On 17 Dec 2011, at 19:35, Edmund White wrote:

> On 12/17/11 8:27 PM, "Chris Ridd" <chrisr...@mac.com> wrote:
>> Can you explain how you got the SSDs into the HP sleds? Did you buy blank
>> sleds from somewhere, or cannibalise some "cheap" HP drives?
>> I assumed some part of the HP hardware would freak out if it ever saw a
>> drive with non-HP firmware - is that a problem?
>> We've got an HP D2700 JBOD attached to an LSI SAS 9208 controller in a
>> DL360G7, and I'm keen on getting a ZIL into the mix somewhere - either
>> into the JBOD or the spare bays in the DL360.
>> Chris
> Chris,
> It's possible to obtain the HP drive carriers in bulk on eBay. I haven't

So they are - googling thinks they are "hp 378343-002" and seems to find a good 
number for sale. Good tip, thanks!

> had many issues with HP backplanes or RAID controllers complaining about
> non-HP disks. There was one instance of a particular Intel SSD that didn't
> provide proper temperature data to the HP drive backplane, but that's the
> worst issue I've ever encountered. Later revisions of the same SSD worked.
> I also have DL380 G7 with D2700 JBOD setups running. In one, I'm using a
> Pliant/Sandisk SSD for ZIL. The other has a DDRdrive installed in the
> storage head.

A DDRdrive is beyond our budget :-(

My plan B was to put an OCZ revodrive in the spare PCIe slot. But an HP drive 
carrier + cheap small SSD would be perfect.

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