Hardware Thread, Will this work with my server... in Technical; I'm nearly out of storage on one of my servers, the finance dept are about to buy a new finance ...
19th March 2012, 03:58 PM #1
Will this work with my server...
I'm nearly out of storage on one of my servers, the finance dept are about to buy a new finance package which is going to occupy up to 30gb of space. I've managed to get them to agree in principal to the purchase of a new drive to accomodate it. It seems pointless to purchase a small drive when a big drive is not that much more expensive. So i was looking at this beasty...
BT Business Direct - HP 450GB 6G SAS 15000rpm 3.5" NHP Dp ENT HDD (516826-B21)
what we've got at the moment is this: http://www.hitachigst.com/tech/techl...00SAS_Spec.pdf (PDF Link)
The server we are slotting into is an RM box, the specs of which are here:
Do we think this going to work?
0PM-171 SCREW-PZI HEX HD6-32 X 5MM FIC CHROME 8
12U-559 BADGE- RM LOGO BLACK EXTERNAL SERVER 1
14G-538 INTEL SR2400 FRONT BEZEL BLACK 857675 1
14K-100 S/W PACK - CYBERLINK POWERDVD XP 6.0 1
194-603 CABLE ASSY-KEYBOARD EXTN PS/2 CORNBOW 2
194-604 CABLE ASSY-MAINS STRAIGHT 2
1A1-067 CABLE ASSY-MONITOR EXTENDER CORNBOW 1
1AG-820 INTEL SR2500 SIXTH HDD MOUNT KIT MM881259 1
1AG-821 PSU ASSY - INTEL SR2500 750W REDUNDANT MM881262 1
1AG-825 RAID KEY INTEL SR2500 ACTIVE MIDPLANE MM877661 1
1AW-401 PCB ASSY-INTEL PCI-X PCI-E ASR2500FHR RISER 1
1AW-402 SERVER INTEL FRONT PANEL ASR2500FP MM881452 1
1AW-403 SERVER INTEL REDUNDANT FANS ASRLXFANS MM881263 1
1B4-091 DRAM DDR2 400 128MB REG ECC MDIMM SG572163FG8RWDG 1
1BA-247 S/W-(CDROM) - CC3 Recovery CD Windows 2003 V2.6 1
1D5-135 S/W-(CDROM) RM SERVER CD (RACK 210) 1
1DB-503 PACKING-RACKSERV SERVER CARTON SR2400/SR2500 1
1DZ-172 DVDRW SAMSUNG SN-S082H/BEBN SH00 1
1E2-431 DRAM DDR2 667 1GB QIM FBDIMM HYS72T128420HFA-3S-B 4
1EX-393 SERVER INTEL SAS MIDPLANE FALSASMP MM880521 502 1
1F5-209 IC-INTEL XEON E5410 HARPERTOWN 2.33/1333/12M SLANW 2
1F5-597 DISK DRIVE-(3) HDD 147GB SAS HIT HUS153014VLS300 6
1FR-685 HEATSINK - INTEL XEON PASSIVE HARPERTOWN/WOLFDALE 2
1G2-086 SERVER INTEL SR2500 CHASSIS MM881105 014 1
1HC-034 PCB ASSY-INTEL S5000PALR D13607-903 1
Or can someone offer me a sensible alternative that will work!
Last edited by Oaktech; 19th March 2012 at 04:04 PM.
19th March 2012, 04:08 PM #2
Should be compatible - are you planning to add this to an existing array (you have 147GB discs so only 147GB would be used depending on the array) or create a new array (you'd want at least two for redundancy)?
19th March 2012, 04:42 PM #3
At the moment it appears that the current drive setup is just striped with volumes created on it via the windows partition manager, I have an amount of unallocated space at the end of the set that I can use to extend any given volume, so yes, if the drive is compatible I believe I can slot it in and then either create a new volume, or extend an existing one to accomodate the new software.
If anyone sees a flaw in my thinking, let me know!
19th March 2012, 04:54 PM #4
in thery it shuld work tho ive never tryed it. im just wondering why your using striped raid ? shurely it would be safer to have raid 5 set up or even 5+0.
Originally Posted by Oaktech
19th March 2012, 04:56 PM #5
Slightly off your main topic but-
If I read that right do you only have 4GB of RAM in your server?
If so does the software package you are looking at run using SQL server and if so you may wish to look at boosting up the RAM at that point to allow for SQLs RAM hungry needs.
Once you reach that point you are only a few steps away from getting a whole new server to run things off.....
19th March 2012, 04:58 PM #6
i don't ask, it was set up initally by RM, and everytime we ask questions like that RM object and in a roundabout kind of way start talking about invalidating our service contract by making the machine an 'unsupportable configuration'
19th March 2012, 05:00 PM #7
Ah, yes, it's actually got 8 in it. The 4 was the initial config and we swapped modules when we had RM in to look at a knackered tape drive. Well spotted
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