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will Infortrend A16E (eonstor) support larger drives?

Posted on 2012-03-28
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We currently have this device loaded with 750GB drives and wondering if we could stuff it with 3TB drives instead.  Someone stuck a 1TB drive in it and it hasn't complained.

Has anyone done this or have an idea if the device will support larger drives?
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Check the firmware release notes.  I haven't  kept current with the IFT RAID controllers, even though my company writes diagnostics and configurators for that controller family, so there was no reason to worry about it.

My expectation is that unless you have a firmware update from late 2011 or more current then the answer was no.  3TB support from RAID controller perspective goes well beyond accessing more blocks.  The mechanism to get error messages and status info from disks changed.  So what will happen is that disks with sense  information indicating failure codes will  seem to report that all is well.

Unless you have a firmware update that specifically states it will work, then don't even try.   You are safe with the 2TB drives, however.
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