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IDE Hard Disk on PL800

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Hector Casta
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IDE Hard Disk on PL800

I want to Install a 120GB IDE Hd in a proliant 800 is that possible ? if not possible, can i install a IDE hard disk ? 20,40 whatever. If SCSI are my only choice can install an Western digital HD?
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Sigi J
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Re: IDE Hard Disk on PL800

Proliant SCSI-Servers do not boot from IDE-harddisks, they only boot from IDE-CDROM for setting up the OS.

If you want ot boot from a IDE harddrive, you need to insert a seperate IDE-controller, then set this controller as boot controller in config menu.

You can take any brand of SCSI-disks.
Hector Casta
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Re: IDE Hard Disk on PL800

thanks, i have a 4gb SCSI hard disk now that is the boot disk and i only want add the IDE Disk to create a new volume in the server. Is that possible ?
Sigi J
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Re: IDE Hard Disk on PL800

yes, but only if you connect the EIDE-harddisk to a separate EIDE-controller. The onboard EIDE-controller does not support any harddisks.
Roland_14
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Re: IDE Hard Disk on PL800

Thanks Sigi, this was almost exactly my question too.

I have an other question, do you know of any IDE controllers (non-compaq) that definately work in the PL800?