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Rob K

P420 question

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Rob K

I've just bought a Smart array P420 from ebay for my ML10 v2.  Do I need to get any additional cables to connect my drives?  They are normal SATA drives in the standard non-hotswap drive cage.  I asked the vendor and he said "It comes with SAS backplane cables. Not suitable connecting to SATA drives". 

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schoondoggy

SAS is backwards compatible with SATA. HPE uses SFF-8087 cables on the majority of their backplanes. It should just require moving the SFF-8087 cable from the system board to the P420. You should update the P420 to its latest firmware before using it.

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Rob K

Thanks, I was hoping it would be the case that I could just move the connector.  I think I got a bargain at £25 with 2GB cache and the battery.  If it wasn't for this forum I wouldn't have known it was an option 👍

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