split backplane on PowerEdge 2650: win or no?

James Ralston qralston+ml.dell-poweredge at andrew.cmu.edu
Fri May 21 16:02:01 CDT 2004

On 2004-05-21 at 21:40:16+01 Colin Whittaker <colin.whittaker at heanet.ie> wrote:
> My understanding from having tried to order such a configuration is
> that the split backplane is only available if you order the onboard
> raid card.


>From this:


...it certainly seems as if you don't need the onboard RAID.

On Dell's website, I can spec out a PowerEdge2650 system with the
split backplane and no add-in controllers.

Although I do see this disclaimer under the "Hard Drive Configuration"

   "Split Backplanes requires Primary Controller with a minimum of 2
    internal channels"

This doesn't seem very clear.  :(


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