IBM x3650 (7979) with 8K SAS/SATA cant see SATA3 WD Black or Blue Drives
Posted on 2012-08-30
I have a IBM x3650 with a ServeRaid 8K Controller card in it and at the moment 2 x 450GB SAS drives.
I am trying to install 2 x Western Digital 1TB Black or Blue Hard Drives as some Temp Work Storage for this ESXi Server
I have updated all the IBM Firmwares on both Server and Raid Controller but can for some reason be able to see the WD Hard Drives
The Black HDD Model is: WD1002FAEX and the Blues are the new 64MB SATA3 versions Model NO.: WD10EZEX
I have just made them view-able as i have been typing this in the Raid controller but i have had to use the Jumper on the HDD , pins 5&6 which takes it down to 1.5GB/s SATA1 stuff which to me is not good.
This controller is only ever going to be able to go to 3GB/s SATA2 but I am happy with that, if anyone can help me achieve that.