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ML350 G3 and IDE Hard Drive

Occasional Contributor

ML350 G3 and IDE Hard Drive


I have a Compaq ML 350 G3 with 3x36 GO SCSI RAID5.

I have installed a IDE Hard Drive for backup. The Hard drive is A WEstern Digital 200 Go.

The hard is recognized only with 128 Go capacity (Windows 2000 Server).

I cannot configure the hard drive in the compaq Setup (F9 on boot).

Thanks for your help
Sunil Jerath
Honored Contributor

Re: ML350 G3 and IDE Hard Drive

Hello Petry,
I had a similar issue where I ended up partitioning my HDD. For some odd reason Windows recoganizes 128xxxxx capacity only. I ended up using partition magic to get to the full capacity.
I hope this helps.

Phillip Williams_2
Respected Contributor

Re: ML350 G3 and IDE Hard Drive


fyi "NOTE: IDE Controller
The server's IDE controller only supports the CDROM. IDE disk drives are not supported.


I think you were lucky to get 128GB.

I would NOT reply on an IDE hard drive connected via the server's IDE controller for Backup (if it all goes wrong HP/Compaq won't dig you out of the mess.

If you care about the data, use an HP/Compaq supported backup solution (eg Tape, extra Disks etc. etc..)

Sorry to giver unwelcome advice

The world is divided into 10 types of people: Those who understand binary and those who don't
Sunil Jerath
Honored Contributor

Re: ML350 G3 and IDE Hard Drive

Hello Peter,
I tried the 200GB with maxtor IDE controller and it picked up the full capacity in first shot. Therefore, you might want to try the add on IDE controller.

Good Luck!!