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Are HP drives required for Microserver ?

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kappclark

I was told by a vendor that you must use HP hard drives in the Microserver...

 

I can understand you need to use their carrier, but wouldn't any garden variety HD do the trick ?? Would I void the wty if I don't use trhe HP drives ??

 

Thanks to all for a great forum !

 

Bill Clark

Windham, Vermont

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Joe_Miner

No.  Your vendor friend is wrong.  You can use any SATA drive.

 

Check the 1st post in the CSKenney Thread "ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 Links" and you'll find links to a vast number of discussions including the types of HDD's & SSD's people are using in the Gen8 MicroServer.

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kappclark

Thanks guys ! I just needed some expert guidance ! Will dig deeper into recommended models etc..

 

OK- now the next question about drives, I have a mothballed DL 585 G2 (motherboard is shot) with 8 Sas drives (146GB each) ... Is there any reason I couldn't retrofit these for the Micro-Server ? I understand this may be a stretch...but we all are tinkerers, right ? (smile)

 

Bill Clark

Windham, VT

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ikon

I don't think you can do that. IIRC, you can use SATA drives on SAS controllers, but not the reverse.

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kappclark

Thanks - I think I remember that as well about sas - sata

 

So, what do you think of these puppies for the microserver (Celeron model) : a 60GB SSD (Kingston SSDNow V300) for OS (Server 2012 R2) , followed by 4 1TB reds in drive bays, ?

 

BTW - I got the vendor's price for the HP drives -- 500GB 6G SATA 7.2K - $175 each ... the 1TB Reds I can get from same vendor for about $66 each..the SSD is about $55

 

In any case, this thing is going to be a lot quieter than the DL 380G5 I am currently running !

 

Bill Clark

Windham, VT

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schoondoggy

60GB is pretty skinny for an OS drive. 120-128GB SSD are on NewEgg for $65.

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ikon

^^ What he said. I would a 120GB or larger SSD.

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Joe_Miner

I use a 60GB SSD but the install of S2012R2 is more for testing and I swap it out for other SSD's in my N40L depending on what I want to test that day -- for a long term "production" setting I've gone with 240GB & 256GB SSD's.

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kappclark

Thanks for the good advice -- size does matter.

 

Is the Kingston SSDNow V300 series a good choice ? ($55 on Newegg ! )

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