PhanEcksWhy
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Dell Precision T3600/T5600: how do I add drives to the other 4 undocumented SATA ports?

I bought a Dell Precision T5600 which has duel Xeon E5-2620. I do not have a PERC H310 RAID controller install and turned off the raid feature since I'm using this as a workstation for now. I have the bios set up with AHCI turned on. I want to utilize the other SATA ports 0-4 for add. SSDs. Sata 0 and Sata 1 are used currently for a disk drive and my windows boot drive. When I have other SSDs installed connected, the boot manager sees them but when I am in widows, it does not recognize the other drives. Is there something I am doing wrong?

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Clintlgm
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Re: Dell Precision T3600/T5600: how do I add drives to the other 4 undocumented SATA ports?

Have you initialized them in Disk/Disk Management. YOu need to to that so that Windows can assign Drive letters 









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speedstep
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Re: Dell Precision T3600/T5600: how do I add drives to the other 4 undocumented SATA ports?

perc drives are SAS not sata

raid containers dont have separate drives

https://www.dell.com/support/kbdoc/en-us/000177271

How to initialize and create a Virtual Disk (VD) with a Dell H310 controller

https://www.dell.com/support/home/en-us/drivers/driversdetails?driverid=hm7mn

 

 

 

 


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