We have recently upgraded an old Dell PowerEdge T100 server to support RAID 1 by adding a Dell SAS 6ir PCI-E RAID card. When we boot the server we seeing the message "Alert: Hard disk fan not detected" after the BIOS and POST during boot. We thought this was no big deal until the primary fan started to ramp up to a very annoying speed and volume.
From some preliminary research, I think we need to purchase a Dell FY606 for PowerEdge servers but I am not sure whether we will need some type of mounting bracket or not. Is there anyone that can confirm that part FY606 will fit nicely or do I need to purchase some type of mounting bracket too?
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That looks awesome! I will mark you answer as perfect, but I also have one quick question because you seem to be much smarter with this than me (I am a DBA and SharePoint admin). Do you think that the primary fan on the server is being "ramped up" because the motherboard doesn't see this additional, necessary fan?
To be honest, I don't know for sure, but that's a logical hypothesis. I have always wondered why this system and the
T105 needed the extra fan, but if they programmed the system to complain about the missing fan, I bet they programmed the fan to speed up as compensation.