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November 22nd, 2023 15:49

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Hello!

We currently have a poweredge t550 with 2 bays, each with 4 drives. I would like to know if it is possible to individually purchase an extension of disks for the upper part of the Tower. We currently have the 2 4-drive bays occupied and would need to expand the server with other drives.

1.- 4x 4tb SSD disks in raid 10 (8tb total)

2.- 4x 8tb SSD disks in raid 10 (16tb total)

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November 23rd, 2023 07:37

Hello thanks for choosing Dell.
I'm afraid I'm going to have to say no to this: what this requires is a kit, not  just "a" part, and it simply does not exist in our part componant list.
Respectfully, 

November 23rd, 2023 07:51

Hi!

Oh really? Dell doesn't sell a kit to expand the bays? We bought the server at the beginning of the year, so what alternative is there?. Is there a pci raid card for 4 nvme m2 drives?

Thanks

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23-11-2023 09:07 AM

Hi,

 

Unfortunately, T550 has only the front 2 M.2 SSD NVMe, it does not support Dell's BOSS PCIe card. Since you procured the server recently, have you contacted your sales representative about the upgrade of the front 8 x 2.5-inch NVMe backplane. The sales probably have the kit selection which bundles all the cables, backplane and screws. 

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November 23rd, 2023 09:45

@DELL-Joey C​ 

Hello Joey, yes, I sent an email requesting the disk update, but it told me that they did not have that option. Currently we have the 2 bays and also the 2 front m2 drives.

I honestly find it surprising that this server is so unscalable after being sold.

Thanks

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23-11-2023 10:10 AM

Hi,

 

I wish to extend my help, but it's out of my capacity. Nevertheless, maybe someone from this community do have experience upgrading their T550. Let's wait for any replies. 

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November 23rd, 2023 10:15

@DELL-Joey C​ I understand, thank you very much for your time.

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