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<div><br></div><div><br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 2:53 PM, Chase Bolt <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a href="mailto:cbolt@datinggold.com">cbolt@datinggold.com</a>&gt;</span> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex;">

I hope this isn&#39;t true. If so I will have to start looking into a new solution for our server purchases as this is unacceptable.<br>
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----- Original Message -----<br>
From: &quot;Philip Tait&quot; &lt;<a href="mailto:philip@subaru.naoj.org">philip@subaru.naoj.org</a>&gt;<br>
To: <a href="mailto:Linux-PowerEdge@dell.com">Linux-PowerEdge@dell.com</a><br>
Sent: Friday, February 5, 2010 2:31:00 PM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific<br>
Subject: Third-party drives not permitted on Gen 11 servers<br>
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I just received my first Gen11 server, R710, with H700 PERC. I removed<br>
the supplied drives, and installed 4 Barracuda ES.2s. After doing a<br>
&quot;Clear Configuration&quot; in the pre-boot RAID setup utility, I can perform<br>
no operation with the drives - they are marked as &quot;blocked&quot;.<br>
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Is Dell preventing the use of 3rd-party HDDs now?<br>
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Thanks for any enlightenment.<br>
<br>
Philip J. Tait<br>
<a href="http://subarutelescope.org" target="_blank">http://subarutelescope.org</a><br>
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