Third-party drives not permitted on Gen 11 servers
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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