02-15-2019 12:38 PM - edited 02-15-2019 12:39 PM
I'm thinking of buying a Server "Lenovo ThinkSystem Server ST250 - Xeon E-2176G 16GB DVD±RW (7Y45A00TEA)".
It might be two stupid questions, but i want to be sure:
1. Can I use ANY Hard-Drive / SSD in this server or do I have to buy HDDs / SSDs, that are approved by Lenovo?
Why do I ask? On Fujitsu-Servers, the Support-Agents say, that the firmware of their server detects "other" HDDs / SSDs and might not let them work.
I bought 2 Enterprise-SSDs (Intel SSD DC S4500 960GB) and I would like to use them on a RAID1 running the System-Partition with Windows Server 2016
2. Is it possible to connect HDDs / SSDs to the hotswap-bay on the front without buying any trays or caddys?
Why do I ask? On Fujitsu-Servers, you can't. When the server is unboxed, there are only dummy-trays/-caddys on the front. If you want to install any "other" HDD / SSD you can't do it until you buy those trays/caddies. If you buy a HDD / SSD that is approved by Fujitsu, you get the drive together with a tray/caddie and just "click" it in.
If you could imagine, I'm not that happy with my Fujitsu-Server, I've bought before ;-)
I hope that Lenovo does it better. Can you please help me and answer my questions?
Thank you and sorry for bad english (not my native-language)
03-14-2019 07:58 PM