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Hard drivesEdit

Hard drives known to work in the HP MicroServer models.

Gen7 CompatibilityEdit

WD Green drives are not recommended at this present time due to firmware issues related to power down related to the RAID controller (this problem is not unique to N40L).

Brand Model Size Comments
Crucial M4 64GB SSD: In ODD bay connected to internal SATA port.
Crucial M500 SSD 240GB SATA SSD disk. Directly connect to the sata slot, without support/adapter.
Kingston SH103S3120G 128GB SATA SSD disk. Directly connect to the sata slot, without support/adapter, as i couldn't find one that could align the SSD connector with the board connector
ADATA SP550 120GB SSD: In ODD bay connected to internal SATA port.
Hitachi

Desk Star (HDT725050VLA360)

500GB  
Hitachi HDS721010KLA330 1.0TB
Hitachi 5K3000(HDS5C3020ALA632) 2.0TB  
Hitachi 7K3000 (HDS723020BLA642) 2.0TB  
Hitachi 5K3000 (HDS5C3030ALA630) 3.0TB  
Hitachi

Deskstar 5K4000 (HDS5C4040ALE630)

4.0TB
Hitachi

Deskstar NAS (HDN724040ALE640)

4.0TB
Hitachi Desk Star 7k4000(HDS724040ALE640) 4.0TB
Samsung HD103UJ 1.0TB
Samsung HD154UI 1.5TB Sata 5400RPM ( Using 3 of them )
Samsung HD204UI 2.0TB

SpinPoint F4 EcoGreen

Samsung MZ-7TE250BW 250GB SATA SSD disk. Directly connect to the sata slot, with adapter, as i couldn't find one that could align the SSD connector with the board connector
Seagate ST3320418AS 320GB Barracuda, 7200 rpm
Seagate ST3500418AS 500GB Barracuda, 7200 rpm
Seagate ST35000630NS 500GB
Seagate ST3750640AS 750GB  
Seagate ST31000524AS 1.0TB  
Seagate ST2000DL003 2.0TB Barracuda Green, 5900 rpm
Seagate ST2000DL004 2.0TB

Barracuda Green, 5400 rpm (Samsung HD204UI)

Seagate ST2000DM001 2.0 TB Barracuda, 7200 rpm, 64MB Cache 
Seagate ST3000DM001 3.0TB
Seagate ST4000DM000 4.0TB Barracuda, 5900 rpm, 64MB Cache
Seagate ST4000VN000 4.0TB NAS HDD, 6GB/s, 64MB Cache, 5900 rpm
Seagate ST8000AS0002 8.0TB Archive, 6GBps, 128MB Cache, 5900 rpm
Seagate ST8000VN0022 8.0TB IronWolf NAS, 6Gb/s, NCQ, 256MB Cache, 7200 rpm
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2.0TB
Toshiba DT01ACA300 3.0TB
Western Digital WD3200AAKS 320GB Caviar
Western Digital WD5000AAKX 500GB Caviar Blue, SATA 3, 16MiB cache
Western Digital WD1001FALS 1.0TB  
Western Digital WD10EAVS 1.0TB  
Western Digital WD1003FBYX 1.0TB RE4 Enterprise Drive
Western Digital WD2002FAEX 2.0TB ZFS-friendly without ashift hack
Western Digital WD20EARS 2.0TB Also works on 5th SATA port with no BIOS modification
Western Digital WD20EARX 2.0TB  
Western Digital WD20EFRX 2.0TB ZFS-friendly without ashift hack
Western Digital WD30EFRX 3.0TB Issues with ESXi 5.5, WS2012R2, and RDM. ESXi 6.0 no issues.
Western Digital WD30EZRX 3.0TB  
Western Digital WD40EFRX 4.0TB WD Red - Nas Hard Drive
Western Digital WD4000F9YZ 4.0TB WD SE Datacenter HDD [1]
Western Digital WD60EFRX 6.0TB

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Gen8 CompatibilityEdit

This table lists HDDs kown to work in Gen8 HP MicroServer models.

HDD Brand HDD Model Size Server Model Server BIOS OS Table Bootable Remarks
Seagate ST3000VX002(CV13) 3.0TByte G1610T J09 (HP) Debian jessie (testing), amd64, 3.16 GPT Yes, grub2 HP Controller in AHCI mode; 1 HDD in each 3.5" slot (4 drives)
HGST H3IKNAS500012872SE 5.0TByte G1610T J09 (HP) FreeNAS-9.3-STABLE-201502232343 GPT Yes, grub2 HP Controller in AHCI mode; 1 HDD in each 3.5" slot (4 drives)
Western Digital WD40EFRX 4.0TByte G1610T

J09 (HP)

Windows 7 GPT N/A HP Controller in AHCI mode

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