Supported 3,5 HD on HP DL 160/180, DELL C6xxx etc.

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  1. Giuseppe Chillemi

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    Hi,
    I wish to know which 3.5 SATA HD is compatible on HP DL 180/160 GS, DELL C6100 or DELL C6220. Has anyone experience about this topic ?

    Also, which of this kind of systems do you suggest for 3.5 SATA HardDrives ?
     
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  2. Evan

    Evan Well-Known Member

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    I don't know of any reference you should narrow down the make/model/generation and I am sure people can help.
    In general dell is more forgiving than HP and earlier HP or earlier firmware is more forgiving than later.

    For HP it's either a HP drive or its not, a generic HDS drive is simply not the same as the HP part number, they use custom firmware on the drives to identify them.
     
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  3. seang86s

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    Not sure if this is still true but years ago, the HP version of a drive was slightly smaller in usable space than the retail version. It seemed they allocated more reserve space for reallocated sectors with their custom firmware.
     
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  4. Terry Kennedy

    Terry Kennedy Well-Known Member

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    The reason they did this is that not all "146GB" drives (for example) had exactly 146GB. By shrinking the reported space slightly, they could mix various brands and models of drives without ending up with an odd-sized drive.
     
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