Can you use a non lenovo hard drive in the TS140 Thinkserver

The TS140 says it can only take up to a 4 TB hard drive, and Lenovo wants you to buy theirs of course..  the only problem with this is their part number is extremely hard to find and they are also really expensive. The lenovo drive is a part number 0C19505 (which goes for about $1300.00 on amazon) which is a seagate drive made just for lenovo, but does anyone know if I can use a standard enterprise seagate drive in the TS140 (say the Seagate Enterprise ST4000VN0001 4 TB 3.5" Internal Hard Drive, retail 250)?  Just wondering if anyone has had any success with using non-lenovo drives in this server.

Thanks in advance
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Dirk MareSystems Engineer (Acting IT Manager)Commented:
Short answer Yes you probably can!

But I would not recommend it, server drives are specially designed and have custom firmware to work with your server.

If the price is an issue contact one of your suppliers and ask to get quotes on refurbished/secondhand parts, most Spare Channel providers give you 12 months warranty/guarantee.

I however would recommend buying new.


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Muhammad BurhanManager I.T.Commented:
you can add standard internal HDD of any brand, in fact there is not brand limitation with storage in any way even not on RAID's drives.

you have to enable particular SATA port in BIOS when connecting new HDD.
please let us know if there is any RAID involve in your scenario.
As has been mentioned, you should always use the disks recommended by the server manufacturers, as they have been designed to work with their RAID controllers and have special firmware. If you use other disks, your array can fail more often, or sometimes they won't even be recognized by the controller. Most important though is to always get enterprise class disks, and those are always much more expensive than consumer grade disks.
Richard TPresidentAuthor Commented:
I will be using a RAID 1 with two 500 GB's for o/s and two  2 TB's for Data.
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