Dell PowerEdge R320 Server Drives

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We have a new Dell PowerEdge R320 Rack Server.  We want to install new drives but we would like to use drives other than the Dell Drives if possible (On A Budget).  Has anyone had any experience with WDV RE4 drives?  The unit has a PERC H310/710 Controller.  We wanted to use 4TB Drives.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Ray McGowanConsultantAsked:
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You shouldn't have any problems using the WD RE4 drives in your Poweredge.

All my Dell Servers (similar models) are running WD RE or Reds without issues.
PowerEdgeTechIT ConsultantCommented:
The latest RE drives have not been tested by WD on Dell controllers (that I have seen). The older RE4's were tested by WD on the Dell PERC's.

I would recommend purchasing Dell drives, just not directly from Dell:

If you choose generic/retail WD drives though, stick to enterprise-level drives like the RE and avoid the NAS and low-power disks like the Red and Green.

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