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I took out all my my old SCSI drives and put in 4 new ones. Now I can't do anything!

I replaced all of my old SCSI drives and replaced them with used SCSI drives that work. I turn the server on and all the lights on the SCSI disks where flashing a light brown. I ran the IBM ServeRAID Mini Configuration and restored default settings, told it to do this and that, I played around with different choices for about 4 hours. I am fed up and tired. I want to get these new drives working so I can play around with my server and learn some more new things. Someone please help me out! Thanks a million in advance.
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    Is the SCSI controller detecting the devices at all?

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I had the same problem.
There is a cd that came with the server called "IBM RAID Support" that is a must have to reconfigure the hard drives.
It took me a week to find the ISO image.
I will upload the cd via FTP and send you the link.



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