Steps to add a secondary SCSI hard drive
Posted on 2007-11-20
Server: Dell PowerEdge 1750 server
Server OS: Win2k3 RC2 SP2
Hot Swappable Bays: 3 (Bay 1: 36G | Bay 2: Empty | Bay 3: Empty)
RAID Configuration: 0
I've got this server with 2 empty bays. The first bay has a 36G HDD and I'd like to add a second, with 76G HDD. I've assigned RAID 0 to the 36G HDD and would simply like to add the 76G HDD as an additional HDD - I'd like to add the drive as a non-RAID drive simply because I'm running out of disk space with the original 36G.
I reboot the server and catch the screen where I'm prompted to enter CTRL - M (using the BIOS Configuration Utility). But its at this point where I'm totally lost, I'm not familiar with adding a secondary HDD in this manner.
Does anyone know if this can actually be done? If so could I please get the necessary steps to add a HDD so that I can logon to the OS and then format it and create any necessary partitions?
thanks very much ahead of time.