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You have to be careful with disks larger than 2TB on older controllers. There's no way to see the full capacity of 3TB, 4TB and 6TB disks on the Perc 6/i RAID controller, and Dell does not offer a firmware upgrade that would enable that functionality. Unfortunately, the chart from HGST is incorrect. The root issue is that the chipset on the 6i controller ...


2TB drives (2.5" and 3.5") will work on the PERC 5, 6, and H700. 3TB drives are only supported on the PERC H700; support was added via firmware update, so if you buy one, make sure to update the controller firmware for 3TB support. 3TB support is controller-specific, not system specific, so an H700 in a 2950 would take 3TB drives and a PERC 6 in an R710 ...


Do the update, as you are on support no worry, especially if you got two powersupply. Be aware that dell usually write what the change is, so you can weight the need for the update.


I've never heard of such a thing, nor have I ever worried about the Dell firmware update process. Normally Power Supplies don't have any intelligent components. Maybe the system's power controller... I'd suggest continuing to work with Dell, though, as they are the only ones who can help you if you have a component failure.

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