Question about Dell PowerEdge 2600 Server
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).
Posted on Feb 09, 2009
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.
Posted on Feb 03, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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