I have a Poweredge server which has a Ultra 160 SCSI controller, I was wondering if this has the ability to set the drives as RAID1 or 5?
Is a SCSI & RAID controller generally the same thing?
No, a SCSI controller and a RAID controller are different, although some SCSI controllers can have basic RAID functionality. Raw Ultra 160 SCSI drives were phased-out beginning in 2002. Are you dealing with an extremely old system?
Generally, there are a few terms to explain.
Since SCSI is a protocol, you can have single SCSI disks or other devices like tape drives that communicate via SCSI. Typically, the interface will be a SCSI controller/adapter.
RAID controllers add RAID logic, caching and logic to this equation...
But I'm just speculating on your setup. please provide more details about your server equipment.