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That price does seem a little off, I know that a 100GB MLC SSD for 13th generation PowerEdge has a $400 MSRP, though "appalled" is a bit of a strong reaction. Keep in mind, you're always going to see higher pricing for a vendor's "certified" enterprise drives. Although you can usually get the exact same model drive online for less than half the cost, there ...


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As far as the failed disk goes, the click of death is hard to recover from, for some issues swapping the logic board with an identical disk helps but the CoD is usually physical. A couple of times I have found HDDs to start working for a short period of time after plugging them in and unplugging them multiple times. I would do the logic board swap as a last ...


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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 ...


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As per http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/servers/f/906/t/19412446 the perc 6 only supports 2TB physical drives


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When you say "PERC 6/iR", are you referring to the SAS 6/iR card? If so, that should be completely compatible with your system... Try double-checking you have the correct part number though (YK838), and make certain that it's a SAS 6/iR, preferably one that was originally shipped in the same server "generation" or a server model that shipped w/ this same ...



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