troubleshooting Question

Using Seagate drives in an HP DL320s

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I just acquired an HP DL320s server that has 12 3.5" drive bays.  I currently have 4 HP branded 300gb 15k SAS drives & 8 empty slots.  I have some Seagate ST3300555SS 300gb SAS drives that I was hoping I can buy the drive caddy's & just insert into this server.  My questions are:  1) Will this work & 2) Is there any harm, if it works, to taking all of these drives & putting them into a single Raid 5 array?  (mixing brands?)  They will be the same size & speed.

The last question I have is similar, I am going to acquire 4 SATA drives & was wondering if anyone knew for sure that they worked in the DL320s even if they are not HP branded?  (I am not sure if HP has a way to lock it down or anything).  Please let me know ASAP.

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