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Mark Hartmann
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IDE Hard drives

I have a Proliant 1600 and I would like to add an IDE hard drive to it. Can this be done?
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Janine Bertolo
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Re: IDE Hard drives

The embedded IDE controller on the server is engineered for cd-rom drive only.

You can install an IDE controller in a PCI slot to read the drive.

Hope that helps,

Janine
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Mark Hartmann
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Re: IDE Hard drives

duh

Thanks I forgot about that. :)
Mark Lynch_1
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Re: IDE Hard drives

Does this apply to the Compaq Proliant ML3300 as well?

Many thanks.
Janine Bertolo
Honored Contributor

Re: IDE Hard drives

Not necessarily - the ML330 comes in an ATA model as well as scsi.

Those servers do support larger IDE drives off the ATA controller.

They too, however, have an embedded IDE controller for the CD-ROM drive that will not support IDE hard drives.

Hope that helps,

Janine
To get results you've never had before, try something you've never tried before.
Jerry_61
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Re: IDE Hard drives

Would this be the same problem for adding an IDE hard drive to a ProLinat ML370 G2 server? Any feedback would be helpful.
Blasi
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Re: IDE Hard drives

I also have troubles with a Proliant 800. I installed an external PCI-Controller for IDE. But now I am not able to boot the system. To work with the Smart Start was without success.
Compaq fan since a few years
Janine Bertolo
Honored Contributor

Re: IDE Hard drives

If the PCI card has its own BIOS, you have to disable it and set the controller as the boot device in the F10 configuration of the PL800.

Consult your documentation from the card manufacturer to determine how to disable the card's BIOS.

Third party products are not supported in the server, but this should work.

Janine
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