Dell PowerEdge sc1425 and 850 maximum hard drive size (sata)
Posted on 2009-07-06
I just was able to pick up a couple Dell PowerEdge sc1425 and 850 servers. They've come with 160gb sata drives in them, but I'm going to need more space.
I've read that there's a maximum size of 500gb for sata on the spec sheets, but I'm wondering if that might have been expanded with newer firmware. There's only a $10 difference between Seagate 7200.12 500gb drives and the 750gb drives, plus the 750's come with a 32mb cache, instead of just 16. Seems like a no brainer - IF they're compatible.
I'd hate to buy a dozen of these drives only to find that they aren't compatible....
Anyone have any experience with these?