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  • Mon, Feb 26 2018 10:55 PM

    ISIS 5500 Redeployment - Can Old Media Drives become new Cold Spares?

    Because of how we built our old ISIS 5500, we ended up with multiple System Director licenses (a total of three). 

    We've now upgraded our system to NEXIS and have redeployed all our 64TB chassis to one System Director license. Our remaining three 32TB chassis and two system director licenses are being sold.

    My question is this: can the used media drives in the third chassis be used as cold spares for the two chassis I can reattach System Director licenses to?

    Does this make sense? I understand it's not preferable to reuse these drives, but I have sixteen of them and it would be a shame to just junk them.

     

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    Re: ISIS 5500 Redeployment - Can Old Media Drives become new Cold Spares?

    As long as the drive size is the same or larger, you can use any Avid Branded ISIS 5000/5500 drive as a spare. It will only require you to clear the config on the drive when it's added.

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