Connecting IDE HD to Raid Controller
Posted on 2004-11-23
I have a Dell server with an IDE HD. I added a second IDE HD and set it as a slave drive. I then added a SIG ATA/100 Raid controller card and connected it with a ATA133 ribbon cable by unplugging the cntl end of the cable from the motherboard primary IDE controller and plugging it in to the Channel 1 of the Raid controller card. After rebooting the machine, it recognized the raid configuration and the master and slave drives, but when it got to loading Win2K, it came back with an IDE controller not found message (either that or IDE device not found message).
Question: is it a ribbon cable problem or because I unplugged the cable from the motherboard from the primary IDE controller slot? the cd is in the secondary IDE controller slot.