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C8000 HDD installation

Unread postby Raion-Fox » Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:36 am

Dumb question, but for the drive caddies for the C8000, what do you do to put the HDD inside because I cant figure it out...
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Re: C8000 HDD installation

Unread postby Alver » Wed Mar 18, 2015 1:19 am

It's been a good while since I've had to open up my C8000's, but do they have drive caddies at all? I vaguely remember just having to put four disks in the disk compartment, connecting the cables, and off you go. They're not SCA and not accessible from the outside so no hotplug.
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Re: C8000 HDD installation

Unread postby jpstewart » Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:46 am

Alver wrote:It's been a good while since I've had to open up my C8000's, but do they have drive caddies at all?

Yes, there are caddies. Purplish plastic rails on the sides of the drive with a little metal plate underneath. H-P assembly P/N AB601-62006.

Edit: to answer the original question, page 3-20 the HP C8000 Technical Reference Guide (which can still be downloaded from HP) says:
Snap the drive inside the drive tray to attach rails to the hard drive. Pull outwards on the drive rails, then place the tray onto the drive. Align the pins on the tray wtih the holes on the drive and let the rails snap into place.

The illustration shows that being done with the drive upside down and snapping the tray in place from above (so that the tray is under the drive when installed right side up).
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Re: C8000 HDD installation

Unread postby Raion-Fox » Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:52 am

Jpstewart, that is EXACTLY what I'm having issues with. How do you put the HDD inside? Documentation for that task is not found online
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Re: C8000 HDD installation

Unread postby D-EJ915 » Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:34 pm

I never took mine out of the caddies I don't think or installed any in them but they look like the dell ones where you just bend them open enough to have the metal pieces go into the screw holes.
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Re: C8000 HDD installation

Unread postby Raion-Fox » Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:28 pm

I got it worked out using jpstewart's instructions.
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Re: C8000 HDD installation

Unread postby robespierre » Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:44 am

you must be kidding; I haven't any knowledge on this issue.
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Re: C8000 HDD installation

Unread postby Raion-Fox » Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:06 am

Shit, I got you and jpstewart mixed up... I must be getting Alzheimer's.

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Re: C8000 HDD installation

Unread postby Raion-Fox » Sat Apr 18, 2015 2:27 pm

Alright got the C8000 to boot, but.. its not recognizing any HDDs I put in. I'm using an 80-pin to SCA adapter to connect a Fujitsu SCSI which I have confirmed works fine. I've already forced the SCSI ID to both 0 and 1, its not doing it. Do I need to terminate all of the leads on the SCSI ribbon or something?
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Re: C8000 HDD installation

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Sun Apr 19, 2015 12:31 pm

It's been awhile since I've been in mine, but ISTR there is an internal terminator, yes.
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Re: C8000 HDD installation

Unread postby Alver » Mon Apr 20, 2015 7:26 am

TeamBlackFox wrote:Alright got the C8000 to boot, but.. its not recognizing any HDDs I put in. I'm using an 80-pin to SCA adapter to connect a Fujitsu SCSI which I have confirmed works fine. I've already forced the SCSI ID to both 0 and 1, its not doing it. Do I need to terminate all of the leads on the SCSI ribbon or something?

Can't say I've had to do anything at all to get disks detected; if there's any terminators required, they were factory installed in my machines. Are you sure it's not the SCA adapter? Are non-SCA disks working?
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Re: C8000 HDD installation

Unread postby Raion-Fox » Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:02 pm

Getting some standard 80 pin disks instead so this should resolve the issue.
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Re: C8000 HDD installation

Unread postby Alver » Fri Apr 24, 2015 6:54 am

Eh, the C8000 takes 68-pin, right? Mine do, at least... 68pin plus standard four-pin connector...
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Re: C8000 HDD installation

Unread postby Raion-Fox » Fri Apr 24, 2015 1:24 pm

68-pin I mean I get the disks confused all the time.
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