DL180 G6 Server Rack - permanently at 80% fan speed

I bought a "SE326M1 G6 Twin Xeon Hex Core L5640 48 GB RAM HP Proliant DL180 G6 Server Rack 2U" on eBay. As he came not with all drives, I bought four caddies and some third party SATA hard disks. The computer works as such, but fans run constantly on the 80% fan speed and thus sounds like a rocket.

The logging of the ILO 2 displays the following warning:

"Error MESSAGE: 1717-Slot X Drive Array - the following discs declare a State of overheating:

The temperature of the ILO 2 storage area (five separate readings) reading displays 'OK' and 0 degrees centigrade for five. So, I assume that the 'sea of sensors' place the fan speed 80% because there is no available temperature.

My current conclusion, which is no more;

1. the hard drives is not a temperature sensor and I need to use four hard drives certified HP

2. the sensors on the Drive Cage Assembly (HP-530946-001) are defective

3. berries for empty drives must be filled with blanks

In order to exclude all these possible I have to spend very little money and time, and so I have the following questions.

Issues related to the:

1. do the disk drives HARD to have a temperature probe at all? Will they have, is the temperature read by the sea of sensors?

2 iLO 2 would display a temperature for the "storage area" even if there is no disk HARD drive in one of the 25 bays at all? If this is the case, it would tell me that the Drive Cage Assembly sensors are defective.

3. fill the HARD drive bays with white makes temperature sensors start working? What I wonder if whites have an electronic or similar, or that they are just empty pieces of plastic?



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