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Just mothballed a 12 Bay Raidtec FlexArray12 SCSI hard disk Enclosure, Dual redundant Hot swap power supplies; with with 3 9 GB drives and 3 18GB drives. Any offers?

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Samsung Pleomax 12 GB hard drive, computer says "USB Device Not Recognized"

The external storage device has several major components:

* USB cable

* external power-supply

* disk-drive inside the enclosure

* USB-to-disk-drive adapter inside the enclosure.

Try a different USB cable.
Try a different USB port on your computer.
Try a USB port on a different computer.

Take a multi-meter, and measure the output voltage/amperage of the power-supply,
and compare with the specifications on the label of the power-supply.

Open the enclosure, and remove the disk-drive, and attach it as a "slave" drive in a desktop computer, to see if bypassing the USB-to-disk-drive adapter bypasses the problem.

Look at the label on the disk-drive, for manufacturer, product-number, serial-number, and manufacture date. Access the manufacturer's web-site, and use "check warranty status" to see if the warranty still is valid. If so, the drive can be replaced, at minimal cost to you.

Buy a new, compatible, disk-drive, and install it in the enclosure, to "revive" your external storage device.

Search online for a professional "data recovery service". For a significant fee, they can repair your disk-drive, just long-enough to copy your files to a new disk-drive.

Nov 03, 2010 | Samsung Pleomax Zirex UHD-12G 12 GB USB...

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Can i take the hard drives out and use them in a reader or some other way?

What type of drives are they? I could be mistaken here, but I believe that unit should be equipped with a non-raid scsi setup. I am assuming they are 68pin vs an 80 pin hot-swap arrangement. If so, then it would be easy to install a pci scsi controller, ribbon cable and sufficient power supply with leads into a mid or full-size tower (depending on number of drives) along with a used mother board. Depending on the drive type, you could also put together a home-brew array enclosure without too much trouble.

Jun 19, 2010 | IBM Netfinity 6000R 8682 Server

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Connect ide or sata drives to a dell poweredge 2600 for additional storage

Yes and No..

The standard machine only allows SCSI, (no IDE or SATA or SAS connectors...

However SCSI drives are not cheap.. so

To overcome the power issue (you will notice there are no 4 pin molex connectors, or sata power connectors). However there is a 4 pin molex socket on the SCSI backplane. You can use one of those molex adaptor cables (one connector to many) to get power, from the molex you can use a 4 pin to SATA power connector.

Next step is to decide the drive you want to use. I personally use SCSI, SATA, SAS and IDE in mine (overkill I know).

Cheapness says use IDE or SATA. You can get a pci IDE/SATA controller card on ebay dirt cheap (PCI cards are compatible with the large PCIX slots), they dont take the entire "socket" up but they work (be carefull here, there is one 5v pci socket on these machines, and 6 pcix sockets, the pcix sockets will accept 3.3v pci cards (look at the notches).

Next you have to mount them, with a bit of jiggery pokery you can feed the IDE/SATA cables past the SCSI backplane into the hot swap bay. (If you dont have any empty caddy's pick them up off ebay), just remember you cant just pull em out like you can with the SCSI's!) - or use one of the 5 1/2 media bays.

Plud the other ends into the appropriate controller card (as installed in the PCI bus).

Load up the OS, install drivers (if needed - these should come with the pci card(s), use the disk manager to initialise/first format the drives etc.

All done.

I have done this myself running a 2600, with 2X U320 72gb SCSI (on Raid) 1 x IDE CD/DVDRW in Media bay, DAT 27 SCSI (channel B) in the second media bay. 2x 146gb SAS on a DELL SAS pcix card (in 2 of the hot swap bays) and an old 160gb IDE HDD (Funilly enough theres a bit towards the back of the two fans on the SCSI backplane that if you press the 3 1/2 drive against seems to fit perfectly in this place and stay there! (I think thats fluke to be honest).

All done :)

Jan 04, 2010 | Dell PowerEdge 2600 Server

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Server XSeries 220

Yes, that is the total amount of hard drive space.
This server was built for speed not for storage.

The xSeries 220 server supports four SCSI hard disk drives. The server does not support IDE hard disk drives. Some models support hot-swap hard disk drives and other models support only non-hot-swap hard disk
Your server supports four 1-inch (26 mm) slim, 3.5-inch SCSI hard disk drives in the hard disk drive bays. You can install four non-hot-swap hard
disk drives in the models that have the standard non-hot-swap drive cage. You can install three hot-swap hard disk drives and one on-hot-swap hard disk drive in the models that come with the hot-swap drive cage. Both the non-hot-swap and hot-swap drive cages hold a maximum of three hard disk drives.

The calculation at that time was 4 drives with 36.7GB storage.
Even if you find the drives somewhere, they will be very pricy.

If you have any more questions, just come back here and leave a comment - I'm happy to help.

Oct 28, 2009 | IBM xSeries 220 (86451SF) Server

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Maxtor SCSI 36GB hard disk drive was removed from

if you are using raid go into the perc hardware utlity as it boots,try formating the drive there.maybe this will work.If you are using the dell open manage software you can probably format it there in windows.If you are not using raid enter the scsi utlity and do a format there.
Good luck

Sep 09, 2009 | Maxtor Atlas 10K III 73.4 GB SCSI Ultra320...

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I need to add more hard drives to my poweredge 2600

You'll probably need to get caddies for the drives. You can get them from Dell by plugging in your service tag at

Jan 12, 2009 | Dell PowerEdge 2600 Server

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New HD in PowerEdge 2600

Put the hard disk in, allow the OS to identify it, format the drive and you'll be all set.

Jul 19, 2008 | Dell PowerEdge 2600 Server

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Wouldn't like to try but the cables are the same and using the connectors in the correct formation you should be able to but risky.

Thanks J

Jan 30, 2008 | IBM Netfinity 400W H/S Redundant Power...

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Redundant hot swap psu's to EPS 12V (24-pin) ATX Power Supply

rpi.jpgthis is the psu
zalman.jpgthis eps 24 pin
as u can see the matter at hand can be preformed, as long as the fitting is compatable

Jan 29, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Hard Drive


For some reason, I see a lot of the external USB hard drives having issues. Though I have an IDE to USB external enclosure as well as a 2.5 USB enclosure, I find it more assuring to use a secondary HD installed internally to the PC.

Alternately (and probably more to your requirement), if you intend to add more hard disk space but retain your original configuration, files and data (or simply same everything except bigger) then perhaps what you can do is clone your present HD to a bigger HD and swap when done. There are many programs available for this purpose. An example is Acronis True Image. Alternately, you can do a Google for hard drive cloning software.

Hope this be of some help/idea. Post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Nov 05, 2007 | Computers & Internet

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