Missing hard drives
Posted on 2010-09-23
Just to let you know that hardware is not really my area of expertise so feel free to post back as if your were communicating with a simpleton!
I have a Proliant DL360 G6 server which has capacity for four hot swap drives. There is currently two 75gb drives installed running in a hardware raid solution. This is holding the OS which is SBS 2008. I have two additional drives (exactly the same model and HP required spec) which I installed into the two remaining hotdisk slots but they don't spin up or appear. I have gone into disk management and rescanned disks, restarted the server etc, but they don't even have the active light on to indicate they are receiving power.
Originally the OS disks were in these slots so there is definately a controller and power there but the additional disks don't work. It must be a bios configuration as I have an identical server at the same site which has the same hardware setup but they don't appear there either??
The trouble is I don't know what I should be looking for in the BIOS to sort this out so any help is much appreciated.
PS- By the way I have had these sent back to HP and replaced in case they were faulty so the disks should be fine.