Third-party drives not permitted on Gen 11 servers

Doug Simmons dsimmons at
Sat Feb 6 21:36:01 CST 2010

Holy crap. Dell's gone IBM on us! I don't want to see this happen. Dell, are you listening?
Reminds me of my campus' IT "urban folklore" about the memory upgrade in an old GX360 big iron that used to run here - where IBM sold campus the upgrade and sent a team to flip the DIP switch to ENABLE it since it was already installed... this is just as predatory.
And I just got a rackfull of R710's....
Doug "I hate computers" Simmons


From: linux-poweredge-bounces at on behalf of Steve Thompson
Sent: Sat 2/6/2010 4:37 PM
To: Robin Bowes
Cc: linux-poweredge at
Subject: Re: Third-party drives not permitted on Gen 11 servers

On Sat, 6 Feb 2010, Robin Bowes wrote:

> Where did you see the caddies available?

In addition to discount technology, as someone else mentioned, I have
bought them from:


Linux-PowerEdge mailing list
Linux-PowerEdge at
Please read the FAQ at

More information about the Linux-PowerEdge mailing list