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Additional SCSI Hard Disk

By hartbladed ·
Hi to all,

Im wandering that is there anyone who can tell me on how to install additional scsi hard disk in the server that runs in windows 2000 server? Im really new in the server side so if anyone can help me on this, I will highly appreciate it.

Many thanks in advance

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Additional SCSI Hard Disk

Look up the SCSI address on the channel that you are going to add it to and then set the HDD to an address not already taken and fit the drive without termination enabled.

Then boot the computer and allow it to start Windows 2000 Server and then go into Device Manager and Format the drive. When you boot the machine as Windows opens the Found New Hardware Wizard should start and accept the new drive into the setup and even if you have several SCSI's in a RAID ARRAY it will be setup as a single drive which you can use as you like.


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by Blackcurrant In reply to Additional SCSI Hard Disk


We use a Dell PowerEdge server which has SCSI drives. When I added an extra disk I had to use the SCSI bios utilities (by pressing Ctrl+A) that display at boot time. I cannot remember the exact procedure, but I had to tell the BIOS SCSI RAID utility that the drive was present, reboot, and then use a second SCSI RAID utility to format it.

Both the utilities could be accessed during the POST procedure.

I would really recommend that you look at any documentation that came with your server, or, preferably, you get exact instructions from the web. I ended up calling Dell's Tech Support who were extremely helpful.

Good luck

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