For the last several years, we have been reselling Dell servers and populating them with much-less-expensive-than-buying-from-Dell aftermarket SSDs. We are currently in the process of setting up a Dell PowerVault MD3820i SAN, and assumed that we'd be okay with non-Dell drives. We are attempting to utilize Samsung 1TB 860 EVO drives. The SAN indicates the status of all of the SSDs as "bypassed physical disk". Some quick Googling has returned multiple results that indicate that the SAN requires Dell-branded drives. That would be a significant hindrance to this project, both due to cost (haven't priced Dell 1TB SSDs yet but I bet they cost their weight in gold) and timeliness (client was hoping for us to deliver the SAN in the near future).
So, this post is kind of a Hail Mary to see if there's any way to get these non-Dell drives working in this SAN, or if we need to start sourcing Dell SSDs and filling out RMA forms for these Samsungs.