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I want to format scsi drives and configure raid0

I need to install linux on Power egde 2600 for that i need to know how to format scsi hard drive

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Re: I want to format scsi drives and configure raid0

Dell PERC Bios (RAID config menu) is invoked with Ctrl M during power-up ..

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

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I have new server dell power edge 2600 then iwant to install windows 2003 server on it so after i load the bootable cd of dell & prepare my harddicsk it ask me to insert windows 2003 server so after i insert each cd it prush it out of cd rom

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Re: I want to format scsi drives and configure raid0

You can either do this in the BIOS or (easier) just run a Linux installer (such as Ubuntu) and it will offer to do it for you when it sees Windows-formatted partitions.

Posted on Jan 12, 2008

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How to save a raid0 disk

Raid O is no RAID. Data is lost if the hard drive failed. Always use RAID 1 (mirrored) for OS and RAID 5 (striped) for DATA. That's 5 drives your server should shave been configured with.

Jul 16, 2012 | HP Compaq ProLiant ML350 G5 Server

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I have dell 4600 pe serveri want to install Server2003 os i have configured raid 1 on the machine every thing is fine but! on boot process it display message no Boot Device Found Press F1 to continue F2...

The hard drive needs to be set as the first SCSI ID device boot device..
The hard drive needs to have the jumper set to SCSI ID 0, the CD and FDD can be set to SCSI ID 1 and SCSI ID 2. No SCSI devices can have the same SCSI ID number unless it is on a different SCS controller.

Jul 01, 2010 | Dell PowerEdge 4600 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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Which scsi connection do I use to connect internal

Normally you SCSCI cable has 4 to 7 connectors the ribbon cable normally the last or next to last for a terminator is installed on the end of cable most DAT drive are self terminating so you may need to remove the terminator off the end cable.
The power from the power supply 4 pins to tape drive I assume you are talking about the DAT drive
When dealing with servers with SCSCI you have 7 devices per channel on the back side of the hard drive backplane you will be able to add the DAT drive cable or a standalone controller 68 pin ‘
Let me know if you need more help I can post some photos where two of my servers have DAT drive installed one for a Adaptec control and the other using controller of the back plane of hard drive array.
Dealing with SCSCI maters not what contoler you use

Dec 04, 2009 | Dell PowerEdge 2600 Server

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CAn I disable RAID on a DEll powervault 770n server

Its called the JBOD RAID option - just a bunch of discs.

I don't know of any system that makes a RAID array an operational imperative, I would say the answer to your question is yes.


Oct 04, 2009 | Dell PowerEdge 2600 Server

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New install scsi hard disk no detect in ibm x3400 server

you will need to add the new drive to your array bbfore it will how up to be formated do this throught the array configuration util

Regards Al "alstech"

May 26, 2009 | IBM x3400 Server

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Hello sir, I got Power Edge 2600 used not new from a friend, It works fine but its hard drive is damaged. so I was wondering if i can install SATA drives with 7200 rpm to the system? and if so, will it...

This system does not support SATA, personally I would get a 10000 or 15000 rpm SCSI drive.

If really want to use SATA, you can get a SATA controller that plugs into one of the PCI slots. You can probably pick up one for under $50.

Jan 03, 2009 | Dell PowerEdge 2600 Server

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Can i add 142GB of hard disk on Dell PE 2600 motherboard

You can always add more storage to a server, as long as you have enough internal connectors in the server. You can also purchase another scsi or sata backplane to add more ports if you're out of internal connectors.
You may also want to look into a SAN or NAS device to offload some of your not too frequently used data. Many SAN devices give incredible performance with pretty good scalability.

Sep 16, 2008 | 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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There are many configuration settings, although i personally would hunt down an SCSI hard disk, many will fit from many other models just like IDE ones

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