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What SATA drives to use with HP Smart Array E200 in a DL320

I am going to start playing with ESXi for the first time and have a spare DL320 G5 I plan to use to for starters. Since I don't want to jump through hoops to get ESXi running on the onboard RAID (Intel ICH9) I just bought a PCI-e SA e200. Since the DL320 only supports 2 3.5" SATA drives, I wan wondering if anyone knows what drives I can use with the provided caddies from HP? There are 2 80GB drives now, and I had hoped to upgrade to something large for sure. Just curious if the HP caddies support any SATA disks at all, or if I am limited by something. I can't find any documentation on HPs website, so figured I would ask here. Thanks in advance for any replies.
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The caddies should support any standard 3.5 inch SATA drive. The big thing is to make sure the power and SATA connectors line up correctly. 99% of drives place the connector in the standard position.
I hope this helps. Good luck.
andyalderSaggar makers bottom knockerCommented:

You need SAS/SATA hotplug cable kit 398307-B21 to connect to the E200 according to the quickspecs. As andrew_aj1 says you can use any SAS or SATA disks in it although HP won't support it unless it has genuine HP badged ones.
miconisAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys. I will just pull the drives if I need warranty work over the next 2 years of coverage.


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