Dell PowerEdge 2600 - Power Plugs for Additional Internal Devices

Posted on 2006-05-18
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
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    you can use a splitter like this :

    Make sure the power supply wouldnt be overwelmed with the new addition. You can check here :
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    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).
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    I believe there is a plug for a molex connector on the backplane on the 2600...
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    The technical sales rep from dell was very helpful; part number is # 6M427 for anyone interested

    Thanks for all your comments

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