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post #2101 of 7150
oh, ok i see.. I'm sorry man, I'm having a hard time understanding you.

I am not sure why windows wouldnt allow you to format the partitions, but what you could try is booting from a Gparted boot disk and formatting them first as FAT32, then seeing if the Windows installer lets you reformat them to NTFS.

Its worth a try
    
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sorry my mistake.

where can i find this Gparted boot disk ???.

i look at google and seems that its linux version...
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sorry my mistake.

where can i find this Gparted boot disk ???.

i look at google and seems that its linux version...
You are correct, it runs as part of a Linux LiveCD

http://gparted-livecd.tuxfamily.org/

I am not sure if it has built in support for the PERC but its worth a try
    
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the live cd can format the area??

i use some linux version befor and linux dont support ms file system
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the live cd can format the area??

i use some linux version befor and linux dont support ms file system
GParted supports pretty much all of the ms filesystems



I am relatively sure that the LiveCD has all of those "required software" tools included on it
Edited by DJZeratul - 4/9/09 at 11:44pm
    
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Yes, I tried with both my main and secondary PSU. They do not spinup at all.




Seagate's site stated there shouldn't be any jumper settings for these drives, however I was suspecting that maybe the drive had gone into some locked mode and that I would need to set a jumper just to unlock it. Unfortunately, Seagate's site doesn't talk about this at all. If you have any idea of a jumper connection let me know, they are not printed on the drive either.

Thanks



I menat this, but you are right, I did not find it under SAS but SCSI drives:

SCSI Jumper Settings


SCSI drives have specific jumper settings depending on your model (see the drive label for locations).

Seagate® Hard Drives
Search for your drive model number for drive specific jumper settings.

Maxtor®/Quantum Hard Drives
View the Maxtor and Quantum SCSI jumper diagrams and ID settings.

Default Settings
Please Note: Defaults may vary based on product.

1.SCSI ID – 0 thru 15 for Wide devices. Each device must have a unique SCSI ID.
2.SE I/O – No jumper so the device can multimode (default).
3.Motor Start – Disable motor start (default).
4.Delay Motor Start – Disable Delay motor start (default).
5.Write Protect – Write Protect Off (default).
6.Parity Check – Enable Parity check (default).
7.Terminator Power – Host adapter or other device provides term power (default).

See here: http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/sup...trations/scsi/
post #2107 of 7150
I'm waiting for my new battery ... but I'm wondering if I can connect my old drive (full of data) to my PERC 5/i and use it as standalone drive without formatting it ? what should I do to make it visible in windows ? is INITIALIZATION right way ?
post #2108 of 7150
I think I've found cheap Port Multiplier solution for PERC

4x1 eSATA/USB Hardware PM - AD4SR5HPMU-E

here is comparison chart of Port Multipliers (two first columns):
- integrated RAID controler - YES
- Supported RAID functions - FAST2 (2 drive RAID0), FAST4 (4 drive RAID0 S), SAFE2 (RAID1), SAFE FAST (RAID 10), BIG 2 (2 drive Concatenation), BIG 4(4 drive Concatenation), RAID 3+S, or RAID 5+S

MOST important part of Zebra's Disk Array (Z4RCS4SR5H) description

Zebra Disk Array with integrated 4x1 eSATA/USB Hardware Port Multiplier
The 4 drives in the Disk Array can be set up as RAID 0 (2 & 4 drive modes), RAID 1, RAID 10, SPAN (2 & 4 drive modes), RAID 3+S RAID 5+S using built-in DIP switch. Once configured, the unit can be connected to any eSATA port or USB port.


so ... this Port Multiplier can be connected to any Sata/eSata/SAS port and host will see it as "single drive"
Edited by RobiNet - 4/10/09 at 3:28am
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I think I've found cheap Port Multiplier solution for PERC

4x1 eSATA/USB Hardware PM - AD4SR5HPMU-E

here is comparison chart of Port Multipliers (two first columns):
- integrated RAID controler - YES
- Supported RAID functions - FAST2 (2 drive RAID0), FAST4 (4 drive RAID0 S), SAFE2 (RAID1), SAFE FAST (RAID 10), BIG 2 (2 drive Concatenation), BIG 4(4 drive Concatenation), RAID 3+S, or RAID 5+S

MOST important part of Zebra's Disk Array (Z4RCS4SR5H) description

Zebra Disk Array with integrated 4x1 eSATA/USB Hardware Port Multiplier
The 4 drives in the Disk Array can be set up as RAID 0 (2 & 4 drive modes), RAID 1, RAID 10, SPAN (2 & 4 drive modes), RAID 3+S RAID 5+S using built-in DIP switch. Once configured, the unit can be connected to any eSATA port or USB port.


so ... this Port Multiplier can be connected to any Sata/eSata/SAS port and host will see it as "single drive"
hmm, I dont see any reason why it wouldnt work... unlike the SIL ones that require the host controller to support it, its self contained, which reports the array it creates to the host controller as one disk, rather than the SIL which reports all drives separately and requires further configuration.

So, in laymans terms, instead of making the host controller do the work, it takes the HDs and "duct tapes" them together and reports to the OS that its one big disk.
Edited by DJZeratul - 4/10/09 at 5:16am
    
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hmm, I dont see any reason why it wouldnt work... unlike the SIL ones that require the host controller to support it ...
no not SIL this is totally different chipset - OXUFS936QSE
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