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Increasing Storage on Facilis Terrablock SAN from 12 Drives to 24 Drives

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I have a facilis terrablock which is a SAN Device that has 24 Bays and 12 being used.

I wanted to add 12 more drives and the company wants to charge $15,000 for 12 new drives and installation. Madness.

I want to do it on my own, but i cannot find support on google and they're not willing to help me out with us buying their hard drives.

Does anyone have any information on a Facilis Terrablock 24B SAN
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do the disks have OEM or stock firmware on them?  This is pretty much what it will come down to.  you can't make a seagate or any other HDD report as a 'XYZ' brand drive ... and if they test for this, then give up.

as for the rest, it may be doable, assuming somebody can't give you a straight yes or no.
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Respectfully, I supplied the correct answer.  You can't turn a non-OEM disk into an OEM disk because the standard non-OEM firmware prevents this.  The question should not be deleted, it should be added to the database because this is valuable information for people using this array, NetApp, EMC, and many other arrays.  As a storage architect, I get questions like this on a weekly basis and it is good info for people who think they can get around a manufacturers intellectual property to save a buck
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Respectfully, I supplied the correct answer.  You can't turn a non-OEM disk into an OEM disk because the standard non-OEM firmware prevents this.  The question should not be deleted, it should be added to the database because this is valuable information for people using this array, NetApp, EMC, and many other arrays.  As a storage architect, I get questions like this on a weekly basis and it is good info for people who think they can get around a manufacturers intellectual property to save a buck
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Respectfully, I supplied the correct answer.  You can't turn a non-OEM disk into an OEM disk because the standard non-OEM firmware prevents this.  The question should not be deleted, it should be added to the database because this is valuable information for people using this array, NetApp, EMC, and many other arrays.  As a storage architect, I get questions like this on a weekly basis and it is good info for people who think they can get around a manufacturers intellectual property to save a buck
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Respectfully, I supplied the correct answer.  You can't turn a non-OEM disk into an OEM disk because the standard non-OEM firmware prevents this.  The question should not be deleted, it should be added to the database because this is valuable information for people using this array, NetApp, EMC, and many other arrays.  As a storage architect, I get questions like this on a weekly basis and it is good info for people who think they can get around a manufacturers intellectual property to save a buck
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