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stephenhogan
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PowerEdge 2880 HDD Upgrade Options

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I have some retired PowerEdge 2880 servers that will be repurposed by donating to an organization,  however the 9 year old HDD's will require replacement. The current configuration includes 146 GB ULTRA SCSC 320, 15K  RPM Drives (6 per server)  Each  server accepts up to 8 drives.

What is the maximum size drive that these servers can accomodate?  Original specs can be found on the Warranty status page using one of the service tags;

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stephenhogan
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Re: PowerEdge 2880 HDD Upgrade Options

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My mistake, 2880 was a typo.  I meant to type 2800.  Your reply was helpful.  And. 'no" I would not use Raid 0, probably Raid 5.

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theflash1932
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Re: PowerEdge 2880 HDD Upgrade Options

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Assuming you are actually talking about a PowerEdge 2800 (there is no 2880 - and a 2850 takes only 6 drives), these can take up to 300GB drives with the latest BIOS and PERC firmware.  The PERC will probably have a limit of 2TB for a RAID array, so as long as they are not configured in a single RAID 0 (which I'm not sure why you'd do anyway), you'd be fine.

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stephenhogan
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Re: PowerEdge 2880 HDD Upgrade Options

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My mistake, 2880 was a typo.  I meant to type 2800.  Your reply was helpful.  And. 'no" I would not use Raid 0, probably Raid 5.