query on harddisk bay on 2900 and remote access card

Greg Dickie greg at max-t.com
Fri Feb 9 10:20:18 CST 2007

Actually there are 8 HD slots standard. To put in 10 drives you need to
add a "flex-bay" adapter that gives you 2 more slots vertically.


On Fri, 2007-02-09 at 10:03 -0600, Patrick_Boyd at dell.com wrote:
> There are spots for 10 harddrives in the hot swappable drive bays,
> that is all. No internal drives.
> The DRAC 5 can turn the computer on and off. I'm really not very sure
> what other options are editable from the DRAC.
> The DRAC card is powered by the computer's power supplies.
> Hope that helps.
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> Subject: query on harddisk bay on 2900 and remote access card
> hi,
> There are 10 harddisk spaces in 2900. I want to choose the option
> Raid 5/1 Fault Tolerance 1x8 backplane/striping flex bay.
> I want to know how many harddisks can be put in the front and how many
> can be put in the case internally. 
> I want to purchase the Remote Access Card -Dell Remote Access Card,
> 5th Generation for PowerEdge Remote Management.
> I want to know how low-level could the card reach.
> Could it switch on the computer when it is off? 
> Could it access the Bios?
> Is the card stable?
> Where is it installed and how does it obtain electricity?
> Thanks in advanced.
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