Dev Mgr
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Re: Has anyone tested MD1000 with 1TB drive?

If your company is going to depend on a setup where they put their important data, would you want to be a 'test-subject', or would you rather prefer to run a setup that's been tested and validated to be reliable?

If you need more storage space, you could daisy chain another MD1000 off of your existing MD1000 (can stack 3 of them on 1 chain and each PERC5e has 2 connectors, yielding a maximum of 6 MD1000's off of a single PERC5e).

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B_Segurson
2 Iron

Re: Has anyone tested MD1000 with 1TB drive?

I don't think you will get an official answer from Dell until the product is ready to release.  Michael Dell said something like this in the recent MD3000i announcement in his webcast.  Dell's policy is to announce when they are ready to deliver.
 
That being said - you can answer your own question on "if" by noting that Dell is keeping up with disk technology on an ongoing basis.   The "when" question will be dependent on getting any new generation bugs resolved, and reliability up to a high standard before starting to ship.
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maxus
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Re: Has anyone tested MD1000 with 1TB drive?

Thanks for your plugging in. It is okay to hope. I wonder if anyone has tested 1TB drives successfully in a MD1000.
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maxus
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Re: Has anyone tested MD1000 with 1TB drive?

Anyone?
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RHill111
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Re: Has anyone tested MD1000 with 1TB drive?

Was this topic ever finished?  I know that Dell supports 1TB drives now, but still am looking for the model number and type of drive approved.

 

Thanks,

 

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levay
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Re: Has anyone tested MD1000 with 1TB drive?

Did anyone find an answer to this?  Are we really locked into Dell's "supported" drives or can we get other drives to work such as:

SEAGATE ST31000340AS 1TB SATA 7200 RPM 32MB Hard Drive
WESTERN DIGITAL WD10EACS 1TB SATA 7200 RPM 16MB

 

Is this possible or can we only use drives from the "supported" list?  Will these drives really be marked as "uncertified" and in turn unusable?  

 

Thanks!

 

 

 

 

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