Dell PowerEdge 2600 - Power Plugs for Additional Internal Devices

Posted on 2006-05-18
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2007-12-19
Our server has two free slots for internal devices like a CD drive, tape drive or hard drive etc.

The problem is there are no Power Plugs whatsoever.

Has anyone else run into this problem with these servers and if so how can I add a standard generic simple tape drive which requires a MOLEX power plug?

Question by:craigdev

Expert Comment

ID: 16714731
you can use a splitter like this : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16812101107

Make sure the power supply wouldnt be overwelmed with the new addition. You can check here : http://www.jscustompcs.com/power_supply/
LVL 34

Accepted Solution

jamietoner earned 500 total points
ID: 16714841
Unfourtunatly purple sky that splitter requires a molex connector in the system and the 2600 doesnt come with one unless a tbu is ordered with the system. Craig what you need to do is contact dell sales and there is a part you can buy that connects to the backplane and will give you 2 4-pin molex connectors, they come with a tbu kit for the system but they are also sold seperatly, i cant remember the part# but a sales rep sould know if they play dumb ask to speak with a TSR (technical sales rep).
LVL 10

Expert Comment

ID: 16715143
I believe there is a plug for a molex connector on the backplane on the 2600...
LVL 10

Expert Comment

ID: 16715173

Author Comment

ID: 16731273
The technical sales rep from dell was very helpful; part number is # 6M427 for anyone interested

Thanks for all your comments

Featured Post

Veeam Disaster Recovery in Microsoft Azure

Veeam PN for Microsoft Azure is a FREE solution designed to simplify and automate the setup of a DR site in Microsoft Azure using lightweight software-defined networking. It reduces the complexity of VPN deployments and is designed for businesses of ALL sizes.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

New style of hardware planning for Microsoft Exchange server.
On September 18, Experts Exchange launched the first installment of the Help Bell, a new feature for Premium Members, Team Accounts, and Qualified Experts. The Help Bell will serve as an additional tool to help teams increase question visibility.
Despite its rising prevalence in the business world, "the cloud" is still misunderstood. Some companies still believe common misconceptions about lack of security in cloud solutions and many misuses of cloud storage options still occur every day. …
When cloud platforms entered the scene, users and companies jumped on board to take advantage of the many benefits, like the ability to work and connect with company information from various locations. What many didn't foresee was the increased risk…

829 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question