ok so i ordered two new big drives (146 GB) for my IBM netfinity server, (its old, a 5100), it had the IBM Serveraid 3l , and i tried a 4H card. both updated with latest firmware, etc. and the card sees the drives, but when i go to look at them they are in Standby state. i cant do anything with them, they will not allow me to put them defunct, online, offline, nothing, no matter what i do they sit in standby mode. im thinking the controller cards im using are too old for the large capacity drives?? i dont know, any info you can offer would be helpful!
im using the serverguide 6.x disk to setup the system. i have also gone right into the scsi bios and looked at the card and drives, reset to factory defaults, and it still will not work. the card worked fine with the old drives (18GB mirrored) and i know the drives are fine, i have ran a windows server install disk, just to make sure it recognizes the drives, of course it does, i can create and delete partitions, format them, which i did a low level format via the raid bios, they spin up fine, green lites.also the card sees teh drives, and when i boot to a windows cd, i can see both hard drives and work with them, and they are both reporting the correct size ,(146gb) i also just did some research and apparently the drives say they are compatible with the server im using
i have no idea whata happening here. please help
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