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timbarrett

I'm wanting to find out if anyone has tried using a Western Digital 6TB Red drive (#WD60EFRX) in a Gen 8 MicroServer?
www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=810

 

I spoke with Greg Starks from HP this morning and he said that HP hasn't tried that drive yet. They only officially support 3TB drives.

(Page 3 on the Gen 8 Quick Specs sheet)

http://h20195.www2.hp.com/v2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=c04128132&doctype=quickspecs&doclang=EN_US&searchquery=&cc=us&lc=en 

 

Greg suggested checking this forum on homeservershow.com.

 

(Also, this is for a data drive, not OS drive).

Has anyone tried out the 6TB drive?

 

Thanks!
 

-Tim Barrett
NoGeekLeftBehind.com

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jmwills

I really don't see much difference in a 3TB & 6TB.  Getting past 2TB was the big obstacle.

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ikon

^^ What he said. Once past the 2TB limit, it should be a long time before there are any hardware restrictions on drive size. There will be some OS limitations. For instance, I believe that Windows has a limit of something like 255 Terabytes at the moment. GPT itself can support 18 Exabytes.

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jmwills

The only issue I can see with the bigger drives is more heat.  Cooling will be at a premium.

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ikon

With the WD Reds I don't think that will be much of a problem.

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yodafett

Hmm if HP is referring people to us for supporting the microserver should we not get iLO and firmware for life

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ikon

Hmm if HP is referring people to us for supporting the microserver should we not get iLO and firmware for life

 

Greg Starks is the HP guy who was posting on here for a while. He hasn't posted in quite a while - I suspect he was warned off doing that, probably by HP management.

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Joe_Miner

I'm wanting to find out if anyone has tried using a Western Digital 6TB Red drive (#WD60EFRX) in a Gen 8 MicroServer?

www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=810

 

I spoke with Greg Starks from HP this morning and he said that HP hasn't tried that drive yet. They only officially support 3TB drives.

(Page 3 on the Gen 8 Quick Specs sheet)

http://h20195.www2.hp.com/v2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=c04128132&doctype=quickspecs&doclang=EN_US&searchquery=&cc=us&lc=en 

 

Greg suggested checking this forum on homeservershow.com.

 

(Also, this is for a data drive, not OS drive).

Has anyone tried out the 6TB drive?

 

Thanks!

 

-Tim Barrett

NoGeekLeftBehind.com

 

Hi Tim!  To the best of my recollection 4TB drives are the largest actually reported having been used in the wild....

 

http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/6652-disk-size-limitation-gen8-microserver/

http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/6207-g8-and-4tb-drives/

http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/8164-anyone-tried-hdds-bigger-than-3tb-on-b120i/

http://sammit.net/hp-proliant-microserver-gen8-supports-4tb-drives/

 

Have you checked these other Gen8 Forums...........

http://www.hardwareluxx.de/community/f101/hp-proliant-g8-g1610t-g2020t-e3-1220lv2-microserver-963207.html  (this is in German)

http://www.avforums.com/threads/hp-microserver-g8-is-here.1783788/

http://forums.overclockers.com.au/showthread.php?t=1092937

 

The largest drive I've tried personally in my Gen8 is 3TB but I'm running 4TB's in my N54L

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cskenney

I am sure if someone wants to send Mr. Microserver....I mean Joe_Miner a 6TB Red to try he would be more than happy to evaluate if it would work.

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Joe_Miner

I am sure if someone wants to send Mr. Microserver....I mean Joe_Miner a 6TB Red to try he would be more than happy to evaluate if it would work.

 

I would be thrilled!  I suspect you'd also be happy to test some out in the QNap also!

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