DX4000 and Windows Storage Server 2012 R2

Hi, everybody.

Could you please let me know if WD supports upgrading DX4000 to Windows Storage Server 2012 R2?

Is WD planning to release a new DX4000 with Windows Storage Server 2012 R2?


There is no upgrade.  There is no announcement of the storage server 2012R2 Essentials product.  Though I have my fingers crossed.  Hope they have one to compete in that area.

Actually they do have Windows Storage Server 2012R2 Workgroup

http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=1380 EDIT This SKU has been discontinued by WD
old review of the DX4200 here

There is another SKU called  Windows Storage Server 2012R2 Essentails that I hope to see :slight_smile:

I hate to say this, but I really doubt the DX4000 will ever get an upgrade path to 2012 R2.  Simply for the fact that Intel will not release any updates for the 82574L NIC for R2.  I have no doubt that it is possible for WD to update their specific platform drivers for DX4000 (2008 R2), but honestly… what company these days continue to support hardware that is almost 3 years old anymore.  (that was sarcasm to a degree btw) :slight_smile:

but, you never know… perhaps WD has some influence on Intel that we could hope for.

[edit] oh, and it really boils down to microsoft WHQL requirements for R2… 82574L is not compliant.