PowerEdge R410 Recognizes New HDD Only when it's the Only HDD in the Server
I have a PowerEdge R410 that has shown to have a bad drive. I got an aftermarket replacement HDD of the same capacity, and it's supposed to be compatible.
When I replace the failed drive with this one, the system does not recognize it. It is supposed to be compatible and it even has a Dell label. The SAS6IR Adapter does not even list it.
The disk is in Bay 2.
I did an experiment, powered off the server and pulled all the disks except this one. Booted the machine, and lo and behold, the adapter then lists the drive!