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Maximum drive and RAID size on R410/h700

Hi all,

I've seen a few posts in the past (few years ago) about maximum drive sizes and RAID sizes and I was wondering what the max I could get out of an R410 / H700 server with 4xLFF

I need a large storage server and have been using Seagate Exos in a number of similar projects with good reliability.

You can now get a 16TB Seagate Exos and was wondering if I could put in 4x16TB in RAID5 and get 48TB and whether or not the R410/H700 would support this size?

Anyone got any experience of using the larger drives now available?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Maximum drive and RAID size on R410/h700

Hi,

 

So far, I have only seen 4TB size hard drive from Dell. 

 

Although there is no size limit on the H700, but RAID5 48TB would take least a week to rebuild if a failure of 1 drive occurred, and likeliness to encounter raid puncture is high. 

 

You may also encounter errors if you're not using Dell certified hard drive with firmware proprietary. 


Thanks,
Joey Chong
Dell EMC Enterprise Support Services
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