I have installed a DVD/CDRW (Sony NEC Optiarc CRX890A - CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo drive) on my Dell PowerEdge 2650 running W2K8. I believe this drive should be compatible with PE2650.
On startup the server hangs for 30 minutes and comes up with:
The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Ide\IdePort0
If I disable the IDEPort it reboots in 5 minutes.
Any ideas what I can do to fix the problem?
Any better suggestions on a CDRW/DVD drive that will work in this server?
Did you set the jumper to cable select? That's the first thing I always ask when someone reports an IDE drive installation problem.
Please post back and let me know.
Please post back and let me know if you need more help.