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HP Smart Array P420 - 3D printed Fan Bracket

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schoondoggy

Great idea! Nice design.

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Gurv4n

Recently I added a P420 to my GEN8. But this also increased the case fan speed, even when it was idle.

The P420 looks like it has been designed to add a fan on top of the heatsink. With a cheap fan on the heatsink I was able to reduce the temperature to 60°C while under load.

 

For anyone interested, the .stl can be found here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1284618

And some pics can be found here: http://imgur.com/a/MPAEL

 

PS: Thanks to everyone providing your knowledge in this forum, you saved me a lot of time figuring out some stuff with my GEN8!

 

Hello,

 

Are you able to post the case fan speed before and after the addition of this fan on the P420 card?

 

Thanks.

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zxdavb

Recently I added a P420 to my GEN8. 

 

Hi chap. I wanted to know: does the P420 show up in the ILO like the P222 does?

 

Thanks in advance.

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Gurv4n

Hi chap. I wanted to know: does the P420 show up in the ILO like the P222 does?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

P421 is so P420 should.

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zxdavb

P421 is so P420 should.

 

Thanks for that.  I bought a P222, expecting to run 6-8 disks inside the case, but the P222 has 1x internal (SFF-8087) and 1x external (SFF-8088) connector.

 

It seems I should have bought a P420 instead as it has 2x internal connectors (I understand the P421 has two external).

 

Does anyone know of any other differences between them, before I start shopping for a P420?  The QuickSpecs says the P4xx are 'Enterprise Class', whilst the P222 is 'Entry-Level' (whatever that means).

 

QuickSpecs:

 - P420: http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/getpdf.aspx/c04111534.pdf

 - P421: http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/getpdf.aspx/c04111167.pdf

 - P222: http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/getpdf.aspx/c04111474.pdf

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schoondoggy

Thanks for that.  I bought a P222, expecting to run 6-8 disks inside the case, but the P222 has 1x internal (SFF-8087) and 1x external (SFF-8088) connector.

 

It seems I should have bought a P420 instead as it has 2x internal connectors (I understand the P421 has two external).

 

Does anyone know of any other differences between them, before I start shopping for a P420?  The QuickSpecs says the P4xx are 'Enterprise Class', whilst the P222 is 'Entry-Level' (whatever that means).

 

QuickSpecs:

 - P420: http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/getpdf.aspx/c04111534.pdf

 - P421: http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/getpdf.aspx/c04111167.pdf

 - P222: http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/getpdf.aspx/c04111474.pdf

From this page you can select each and compare.

Will you be using the RAID functions of the controller or are you just looking for 8 internal ports?

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raminger

Hello,

 

Are you able to post the case fan speed before and after the addition of this fan on the P420 card?

 

Thanks.

 

Without fan on the P420 the case fan was running at 60-70%, now it's stable on 11%.

 

Hi chap. I wanted to know: does the P420 show up in the ILO like the P222 does?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Working as expected, it shows up in all relevant tabs in iLO and I also get all infos from my WD Reds. 

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zxdavb

The plan is:

RAID1 for 2x SSDs (on a SDM)

RAID5 for 4x magnetics

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Gurv4n

Without fan on the P420 the case fan was running at 60-70%, now it's stable on 11%.

 

 

Working as expected, it shows up in all relevant tabs in iLO and I also get all infos from my WD Reds. 

 That's very weird.

Which cooling mode are you using?

 

With P421 running under ESXi 6, I'm around 16%

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