So first off, because I have recently asked for help with one running in a VM, this server is not. It is a physical machine.
Its actually a HP ProLiant ML350p Gen8 with a HP Smart Array P420 controller, as well as a HP Smart Array P420p (I think its p) both in HPA mode. 1 have 4 mechanical drives connected to the controllers, 3 3 TB drives, and 1 4 TB drive. To the SATA port on the mainboard I have a kingston SSD to boot from.
When I go to Storage-disks the SN for every drive shows as about 17 what appears to be hexidecimal (numbers and letters, no letter above f) characters long, and all of them start with 500 (Even the drives from at least 2 different manufacturers)
When I go to storage-smart-devices they come up as something totally different, and what I assume is the correct SN based on what I am seeing (No physical access to the machine at this time to check) as the kingston SSD has a SN that matches that which is located in the storage-disks section, and the mechanical drives have what appears the be the correct serial numbers. (the 2 drives of the same model have a small random string of chars, one from another manufacturer has a bit longer string. Bottom line, they look more like serial numbers then what is in the storage-drives section.
Mainly posting this in case its a bug or something. It doesn't really affect me, except for the time in the future I look in the wrong place and then get mad cause I can't find the drive.