I have a generic NON-DELL server running W2K3, and I am attempting to configure a Perc 3/DC card to attach an internal SCSI drive to. This is not a boot drive, just a backup drive. The problem is that I cannot see it in Disk Management no matter what I try. So far I have:
- Checked termination on Perc (set to defaults with termination enabled).
- Verified end of cable is terminated.
- Cleared configuration in BIOS.
- Made sure clustering was disabled.
When I access the BIOS to try configure the drive, I get the following messages:
In 'Configure > Easy Configuration' - I see the disk under Channel 1, ID#1 listed as 'Ready'.
In 'Initialize' I get an error stating - 'No logical drives are currently configured'.
In 'Objects > Logical Drive' - 'No logical drives are currently configured'.
In 'Objects > Physical Drive' - It lists 'Ready' just as Easy Configuration does.
In 'Rebuild', 'Check consistency', and 'Reconstruct' I get the 'No logical drives are currently configured.
I find it strange that I can see the drive, but I cannot configure it in any way.
Windows installed the Perc drivers on installation, so I would assume it's not a driver issue. Is it possible that the Perc card is finnicky about the brand/model of drive in use? Or perhaps it just won't work in some or all 'non-Dell' servers? Any other ideas? Thanks.