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Hardware Thread, OCZ Revodrive 3 X2 in a HP DL165 G7 in Technical; Not to show off or anything but just in case anyone ever wondered yes a OCZ Revodrive 3 X2 SSD ...
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    OCZ Revodrive 3 X2 in a HP DL165 G7

    Not to show off or anything but just in case anyone ever wondered yes a OCZ Revodrive 3 X2 SSD does indeed fit in the X16 PCIe card slot in a HP DL165 G7 server.

    Currently running our new Lync and App-V servers will be moving over a DC to it over the weekend - easy to say I have every monitoring tool directed at it and have backups running on it twice daily but so far it has taken everything we have thrown at it in its stride.

    Will post some performance specs tomorrow morning when I'm back in.

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    Want.

    Can't see why it wouldn't work in any way. TRIM support may not get through some RAID configurations, but you shouldn't need to worry too much.

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    On the left is a 4x500GB 7200rpm SATA RAID5 array, on the right is the REVO Drive

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    Did you have any issues getting the Revo Drive to work in the DL165? I have a Revo 3 X2 that I am trying to get to work in a DL 380 G7, whenever I put the card in and put the machine I get a Redscreen of Death with an Illegal Op code error. Any thoughts?

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    No issues at all other than enabling some AMD specific PCI-Express setting in the BIOS.

    As the DL380 is a Intel server you might want to have a look around for something similar. Also I've never heard of a red screen of death - is it a HP specific thing or does your server get as far as booting into windows?

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    It does not boot into windows it crashed right after detecting the intergrated raid controller. I will look around the bios I did try changing a few different options but had no luck

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    Here is the error I get SNC00154.jpgSNC00155.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by arosenau View Post
    It does not boot into windows it crashed right after detecting the integrated RAID controller.
    This sounds like the issue described below. You may have to disable your integrated RAID controller to get the RevoDrive working...

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    Due to limited option ROM space, it is often not possible to use the RevoDrive while the onboard RAID Controller is enabled on many motherboards. (Source)
    OCZ don't officially support the RevoDrive in servers, but you probably already knew this.

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    Yeah I think you are looking at a BIOS thing there - in theory there is nothing HP can do to stop you using a PCI-Express card (thats why its so good against using 3.5"/2.5" drives as the RAID controler can block unkown drive types).

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    So I tried disabling the onboard raid controller but still have the same issue

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    Can I assume u've looked at this - hp proliant DL580 G3 -illegal opcode

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    How much did it cost for one of these OCZ Revo Drive PCI E Cards ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    How much did it cost for one of these OCZ Revo Drive PCI E Cards ?
    About £440 ex VAT

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesfed View Post
    Can I assume u've looked at this - hp proliant DL580 G3 -illegal opcode
    I actually had not seen that. I did however finally get my card to work. I had tried taking the card out of the server and install it in my HP Workstation Z200. It would boot a little farther but then just constantly reboot never booting windows. So I decided to take the card home and install it in my home computer. (Custom built machine with ASUS motherboard.) The computer saw it right away and booted right up. I downloaded the OCZ toolbox and updated the firmware and BIOS on the card, and then took it back and installed it in the server again and it worked right away. So the server didn't like something about the version of BIOS that the card shipped with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arosenau View Post
    I actually had not seen that. I did however finally get my card to work. I had tried taking the card out of the server and install it in my HP Workstation Z200. It would boot a little farther but then just constantly reboot never booting windows. So I decided to take the card home and install it in my home computer. (Custom built machine with ASUS motherboard.) The computer saw it right away and booted right up. I downloaded the OCZ toolbox and updated the firmware and BIOS on the card, and then took it back and installed it in the server again and it worked right away. So the server didn't like something about the version of BIOS that the card shipped with.
    Thanks for giving us the heads up on the fix Ours came with the latest BIOS flashed to the device - guess I might have to bring my PC from home just in case on our next SSD deployment.

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