Third-party drives not permitted on Gen 11 servers

Brandon Ooi brandono at gmail.com
Fri Feb 5 17:05:12 CST 2010


This thread on the dell community forum may be related. boo...

http://en.community.dell.com/forums/p/19314432/19649799.aspx



On Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 2:53 PM, Chase Bolt <cbolt at datinggold.com> wrote:

> I hope this isn't true. If so I will have to start looking into a new
> solution for our server purchases as this is unacceptable.
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Philip Tait" <philip at subaru.naoj.org>
> To: Linux-PowerEdge at dell.com
> Sent: Friday, February 5, 2010 2:31:00 PM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific
> Subject: Third-party drives not permitted on Gen 11 servers
>
> I just received my first Gen11 server, R710, with H700 PERC. I removed
> the supplied drives, and installed 4 Barracuda ES.2s. After doing a
> "Clear Configuration" in the pre-boot RAID setup utility, I can perform
> no operation with the drives - they are marked as "blocked".
>
> Is Dell preventing the use of 3rd-party HDDs now?
>
> Thanks for any enlightenment.
>
> Philip J. Tait
> http://subarutelescope.org
>
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