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SR2600 add HDD

HWolf2
Beginner
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Hello,

I want to add hard drives to my SR2600 to use it as stand alone ESX host.

The Server has Server Board S5520UR, the passive Mid plane and ASR2500SIXDRV for 6th HDD.

Currently it is equiped with an Adaptec 5405 Controller and 4 HDD.

The 4 cables from the Adaptec Controller are connected to SATA_SAS 0 - 3 on the Mid plane.

My plan is to replace the Adaptec Controller with an 8-port PCIe RAID Controller and fully equip all 6 HDD bays.

On a web site http://www.techbuy.com.au/newproducts/2006/10/2/ http://www.techbuy.com.au/newproducts/2006/10/2/ (search for the term passive) i found that when using the passive Mid plane the ASR2500SIXDRV cannot be connected from the Back plane but from SATA port 5 on the Main Board.

The Server Manual page 35 stated: "The passive midplane is a simple pass-through from the backplane to the SATA connectors on the server board or SAS/SATA connectors on an add-in Card"

To maximize confusion the sticker on the inside of the upper lid of the Server says: "Note: SATA connectors 5, 6 and 7 are note used."

Does anyone know what is correct? Can I connect 6 hard drive with the passive mid plane?

Aside from that. Would it be better to look for an active Mid plane, RAID Activation key and DIMM?

Regards,

Hermann

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idata
Community Manager
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Hello gemini3,

 

 

You will like to add an additional HDD to your server SR2600, also will like to change your RAID Controller card.

 

First, let me provide you some information on the SR2600 and the ASR2500SIXDRV are two items that are EOIS, this information can be found on the Intel Ark page:

 

https://ark.intel.com/products/51202/6th-SASSATA-Drive-Kit-ASR2500SIXDRV https://ark.intel.com/products/51202/6th-SASSATA-Drive-Kit-ASR2500SIXDRV

 

https://ark.intel.com/products/40953/Intel-Server-System-SR2600URBRP https://ark.intel.com/products/40953/Intel-Server-System-SR2600URBRP

 

 

I will do my best to provide you with the necessary help that I can locate on our database.

 

 

Normally for EOIS system will need to be handle by our EOIS or discontinued community team. I will invite you also to move this community to that department.

 

 

But I was able to find

 

https://www.intel.com/content/dam/support/us/en/documents/motherboards/server/s5520ur/sb/e45274011_s... https://www.intel.com/content/dam/support/us/en/documents/motherboards/server/s5520ur/sb/e45274011_s...

 

 

Page 48

 

Will provide you with the connector for the 6th HDD.

 

I hope this information helps.

 

 

If there is anything else we can help please feel free to ask.

 

 

Best regards,

 

 

Henry A.
HWolf2
Beginner
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Hello Henry,

thank you for your the link.

According to your advice I put the topic in discontinued products.

Regards,

Hermann

idata
Community Manager
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Hello gemini3,

 

 

Thank you for the update, and yes that will be the best threat to use.

 

I will close this threat and if you have any questions please let us know, but I have been checking for any additional information and the information provided is what we have available for this system.

 

 

If there is anything else we can help please feel free to ask.

 

 

Best regards,

 

 

Henry A.
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