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DELL server T320 compatible hard disk drive

MAB Ham
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Hello experts,

I got to do a replacement of my T320 server failed hard disk drive.  I am currently in RAID 10 with 4 Hard disk drive, while each drive is (Part number:F617N, HARD DRIVE, 300G, SAS6, 15K, 3.5, S-EG, E/C), one hard disk is failed.

The supplier sale offer me "400-AJRR 300GB 15K RPM SAS 12Gbps 2.5in Hot-plug Hard Drive,3.5in HYB CARR" , I am not sure if this model of hard disk drive compatible with my server or not. the sale said it is compatible, so please help to advise any problem when I replace with this Hard disk drive, the server are running Win2008R2 and SQL 2008.

My Raid is PERC H710 Integrated RAID Cont roller, 512MB NV Cache, Full H eight

Thanks
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Olgierd UngehojerSenior Network Administrator

Commented:
I used not certified Dell hard drives in Dell servers. I had to do it because I had no option to buy Dell hdd. I think hdd should work but you may have warning iDRAC.
PowerEdgeTechIT Consultant
Top Expert 2010

Commented:
400-AJRR is a Dell part number - meaning it will be a certified drive for the PERC's. It will be fine.
MAB HamOwn Business

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"400-AJRR 300GB 15K RPM SAS 12Gbps 2.5in Hot-plug Hard Drive,3.5in HYB CARR"
Yes all are Dell certify, from their sale description I found the speed is different, mine is SAS 6Gbps, their offer is 12Gbps, so any problem with that? by the way I don't understand what is the meaning of "2.5in Hot-plug Hard Drive,3.5in HYB CARR" , is it 2.5 inches or 3.5 inches, my failed hard disk is 3.5inches. Thanks
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Top Expert 2010
Commented:
You can mix 2.5/3.5" drives in the server ... the hybrid carrier is a 3.5" carrier intended to hold a 2.5" drive.

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Connection speed negotiation will be automatic, so it will negotiate a 6Gb connection with the controller even though the drive is capable of 12Gb.
MAB HamOwn Business

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Thanks for a very clear explanation.