Third-party drives not permitted on Gen 11 servers
hescominsoon at emmanuelcomputerconsulting.com
Fri Feb 5 17:35:22 CST 2010
On 2/5/2010 5:31 PM, Philip Tait wrote:
> 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
> Linux-PowerEdge mailing list
> Linux-PowerEdge at dell.com
> Please read the FAQ at http://lists.us.dell.com/faq
Luckily you can by a non-tampered LSI 2108 based card from anywhere else
other than dell and use whatever drives you want to..:)
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