It works in a ThinkServer RD240 according to StorageReview.
Being an enterprise-class drive, I would assume that Intel tested it in Dell, HP and Lenovo servers.
Has anyone tried the new Intel DC s3700 ssd in any server hardware yet?
I'd be interested in knowing whether it works in the likes of Dell or IBM hardware.
You'd think so wouldn't you....? But I've searched and searched and cannot find anything online to say they'd work in a R720 or IBM x3650 m4 for example.
I have scoured the internet all night yesterday trying to find an answer if it will work in a dell R720 or IBM x3650 M4.
Don't suppose anyone has bought some of these Intel DC S3700 SSD's? If so what have you tried them in?
Is there a particular reason this wouldn't be expected to work in *any* 6gbps sata capable machine?
I just thought the servers have a way of detecting drive types and if it detects it is a SSD and doesnt have a specific firmware version or something the server is looking for it won't initialize the drive. Similar to putting a SSD into any form of SAN from Dell / HP / IBM?
Or have I made that up in my sleep?
Given that the DC 3700's are designed specifically for servers and made by a reputable company (i.e. not OCZ ) I wouldn't hesitate to buy them.
the bad publicity though.
Third-party drives not permitted on Gen 11 servers
I just received my first Gen 11 server, R710, with H700 PERC. I removed the supplied drives, and installed 4 x Barracuda ES.2s. After doing a "Clear Configuration" in the pre-boot RAID setup utility, I can perform no operation with the drives - they are marked as "blocked". Is Dell preventing the use of 3rd-party HDDs now?
It is common practice in enterprise storage solutions to limit drive support to only those drives which have been qualified by the vendor. In the case of Dell's PERC RAID controllers, we began informing customers when a non-Dell drive was detected with the introduction of PERC5 RAID controllers in early 2006. With the introduction of the PERC H700/H800 controllers, we began enabling only the use of Dell qualified drives.
There are a number of benefits for using Dell qualified drives in particular ensuring a positive experience and protecting our data.
While SAS and SATA are industry standards there are differences which occur in implementation. An analogy is that English is spoken in the UK, US and Australia. While the language is generally the same, there are subtle differences in word usage which can lead to confusion. This exists in storage subsystems as well. As these subsystems become more capable, faster and more complex, these differences in implementation can have greater impact.
Benefits of Dell's Hard Disk and SSDs are outlined in a white paper on Dell's web site at: www.dell.com/downloads/global/products/pvaul/en/dell-hard-drives-pov.pdf (Source)
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