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I have a IBM eServer xSeries 346 that I am trying to setup for no raid.  We want each drive to be it's on drive.  One for the OS and then each drive being it's own to record a single camera video feed.  Looking at the IBM setup disk I downloaded, it only lets me setup a raid config.  Is there any way to configure this server so each drive has its own drive letter?  As a last resort, I could do a raid 5 and then run partition commander and split the drives, but he wants to be able to pull a drive with the camera data on it to store if needed and put a new drive in.  He also wants to as time goes to be able to upgrade the drives one at a time instead of with a raid having to do all drives at once.
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could make the OS RAID 1 (two drives) and the data disks RAID 0 (single drives).
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Setup each array with one drive in it as raid 0.   I do see that it is showing ch1 with nothing but ch 2 has all 6 drives.  
When I try to load server 2003, it responds no drives found.
This is my first time to setup a IBM server.
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Downloaded the driver floppy from ibm.  2003 loads the disk.  However, now it gets to the setup is starting windows and hangs.
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What model/type of controller is on this server?
Has it been pieced together, channel one could be the external port depending on controller model.
General IBM being enterprise class, uses a standard drive for it's line of array controllers card.
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If I remember, it's a Server Raid 7e?
Where would I find the controller model?
Looking inside the case, I just saw one connector on the board on the back of the hard drive cabinet.  
I don't think this system has been built up.  Think it is factory.  
If ch1 is a external port, how can I change it to internal?  Looking at the raid software it is saying the drives are on ch2.  
Could that be 2003's problem?
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Firmware and drivers up to dateup to date?
https://www-304.ibm.com/systems/support/supportsite.wss/docdisplay?lndocid=SERV-RAID&brandind=5000028

Installing os readme:
http://www.xjtq.gov.cn/setup/%E4%B8%80%E4%BA%9B%E9%A9%B1%E5%8A%A8/IBM-xSeries206%E9%A9%B1%E5%8A%A8/a/1/readme.txt

More useful info re IBM controllers:
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/tips0054.html#systemx

Port one looks like it's for SATA drives and port 2 for SAS drives.

What version and SP level of windows is being installed?
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After a few more googles, found yet another drivere disk on ibm for the raid array for 2003.  This one worked.  Was able to setup all drives for Raid 0.  
Thanks.
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