HP ProLiant ML10v2 User Guide http://h20566.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?sp4ts.oid=7796450&docId=emr_na-c04622279&docLocale=en_US

The PassMark Benchmark Scores on my build are at http://www.passmark.com/baselines/V8/display.php?id=52492748135

Metal 3.5” to 5.25” Drive Adapter Brackets http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811993004&Tpk=N82E16811993004

Icy Dock EZConvert Air http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817994169&Tpk=N82E16817994169

Blog Postings HP ProLiant ML10v2 http://homeservershow.com/?s=ml10v2

My HP ProLiant ML10v2 PlayList: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLn2DhE-6J02RdBBhMhx51IS5j3gazC6Fy

 

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