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Hi I'm performance tuning a DB server its a Dell R710 there is a very significant I/O bottleneck. Unfortunately the server was purchased with the 6 x 3.5 inch sata configuration which doesn't give me the leeway I need to address the issue. Before going to DAS does anyone know if it is possible to purchase a replacement front drive enclosure ? I know the server is configurable with something like 12 or 16 2.5 inch drives and it appears to be modular ? I tired contacting dell but the offshore parts department reps are not very bright lol. Thanks.

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Do you not have an account rep for Dell? That should be doable, however you'll need to change the backplane too. –  DKNUCKLES Sep 4 '12 at 15:27
    
It should be doable. But you may be better off finding the right server chassis from a Dell parts dealer or obtaining the right server setup. Also, you'll probably need a different controller setup to accommodate both drive cages. –  ewwhite Sep 4 '12 at 15:29
    
@DKNUCKLES Unfortunately I'm an HP guy lol ... Do you have a number that I could get one ? –  bumble_bee_tuna Sep 4 '12 at 15:29
    
@bumble_bee_tuna it's my understanding that Dell assigns their account reps based on geographical location so my rep would be different than yours. You'll likely want to look into getting a Dell Premier account - dell.com/content/topics/topic.aspx/global/premier/login/… –  DKNUCKLES Sep 4 '12 at 15:30
    
@bumble_bee_tuna Just call the number on support.dell.com. Tell them what you need and ask for your regional sales rep to contact you. –  MDMarra Sep 5 '12 at 12:32

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If your problem is latency building up and not more space I would go for iodrive. They are however quite expensive.

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