The Question is:
We are using SW800-series Storage Cabinets with BA350-VA shelves. I am getting
ready to replace my raid disk drives which are 1 gig with 9.1 gig. The HP
technician told me that I may need to purches dual speed blowers.
How can I determine if my existing equipment has dual speed blowers. Little to
no documentation on the older DEC equipment is available.
Please help. Thanks,
The Answer is :
Regarding the upgrade of the SW800 series StorageWorks cabinetry
for the increased thermal cooling requirements of newer disks...
Add the fan tray kit, SW8XF-AB, one per cabinet.
Upgrade to the two-speed fans, BA35X-MD, two per shelf.
Replace the BA35X-HA power supply with the BA35X-HF (older) or
the DS-BA35X-HH (newer, or more recent), one or two per shelf.
The above sequence assumes the StorageWorks shelf revision is
compatible with the two-speed fans.
The OpenVMS Wizard usually prefers to simply replace the entire
shelf with more recent and far higher-density storage. This is
simpler, and (given the prices of the newer disks) often also
cheaper and easier.