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PowerEdge 750 Hard Drive Questions

PowerEdge 750 Hard Drive Questions


1.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspWhat Hard Drive Configuration does the PowerEdge 750 support?

2.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspSpare Parts and Upgrades



1.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp What Hard Drive Configuration does the PowerEdge 750 support?

The PowerEdge 750 server will support a maximum of two (2), 1-inch Hard Drives.
The available controllers are Serial ATA (SATA) and U320 SCSI.
Hot-Swap capability and / or IDE support is not an option on the PowerEdge 750.

The PowerEdge 750 server shipped in 2 configurations.

Cabled (NON-Hot Swap Capable) SCSI Hard Drives
SATA Hard Drives

It is possible to convert a SATA system to Cabled SCSI (or vice-versa).

SATA and Cabled SCSI Hard Drives in the same system may be possible, but it is NOT a validated configuration.

Suitable SATA Hard Drive sizes range from 40GB to 250GB.
Suitable SCSI Hard Drive sizes range from 18GB to 146GB.

While larger sized Hard Drives may work with your system, Dell has not validated or tested such drives and cannot guarantee their functionality.




2.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Spare Parts and Upgrades

Below is a list of the currently available Hard Drive Customer Kits we offer for the PowerEdge 750.

SATA Hard Drives:
These Customer Kits include the mounting screws:
340-9839&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp40GB,SATA,7.2K
340-9842&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp80GB,SATA,7.2K
340-9870&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp120GB,SATA,7.2K
340-9871&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp250GB,SATA,7.2K
Other SATA Hard Drives may be available from spare parts as refurbished.

Cabled SCSI Hard Drives:
These Customer Kits include the mounting screws and an auxilliary power cable:
340-9829&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp18GB,U320,SCSI,68P,15K
340-9821&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp36GB,U320,SCSI,68P,10K
340-9828&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp36GB,U320,SCSI,68P,15K
340-9822&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp73GB,U320,SCSI,68P,10K
340-9807&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp73GB,U320,SCSI,68P,15K
340-9804&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp146GB,U320,SCSI,68P,10K
Other Cabled SCSI Hard Drives (68 pin) may be available from spare parts as refurbished.

Drive Installation Instructions 

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Please note that the contents of the above part numbers are subject to change over time, as is the availability of those parts.

We recommend contacting our Spare Parts department at 1-800-372-3355 for pricing, availability, and purchasing of all the above parts.


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The New Guy1
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Re: PowerEdge 750 Hard Drive Questions

I was able to install a 750 GB SATA hard drive into a PowerEdge 750.


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theflash1932
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Re: PowerEdge 750 Hard Drive Questions

Yes, there is a good chance that even up to 2TB will be fine ... Dell, however, only lists as compatible drive sizes they tested and validated during the sales lifetime of the server, and they do not retroactively update their spec sheets and documentation, in general, as technology progresses beyond the server offering and becomes the user's responsibility to test unsupported configurations.  (Also, did you realize that thread is like 9 years old?!)

The New Guy1
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Re: PowerEdge 750 Hard Drive Questions

(Also, did you realize that thread is like 9 years old?!)

LOL. Yes, but Google served it to me today as I was trying to determine if this hard drive would work in this server or not.
I hope future search engine visitors find this additional info useful. emoticon.Smile.title

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Data dude
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Re: PowerEdge 750 Hard Drive Questions

I was looking for the same information.  Our 750 is on its 3rd drive.  The last upgrade occurred when it got infected with malware.  I installed a 1TB drive scavenged from a dead NAS.  It worked.  I didn't think about limits when I installed the 1TB drive.  I'm thinking about limits now:  I'm going to install a 4 TB secondary drive to serve as a mirror for our disk based backup system.  The present NAS mirror is too slow.  I will report the results.:emotion-15:

The New Guy1
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Re: PowerEdge 750 Hard Drive Questions

I'm curious to see how it goes.


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RE: PowerEdge 750 Hard Drive Questions

Data Dude, I just came across this post, and was wondering if the 4TB drive actually was recognized by the system?

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