I have a Dell PowerVault MD1000 with all hard drives damaged.
I want to know if it is possible to replace the SAS drives with SATA drives + PN939 or similar interposer.
I know that SATA drives are not so performant but performance is not an issue. I only want to use this MD1000 for storage of some backups and it is not important to me if it takes 2, 3, 4 hours or more because I don't have that much data and the procedure happens at night. Also I am willing to replace the drives from time to time to avoid data loss.
I read on the Internet and opinions are divided: some say that you can only use certified drives others that you can use normal SATA drives. Some even say that they tried on their storage (different than mine) and worked fine.
Can anyone offer an opinion? Can I use normal drives or only certified drives? Where can I find a list of these certified drives for Dell PowerVault MD1000?
Thank you very much.