Third-party drives not permitted on Gen 11 servers

Robin Bowes robin-lists at
Sat Feb 6 15:59:11 CST 2010

On 06/02/10 21:45, Steve Thompson wrote:
> 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_.

Now, that's interesting.

I'm looking to buy some storage shortly. I have a quote for an MD1200
with 12 of 2TB NLSAS drives. I'm guessing it would be quite a bit
cheaper to just get the MD1220 and source the drives and caddies elsewhere.

Where did you see the caddies available?


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