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Non-Hot Plug Drive In a Hot Plug Only server

Hi guys,

I have a customer which has just purchased the following server from us:

HP ProLiant ML330 G6
Processor(s) (1) Intel® Xeon® E5606 (2.13GHz/4-core/8MB/80W) Processor
Storage Controller Embedded HP Smart Array B110i SATA RAID Controller Hot plug advanced key
(RAID 0/1/0+1)
Internal Storage (4) LFF Hot Plug SATA HDD Bays; upgradeable to (8)
Form Factor Tower (5U)

Unfortunately they revived non-hot plug drives.

I am wondering if I send him some compatible caddy's  for the drives that he will simply be able to fit the bare drives into the caddys and slot them into the server.

Thanks in advance
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8/22/2022 - Mon


Bear in mind that should they later upgrade from the chipset RAID (B110) to a proper Smart Array controller that enterprise drives designed for RAID will be required because desktop drives will get thrown off the controller when they go into deep error recovery.

Ahh ok,

So Its completely fine to fit the bare drives into the caddys all will work fine? ( just make sure to warn him about upgrading the controller)

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