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IBM server question

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...

thx

Eric
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bigeric
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bigeric
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
http://www-03.ibm.com/servers/eserver/xseries/x336/features.html
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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jhanceCommented:
IBM makes the drives for this server:

http://www-132.ibm.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=-840&storeId=1&langId=-1&dualCurrId=73&categoryId=4611686018425010116&productId=8735575

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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haim96Commented:
http://www-03.ibm.com/servers/eserver/xseries/x336.html
hardware summery for this server said that you can place up to four HD.


this the link for full data sheet:
ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/common/ssi/rep_sp/n/XSD00361USEN/XSD00361USEN.PDF
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