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.
Re: I took out all my my old SCSI drives and put in 4 new...
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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old ?, no relic? what exact drive, why not stated exactly the drive part number. then we can talk exact ! what is your goal. state that first. the bar code on top, see that and above is a number. like Quantum Empire Series Hard Drive 2100S that be a SCSI buss, (I have huge experience with them, all evolutions) so to connect any HDD< one first finds out what buss it is. SCSI-1 ,2, or IDE, PATA ,or SATA, 3.5" or 2.5" lap size. we start there, yes, we can find a SCSI setup or adaptor but it will cost more that that old drive is worth, about (size never stated) $5 how much do you want to spend on a $5 door stop? really? if im wrong, say so but you never gave the P/N of the drive. or a photo. solving it all. i can interface anything...
SCSI hard drives and devices have a jumper setting to configure the SCSI ID. Each SCSI device must have a different ID. The jumper/s are set for the following positions across 3 pairs of pins : : : = SCSI ID = 0 no jumpers - usually for the boot hard drive : : I = SCSI ID = 1 : I : = SCSI ID = 2 : I I = SCSI ID = 3 I : : = SCSI ID = 4 I : I = SCSI ID = 5 I I : = SCSI ID = 6 I I I = SCSI ID = 7 This gives a total of 8 possible SCSI devices on one SCSI controller.
There are two ways of retrieving data from a SCSI hard drive.
1. Connect the SCSI hard drive to a different SCSI connector on the same data cable, make sure this hard drive has a different SCSI ID from the first hard drive or other SCSI devices in your system. When you boot up your MAC you should see the second SCSI hard drive, You can then copy off your data or remove the redundant files and keep the old hard drive in your system as a 2nd hard drive.
2. Connect the old SCSI hard drive to a SCSI USB hard drive adapter. Then connect it to the USB port on the MAC and you should see this as an external hard drive.
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.
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).
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.
The error message you are receiving "Inquiry command failed Using IBM-PC ServerRaid Host adapter" makes me think you are attaching the tape drive to the ServerRaid Controller, which is only for Hard Disks. There should be a normal SCSI interface for attaching tape drives, etc. It's possible that the ServerRaid card is a PCI (or older) plug in card, and the normal SCSI interface will be on the main motherboard. If you look on the IBM website for the Hardware Maintenance Manual, it should hopefully make things clearer.
The reason you may not be seeing the hard drives in CMOS, is because you will need to use the IBM ServerRaid Utility to view and configure the disks.
The STT320000A is IBM version? some IBM version STT320000A will rewind the tape when inserted. But It can recognize the media after rewind. If can't, try to used the cleaning cartridge or change one new media. regards
sorry, wish i could help you out, however i dont have any experience with computers what so ever, try resubmitting your request to one of the other experts i am sure one of them will be able to help you.