anyone tried converting PE1900 to PE2900?

J. Epperson Dell at
Sun Jun 6 18:39:20 CDT 2010

On Sun, June 6, 2010 18:24, Bond Masuda wrote:
> i might be able to get my hands on a PE1900 w/ PERC5/I for a few hundred
> US$, but it would be immensely more useful to me if it also had the
> hotplug
> SATA/SAS drive cage/backplane and dual power supply. i'm just wondering
> what
> it would take to convert the 1900 to basically what is a 2900. has anyone
> done this before? would you happen to have a parts list handy?
> searching parts catalog on Dell's website isn't always that helpful....

There are 2950 and 2900 units on eBay, looks like they go for about
$400-800 without drives.  I mention this because a number of them have the
original specs in the ads, with part numbers for power supplies,
backplanes, etc.

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