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Netserver E60 - large IDE Drives

 
Peter Mitterboeck
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Netserver E60 - large IDE Drives

Hi!
I tried to mount an IDE HDD for backup issues in a Netserver E60.
The problem is that the HDD is recognized as 120GB, not with its real size (500GB). Is there a possibility to update the BIOS to get this drive to work or shoult I install a seperate IDE controller which can handle large drives?

Kind regards,
Peter
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CA1036363
Frequent Advisor

Re: Netserver E60 - large IDE Drives

The BIOS for the E60 has not been updated in some time. I know a lot of people have been having problems with IDE HDD in this server. That's because it was specificaly designed for SCSI disks not IDE and I would highly recoomend using SCSI drives. You will get spotty performance and my run into issues with IDE HDD. The IDE controller is just for peripherals.

Hope this helps.
Peter Mitterboeck
New Member

Re: Netserver E60 - large IDE Drives

Thank you for the reply. The performance of the IDE Drive is not an issue - it's used for backup copies only.
If I install a seperate IDE controller which supports large drives, will this work for the E60?
Regards,
Peter