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Compatible IBM Part Number : G176J
Compatible with the following machines:
PowerEdge T310, PowerEdge R510, PowerEdge R410, PowerEdge T410
PowerEdge R610, PowerEdge T610, PowerEdge R710, PowerEdge T710, PowerEdge R815
PowerVault: M600, M605, M610, M710, M805, M905, M1000e, MD1120
1 x Original 2.5" Dell G176J Hard Drive Tray / Caddy
4 x Drive Mounting Screws
Works well, good value
This review is from: 2.5" Original DELL G176J SAS/SATA Hard Drive Tray/Caddy + Screws For PowerEdge T310, R510, R410, T410, PowerVault M600, M605, M610, M710, M805, M905, M1000e, MD1120
Pros: This caddy seems to be well constructed. I had no issues mounting my drive or with actually installing it into the server (R710). The button and lever work fine to insert and eject the drive, and the assembly seems to be firmly in place in the server slot. Although this appears to be a knock-off, it's almost impossible to tell because it looks and operates so closely to my original Dell counterparts. This price is the best I've seen online. I would definitely buy this product again.
Cons: Not a huge deal, but the listing states these are "Original Dell" but that is very unlikely, especially since in the details the brand is "DBPower". Also not a huge problem... the "lights" for drive power and activity seemed to have slightly dimmer light output. In actuality, these are not lights at all but clear plastic tubes designed to carry the light from LEDs on the backplane. It looks like the tubes were just a hair shorter than those in my factory caddy, resulting in a slightly less bright appearance once installed and running next to the factory ones.
Other Thoughts: Although not specifically listed, this caddy will work with a PowerVault MD3220i, assuming you have a Dell hard drive. Beware, you cannot buy your own drives for that SAN device even if the manufacturer part # is exactly the same as the Dell drives. You must purchase Dell drives (which, unless you buy them used, most likely already come with the caddy). It appears Dell puts a special BIOS on the drives which the PV looks for. Without the array seeing that, it will reject the drive totally. This is not a caddy issue... the caddy's actually are totally mechanical and are not electrical in anyway.
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