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We have a server with windows 2k server installed in a HDD SCSI, but When a SATA drive is attached for data storage purpose(with onboard SATA), the system not initialize, because the system recognize the SATA drive like a boot disk. Changing the boot order in the BIOS does not work (All are correct in boot sequence). I just want to make SATA as storage device with my SCSI drive as the boot drive.

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SOURCE: Boot problem with IBM xseries 206 - SCSI Drive and SATA drive

Not a solution: just a follow up. Did you work this out, as I have the same problem now. For others info: the xseries 206, has 2 sata connections which can be configured as a sata raid. It also has 3 hot pluggable scsi slots. When the sata drives are not connected it boots off the scsi to win server. As soon as the satas are plug in ( 1 or 2, raid or not) it wants to boot off the sata drive. Any help would be great.

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