I've been looking for the better part of 3 hours trying to figure out how to add just a simple stand alone SCSI drive to my system. Currently have 2 500GB drives in Raid 1 - and want to leave it that way. Can't I simply plug in a disk or two into the open bays on the front, hit CTRL-R and enter the S110 setup screen and set up virtual disks? Seems that easy, except the physical disks don't show up for me to create virtual disks. I know I'm missing something here...
This is what I purchased for this purpose :
Western Digital RE4 WD5003ABYX 500GB SATA2 7200rpm 64MB Enterprise Hard Drive 3.5 Inch
Even when I boot the server, I don't even get a green light blink on the new drive - like it doesn't even get power.
I would really like to add 2 drives and make an additional Raid 1 setup, but again, it seems like the hard drives aren't even powering up.
Any ideas ?
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SCSI is not supported on modern servers. I believe you meant SAS (Serial-Attached SCSI).
Which holes were used to mount the drive in the carrier? Use the holes that put the drive CLOSEST to the backplane.
RE: Poweredge T620 add stand-alone disk
So I am over here feeling pretty stupid at this point. I mean, there's multiple sets of holes on the carrier, but clearly labeled "SCSI" and "SAS". The drives simply weren't making contact with the connectors. I relocated the screws to the proper holes, did CRTL-R during boot, and created a new RAID1 group.
Thanks so much !!!