HP hard disks dont fit HP server
Posted on 2013-01-24
got the weirderst situation - I just bought a new HP DL320e Gen 8 server from Techdata along with two SAS disks with normal mounting kit. But the disks don't fit!
Server has four bays for 3.5" LFF disks, and thats what I bought, but the disks with the hotplug mounting kit (which came attached to the drives as standard straight out of the box) are about 2mm too wide to go into the drive bays. In desparation we tried new hot plug SATA disks from a supplier friend of ours, same issue. I pulled a hot plug disk from my own ML310, same issue. So I guess there is somethng wrong with the DL320.
In your opinion is this a design fault on the DL320e Gen8 server or is there really a "special" disk kit specially designed for this latest generation server?
Thanks a lot.