Recert Drives Seen with ServeRaid 5i controller but not when trying to install Windows Server 2003
Posted on 2006-06-25
A customer has an IBM x235 server with ServeRaid 5 i controller. The drives he is using are 2 seagate 73g refurbs and 5 seagate 146g refurbs. The controller sees the 73g drives and places a yellow exclamation point beside each drive in the ServeRaid configuration process. In the log for this process, it states "Possible non-warranted physical drive". Serveraid appears to allow him to create an array, a logical drive and to initialize and synchronize that array. However, when he tries installing Windows 2003 server, it says that the computer has no hard drive. He thinks he had this problem in the past with recert drives and had to rename them in the disk's firmware or something to get around the problem. Any ideas? Any help will be greatly appreciated.