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Lookin for compatible SAS drives

  • Hard Drives
  • SAS
  • Compatibility
  • Storage
Last response: in Storage
March 16, 2010 6:55:29 PM

I recently purchased a Dell Poweredge 1950 with no hard drives. It's setup for 2.5'' SAS hard drives. When I do a search, I see IBM, Fujitsu, and other brands of hard drives. I know I need a 2.5'' SAS drive but I don't know if there are other things I need to look for compatibility wise to work with my server.

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a b G Storage
March 16, 2010 11:25:56 PM

Did it came it empty 2.5" hot-swap candies?
With older Dell SAS RAID controllers like PERC 6/i and 5/i you can use any brand of drive you want.
March 17, 2010 6:02:26 AM

I'm guessing candies = caddies? If so, it came with none but the backplane for the hard drives are setup for 2.5'' drives. The controller card is a perc5i SCSI. Looks like I can get any 2.5'' SAS I want, right?
a b G Storage
March 17, 2010 6:56:23 AM

Yeah, typo. I meant caddies. Since all DELL branded SAS drives in caddy are just rebranded Seagate Savvios anyway, you can mix and match empty caddy to SAS drives. Or find complete ones. Whichever option is cheaper.