Alternatives to Dell storage?
stroller at stellar.eclipse.co.uk
Wed Mar 10 10:04:17 CST 2010
On 10 Mar 2010, at 14:56, Sabuj Pattanayek wrote:
> On the configuration page for the md1000, do the "Single Blank Hard
> Drive Filler"s allow you to put HDDs in them or do you actually have
> to purchase the lowest end HDD they'll sell in order to get a caddy?
I'm sure you're already aware of this, but just in case you're not:
typically these are just covers for the drive bay, and don't allow you
to actually fit a drive with them.
I.E., they're this:
I believe the official answer is indeed that you need to buy a drive
from Dell to get the actual caddy, however 3rd party caddies or Dell
spares may be available at a fair & reasonable price. Links have been
posted in the past.
> The cheapest option I'm seeing is a 500GB 7.2K RPM Universal SATA
> 3Gbps 3.5-in HotPlug HDD for $195.30 (obscene).
If you think that's obscene, you should check out pricing on 1TB
drives on Dell's UK site. Buying with a T410 you will pay £700 per
drive - over $1000.
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