I am working on decommissioning an old server for a client. The server is an older Dell PowerEdge 1600sc with four SCSI drives. Two are stand-alone, and the other two are in RAIDx (not sure the actual RAID id). It does not have an integrated RAID controller (nothing under integrated devices in the BIOS related to RAID), the client has a PowerEdge Expandable RAID controller PCI card for that. I can get into the RAID configuration by hitting
<Ctrl><M> during the boot cycle, but this doesn't help me out too much since none of the drives are showing up (logical or physical). I just want to plug each individual SCSI drive to the motherboard's SCSI connector, then boot into DBAN and wipe them out.
I already got the two RAID'd drives scrubbed, but when I went to go do the second one DBAN returns a non-fatal error and will not proceed. I unplugged all the drives (which was my first mistake, since I can't remember what plugged in where) and then proceeded to attach just one at a time. However, the BIOS and boot report do not recognize that any drives are attached. I have the SCSI controller enabled under Integrated Devices in the BIOS, and the primary drive 0 & 1 set to auto, and they show 'Unknown Device' in the overview.
Here is a shot of the screen I am essentially stuck at:
I have limited SCSI drive experience, which is unfortunate for me, but hey, we've got to learn at some point or another, right?
Does anyone have any idea of how to hook the drive(s) up, set the BIOS, whatever it takes, to get the computer to recognize that I have the SCSI drive(s) attached?
Any and all help, tips, 'try this...' will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
- MAP3735NP (Fujitsu)
- MXJ3073SC680600X (Worldisk (?))
- MBA3147NP (Fujitsu) (2 of these)
More pictures: (note that there are 4 connectors total on this cable)