[Beowulf] Re: Third-party drives not permitted on new Dell servers?

Rahul Nabar rpnabar at gmail.com
Fri Feb 12 00:06:31 PST 2010

On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 1:41 AM, Rahul Nabar <rpnabar at gmail.com> wrote:
> I came across this very interesting thread on a related mailing  list
> 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".

I guess I should qualify the original statement in the interest of fairness:

So far only with the Gen11 Dell servers. R710 etc.with H700 and a
couple of other PERC RAID controllers seem to be the ones that have
this policy. So, it seems only their new and cutting edge hardware has
this. I still feel this isn't the right approach.


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