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Dell PowerEdge R520 Windows 2008 R2 installation

Hi all

I have been through various posts about the installation having a problem on this Server
with various raid issues. I have attempted the solutions listed. on other posts. including using life
cycle controller. however it insists then on using software raid and id want hardware raid.

My Server                             - Power Edge R520
Service Tag                         - <Service tag removed>
My Raid Controller             - PERC H710 Mini
My HDD's                             - SATA Dell 500Gig 7.2k X2
OS attempting to install    - Windows Server 2008 R2

Raid config in controller is raid 1 and has been fully init.
all devices have been updated. Bios is set as follows
Boot                                         - UEFI
Embedded SATA                   - Raid Mode
Intergrated Raid Controller  - Enabled

Upon trying to install the OS it cannot Find the HDD and asks for Drivers. I had downloaded the
Driver disk from Dell and used the express service tag. and it could not locate the driver within
The Disk.

Best Regards
Jonathan Meintjes

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RE: PowerEdge R520 Install 2008 R2

Hi all

I have been through various posts about the installation having a problem on this Server
with various raid issues. I have attempted the solutions listed. on other posts. including using life
cycle controller. however it insists then on using software raid and id want hardware raid.

My Server                             - Power Edge R520
Service Tag                         - <Service tag removed>
My Raid Controller             - PERC H710 Mini
My HDD's                             - SATA Dell 500Gig 7.2k X2
OS attempting to install    - Windows Server 2008 R2

Raid config in controller is raid 1 and has been fully init.
all devices have been updated. Bios is set as follows
Boot                                         - UEFI
Embedded SATA                   - Raid Mode
Intergrated Raid Controller  - Enabled

Upon trying to install the OS it cannot Find the HDD and asks for Drivers. I had downloaded the
Driver disk from Dell and used the express service tag. and it could not locate the driver within
The Disk.

Best Regards
Jonathan Meintjes

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theflash1932
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RE: Dell PowerEdge R520 Windows 2008 R2 installation

Go to BIOS Setup and turn off RAID on the Embedded SATA. This should never be on. Ever.

Then, use this driver:

https://downloads.dell.com/FOLDER03636177M/1/SAS-RAID_Driver_CFHFJ_WN64_6.805.03.00_A09.EXE

Download and run to extract files before use during the install!

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