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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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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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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.

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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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What kind of hard drive do I need for an acer aspire 4315? From what I have found it needs to be 68 pin, is there anything else? I have replaced a few hard drives and this is an easy fix (much easier than...

A hard drive with 68 pins is a wide SCSI-3 hard drive device.
SCSI drives need a SCSI controller (eg in this case an Adaptec SCSI-3 controller) and the SCSI ID of each hard drive can be set from 0 to 7. The ID setting on the hard drive is jumpered by 3 x 2 pin configuration using a binary configuration to get the 8 SCSI ID combinations.
Depending upon the length of the cable and the number of connectors on the cable, it can support quite a number of SCSI hard drives, whereas an IDE cable only supports 2 drives per cable.

Dec 14, 2009 | Acer Computers & Internet

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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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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

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IBM x-series server(8485-206m)[domain controller] having two 80GB SATA HDDs in RAID0 confign, was having windows server 2003 R2 standard edition installed.Now the problem is server is unable to boot and...

first check ur hard disk connections with the motherboard after thir reinstall windows but before that format the drive in which u r installing ur windows there is no need 2 format other drive

Jul 03, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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I can not install Windows on my Compaq Evo N620c

The quickest solution here would be to put the hard drive into a computer that has Windows already running, and format it through the operating system itself. I've run into this problem a few times, and when another computer wasn't available I would use a Linux boot disk to clear out all my partition tables, then I would load up with Windows XP and tell it to write a new NTFS partition. Do NOT select the 'quick format' option, you'll have to wait through the long one.

May 04, 2009 | Compaq Evo N610C Notebook

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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

Mar 24, 2008 | Compaq ProLiant ML530 Server

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Drivers required

SCSI Drivers are only an optional part.
This is not a problem with your driver floppies.

The problem is with the linux being preinstalled on the HD.

Linux uses many types of file-systems. Even if it was NTFS or FAT, it is most probable that windows xp cd won't be able to recognize it; because, it may use unsupported method of formatting.

What you have to do is;
1. Format the two HDs by either
  • Moving it to another windows or linux computer and fully formatting the Hard Disks using fat32 or NTFS (supported by windows). If it is a windows PC using for formatting, no problems. If it is a linux system, delete all partitions, and format the drive in FAT32 or NTFS and here, ONLY CREATE ONE FULL PARTITION COVERING ENTIRE SIZE OF DISK.
  • By a linux installation CD and here too, format the drive in FAT32 or NTFS and here, ONLY CREATE ONE FULL PARTITION COVERING ENTIRE SIZE OF DISK.
2. Install the windows xp in it, using the same booting from CD Porcess. Here, you may or may not choose to install the SCSI drivers ( the floppy you got by pressing F2 when it says to do so in the installation immediately). It is good not to install the SCSI drivers if it is not a necessity for you.

Now, you can create any number of partition, format, etc during win XP installation.

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Poweredge 2600

A larger drive should auto-configure just fine keep in mind that you may not get access to the full drive depending on how you have it all setup. In any case if there are any problems with the auto-configure you should be able to easily go into the RAID manager and tell it what you want to do with the drive.

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