onepb
1 Copper

Has anyone tested MD1000 with 1TB drive?

Has anyone or Dell tested the recently released Seagate Barracuda® ES.2  SATAII and SAS 1TB Hard Drives in MD1000 or MD3000?
 
Does Dell plan to officially support 1TB drives with MD1000 and MD3000 soon?
 
Thanks!
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tommo666
4 Tellurium

Re: Has anyone tested MD1000 with 1TB drive?

Dell will code the firmware to support large disks. Then test the firmware. Then they will butcher hard drives in a lab enviroment first to ensure stability. Once they are satisfied that they can release the new disks with a high percentage of uptime/reliabilty and minimal support. They will place them on their road map.
 
This can take a while, EMC have only just qualified 750gb sata for some of their product line and have also announced raid 6 support on some CX boxes, when this has been available for over a year on other products.
 
Dell is an early adopter of new technology but any additions to existing lines are rigorously tested first.
 
It takes time.
 
 

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DELL-Jeff G
3 Argentium

Re: Has anyone tested MD1000 with 1TB drive?

The supported hard drives are listed on the MD Support Matrix located here.
As of today, the largest hard drive supported is the Seagate SATA 750 GB 7.2K RPM.
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feusnerm
1 Copper

Re: Has anyone tested MD1000 with 1TB drive?

Hi Jeff, Is that to say that 1TB drives will not function at all, or that they might work but would be unsupported? We are thinking about buying a PowerEdge 2900 to set up a RAID 5 with 1TB SATA disks. Thanks!!
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maxus
2 Iron

Re: Has anyone tested MD1000 with 1TB drive?

We're evaluating the MD1000 for maximum capacity. Are there any plans/qualifications being worked on for 1TB drives? We are looking at Hitachi Ultrastar A7K1000, p/n HUA721010KLA330. Can anyone confirm or deny?
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Dev Mgr
5 Iridium

Re: Has anyone tested MD1000 with 1TB drive?

If you want an official word, you'll probably have to wait till you see it on the support matrix.

Member since 2003

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maxus
2 Iron

Re: Has anyone tested MD1000 with 1TB drive?

Unofficial but credible would suffice.
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feusnerm
1 Copper

Re: Has anyone tested MD1000 with 1TB drive?

If it's any help, we're interested in the Deskstar 7K1000, HDS721010KLA330. Any thoughts on why these drives wouldn't work?? I'd be surprised to hear that the firmware is hard-coded to support each of those drives on the support matrix individually. Thanks Matt Feusner
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maxus
2 Iron

Re: Has anyone tested MD1000 with 1TB drive?

Or, for that matter, if Dell likes Seagate more, p/n ST31000640NS and ST31000340NS for 16/32MB buffer SATA. Anyone?
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maxus
2 Iron

Re: Has anyone tested MD1000 with 1TB drive?

Any info?
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