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    Dell r610 caddy source?

    We put aftermarket drives in our r610's and haven't found a good source of caddies. Ebay has some sellers but the cheapest are knockoff's that never quite fit right in the chassis.

    Was wondering if anyone had line on the real deal caddies? Getting them from Dell is like pulling teeth let alone expensive as hell.

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    3.5" or 2.5"?

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    The 2.5" size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmst View Post
    Hah, I never even thought to look there. I did use google shopping but must not have been using the right dell part number to trigger the amazon results.

    That's even prime eligible, sweet

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmst View Post
    That's the one I'm trying to pull up on the Dell partner parts page to see if it's correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benj114 View Post
    That's the one I'm trying to pull up on the Dell partner parts page to see if it's correct.
    Yeah was just going to ask if anyone ordered from this amazon seller before. I know the silver color are the real deal and the gold are the knock offs but can't see what color these are in the picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheezus View Post
    Yeah was just going to ask if anyone ordered from this amazon seller before. I know the silver color are the real deal and the gold are the knock offs but can't see what color these are in the picture.
    If it is indeed G176J as stated on Amazon.

    http://accessories.dell.com/sna/prod...corp&sku=g176j

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    Dell have a policy where they do not sell caddies without drives, but are making an exception due to the hard drive shortage.

    They're not too bad to deal with half the time, or too expensive, so if you get desperate you can give going direct ago. You have probably dealt with some bad reps, managers or entire teams before so I can see why you want to avoid this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katatonic View Post
    Dell have a policy where they do not sell caddies without drives, but are making an exception due to the hard drive shortage.

    They're not too bad to deal with half the time, or too expensive, so if you get desperate you can give going direct ago. You have probably dealt with some bad reps, managers or entire teams before so I can see why you want to avoid this.
    We have been running into issues with Dell giving 6 month ETA's on SAS drives. Even have had servers delayed in build time for 2 to 3 months. I've had no issues going through the rep to get caddy's alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katatonic View Post
    Dell have a policy where they do not sell caddies without drives, but are making an exception due to the hard drive shortage.

    They're not too bad to deal with half the time, or too expensive, so if you get desperate you can give going direct ago. You have probably dealt with some bad reps, managers or entire teams before so I can see why you want to avoid this.
    What amount do you consider not too expensive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheezus View Post
    What amount do you consider not too expensive?
    $12 to $15 id say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benj114 View Post
    $12 to $15 id say.
    You actually got them from dell, direct, at that price?

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    Quote Originally Posted by benj114 View Post
    We have been running into issues with Dell giving 6 month ETA's on SAS drives. Even have had servers delayed in build time for 2 to 3 months. I've had no issues going through the rep to get caddy's alone.
    I'm in the exact same boat and Dell said the exact thing to me.

    Quote Originally Posted by cheezus View Post
    What amount do you consider not too expensive?
    I would have to get a quote from my rep to be honest to give a specific price, I haven't had to order caddies alone since we just got them with the drives, but need to make the exception because as above we can't source them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheezus View Post
    You actually got them from dell, direct, at that price?

    Last batch we ordered, we got a box of 200. Not sure if it's because we have an enterprise account.

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    I just PM'ed you a Dell Server sales rep contact info. He might be able to help you.

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    Just curious, are reps and equipment based/shipped from Singapore for you guys as well?

    Maybe because I'm in Oz things are harder to get than higher volume countries like the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katatonic View Post
    Dell have a policy where they do not sell caddies without drives, but are making an exception due to the hard drive shortage.

    They're not too bad to deal with half the time, or too expensive, so if you get desperate you can give going direct ago. You have probably dealt with some bad reps, managers or entire teams before so I can see why you want to avoid this.
    We have never ever faced a issue when buying caddies on their own directly from our account manager. Im sure it just comes down to how your account manager is doing for the quarter.

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    Alright, who's the grabass that went and bought all those off Amazon... went there today and there's only 1 left! Mother....ers...

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    Thanks, filled out request for a quote just now

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheezus View Post
    Alright, who's the grabass that went and bought all those off Amazon... went there today and there's only 1 left! Mother....ers...
    I originally posted the link but haven't bought any from Amazon.

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    Does the R610 fit 3.5" caddies as well?
    I find multiple sellers that sell 3.5 that supposedly fit the R610 but on Dell's spec sheet it says that the R610 only fits 2.5?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheezus View Post
    Thanks, filled out request for a quote just now
    Holy crap xbyte want's $39/ea!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheezus View Post
    Holy crap xbyte want's $39/ea!!
    What are they usually? I can't be bothered to go googling

    super micro's are about half that, so it sounds reasonable
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    $12 from the amazon link in this thread. Most I pay is $20 on ebay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheezus View Post
    $12 from the amazon link in this thread. Most I pay is $20 on ebay.
    That seems a bit excessive then.
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    You might also consider Stallard Technologies in TX (think i spelled that right)..
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    A quick amazon search on G176J yielded:

    http://www.amazon.com/2-5G176J-Drive...9150078&sr=1-3

    That looks pretty good at $13.99


    I see Stallard a lot on ebay. But having checked their prices on things over the years they never seemed to be really competitive. Although in a pinch they probably have what you need and can next day air it at a reasonable cost. I would bet their caddy prices are the same xbyte.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheezus View Post
    A quick amazon search on G176J yielded:

    http://www.amazon.com/2-5G176J-Drive...9150078&sr=1-3

    That looks pretty good at $13.99
    Recevied these Friday. They are the gold knock off's. The knock off's fit ok for the most part. But sometimes they seem bent/bowed/mishapen I guess maybe due to lack of QC. At least all the arms snapped in this time. Last batch of knock off's we had the arms didn't want to snap.

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    You can buy it from ebay at $10.50, shipped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FHDave View Post
    You can buy it from ebay at $10.50, shipped.
    Aren't they coming from Hong Kong / China with a 30 day ship time?

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    Well, the seller ships from Virginia.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-2-5-SAS...ht_1707wt_1009

    I have dealt with this seller in the past. No problem.

    This lost of 100 ships from CA: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-G176J-2...#ht_500wt_1260.

    Plenty of these at ebay. Just do your search.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FHDave View Post
    Well, the seller ships from Virginia.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-2-5-SAS...ht_1707wt_1009

    I have dealt with this seller in the past. No problem.

    This one sells from Texas, a lot of 100: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-G176J-2...#ht_500wt_1260.

    Plenty of these at ebay. Just do your search.
    Yes, I've ordered from the seller in Virginia before. I think you missed the point though that I was looking for real deal caddies and not the knock off's. Had I known the ones on amazon weren't real I would have went back to ebay.

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    It thought your point is getting a Dell caddy, cheap, and not shipped from HK?

    Besides, what's "real deal caddies"? They are the exact Dell caddies, and they work, don't they?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FHDave View Post
    It thought your point is getting a Dell caddy, cheap, and not shipped from HK?

    Besides, what's "real deal caddies"? They are the exact Dell caddies, and they work, don't they?
    No, they don't all work. The real ones are silver, the knock off's are gold. Knock off's, in our experience of about 50 of them, from 3 different sellers, are that 1 in 4 the little levers won't snap in and about 1 in 3 they don't align right with the sata ports on the backplane and require an extra force to "snap" the back the remaining 1/4 inch into the backplane. Plus the gold ones we can see the metal arms are bent/bulging sometimes after screwing the drives in.

    The goal is to get the silver ones, cheap, in the US.

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    Must be the only case that siver is better than gold ...

    Perhaps the sellers at ebay sell the silver one?
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    Any updates on this? I'm finding it impossible to find the original dell part for any reasonable price, and the cheapo ones on amazon/ebay don't really fit correctly (you almost have to force it in....)

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