Third-party drives not permitted on Gen 11 servers

J. Epperson Dell at epperson.homelinux.net
Wed Feb 10 15:08:31 CST 2010


On Wed, February 10, 2010 12:27, Joe Gooch wrote:
>> -----Original Message----- From: linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com
>> [mailto:linux-poweredge- bounces at dell.com] On Behalf Of J. Epperson
>> Sent: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 11:37 AM To:
>>
>> Seriously, some of us used to re-flash some of the older LSI PERCs with
>>  the firmware for their LSI-branded counterpart.  Could something like
>> that be a possibility here?  Could the H700 be reflashed with the LSI
>> Megaraid 9260/9280 firmware?  I guess someone would have to risk a
>> brick to find out.
>
> I'd rather flash the drive firmware.  If it's really superior with Dell
> equipment, why not make the firmware available?  It's not like Dell is
> manufacturing the drive, and they already provide drive firmware upgrades
>  on the support site.
>

Agreed.  But the controller firmware is available.

If Dell specified/required certain mfr/drive models and made their
proprietary firmware available to reflash them from the mfr default
firmware, I don't think they'd get nearly the backwash they're going to
have from their current stance.




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