The Hard Drives you selected must be either all SAS or all SATA. Mixing of SAS and SATA Hard Drives is not allowed. Please update your selections in one or more of the following: Primary Hard Drive, 2nd Hard Drive, 3rd Hard Drive, 4th Hard Drive, 5th Hard Drive, 6th Hard Drive, 7th Hard Drive and/or 8th Hard Drive.
If I try to configure with the Flex Bay included and put any SATA drive in the system I get:
So although you CAN mix SAS and SATA drives, you have to make sure that you will not have a configuration that will attempt to use a SATA drive to rebuild an array containing SAS drives. (the reverse is also true but as the largest SAS drive offered is smaller than the smallest SATA offered on this system, it's unlikely that you'll ever use a SAS drive to rebuild a SATA based array,)
Message Edited by DELL-GaryS on 11-13-200610:25 AM