Third-party drives not permitted on Gen 11 servers.

Dell in their newest RAID cards are actively blocking “non-Dell Certified” hard disks.  This means if you don’t use a “Dell Drive” the controller won’t allow it to operate.  Considering the markup on “Dell” drives can be nearly 200% this is sutpid.  There is a way around..don’t buy the Dell Hxxx series of controllers…at least that will work until Dell makes the motherboards do the same thing.

Also they have started doing something similar with Workstations to.  They are now using a proprietary daughtercard for dual socket systems.  This means you have to buy the dual cpus now..if you don’t you’ll be getting hammered for an even more ridiculous markup later(if they sell that particular cpu at all).

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