I'm trying to get a Penguin Computing Altus 1650SS up and running with MS SBS 2011, currently I am struggling to get it to recognise the SATA HDDs
The Server unit is a standard 1U 4-draw (Hot-swappable SATA) unit:
http://www.penguincomputing.com/fil... (detailed on page 2)
Drive numbers 1 and 2 are identified as IDE in the BIOS, and not present.
I have no3 and no4 SATA drives filled with WD 500gb (as the recommended partition for SBS 2011 is 120Gb and the supplied drives were Seagate 75Gb).
I plan to put 2 x 1 TB drives in trays 5 and 6.
BIOS can see no3 and no4 drives and the raid config is set to raid 1 for these two drives.
When I link up a USB DVD to install Microsoft SBS 2011 it boots and starts to load files. When it tires to re-boot it then repeatedly loops 'attempting to install files'. Seeming never to recognise the two SATA drives .
I have set the boot sequence to look at the DVD then the Raid array.
I have tried enabling and disabling the on-board IDE controller with no effect
Is there a known conflict of large WD HDDs in this type of server?
Anyone has any other suggestions or something I'm not doing would be greatly appreciated...
The Server is at my place of work, while I may be able to answer some im not sure ill be able to answer all the technical questions quickly, (appreciate your patience)
Thanks in anticipation of any help,