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Old 06-18-2015, 05:58 PM   #1
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Hi I was wondering if anyone new anything about dell server racks and the types of hard drives you can use inside

Do you have to use dell hdds
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Old 06-18-2015, 06:58 PM   #2
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Default Re: Dell server rack mount help ?

Perhaps someone who knows dells specifically can confirm, but my experiance with HP and custom built rack-mounts is that they will take any 3.5" hard drive. The issue tends to be if the rack-mount has special adapters to secure them to the case (like rails to slide them in and out) and you don't have any extras laying around for the new drive.
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Old 06-18-2015, 10:32 PM   #3
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Your post is a duplicate but i'll answer here as well:

The bezel doesn't matter, you can actually take the bezel off of the drive and put it on a new drive without issue. The main issue with Dell is they sometimes will put a firmware package on their drives so that their servers only read from those drives. I'm not 100% sure this is the case with rack mount servers but i know for a fact this is the case with their Equallogic branded storage systems.
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