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ikon

Well, they're the approved drives but I wouldn't be surprised if it can use others; they just wouldn't be approved. Will be interesting to see if they really have locked it down to those 3. That would suck big time and would rule it out AFAIC, just on principle.

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osquest

If you put in a different drive it displays a message that it's an unsupported drive and won't expand the array. There may be a hack around it, but not out of the box. Doesn't apply to an external drive, just the bays.

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diehard

If you put in a different drive it displays a message that it's an unsupported drive and won't expand the array. There may be a hack around it, but not out of the box. Doesn't apply to an external drive, just the bays.

 

True, I tried adding a 2TB and a 3TB WD Green drive and got the warning that it's not supported. Western Digital has added some hidden software that will extend the array when you put the right drive in.

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ikon

Well, that really does suck. Shame on WD.

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diehard

Well, that really does suck. Shame on WD.

 

True. Someone on the WD site commented that these drives are Enterprise Class that cost more than $400 each, if you wanted these drives for an other server, it would be cheaper to buy the 8TB DX4000 for $1200, keep the drives and throws away the server.

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ikon

LOL, that's a very good observation. So, are these SAS drives? I figure they must be because I recently bought 4 WD 2TB RE-4 drives, which I believe are their highest Enterprise SATA drives, and they only cost me $186 each at CanadaComputers.

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