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Does the PERC 6/i, SAS 5 work with non-certified Dell HDDs
I bought 3x Seagate Constellation ES HDDs of eBay a few days back for use on my home server (PowerEdge T410 with a PERC 6/i). These drives have not worked for me on the following controllers with the following errors:
SAS 5 - Drive shows but when trying to initialise in diskmgmt.msc, it says it can't due to an I/O error.
PERC 5/i - Causes the PERC to stop responding during boot (Adapter at baseport xxxx is not responding)
PERC 6/i - Shows but when I tried to create a virtual disk, shows all 3 new disks in a "failed" state and the bays which they're in blink orange.
I have contacted the eBay seller who is informing me that it is a firmware issue. They have offered to replace the HDDs but say I will have the same issue again as they aren't compatible with my PERC/SAS adapters. I am finding this hard to believe because I have 3 other Seagate Constellation ES HDDs currently installed in the server, which function fine (although they do have different firmware revisions). Will I have the same issue again? Do these adapters need Certified drives? I have used normal SATA HDDs with the PERC 6/i previously with no issue (WD Blues)
Tl;dr: Do the PERC 5/i, PERC 6/i and SAS 5 require Dell Certified drives to function?