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problem with HP PROLIANT ML350P GEN 8 and wd red drives


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hi guys...

 

new here and hvaing a big problem...maybe you ve got some ideas.

 

i'm trying to setup an ml 350p gen8 that has a p420i controller embeded.

i bought 4 wd reds each one 1tb and a kingston ssd.

the ssd runs fine.i've installed windows server 2012 foundation..everything looks ok...

 

when i attach the 4 wd's..the array controller fails to start and i can not access it even through hp's storage administrator.

 

if i have only he ssd attached,everything is ok....

i'm trying to find a solution from 9 o clock i the morning.........

 

any ideas???????????

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It could be that 1 of the drives is giving you grief. You need to ensure that all 4 of the drives are individually good. What I mean is, attach each of the Reds, one at a time, to another PC, and ensure they are each discoverable and useable. My ideal way to do this is to put a drive into a USB 'toaster' dock, like this: http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00001642.

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wow..thanks for the fast reply....!!

 

i've already have done this and also formaed them..


i did not mention that the first time i booted i saw them all...strange hm?

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OK, I guess that rules out any DOA drives. Have you tried just using 1 or 2 drives, you know, as a test? Also, I don't know if this applies, but did you try any of the drives before they were partitioned and formatted? I assume you did, but just want to be precise.

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yes ikon...

 

i also changed bays,tried with each one separate...keeps the same behavior...i'm at a dead end...

 

what do you think about bios settings???maybe i missed something..

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Sorry, can't help with that. I don't have a G8 box to play with (I've only set up a Gen8 DL360p and that was strictly a WS2008r2 + SQL Server 2008r2 setup, and it came with all the SAS HDDs already installed). Hopefully, someone else can chime in.

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How do you have the five drives attached?


Are you able to enter the HP ACU when booting?

Latest BIOS and firmware on all?

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yes ikon...

 

i also changed bays,tried with each one separate...keeps the same behavior...i'm at a dead end...

 

what do you think about bios settings???maybe i missed something..

Have you checked the BIOS to see if the 420i is enabled?

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