The Tek-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action. I have three IBM Storage Controller 2nd Type. A You may choke when you see the prices of the controllers especially those that have external connections. You would also have to use f6 to load a driver for the raid card, so that the OS could see the array. Programmers and small businesses alike relish the performance and design of this IBM server.

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I am happy to buy the replacement card as these are cheap as chips on ebay. The OS should only see 1 drive with 3 hdds in the system and you are running something like raid 5. Show less Show more. IBM X Series possible RAID issues Actually, I have seen where a bad battery won’t allow the card to post, and removing the battery will allow it to post, but without write back cache enabled, of course.

I assume that the battery fault is causing the issue. I fiddled about, reinstalling server but again in windows only one drive is visible – indeed on install old type bios screen – not within windows itself only one drive of 50 odd gig of unpartioned space existed for install which in itself is weird as each physical drive is around 36 gig so it appears to have assimilated part of another drive. CNTL I gives limited functionality. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.


If you haven’t done that, try it with the battery connected and then disconnected two separate boots. Join your peers on the Internet’s largest technical computer professional community.

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What rqid this price mean? I would then probably pull two of them out, load Windows on the one, then reinsert the others one at a time and make them extra data drives E: Actually, I have seen where a bad battery won’t allow the card to post, and removing the battery will allow it to post, but without write back cache enabled, of course.

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I have installed Server Manager or whatever the IBM disk management program is but haven’t used it yet as didn’t get time. However, I cannot get around the fact that the logical drive is set to riad odd gig and still cannot see the other drives in windows.

I never recommend a RAID 0 unless you’re doing something like video or audio conversions. Thank you for helping keep Tek-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts. I will get a multimeter and check. Everything is good and I am running Server on it. D Regular drives will also be expensive RE: All to no avail. Hope they pay ridiculously for that response time and you get a lot of it.


I am posting on this forum as an experienced amateur rather than someone with formal qualifications in IT infrastructure.

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It could just be DOA as a whole. OK therein lies the first problem – I thought that the serveraid prog was booting from disc as this ctrl i function came about at the time i re-seated the raid card and inserted the newly burnt disc.

There is a scsi port on the motherboard on the back, next to the power supplies, and that will be another raid channel with the card in, and can drive an external drive box for more storage, like an exp It’s always fun to get a call at midnight to go replace a hard drive xxeries a box 70 miles away, and you have to go that night because they have a 4 hour contract, even though they have a hot spare in the array.

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