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Replace HP SAS Drive with NON-HP SAS Drive

By dkaf ·
I have an HP Proliant DL 380 G6, I want to add some space to it, and I'd like to be able to add more than the HP 300GB SAS that is available, can I either install the 1tb sled that isn't on the list of supported devices, or better buy a non HP drive and use an existing sled?
Anyone have experience doing similar?

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Replace HP SAS Drive with ...

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Personally I wouldn't know one way or the other but I would suspect that Current Differences between the different drives may play a Important Part. You would have to read the Specifications of the Fitted Drive and compare that to ones from different makers.

Another thing to look out for here is the actual capacity of the HDD Fitted HP had a habit of using Hitachi Drives which have some funny sizing and can not be mixed with others in various Arrays.


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