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I need to add more hard drives to my poweredge 2600

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  • FLB09 May 11, 2010

    What type of drive do you want to add (SCSI? SATA? IDE?), also, how many drives are already in it?

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The prices charged by Dell for spares (or 'upgrading') these ancient boxe's makes it cheaper to throw them away (and replace them with half a dozen NAS boxes ..)

However, after making the 'chuck it' decision (and taking it off Dell Support) I successfully replaced one set of ancient SCSI drives with a 2Tb SATA RAID set by removing the useless Take Drive and fitting 3 SATA's in the space thus vacated.

I used a 3 bay hot-swap enclosure SNT-2131 (I believe Icy dock MB453SPF is also possible). I took the power off theTape Drive 4pin supply cable.

There are any number of RAID cards that wil do the job (since I had zero budget, I used the Si3124)

The whole cost was LESS than what Dell wanted for ONE replacement SCSI drive (about £250).




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You'll probably need to get caddies for the drives. You can get them from Dell by plugging in your service tag at http://support.dell.com.

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