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Looking for an M5200 series performance accelerator (47C8710) FoD key

2021-05-28, 16:11 PM

Hello everyone. I have a few 12Gb/s enterprise grade SSDs from a retired SAN I'd like to try using in an x3650 M5 (5462). However, what I don't have is an M5200 series performance accelerator (47C8710) FoD key.

 

Does anybody know where I can buy one that isn't $500.00 USD? If not, is it possible to purchase one "used" from someone who may no longer need theirs?

 

Thanks!

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Re:Looking for an M5200 series performance accelerator (47C8710) FoD key

2021-06-02, 1:45 AM

Hi JohnTechGuy

 

As I know, each FOD key application needs to enter the product serial number, and will bind the serial number.

Therefore, the used FOD key cannot be used by other devices with different serial numbers.

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Re:Looking for an M5200 series performance accelerator (47C8710) FoD key

2021-06-02, 22:27 PM

Thanks for chiming in, Ryan.

 

In that case, do you happen to know if it's possible to buy this particular FoD key for less than $500.00 USD, or should I just buy a new/used, third party, 12G/b controller and run the SSDs on it, instead?

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Re:Looking for an M5200 series performance accelerator (47C8710) FoD key

2021-06-03, 6:44 AM

Hi JohnTechGuy

 

I'm sorry I don't have such information. Based on my position, I can only suggest you to find official purchase channels to avoid buying unusable FoD keys.

 

Please feel free to leave your comment, thank you for support Lenovo
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