is it possible to use an intel solid state drive to replace a standard sas scsi drive on a dell server

Hi There,

I currently have a Dell poweredge T630 Server with 2 x 600 gig sas scsi hardrives in raid 1.  These drives are 2.5 inch drives and i have a tower server with 16 total hot swap bays.  Because I have an extra 14 unused bays I would like to put in some Solid state drives.  Dell charges a lot of money for ssd drives as and I would like to purchase some Intel 240gig SSD drives.  Is it possible to do this.  Do i need any special connectors to attached the drives to the hot plug bay?  Please let me know if anyone has done this?

Thank you
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Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:
The reason that those drives are more expensive is that they are server quality.

When you use consumer grade you can expect strange things to happen and drives to fail sooner than you would expect.

The drives should fit fine as they have SATA connectors, but it's not advisable.

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If the intel SSD's are enterprise class and not just consumer class, they should work. But it is also important to make sure that the RAID controller supports SSD's and that yours are on the list of supported disks, and it is always better to use disks from the Server manufacturer as their firmware is special and different from other disks.
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