[Linux-PowerEdge] connect MD1000 with unsupported drives to MD3000

cupertino cupertino at gmx.net
Wed Apr 2 12:10:19 CDT 2014


You'll definitely run into trouble. Non Dell drives are blocked on all
MD3xxx systems. 

On Wed, 2014-04-02 at 17:35 +0200, Diederick Stoffers wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> We have a PowerVault MD1000 that runs 15 2TB WD2003FYYS SATA disks (directly from WD, not DELL) and is connected to a PERC6/e. System has been running fine for years, although OMSA complains about these drives/firmware being unsupported.
> 
> We are thinking of buying an MD3000 and would like to hook up the MD1000 in a daisy chain (which will require temporarily moving the data as disks need to be initialised). I have read that the MD3000 is more picky disk-wise. Can I expect problems with these disks? 
> 
> Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Diederick
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