Not sure how useful this is to anyone in 2021, but I’ve been working on replacing some WD Sentinel DX4000 units that we’ve been using for around 8 years, and have now retired.
So, I had a DX4000 setup on my desk with it’s standard 2x 2TB drives, and 2 bays open, and a pile of new 10TB and 16TB drives destined for some new QNAPs.
As I’m taking one of the DX4000s that’s never been used home, I decided to see if it would pickup larger capacity drives, and to my surprise, it did.
The WD DX4000 that I installed the drives into has been setup using the latest 126.96.36.199 image, and has the drive enabler installed.
The drives that are installed are the original 2TB WD2009FYPX drives in bays 1 and 2, a 10TB WD102KRYZ (WD Gold) drive in bay 3, and a 16TB ST16000NE000 (Seagate Ironwolf Pro) in bay 4.
It does look like 3.5" drives have got a millimeter or so fatter in the last 8 years, as the two new drives were difficult to get in and out of the bays. The WD Gold was a better fit than the Seagate Ironwolf.
Now I’m thinking about picking up some 6TB or 8TB WD Red Plus drives for the unit I’ve taken home to see if I can do a recovery with 4 of those installed.