[Beowulf] Re: Third-party drives not permitted on new Dell servers?
reuti at staff.uni-marburg.de
Fri Feb 12 02:21:43 PST 2010
Am 12.02.2010 um 09:51 schrieb Kilian CAVALOTTI:
> On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 9:06 AM, Rahul Nabar <rpnabar at gmail.com>
>> On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 1:41 AM, Rahul Nabar <rpnabar at gmail.com>
>>> I came across this very interesting thread on a related mailing
>>> that I thought would be quite relevant to those of us using Dell
>>> hardware. Apparently Dell has started hardware-blocking hard-drives
>>> that are not "Dell certified".
are they just blocking non-qualified drives, but you could still
install qualified ones bought not from Dell? And: will their
qualified ones work on other controllers?
This sounds like ProStor prevents usage of other disks in RDX drives'
cartridges (AFAIK they are doing this by ATA passwords*), and you are
limited to their cartridges. And in emergency case you can't use the
disks with other controllers due to this.
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