[Linux-PowerEdge] Non-dell disks in R200 only 1.5Gbps ?

Sabuj Pattanayek sabujp at gmail.com
Wed Nov 7 14:40:15 CST 2012

I thought it was going to be a jumper issue, and this did verify it,
check yours :



On Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 2:29 PM, Brian McAllister <mcallister at mit.edu> wrote:
> We have a Dell R200, SAS6/iR with two SATA disks (RAID1).  One of the disks
> died and was replaced under warranty.  The other disk failed in September.
> I thought it was covered under the support contract but was informed by
> Dell support that the disk was only covered for 1 year.  Given that the
> non-OEM version of this disk has a 5 year warranty from the manufacturer I
> found that disappointing.
> Between the warranty issue and relative cost it appeared to make sense to
> buy new disks elsewhere.  I got a pair of WD1002FAEX Caviar Black disks and
> installed them without major issues.  The system is working.  However, both
> omreport and the SAS6/iR config utility report that the disks are running
> at 1.5Gbps.  omreport says that "Capable Speed" is 3.00 Gbps.
> Am I missing something ?  Or is this because the disks don't have Dell
> firmware and the SAS6 won't use them properly ?
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