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Is the backplane of a Dell PowerVault 220S svc tag 3sdpcb1 (14 drive, 80 pin hot swap scsi) upgradeable to a SAS/SATA backplane & controller card replacement?

The unit already seems to be quite modular, with slide-out replaceable scsi controllers/connectors on the back, and slide out redundant power supplies.

With everything else so modular, the backplane would seem to be the next logically upgradeable part of this unit.

Thanks in advance for your input

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Did you contact Dell Sales to see what they had to say? –  Aaron Sep 20 '11 at 17:53
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These units are rebadged Eurologic arrays and as far as I am aware the answer is no. There was some parts compatibility with a fibre channel unit, the PV224, but these arrays really predate SAS. I don't believe that Eurologic (subsequently bought out by Adaptec) ever made a SAS backplane for this chassis, although they did make other SAS/SATA units.

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