09-20-2013 09:47 AM
I've just bought, via a well known auction site, a bare bones WD Sentinel DX4000 - i.e. no disk drives.
I don't want to have to buy some very expensive WD disks, despite the List of Compatible Hard Drives for WD Sentinel RX4100 and DX4000 @ http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/94
09-20-2013 10:38 AM
Since the box is headles (no monitor) yiou have to use the EXACT drives from the list. It is normally cheaoer to buy the box with the drives.
10-17-2013 02:34 PM
I don't believe there is anything in the BIOS that restricts what model hard drives are recognized, but after some poking around, there is a whitelist.xml file on the recovery media that I haven't had the chance to investigate.
The officially compatible drives are available on the well-known auction site for fairly reasonable prices, although still somewhat higher than your standard Fry's Electronics Special desktop drives.
10-17-2013 02:54 PM
Thx for the info .... I was able to get out of the deal ... an understanding seller. But I like the look of the WD box & if it is possible to use more or less any disks I would buy one.