Setting Up RAID-5 Array
Posted on 2003-03-21
I'm trying to get a RAID-5 array setup on a new server. I've got 4 Seagate ST318452LC SCSI srives. I've got an Enlight 8700 hot swappable drive module with 5 bays. I've got an Adaptec 2110S RAID adapter. Ive got an Intel SDS2 server motherboard, I'm using 2 P3 1.4Ghz processors. Here's the deal ... I give each drive a unique SCSI ID (1-4) and slide them into the drive module. When I boot it seems that only the last three (2-4) are recognized. The first drive powers up, but doesn't seem to get recognized. I'm using the drive cable that came with the Adaptec card. It's got a terminator on one end and I've terminated the drive module with a stand-alone terminator. I've tried about everything I know, and I'm getting nowhere FAST. Do I need to have all 5 drive bays full on the drive module? Any help you have regarding setting up SCSI drives for RAID-5 would be appreciated. Thanks.