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    HP HotSwap drive caddies.

    I need buy some drive caddies but I can't find them online anywhere. I need 1x Caddy for a HP DL140 G3. Then another 4x Caddies for a HP StorageWorks MSA60.

    Any ideas?

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    Dare I say it... Ebay...

    Just sourced four dell caddies for the Poweredge 1800 that way...

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    Got a pic of what the caddies look like? Got 1 HP Caddy, think its from a G3 / G4 that you can have if its any good.

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    The part number for the dl140 is 373211-001 I think...
    HP / Compaq Proliant Hard Drive Tray / Caddy 373211-001 ML110 / ML150

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    I have an HP Compaq Proliant sitting in my spare room somewhere, the caddies your after look the same that i have. i will get the model number later for you.

    but if they are i have 3 you can have

    James.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Netman View Post
    The part number for the dl140 is 373211-001 I think...
    HP / Compaq Proliant Hard Drive Tray / Caddy 373211-001 ML110 / ML150
    They look correct for the msa60. however the prolient dl140 g3 caddies had a bracket on the back of the caddies with a thumb screw. They are different from the hp 'universal' caddies.

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    Well I've sorted out the caddies for the MSA60 via ebay. However the DL140 G3 SATA caddy is proving difficult to track down. HP claims it doesn't exist. So here is a picture to the contrary of the existing one.
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    Our DL140 G3 has these drive caddys in it.



    I'm sure they are SATA drives and not SAS or SCSI drives.

    Mike.

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    Those are the normal SAS hotswap caddies. They are the same as the ones used in the MSA60. The SATA caddies (like the one I've posted) have a thumbscrew in the back, to prevent anyone from being foolish enough to hotswap them, as doing that with SATA drives would crash the machine.

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    Must admit I've just been looking on the HP website, and I can't find the item you have listed as a part for that server, or even under the generic DLseries storage section.

    I have seen those type of caddys before, but I thought they were more-or-less obsolete now. Saying that, I have noticed that the photograph that HP use of the DL140 on their site pictures the server with two of those installed!

    Mike.
    Last edited by maniac; 9th June 2008 at 11:48 AM.

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    Good isn't it.

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    Seems you're not the only one after them.

    IT Resource Center forums - Part# for the Non-Hot Swap SATA drive caddy

    Unfortunitely it seems they are un-available as a spare part from HP according to that thread.

    Mike.

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    The HP SATA drives don't come with non-hotswap caddies. Already tried that option and returned it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    Those are the normal SAS hotswap caddies. They are the same as the ones used in the MSA60. The SATA caddies (like the one I've posted) have a thumbscrew in the back, to prevent anyone from being foolish enough to hotswap them, as doing that with SATA drives would crash the machine.
    I have used the type of caddys that maniac posted with SATA myself in an ML350. SATA drives are actually hot swappable depending on the controller that you have, the ML350 has an hp controller that is running a couple of 500GB SATAs in RAID1 and yanking one will not make the machine crash. If you can dismount the volume safely in Windows you can even do this with non-raid drives just not the system drive as it cannot be dismounted from a running system.

    We managed to get the caddys like maniac found individually but our supplier had to talk to someone that he knew at hp spares to get the part number and order the parts individually.

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    I know for a fact that the onboard SATA controller on the DL140G3 does not support hot swapping. Plus as the system will only have 2x80Gb drives in a Raid1 configuration the system will crash if anyone is foolish enough to remove a drive.

    I do have some of the caddies that you've suggested onsite, so I'm going to try them out and see if they fit ok. I suppose I may have to make do with that type of caddie unless someone can source the SATA caddy. :/

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