Replacing Dell hot swap disks with disks directly from the market
Posted on 2014-01-04
Here is the scenario:
I have a client with a Dell 710 which is out of Warrenty.
He has 2x 2T mirrored SAS drives. Open manage has the part numbers for the drives as:
One of the drives is in alert status and the logs show "predicted fail".
If I google the above PN# then I can find the drives for about $250. If I go to dell it looks like its about $650.
Is there any reason, why I cant just by the drives off a vendor and put it in the carrier? Does dell do anything to the firmware on the drives?
Also it here anything that needs to be done except swap it? Ususally its in failed when I do that, but now its still in mirrored status.
OS ruining on it is w2k3 32 bit. Thanks.