Server Doesn't Recognize Hard Drives

By roozbeh007 ·
I Just purchased a Dell PowerEdge T105
when configuring, I've also added SAS6iR (SATA/SAS Controller) to it.
I have also purchased 2 1TB Western Digital HD from Amazon. here is a link to the hard drives I got:

I removed the 2 hard drives in the server with the new 1tb drives. my server did not came with OS preinstalled. so i though to replace the drives and go ahead with the OS installation. when I turn on the server i get the following error:

SATA Port A Device Not Found!
SATA port B Device Not Found!

Strike F1 to Continue or F2 to Run System utility.

when I go to system utility and check the SATA Configuration. it is on Auto for both Drive A and Drive B. Drive C is the dvd rom which finds it just fine. my other option instead of "Auto" is "Off". when it is on Auto, system does not recognize the drive. here is the stats it shows:
Model: Unknown
Drive Type: Unknown
Capacity: n/a.

I really have no Idea what to do. I appreciate a helping hand here. thanks a lot.

Forget to mention it is a RAID1.

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So what are he Drives connected to here

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Server Doesn't Recognize ...

The M'Board or the Controller Card?

If they are connected tot he Controller Card this is perfectly correct you need to push the F1 Key to continue and look under the Controllers Card BIOS not the M'Boards BIOS.

To install an OS here if it's some form of Windows you need to press the F6 Key when the first blue screen appears and wait till you are prompted to install the Controllers Cards Drivers which need to be copied tot he Root of a Floppy and inserted into the A Drive when you are prompted by the Windows Installer and you then press Enter.


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I'll Try that

by roozbeh007 In reply to So what are he Drives con ...

Thanks A lot OH.
I noticed your other replies on the board. really appreciated your help. very helpful member indeed. I will try and see what happens. god bless you.

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Your Welcome EOM

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to I'll Try that

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