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HP SCSI-controller and non-HP hw

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by afen, 26 Jan 2008.

  1. afen

    afen cyb0r p1mp

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    I'm in the process of building myself a server, and the only thing I'm missing is a proper SCSI-controller. I've been looking at the HP Smart Array 6400 controller, but a friend of mine told me that HP controllers only work with HP hardware. Can someone confirm or deny this? The box in question is an old Fujitsu-Siemens dual itanium workstation.
     
  2. r4tch3t

    r4tch3t hmmmm....

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    Might have a problem with drivers, but other than that I see no reason it wouldn't.
     
  3. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    I've never had a problem with SmartArray controllers in other hardware. PCI-X should be PCI-X no matter which way you look at it. No personal experience with the 6400 though.
     
  4. afen

    afen cyb0r p1mp

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  5. afen

    afen cyb0r p1mp

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    the HP controllers are usually rebadged LSI controllers with HP firmware. I know IBM likes to make their rebadged controllers incompatible with other hardware.
     

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