We have recently purchased an additional DAE for our Dell/EMC CX3-10c SAN. This DAE currently contains 3x 1TB SATA II hard drives, and we are looking to expand this further. However, we have received a quote from Dell who is quoting us about $2200/1TB drive. I find this a little farfetched as these are just supposed to be SATA II hard drives.
Is this just Dell inflating their prices, or are they genuinely this pricey? If so, for what reason?
If this is just Dell charging too much, is there an alternative way of fitting hard drives into the unit or is it possible to buy drives from a different supplier?
Thanks for your help in advance. Much appreciate any advice.