Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. It should tell you during bootup but also in the utility. I am happy to buy the replacement card as these are cheap as chips on ebay. However, don’t worry about it yet. IBM X Series possible RAID issues Actually, I have seen where a bad battery won’t allow the card to post, and removing the battery will allow it to post, but without write back cache enabled, of course.

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There is a scsi port on the motherboard on the back, next to the power supplies, and that will be xseriex raid channel with the card in, and can drive an external drive box for more storage, like an exp About this product Product Information The IBM eServer xSeries is potent, industrial-strength, and a great system for enabling intense gaming and multimedia applications.

I was given the above server and am experimenting with it in my house hoping to run thin clients off of xseties for no reason other than I can. Physical Characteristics Form Factor. Skip to main content.

I assume that the battery fault is causing the issue. Best Selling in Computer Servers See all.

But I got paid to sleep in the next day. Make sure it’s installed in PCI slot 2 and no other as indicated in this article www. HP’s tiny 2-in-1 ain’t perfect — but it’s getting close HP’s tiny 2-in-1 ain’t perfect — but it’s getting close by Lori Grunin.


Well, you want raid 0 to get one large drive, you can then use windows to partition that drive into smaller size chunks. Memory Max Supported Size.

They probably do but I cannot get them to work. D Regular drives will also be expensive RE: Here are hands-on impressions and benchmark scores for a few we didn’t get to. It is designed to be a starting point to setup the server, and get the OS loaded.

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However, don’t worry about it yet. Here’s the skinny on fatter AV bandwidth. It CAN control external drives in a box if it has the right connector on the back, but I wouldn’t worry about that now.

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I cannot boot the system with this plugged in so it is defective in some way. A redesign that’s almost on the nose A redesign that’s almost on the nose by Dan Ackerman. More great game deals and the last upright cleaner you’ll ever need.

I suggest go to the IBM website and read some of the redbooks on raid. It’s always fun to get a call at midnight to go replace a hard drive in a box 70 miles away, and you have to go that night because they have a 4 hour contract, even though they have a hot spare in the array. However, rather than wade through tonnes of literature I am firstly in search of a quick answer here: However, it would apppear that the drives are not going to work at all unless I replace that card.


I have installed Server Manager or whatever the IBM disk management program is but haven’t used it yet as didn’t get time. It is a RAID 35 yes. Thank you for helping keep Tek-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts. It’s easy to join and it’s free.

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Finally, I am doing all of this as a bit of a hobby – I know that if the server was in a corporate environment it would need to be relplaced so I also know that any money spent on this machine is essentialy money down the drain. You may also want serverguide.

My question is, does this card control drives that I would add in addition to a seperate RAID box or does it also control the ones in the front of the server itself capacity for 6.

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