HP Controllers with non HP Disks

DavidRa

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Not sure if it's better here or in Servers, but has anyone recently tried using non-HP firmware disks in Gen8 servers? I'd specifically be trying to juggle a p408i controller into a Gen8 server (so I can have mixed mode) and then using the existing 3TB disks I have for storage. I presently have none of it to test (prospective purchase).

The seller can also sell real HP disks, but since I already have 30TB of disk available, it seems like a real waste to buy more just to get an HP logo.
 

DavidRa

Infrastructure Architect
Aug 3, 2015
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Central Coast of NSW
www.pdconsec.net
Just to update this in case anyone else finds it. No issue with 3P disks in the DL380p Gen8. I have 2 HP SSDs which came with it, 2 Intel SSDs of the same model, and 8x3TB Toshiba and Seagate drives - and it's suitably quiet.