[Beowulf] Re: Third-party drives not permitted on new Dell servers?
gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Fri Feb 12 11:52:03 EST 2010
We discussed this in our HPC group meeting yesterday. I've long been
dissatisfied with PERC controllers, but this is now a show-stopper for
me. I might order Dell, but not the PERC, ever again. Who do they think
they are? NetApp?
> Am 12.02.2010 um 09:51 schrieb Kilian CAVALOTTI:
>> On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 9:06 AM, Rahul Nabar <rpnabar at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 1:41 AM, Rahul Nabar <rpnabar at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> I came across this very interesting thread on a related mailing list
>>>> that I thought would be quite relevant to those of us using Dell
>>>> hardware. Apparently Dell has started hardware-blocking hard-drives
>>>> that are not "Dell certified".
> are they just blocking non-qualified drives, but you could still install
> qualified ones bought not from Dell? And: will their qualified ones work
> on other controllers?
> This sounds like ProStor prevents usage of other disks in RDX drives'
> cartridges (AFAIK they are doing this by ATA passwords*), and you are
> limited to their cartridges. And in emergency case you can't use the
> disks with other controllers due to this.
> -- Reuti
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