Equallogic drives

I have a PS 100 with sata drives.  The drives that Dell/Equallogic/3rd party sell specifically for the equallogic san cost $700 per drive, even though you can buy a sata drive for $100 nowadays.  I've heard different things as far as using normal sata drives in it.  Even one Equallogic tech support person said they would work fine.  Others have very adamently said absolutely not. That the dell drives have special firmware and have been tested, etc.   Anyone have any experience?
stl-itAsked:
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stl-itConnect With a Mentor Author Commented:
Found an answer elsewhere
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
I think the best way to check it getting some drives and testing it. No one would give you clear answer than your own empiric experience.
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stl-itAuthor Commented:
I found an answer on the vmware forums. Other guys have used regular drives and they worked.
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
So they went the way I suggested to you. Anyhow it will be good to know for others who reach the same dilemma.
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
I think it is time to close this post as resolved.
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