Third-party drives not permitted on Gen 11 servers

Steve Thompson smt at
Sat Feb 6 15:45:36 CST 2010

On Sat, 6 Feb 2010, Dameon Wagner wrote:

> I've only been lurking on the list for a week or so, but after recent
> experience buying some dell servers, and almost a MD1000 (backed out
> of that because of the drive/hot-swap-tray availability issue) I'm
> still damn annoyed, and irritated enough to chip in my 2c...

I have found that the caddies for 3.5" drives in MD1000/PE2900 etc are in 
fact widely available, albeit not from Dell. I just bought quite a few, 
with screws, for $24 each (I'm in upstate NY). I did call Dell and they 
said that they _could_ sell me one, but only _one_.


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