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Dell MD1220 + Non Dell Certified Drives + Non PERC card ?

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Anyone knows if I would be getting problems/alerts for putting in Non Dell branded drives into Dell PowerVault MD1220? 

I plan to use the Dell MD1220 enclosure as the JBOD enclosure. But from several forums I read, this will work, but Dell OpenManage software will keep throwing alerts that the drives are non-certified or something like that.

Let say I use standard generic LSI/Adaptec RAID controller instead of Dell PERC card, would this be good to work around this and would Dell OpenManage work with generic LSI card? Appreciate all feedback.

 

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Alerts maybe, but the drives should still work for a JBOD. If an array, there's often a very restricted whitelist of drives supported. 

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