Poweredge 1850 Harddrive type

I want to purchase the Dell Poweredge 1850.

I want to buy extra harddrive from my local computer store to make raid 1.

Which scsi harddrive does it use?

Is it standard harddrive?



spongebob256Asked:
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nodiscoCommented:
spongebob256

Poweredge 1850s use 80ping ultra320 hot pluggable hard drives of speeds of 10,000RPM or 15,0000 RPM.  If you want to create a RAID array of any description, you will need the exact same size (or larger capacity) drive to match your own.  Have you got your Dell order/Invoice - details will be on it.
You can check your disk specs using the DELL Openmanage software on your server.
Go into Dell Openmanage
Array Manager
Go down the hierarchy to the individual array disks and right click on them and click properties.  This will display the drive manufacturer, model, capacity, SCSI ID etc

Hope this helps

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spongebob256Author Commented:
these are standard drive connector?

Doesn't hot pluggable drive has special connector?
nodiscoCommented:
Well - its a special connector but its also a standard!  SCA hot pluggable 80 pin is the standard across the board for all drives connecting to RAID backplanes.  Its a one piece connection that provides connection to the SCSI bus, a SCSI ID and provides power.  Regardless of hard drive manufacturer, the interface is the same.

spongebob256Author Commented:
so any sca hotpluggable will work.

even sca hotpluggable hdd from compaq machine will work?
nodiscoCommented:
If the drive is the right size and speed then yes, it will work.  
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