R730XD fan noise and SSDs, not a "how to fix thread", looking more for experiences.


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Jan 4, 2016
I have an opportunity to get a few of these but did a little bit of research and learned a later iDRAC release(s) made it so that unvalidated SSDs can cause an increase in fan speeds. I'm aware there are IPMI commands to alter it, but I don't want to mess with that. It just ends up being another thing you have to waste time jacking with.

I think I've read that Samsung SSDs that are not Dell branded do not cause an increase but random cheap value SSDs like OCZ and Kingston might. What about non-Dell Intel SSDs like DCS series?

Any experiences here from R730XD owners who use non-Dell SSDs?