I have a really odd case that i need some expert help with.
I have a HP Proliant ML350 G5 with 2 146GB SAS Drives in a RAID 1+0. I have upgraded firmware using the latest HP SPP including a new 1.86 version firmware for the Smart Array E200i Controller.
I have 2 new 300 GB SAS Drives that iw ant to add to the server to get more storage as the server is running out of free space. When i attach the 300gb SAS Drive (yes either one of them) The Smart Array controller returns error code:
1783-Slot 0 Drive Array Controler Failure!
[Command failure (cmd=0h, err=00h, dlu=0AC :0h)]
I have spoken to HP who sent new drives and still the same issue persists. So while i wait for HP i want to see if any of you experts out there can tell me what the problem is?
I have tried inserting a 72gb SAS drive from my personal Proliant ML350 G5 and that drive works and does not crash the controller. I cant attach diagnostics of the Controller since it fails with the drives attached and otherwise shows up as fine.