Having problems with your Dell PowerEdge 2600 Server ?

Drive Options with a Dell Poweredge 2600

\015 I have a Dell Poweredge 2600 and I wanted to know, seeing that I am using it for a non-critical application (Server for video in a home) I don't want to sink the money into SCSI drives. Can I remove the backplane that the drives plug into, and load SATA drives into the caddys and run them off a SATA card? (I know that I would loose the convenent hot swap feature, as I would have to pop the top to plug and unplug the drives.)\015\012Thanks!\015

Answers :

I would definitively not recommend to remove the backplates, unless you want to ask for serious trouble with your system.

I would install a PCI SATA adapter card (one like these) and connect your SATA drives to it.
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