I've just received a new 2900, and was intending to install a spare internal VS160 tape drive I've got knocking around, together with an additional SCSI card, but there are no molex power connectors free in the chassis though. I've trolled the forums and seen the (massive) threads about this issue on the 2600/2800, and on the Dell UK website I can find the parts required for the 2600/2800, but I've had no such luck with in finding parts for the 2900. I've spoken to my account manager, but she can't help as the VS160 is now end-of-life.
Are there specific parts for the 2900, or will the 2800 parts fit? It's the TBU kit:
A thousand thank yous go out to whoever has a solution for this one. I'm in a little trouble for speccing a 3.5k server that doesn't have a spare molex.....
You need a specific cable that’s connector that has two Molex connections on one end. You need this cable to power items that you want to mount in the media bay. Be aware that you will also need special mounting screws that seem to be impossible to buy unless you threaten to return your server back to Dell. The fact that your VS160 is now “end-of-life” has absolutely nothing to do with you being able to mount it in your server. It irritates me to no end to seeing Dell doing this to its customers time and time again. This gross lack of support drives new and existing clients to other, more customer orientated manufactures. When I get to my server, I'll check if I can find a part number for you.
I'm sorry, When I opened the server, I took out the cable but there was no part number on it. I wish I could be of more help. I can tell you that it has two Molex connectors on one end and a 4 pin connector on the other. I've searched all over ebay for you trying to find someone who is selling it, but have not been able to find it... Best of luck.