Good idea? Dell MD1000 with 3TB SAS drives using a PERC 6/e controller to attach to a PowerEdge R905.

Steve Thompson smt at
Wed Jul 11 10:10:32 CDT 2012

On Wed, 11 Jul 2012, Diederick Stoffers wrote:

> We have a PowerEdge R905 and are running out of disk space. I can get a 
> great deal on a refurbished PowerVault MD1000 with a Dell PERC 6/e RAID 
> controller, no disks. Can anyone comment on putting Enterprise grade 
> Seagate Constellation 3TB SAS disks in RAID6 mode in this direct 
> attached storage solution?

I don't know about the 2TB vs 3TB question, but be sure that you use 
interposers with these drives, even if the shelf is not in split bus mode. 
Very flaky behavior otherwise, probably due to marginal signal strengths.


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