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Re: HP Proliant Microserver - Purchase, Upgrade & Setup Guide
Reply #180 on: August 14, 2015, 16:22:23 PM
Hi,

My first post in this forum. I just bought a used HP N54L server. It came with a AMD 6450 gfx card, 6GB RAM, new silent fans, passive external psu and a WD NAS 4TB HDD. I want to put more HDD in it, but I need 3 more disc trays/carriers (the "frame" you mopunt the disc in before you put it into the server) But I struggle to find them anywhere... I have the discs, but missing the carriers. The part number is 624879-001 (Non-hot plug) and I've been looking for it everywhere. Is there some other carrier that fits? Will any carrier that have G7 in the name fit?? Like this one?? http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Style-378343-002-2-5-SATA-SAS-Tray-Caddy-for-HP-Proliant-DL-ML-G5-G6-G7-G2-/151539358492?hash=item2348731b1c

I tried to look for them in Norwegian web/stores, but I only find them with an insanely expensive HDD included (carrier + 500GB disc = 220£, carrier + 2TB disc = 407£ +shipping), I paid 155£ for the whole server.

Hope that you can help me find 3 carriers :)

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Re: HP Proliant Microserver - Purchase, Upgrade & Setup Guide
Reply #181 on: August 14, 2015, 16:47:40 PM
Case solved. I contacted the guy I bought it from asking if he had the other 3 carriers. He said he forgot to send them so he will send them to me :)

Re: HP Proliant Microserver - Purchase, Upgrade & Setup Guide
Reply #182 on: March 25, 2016, 18:56:16 PM
Hi  First post..Bought one proliant when first out to replace my Dell which crashed and burned loosing a lot of data (mostly some of my 6000 jpegs, and some video)
 I bought it because my partners son bought one (he was software architect for bluetooth so I thought he might know a bit. I managed to cobble it together with 4 old hdd and a WinXP Pro
and put Hyperos on to give me fool proof backup..All well till Feb,when Hubris arrived. I upgraded one drive to 7 (ugh) Linux mint on another. Every thing then went pearshaped..no OS anywhere
  Tried every boot and repair disk..no avail. Used my mac to chase forums, finally worked out bios needs ide to run xp (dont know how that changed. reformat install xp (I own a genuine disk from an old vaio).  One trouble is at 80 memory has gone a bit, cant always rem what I did yesterday (in detail) would like to get the Proliant running have many photos to reorganise.
   We have a Campervan and take pics half the year in Europe. Also have a P£ drone ..awesome views.( sorry about the preamble..old men go on a bit that,s why it's best to avoid them.
     Any how cann get PROLIANT to connect to BT broadband, have exhausted all my repair disks,

Re: HP Proliant Microserver - Purchase, Upgrade & Setup Guide
Reply #183 on: March 28, 2016, 11:28:26 AM
Sorry but I have no idea what your question actually is? :-)

Sounds like when you installed your new OSs, which I think you are saying is Windows 7 and Linux Mint that the MBR (master boot record) was overridden, chances are you need to set your boot drive in the bios to the drive with the last OS you installed.. Or run a tool to fix the MBR from a boot CD.

However I expect the key here is to get your data back? Is your data stored on your boot drive or another drive? Ideally your data should be on a separate drive to your boot drive, if it is then remove that drive from your system before doing anything else (if you haven't already wiped it) you should then remove every other drive and apart from the drive you want to install the OS on, then proceed to install after installing add back in your data drive, you should then have access to your data again.. Then add any other OS drives if you get boot issues then it's defaulting to a different boot drive and you'll need to change in the bios.

If you think you have lost the data then use your backup to restore.. But not used that software so no idea how you do that.

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