[Linux-PowerEdge] Non-Dell drives on H730P?

vincent at cojot.name vincent at cojot.name
Tue Jun 21 09:17:38 CDT 2016

Thanks Dan, :)

This server is out of warranty anyway and is my home workstation.

I wonder what people would recommend when using an H730P (SFF-8643 36-pin
connectors) with a T410 Backplane (SFF-8087 32-Pin connectors).

Does such cabling even exist?



On Tue, 21 Jun 2016, Dan Yasny wrote:

> Typically, anything you install should work, however you will not get support for it and might be asked to remove any non-Dell components and reproduce an issue if you call in for support. 
> Dell kit is supported because it has been tested with other Dell kit and typically has Dell-specific firmware modifications. You can replace Dell with any other brand name here really. 
> PS: I'm not a Dell employee, but I used to be a while ago, and this was the policy. 
> On Tue, Jun 21, 2016 at 9:50 AM, <vincent at cojot.name> wrote:
>       Hi everyone,
>       I'm probably gonna get a H730P to upgrade my PE T410 (currently running a
>       9271-8i). Does anyone know if there are restrictions on the types of disks
>       useable on an H730P? Can anyone confirm that it allows non-Dell drives?
>       I have a Samsung SSD 850 and several WD Red NAS drives currently on my
>       9271-8i.
>       Thanks,
>       Vincent
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