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Equallogic PS6000XV Hard Drive Size

A client has an Equallogic PS6000XV San with 16-600GB 15k SAS drives. My question is, can I replace those drives with 1TB 15k SAS drives?

I have tried contacting Dell and the tech I spoke with could not give me a firm answer.

Has anyone tried this?
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Post a screenshot of the physical disk info that shows the actual make/model firmware revision. I don't keep up on the Equallogic / Dell variation so don't know off top of my head.
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I am not able to provide that information at this time. This is for a new client and I am putting a cost comparison together for them either replacing drives or purchasing a new SAN.
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1TB 15K SAS drives?

You probably could but you would have to design them first since there's no such thing available at present nor is there likely to be in the future. Replacing them with 900GB 15K or even 1.2TB 15K may be an option but 10K and 15K disks tend to be produced in different capacities than 7.2K ones so it's unlikely anyone else will manufacture them for you.
Sorry, I was more concerned about using higher capacity drives in this particular Equallogic unit rather than being more specific about the actual drive itself. My question more revolved around a enterprise quality drive vs a standard desktop quality drive. I had not thoroughly done my research on the exact drive I would use but with that said it would be a drive similar to a Seagate ST2000VN000 as even 1tb drives are becoming a thing of the past. DLethe....I appreciate your comment.
A standard desktop quality drive uses different firmware than an enterprise class. The differences that matter are in the error-recovery timeouts and thresholds.  The firmware in the RAID controller demands the enterprise-class runtime characteristics.

It isn't about the quality of the desktop drive, it is about the compatibility.