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Need advice installing scsi backup tape drive

Posted on 2006-05-17
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Last Modified: 2013-11-14
Hi. I have just pulled a SCSI tape drive from an old server. It was quite a bad experience because the server would not re-boot properly again after that. Ive fixed it now but Im not all that confident anymore and don't want to ruin the device when I put it in the new server.

So I would like some advice please about how to get it running in the replacement server.

We have:
"HP StorageWorks Ultrium 232" tape drive
"DELL PowerEdge 2600" with a SCSI card
Windows Server 2003 SE

Could someone take a look at some photos and tell me what to plug in where, and what else to do before rebooting. Also what to do after booting the server up. I do not have disks for either device apart from Windows Server 2003 operating system disks. The server is from an auction and tape drive was in the old server which it seems no-one has kept anything for.


Thanks a lot
Question by:craigdev
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by:Pete Long
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put the end of the cable with the big square grey plastic block on it into the drive
Leave the jumpers on the drive alone (usually HP have them on 6 so leave it as it is)
Plug the other end of the SCSI cable into that SCSI card in the top slot

Boot the server and watch the screen as is boots - as the server scans the SCSI bus you will see the drive listed
when in windows just download the latest drivers from HP - job done
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Pete Long earned 1000 total points
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- and obviously you will need a white MOLEX power plug - plugged into the drive :)

Author Comment

ID: 16697823
power plug is tripping me up
would there be one hidden in it somewhere?

Author Comment

ID: 16697959
Crud. The PowerEdge 2600 doesnt come with power cables for extra devices.


Any ideas?
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by:Pete Long
ID: 16699801
Sheesh thats why I work on HP Servers :)

Yes Get a Molex Y Splitter they dont cost much


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