non-Dell hard drives attached to PERC H700 and H800

Jeff linux-pwredge at
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? ;)


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 :
>>> 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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