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By sdmiller ·
I am not sure if I am putting this in the right category, but I am interested in buying an NT server. I have been looking at Compaq, but am sure if everything (Hard Driv's) are proprietary. I already own serveral scsi drives?

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Scott

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by rindi1 In reply to Compaq Servers?

SCSI drives, even for compaqs, aren't proprietary.

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by sdmiller In reply to Compaq Servers?

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by Mad Max In reply to Compaq Servers?

The only problems are possible connector / cable incompatibilities with older drives. But other than that I agree with the above.

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by keith.billy In reply to Compaq Servers?

The majority of Compaq servers use hot plug drives, with a propietary sled. Depending on the age of your drives, you may be able to use them mount them on sleds. If not, you may be limited to using a Prosignia model, or the Proliant 800. Your bestbet is to contact an authorized reseller. Give them the information about your drives and let them find a solution for you.

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by greg.ahler In reply to Compaq Servers?

If you're all set to get a Compaq server, then get the drives with it. I have found that Compaq works best when you use the hardware that is made specifically for them. I have 2 Proliant 1600R machines here, using 4 - 9.1G drives in a RAID config. Only 1 drive failiure in the past 18 mos, and that one was bad from the factory, according to our Net-Maint guys. I'd say that they're worth the $$, if you really want one.

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by ryanfinell In reply to Compaq Servers?

It depends on what model of server you buy. If you buy a Proliant the Hard Drives are proprietary because of the hot swap capability. However you can buy and Prosignia Server instead. I was looking at a Compaq Prosignia 720. It has a single Ultra Wide2 SCSI Controller. You can look up more info at www.compaq.com.

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