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Which hard drive 3.5 or 2.5 for my T620?

Hi,

I have a T620. There are two drives already in place in RAID 1. I want to hot-plug a new drive for some backup purposes and not part of any raid setup.

I am wondering whether it needs a 2.5" or a 3.5" SAS/SATA drive.

Dell server administrator shows two physical drives with following information on them

Vendor ID    HITACHI
Product ID    HUC106060CSS600
Serial No.    PZGA0WZD
Part Number    TH08WP8W1256727Q1LBNA00
Negotiated Speed    6.00 Gbps

My T620 original quote shows a line "Chassis with up to 8, 3.5" Hard Drives, Tower Configuration (318-2059)" and a  line as " 600GB 10K RPM SAS 6Gbps 2.5in Hot-plug Hard Drive,3.5in HYB CARR (342-0849)

So can I put 3.5" drive with tray directly into the server or it will be a 2.5" drive with tray?

Dell - 2TB 7.2K RPM 6Gb/s 3.5" SAS HD -Mfg # FY4Y0 - > http:/tinyurl.com/arcmtnx">http://tinyurl.com/arcmtnx Will this work? This one does show a tray in pic. Not sure thought, what a zero-hour drive is.. Speed isn't my concern here.

If the above type of drive works and Dell sells those, we prefer buying from the Dell itself.

Any insights will be helpful. Thanks in advance.:emotion-21:

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"So can I put 3.5" drive with tray directly into the server or it will be a 2.5" drive with tray?"

You can do EITHER ... you can put in a 3.5" drive in a regular 3.5" carrier, or you can put a 2.5" drive in with a special 3.5" carrier that also holds 2.5" drives (hybrid).

The drive in your link should work.  You can get the SAME drive from suppliers (such as yobi) for much less than from Dell directly, but if your goal is not to save money, then get them from Dell.

Zero-hour is just another way of saying it is brand new - not refurbished or pulled from a working machine.

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7 Thorium

"So can I put 3.5" drive with tray directly into the server or it will be a 2.5" drive with tray?"

You can do EITHER ... you can put in a 3.5" drive in a regular 3.5" carrier, or you can put a 2.5" drive in with a special 3.5" carrier that also holds 2.5" drives (hybrid).

The drive in your link should work.  You can get the SAME drive from suppliers (such as yobi) for much less than from Dell directly, but if your goal is not to save money, then get them from Dell.

Zero-hour is just another way of saying it is brand new - not refurbished or pulled from a working machine.

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Awesome. Thanks so much for answering my question so quickly..take care. I will buy the 3.5" itself as I don't see any advantage of using 2.5" over 3.5"

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No real reason to.  One reason one might want 2.5" is if they were going to use large SAS/SATA drives (2TB) in an array for data, but want to run the OS from SSD ... very large drives are only available (or much cheaper) in 3.5" and SSD's are usually only available in 2.5".  Take care.

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