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Type of Dell PowerEdge Hard Drives?

Serial ATA (SATA):  These are the basic hard drives in Dell PowerEdge servers. These have a few advantages over the older parallel ATA, including reduced cable size and cost, native hot-swapping, and faster, more efficient data transfer. SATAs are the cheapest drives, but their MTBF (mean time between failures) isn’t great. Most of the time SATAs fail on basic Dell server systems. Near Line SAS:  These are enterprise SATA drives with an SAS interface, head, and media, and the rotational speed of traditional enterprise-class SATA drives with the fully capable SAS interface typical for classic SAS drives. Near Line SAS drives provide better performance and reliability than SATA drives. Basically, this drive is a hybrid between SATA drives and SAS...

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How to Search, Find and Select the Right Drive PowerEdge Caddy?

With so many different server models, who has time to be an expert on all of them? There are fifteen generations of Dell servers, and approximately 265 individual server models. Most models have two or three different backplane types, and there are three different sizes of drive bays. That’s hundreds of possible variations. WORKDONE POWEREDGE DRIVE CADDY - CONFIGURATOR Search, find and select the right drive caddy Search with dell server generation and HDD size Search with dell part numbers Get compatibility sheets Download free ebook   When it comes to long-term compatibility, Dell is probably one of the best server suppliers out there. For example, not every new server model requires a new hard drive carrier frame. Once you...

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Correct Hard Drive Size for Your Server Bay?

Fortunately, checking the size of your server's hard drive bay is a relatively simple process. As a server administrator, one of the most important things you need to know is the size of your server's hard drive bay. Without this information, you won't be able to select the correct hard drive or drive carrier for your server.  To get started, you'll need to press the release button on your server and open the release handle. This will allow you to slide the hard drive with its drive carrier out of the server. Once you have the hard drive in hand, you can measure it to determine whether it is a 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch drive.  US /UK (inch):   EU (cm): Once you...

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