HP MicroServer Gen8 Hot-Swap Disk Limitation← Back
I bought a HP MicroServer Gen8 G1610T and installed an Adaptec RAID card and hard drives which all supported hot-swap. I wanted to know what the limitation was with this server as I've hot-swapped Seagate SATA desktop drives in QNAP NAS and it always worked fine.
After some investigation, the limitation is in the drive caddies, which differ between HS/CS specifications. I based my MicroServer on an Adaptec ASAR6405EKIT and 4x Western Digital WD20EFRX 2TB NAS drives. The SATA cable doesn't need to be replaced even though it comes in the kit, just make sure the drives are secured correctly.