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Hi, I have 3 scsi drives and 3 logical partitions in a Dell server.
Logical setup:
hard drive0-10gig
hard drive1-10 gig
hard drive2-is approximately 123 gig.


Under "My Computer", logical drives C (disc 0 / 10 gig) and E: (disc 1 / 10 gig) are showing up. However, F: (disc 2)  is not.
If I go into Computer Management>Disc Management, it displays the missing hard drive (disk2 123 gig).

And here lies the problem. I have to create a partition on this drive (disc 2) in order to make it show up under My Computer, correct?
Well I cannot do anything. The "create partition" is greyed out when I right click Disc 2
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Make sure it has a different SCSI ID from the other drives, and that it is terminated properly, if it needs to be.  Boot into the SCSI controller board and run the diagnostic on that drive.  Then run the manufacturer's diagnostic on the drive.
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Callandor,
I cannot determine the device's scsi ID. I used the webios utility on the scsi raid controller. All I was able to find was the scsi ID of the controller itself (which is of course 7).

-How would I check if it is terminated properly?

-How would I find an alternate way to determine ID?

Thanks
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Drives have jumpers on them to configure their ID.  Similarly, newer drives have a jumper to set termination electronically; older ones used a physical resistor pack.
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Also, most SCSI controllers allow you to scan the chain and identify all devices attached to the cable.
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Thanks. So I have to view the jumper on each hard drive to determine the ID???
Is the jumper for termination marked clearly? (fujitsu drive). I havent opened up the server yet
thanks
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Yes, you need to look at each one - the ID is usually done with binary coding, so that a jumper in a certain position represents a 1, and the column of the jumper represents a power of two.  You add up all the powers of two to get the ID.  The termination jumper should be clearly marked, though the writing may be small.
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ok, i opened up the case and looked at each hard drive. There is a place for jumpers it looks like. However, there are no jumpers on any of the hard drives.

I looked at the scsi cable. Not sure if this needs to be terminated or not. It's just a scsi cable that daisy chains 3 hard drives. There is an extra connector un-used. Dont know if this matters or not.  

ps: Getting a problem now since I removed a hard drive. It says the drive I removed is in a 'ready" state. Vs being in an "online" state like the other drives. Any ideas?
Thanks
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It sounds like all the drives are set to the default ID, if there are no jumpers.  I am surprised that they didn't provide any, because this will cause a conflict in the controller.  What is the model of each of the drives?  Have you tried to get into the controller and scan for devices?  The cable itself doesn't need to be terminated; it's just the last device and the controller that need to be.
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The manufacturer is Fujitsu. I will have to open back up to get the model. They are 70 gig LVD drives I believe (maybe 80gig?)

-I went into the controllers bios. It is showing all 3 hard drives now as online . It displays them on channel 0.  I also noticed there are settings for termination. It says   "termination..........ENABLED" Does this mean its electronic termination?

-What does termination look like. This way I can check to see if it is terminated or not?

Thanks
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well i solved the problem with the F drive not showing up. Turns out there was a wizard that popped up everytime I went into Computer Management>Disk Management. I ignored the wizard the first few times. I finally went through the wizard , now I can magically create a volume on the F drive.
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Yes, you have electronic termination.  Your problem is resolved now?  If so, you can post a note in Community Support and get a refund, since you solved this yourself.
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Thanks for all your help and patience Callandor.

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No problem, glad to be of assistance.
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