non-Dell hard drives attached to PERC H700 and H800

Jeff linux-pwredge at hvnc.net
Tue Apr 13 08:30:17 CDT 2010


When was the last time "this year's new model car" was less than a year 
ahead of the current date? ;)

-JEff

On 4/13/10 9:18 AM, Shane Williams wrote:
> On Tue, 13 Apr 2010, Stephan van Hienen wrote:
>
>> I saw the following post on the dell forum :
>>
>> http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/servers/f/906/t/19324790.aspx
>>
>>> Dell will no longer prevent customer use of non-Dell hard drives
>> attached to PERC H700 and H800 controllers on our 11th generation of
>> PowerEdge servers. A Q2FY11 PERC Firmware Update is planned to allow
>> non-Dell hard drives to be used with these controllers.
>
> I found the Q2FY11 estimate to be rather strange, thinking that it was
> odd to announce a firmware update a year in advance. But apparently
> Dell starts their fiscal year in February, so we're currently in
> Q1FY11, meaning the update should be due in the next 2-3 months.
>
> Of course, now I have to question a company whose fiscal year is off
> of real years by 11 months...  (maybe this is more commonplace than I
> realize?)
>
>



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