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Dell Sc440 and Sony DVD (DRX-840U) RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have WHS software in hand.

    I have a DELL Poweredge SC440 server in the mail, without a DVD drive. Also the SC440 has no Operating System.

    Beyond that, I don't know much.

    How can I tell now, before the hardware is in my home, if my existing Sony USB DVD drive  (DRX-840U) will do the WHS software install?

    Thanks a lot.
    Jim
    Thursday, November 13, 2008 11:47 PM

Answers

  • Hi Jim,
    I cannot tell, if that special model will support booting from an USB device or not.
    But usually you could take a screw driver and remove the DVD drive from it's external enclosure (or take one from your PCs)  to mount it temporary to one of the internal ports of the server.

    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf

    Friday, November 14, 2008 10:00 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hi Jim,
    I cannot tell, if that special model will support booting from an USB device or not.
    But usually you could take a screw driver and remove the DVD drive from it's external enclosure (or take one from your PCs)  to mount it temporary to one of the internal ports of the server.

    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf

    Friday, November 14, 2008 10:00 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks, Olaf.
    If necessary, I'll give your suggestion a try.
    Jim
    Friday, November 14, 2008 4:04 PM