Just purchased a "fully functional" PowerEdge 2850 server on Ebay, but, it arrived without any drives! So much for "fully functional"!
Anyway, I have drives arriving today. I only have 4 caddies, but, I noticed that there is only a cable attached to Channel A of the SCSI back plane.
I am a server newbie, and have bought this unit to learn and "cut my teeth" on server's and server OS's. Can I utilize all 6 drive slots with only this Channel A cable attached or do I need to purchase a Channel B cable?
If I do not need the "B" what is this for? The optional tape drive? At first I wondered if maybe the slots were staggered 0, 1, 3 on Channel A and 2, 4, 6 on B, but, I am not really sure.
Anyway, I appreciate the help.