IBM server question

Posted on 2006-05-12
Last Modified: 2006-11-18
Dear Sir,

I have a question on server.  For example, IBM x336.  I found from specification it only has 2 x SCSI slot(for 3.5" HD).  Does that mean I can only plug in 2 x SCSI Harddisk ?  

How about if I want RAID 5 configuration with 3 HD ?

For SATA Harddisk, it also ony allow 2 x SATA...


Question by:bigeric
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    Accepted Solution

    To do a RAID 5 you would need 2.5" SCSI hard drives (honestly, I've never heard of them, but that's what the link says so I'm sure they exist).
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    Assisted Solution

    IBM makes the drives for this server:

    You'll need to buy these, not generic drives as this server has a hot-swap bus for the SCSI drives and you need to use the drives in the IBM carrier that will plug into the hot-swap backplane.
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    Expert Comment

    hardware summery for this server said that you can place up to four HD.

    this the link for full data sheet:

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