Third-party drives not permitted on Gen 11 servers

Brandon Ooi brandono at gmail.com
Sat Feb 6 16:20:38 CST 2010


On Sat, Feb 6, 2010 at 1:59 PM, Robin Bowes <robin-lists at robinbowes.com>wrote:

> 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?
>
> R.
>
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We usually buy caddies from

http://discountechnology.com/Products/SCSI-Hard-Drive-Caddies-Trays
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