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HP Proliant 180 G6 - Compatibility

HP Proliant 180 G6 - Compatibility

HP Proliant 180 G6 - Compatibility


I'm configuring a HP Proliant DL180 G6 for Home Server/Lab purposes.

I wonder if I could use normal SATA disks like 'Western Digital - HDD/WD RE4/2TB SATA 7200rpm 64MB' or even cheaper disks (perhaps not in a RAID configuration than).

There is an option called: HP   
HP 8-bay SAS/SATA Hot Plug LFF Drive Cage Option (DL18X)

Any idea what this is for and where you have to install it?

I suppose I will have to buy the LFF Cases on ebay since HP does not sell these separately.

Server is meant to be used in a home/study environment with 2008 Hyper-V or ESXi.


RE: HP Proliant 180 G6 - Compatibility

It tells you its a "Drive cage" Its a cage for drives :) It's only useful for RAID configurations, where hot swapping is important.

If you aren't doing RAID, just go with the 2 drive internal bay it comes with.

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