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USB Hard Drive Missing form server pool but avaible via RDC RRS feed

  • Question

  •  

    I am trying to add my second USB hard drive to my WHS.

     

    I added my first right after pp1.

     

    I can see the drive in when i RDC into the server as drive E:

     

    But I am not give the option to added the drive to the drive extender pool when I start the Home Server Console

     

    So what I do know

    1. USB port is available and functioning.

    2. The New Drive is assigned a letter and is accessable form a RDC.

    3. Drive not showing up in the drive pool.

     

    Please advise.

    Monday, July 28, 2008 12:03 PM

Answers

  •  

    I found a work around to the WD drive issue.

    First you are correct that WD USB drives all have the same system ids. This is a pain. It is most certainly not an issue if you use it as a lettered drive connected to a USB port.

    So here is what I did to get around the problem.

    First I removed the hard drive from the USB enclose the drive is a WD5000AAVS-00ZTB. (This was fun)

    Second I had an old Adaptec 1210A SATA 1 controller.  Not the best but it will do in a pinch and I know that the control works with Windows 2003.

    Third, I had to find the correct SATA driver from the Adaptec site. The 1.00.10 driver works fine. The newer driver causes my system to hang, the older drivers don’t support larger drives.

    If you experience a hang while the system is booting with the new drive turn the power off and unplug the drive from the controller.  Then install the correct driver from device manager.

    You can find the Adaptec SATA card for about 25 to 50 dollars. I have one more in my parts box.

    Tuesday, July 29, 2008 6:19 PM

All replies

  • I would try removing the drive from your server and formatting it on some other PC, then reconnecting it.
    Monday, July 28, 2008 12:15 PM
    Moderator
  • Ken,

     

    I reformated the disk on another computer.

     

    I still can not access the drive via the Windows Home Server Consol page and the Server Storage page.

     

    But as I stated before the drive is fully availabe via the Remote Desktop connection. It has been assigned the drive letter E:

     

    I added my first externanal drive about 1 week ago with no problems. Now I need more space. And purchased a second of the exact same drives yesterday.

     

    Thank you

    Ebkayes

     

    From the log file.

    [7/28/2008 12:00:00 AM]
    Preparing to snap volume DE Secondary Volume at c:\fs\J\
    TraceCleanup: discarding log C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows Home Server\logs\qsm.071908.log
    [7/28/2008 12:00:00 AM 1798] Monitoring thread is checking disk @ c:\fs\4
    [7/28/2008 12:00:00 AM 1798] Executing C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe /C chkdsk.exe c:\fs\4 >"C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows Home Server\logs\chkdsk_c__fs_4.log"
    Setting next snap for size history to 12:00:00 AM 7/29/2008
    [7/28/2008 12:00:15 AM  e40] Volume snapshot successfully created
    Set id = 0733295d-a40f-45e6-a99a-bea113f29243
        D:\ => 634b7e25-3ecd-4c4c-99b5-ef9fbd4c75e7
        c:\fs\4\ => 11612f30-8c76-4254-8d2b-0433d9f7d44c
        c:\fs\J\ => 21dbba36-9139-4b67-b4c2-d6ac17dfeea2
    [7/28/2008 12:00:15 AM  e40] Fix volume snapshots
    Setting next snap for volume Primary Volume to 12:00:00 PM 7/28/2008
    Checking service DriveExtenderMigrator state
    Service DriveExtenderMigrator state = 4
    Checking service DEFilter state
    Service DEFilter state = 4
    Did not find UseThirdPartyMediaSharingProvider value, assuming not set (hr=0x80004005)
    Checking service WMConnectCDS state
    Service WMConnectCDS state = 4
    [7/28/2008 12:01:07 AM  62c] Fix volume snapshots
    [7/28/2008 12:01:07 AM  62c] Monitoring thread Calculating sizes
    [7/28/2008 12:01:22 AM 1798] Chkdsk done

    [7/28/2008 12:01:22 AM 1798] Chkdsk returned 2
    [7/28/2008 12:01:22 AM 1798] Monitoring thread is checking disk @ c:\fs\J
    [7/28/2008 12:01:22 AM 1798] Executing C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe /C chkdsk.exe c:\fs\J >"C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows Home Server\logs\chkdsk_c__fs_J.log"
    [7/28/2008 12:01:45 AM 1798] Chkdsk done

    [7/28/2008 12:01:45 AM 1798] Chkdsk returned 2
    [7/28/2008 12:01:45 AM 1798] Monitoring thread is checking disk @ C:
    [7/28/2008 12:01:45 AM 1798] Executing C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe /C chkdsk.exe C: >"C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows Home Server\logs\chkdsk_C_.log"
    [7/28/2008 12:02:44 AM 1798] Chkdsk done

    [7/28/2008 12:02:44 AM 1798] Chkdsk returned 2
    [7/28/2008 12:02:44 AM 1798] Monitoring thread is checking disk @ D:
    [7/28/2008 12:02:44 AM 1798] Executing C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe /C chkdsk.exe D: >"C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows Home Server\logs\chkdsk_D_.log"
    [7/28/2008 12:03:42 AM 1798] Chkdsk done

    [7/28/2008 12:03:42 AM 1798] Chkdsk returned 2
    [7/28/2008 12:03:42 AM 1798] All disks checked
    Setting next check disk time to 12:00:00 AM 7/29/2008
    Checking service DriveExtenderMigrator state
    Service DriveExtenderMigrator state = 4
    Checking service DEFilter state
    Service DEFilter state = 4
    Did not find UseThirdPartyMediaSharingProvider value, assuming not set (hr=0x80004005)
    Checking service WMConnectCDS state
    Service WMConnectCDS state = 4
    [7/28/2008 12:03:44 AM  62c] Fix volume snapshots
    [7/28/2008 12:03:44 AM  62c] Monitoring thread Calculating sizes
    QueryObjects: Returning 3 objects
    Attribute Hidden[Data disk] = 0
    Attribute ManufactureName[Data disk] = WDC WD3000JB-00KFA0
    Attribute BusType[Data disk] = ATA
    Attribute QRole[Data disk] = 2
    Attribute Hidden[Data disk] = 0
    Attribute Hidden[System disk] = 0
    Attribute ManufactureName[System disk] = ST3120814A
    Attribute BusType[System disk] = ATA
    Attribute QRole[System disk] = 1
    Attribute Hidden[System disk] = 0
    Attribute Hidden[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 0
    Attribute ManufactureName[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = WD 5000AAV External USB Device
    Attribute BusType[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = USB
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 2
    Attribute Hidden[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 0
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 2
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 2
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Attribute QRole[Data disk] = 2
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Attribute QRole[Data disk] = 2
    Attribute QRole[Data disk] = 2
    Attribute QRole[Data disk] = 2
    Attribute QRole[Data disk] = 2
    Attribute QRole[Data disk] = 2
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Attribute QRole[System disk] = 1
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Attribute QRole[System disk] = 1
    Attribute QRole[System disk] = 1
    Attribute QRole[System disk] = 1
    Attribute QRole[System disk] = 1
    Attribute QRole[System disk] = 1
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 2
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 2
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 2
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 2
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 2
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 2
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 2
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 2
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    QueryObjects: Returning 10 objects
    Attribute reliable[Ethan] = 1
    Attribute reliable[Carrie] = 1
    Attribute reliable[Jacob] = 1
    Attribute reliable[Software] = 1
    Attribute reliable[Music] = 0
    Attribute reliable[Videos] = 0
    Attribute reliable[Public] = 1
    Attribute reliable[ebkayes] = 1
    Attribute reliable[My Movies] = 1
    Attribute reliable[Photos] = 1
    QueryObjects: Returning 3 objects
    Attribute Hidden[Data disk] = 0
    Attribute ManufactureName[Data disk] = WDC WD3000JB-00KFA0
    Attribute BusType[Data disk] = ATA
    Attribute QRole[Data disk] = 2
    Attribute Hidden[Data disk] = 0
    Attribute Hidden[System disk] = 0
    Attribute ManufactureName[System disk] = ST3120814A
    Attribute BusType[System disk] = ATA
    Attribute QRole[System disk] = 1
    Attribute Hidden[System disk] = 0
    Attribute Hidden[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 0
    Attribute ManufactureName[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = WD 5000AAV External USB Device
    Attribute BusType[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = USB
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 2
    Attribute Hidden[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 0
    Attribute QRole[Data disk] = 2
    Attribute QRole[System disk] = 1
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Attribute VolumeType[SYS] = 3
    QueryObjects: Returning 4 objects
    Attribute reliable[Disk Management] = 0
    Attribute reliable[WHS Archiver] = 1
    Attribute reliable[1618d36b-f4e7-4360-b070-a32070519dc9] = 0
    QueryObjects: Returning 3 objects
    Attribute Hidden[Data disk] = 0
    Attribute ManufactureName[Data disk] = WDC WD3000JB-00KFA0
    Attribute BusType[Data disk] = ATA
    Attribute QRole[Data disk] = 2
    Attribute Hidden[Data disk] = 0
    Attribute Hidden[System disk] = 0
    Attribute ManufactureName[System disk] = ST3120814A
    Attribute BusType[System disk] = ATA
    Attribute QRole[System disk] = 1
    Attribute Hidden[System disk] = 0
    Attribute Hidden[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 0
    Attribute ManufactureName[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = WD 5000AAV External USB Device
    Attribute BusType[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = USB
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 2
    Attribute Hidden[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 0
    Attribute QRole[Data disk] = 2
    Attribute QRole[System disk] = 1
    Attribute QRole[System disk] = 1
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 2
    QueryObjects: Returning 3 objects
    Attribute Hidden[Data disk] = 0
    Attribute ManufactureName[Data disk] = WDC WD3000JB-00KFA0
    Attribute BusType[Data disk] = ATA
    Attribute QRole[Data disk] = 2
    Attribute Hidden[Data disk] = 0
    Attribute Hidden[System disk] = 0
    Attribute ManufactureName[System disk] = ST3120814A
    Attribute BusType[System disk] = ATA
    Attribute QRole[System disk] = 1
    Attribute Hidden[System disk] = 0
    Attribute Hidden[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 0
    Attribute ManufactureName[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = WD 5000AAV External USB Device
    Attribute BusType[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = USB
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 2
    Attribute Hidden[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 0
    Attribute QRole[Data disk] = 2
    Attribute QRole[Data disk] = 2
    Attribute QRole[Data disk] = 2
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Attribute QRole[Data disk] = 2
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Attribute QRole[Data disk] = 2
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Attribute VolumeType[Secondary Volume 1] = 16
    Attribute QRole[System disk] = 1
    Attribute QRole[System disk] = 1
    Attribute QRole[System disk] = 1
    Attribute QRole[System disk] = 1
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Attribute QRole[System disk] = 1
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Attribute QRole[System disk] = 1
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Attribute VolumeType[SYS] = 3
    Attribute VolumeType[Primary Volume] = 8
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 2
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 2
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 2
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 2
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 2
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Attribute VolumeType[DE Secondary Volume] = 16
    QueryObjects: Returning 3 objects
    Attribute Hidden[Data disk] = 0
    Attribute ManufactureName[Data disk] = WDC WD3000JB-00KFA0
    Attribute BusType[Data disk] = ATA
    Attribute QRole[Data disk] = 2
    Attribute Hidden[Data disk] = 0
    Attribute Hidden[System disk] = 0
    Attribute ManufactureName[System disk] = ST3120814A
    Attribute BusType[System disk] = ATA
    Attribute QRole[System disk] = 1
    Attribute Hidden[System disk] = 0
    Attribute Hidden[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 0
    Attribute ManufactureName[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = WD 5000AAV External USB Device
    Attribute BusType[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = USB
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 2
    Attribute Hidden[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 0
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 2
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 2
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Attribute QRole[Data disk] = 2
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Attribute QRole[Data disk] = 2
    Attribute QRole[Data disk] = 2
    Attribute QRole[Data disk] = 2
    Attribute QRole[Data disk] = 2
    Attribute QRole[Data disk] = 2
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Attribute QRole[System disk] = 1
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Attribute QRole[System disk] = 1
    Attribute QRole[System disk] = 1
    Attribute QRole[System disk] = 1
    Attribute QRole[System disk] = 1
    Attribute QRole[System disk] = 1
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 2
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 2
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 2
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 2
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 2
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 2
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 2
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 2
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    QueryObjects: Returning 10 objects
    Attribute reliable[Ethan] = 1
    Attribute reliable[Carrie] = 1
    Attribute reliable[Jacob] = 1
    Attribute reliable[Software] = 1
    Attribute reliable[Music] = 0
    Attribute reliable[Videos] = 0
    Attribute reliable[Public] = 1
    Attribute reliable[ebkayes] = 1
    Attribute reliable[My Movies] = 1
    Attribute reliable[Photos] = 1
    QueryObjects: Returning 3 objects
    Attribute Hidden[Data disk] = 0
    Attribute ManufactureName[Data disk] = WDC WD3000JB-00KFA0
    Attribute BusType[Data disk] = ATA
    Attribute QRole[Data disk] = 2
    Attribute Hidden[Data disk] = 0
    Attribute Hidden[System disk] = 0
    Attribute ManufactureName[System disk] = ST3120814A
    Attribute BusType[System disk] = ATA
    Attribute QRole[System disk] = 1
    Attribute Hidden[System disk] = 0
    Attribute Hidden[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 0
    Attribute ManufactureName[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = WD 5000AAV External USB Device
    Attribute BusType[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = USB
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 2
    Attribute Hidden[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 0
    Attribute QRole[Data disk] = 2
    Attribute QRole[System disk] = 1
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Attribute VolumeType[SYS] = 3
    QueryObjects: Returning 4 objects
    Attribute reliable[Disk Management] = 0
    Attribute reliable[WHS Archiver] = 1
    Attribute reliable[1618d36b-f4e7-4360-b070-a32070519dc9] = 0
    QueryObjects: Returning 3 objects
    Attribute Hidden[Data disk] = 0
    Attribute ManufactureName[Data disk] = WDC WD3000JB-00KFA0
    Attribute BusType[Data disk] = ATA
    Attribute QRole[Data disk] = 2
    Attribute Hidden[Data disk] = 0
    Attribute Hidden[System disk] = 0
    Attribute ManufactureName[System disk] = ST3120814A
    Attribute BusType[System disk] = ATA
    Attribute QRole[System disk] = 1
    Attribute Hidden[System disk] = 0
    Attribute Hidden[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 0
    Attribute ManufactureName[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = WD 5000AAV External USB Device
    Attribute BusType[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = USB
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 2
    Attribute Hidden[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 0
    Attribute QRole[Data disk] = 2
    Attribute QRole[System disk] = 1
    Attribute QRole[System disk] = 1
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 2
    QueryObjects: Returning 3 objects
    Attribute Hidden[Data disk] = 0
    Attribute ManufactureName[Data disk] = WDC WD3000JB-00KFA0
    Attribute BusType[Data disk] = ATA
    Attribute QRole[Data disk] = 2
    Attribute Hidden[Data disk] = 0
    Attribute Hidden[System disk] = 0
    Attribute ManufactureName[System disk] = ST3120814A
    Attribute BusType[System disk] = ATA
    Attribute QRole[System disk] = 1
    Attribute Hidden[System disk] = 0
    Attribute Hidden[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 0
    Attribute ManufactureName[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = WD 5000AAV External USB Device
    Attribute BusType[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = USB
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 2
    Attribute Hidden[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 0
    Attribute QRole[Data disk] = 2
    Attribute QRole[Data disk] = 2
    Attribute QRole[Data disk] = 2
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Attribute QRole[Data disk] = 2
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Attribute QRole[Data disk] = 2
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Attribute VolumeType[Secondary Volume 1] = 16
    Attribute QRole[System disk] = 1
    Attribute QRole[System disk] = 1
    Attribute QRole[System disk] = 1
    Attribute QRole[System disk] = 1
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Attribute QRole[System disk] = 1
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Attribute QRole[System disk] = 1
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Attribute VolumeType[SYS] = 3
    Attribute VolumeType[Primary Volume] = 8
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 2
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 2
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 2
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 2
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 2
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Attribute VolumeType[DE Secondary Volume] = 16
    QueryObjects: Returning 3 objects
    Attribute Hidden[Data disk] = 0
    Attribute ManufactureName[Data disk] = WDC WD3000JB-00KFA0
    Attribute BusType[Data disk] = ATA
    Attribute QRole[Data disk] = 2
    Attribute Hidden[Data disk] = 0
    Attribute Hidden[System disk] = 0
    Attribute ManufactureName[System disk] = ST3120814A
    Attribute BusType[System disk] = ATA
    Attribute QRole[System disk] = 1
    Attribute Hidden[System disk] = 0
    Attribute Hidden[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 0
    Attribute ManufactureName[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = WD 5000AAV External USB Device
    Attribute BusType[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = USB
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 2
    Attribute Hidden[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 0
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 2
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 2

    Monday, July 28, 2008 1:47 PM
  • Did you do a full format, or just a quick one.

    When you then attached it to the server after the format and went into the Console, did the option to install the disk appear?

     

    Colin

     

    Monday, July 28, 2008 5:29 PM
  •  

    I did a low level format of the drive.

     

    I see it in exporer on the server as drive E:

     

    But it does not show up on the server storage via the console so that I can add it to the pool.

     

    Please advise

     

    Disk db9b3cff-0705-4471-8fb2-8ce3073f576b
        Name: \\?\PhysicalDrive3
        Friendly Name: WD 5000AAV External USB Device
        Device Name: WD 5000AAV External
        Address: No SCSI Address
        Device path: \\?\USBSTOR#Disk&Ven_WD&Prod_5000AAV_External&Rev_1.65#57442D574341535531343835333030&0#{53f56307-b6bf-11d0-94f2-00a0c91efb8b}
        Adaptor: USB Mass Storage Device
        Status: ONLINE
        Health: HEALTHY
        Device type: DISK
        Media type: 0x0000000c
        Size: 500107862016
        Bytes per sector: 512
        Sectors per track: 63
        Tracks per cylinder: 255
        Flags: 0x00000000
        Bus type: VDSBusTypeUsb
        Partition style: MBR
        Signature: 0x44fdfe06
    ERROR: Out of memory trying to allocate Disk
    VolumeDiskFromVDS: Found disk \\?\PhysicalDrive2
    VolumeDiskFromVDS: Found disk \\?\PhysicalDrive0
    VolumeDiskFromVDS: Found disk \\?\CdRom0
    VolumeDiskFromVDS: Found disk \\?\PhysicalDrive1
    VolumeDiskFromVDS: Found disk \\?\PhysicalDrive3

     

    Monday, July 28, 2008 7:58 PM
  • Does this mean anything to anyone? This error is from the qsm log.

     

    ERROR: Out of memory trying to allocate Disk

     

     

    Monday, July 28, 2008 10:55 PM
  • Same problem I reported in another thread.  Interesting that you are also using a Western Digital drive.  I've submitted a bug to Connect.  See link below to my thread.

     

    http://forums.microsoft.com/WindowsHomeServer/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=3653441&SiteID=50

     

    Tuesday, July 29, 2008 4:27 AM
  •  

    I found a work around to the WD drive issue.

    First you are correct that WD USB drives all have the same system ids. This is a pain. It is most certainly not an issue if you use it as a lettered drive connected to a USB port.

    So here is what I did to get around the problem.

    First I removed the hard drive from the USB enclose the drive is a WD5000AAVS-00ZTB. (This was fun)

    Second I had an old Adaptec 1210A SATA 1 controller.  Not the best but it will do in a pinch and I know that the control works with Windows 2003.

    Third, I had to find the correct SATA driver from the Adaptec site. The 1.00.10 driver works fine. The newer driver causes my system to hang, the older drivers don’t support larger drives.

    If you experience a hang while the system is booting with the new drive turn the power off and unplug the drive from the controller.  Then install the correct driver from device manager.

    You can find the Adaptec SATA card for about 25 to 50 dollars. I have one more in my parts box.

    Tuesday, July 29, 2008 6:19 PM
  • I have the exact same problem with the exact same disc. Could the original poster please go to Connect and vote for the existing bug for this to be fixed, please? Title of the bug is "New drive won't show up".

    Saturday, August 2, 2008 11:51 AM
  • Rather than voting for an existing bug, you may wish to submit your own bug on Connect, so that Microsoft will have more server logs and information to determine if this is something they can and should fix, or if it's the result of WD doing something unwisely non-standard.
    Saturday, August 2, 2008 2:04 PM
    Moderator
  • Well, the logs and the errors are effectively the since it's the same type of disc.

    Saturday, August 2, 2008 4:34 PM
  •  jhaakana wrote:

    Well, the logs and the errors are effectively the since it's the same type of disc.

    The more distinct examples of an issue the WHS team has access to, the more likely they will be able to determine an appropriate course of action. So please submit a separate bug anyway.
    Saturday, August 2, 2008 5:56 PM
    Moderator
  • You pretty much contradict the guidelines at Connect. From the Connect site: "Issues with more votes are more likely to be fixed. If you duplicate an existing issue, it will carry less voting weight."

    Sunday, August 3, 2008 9:31 AM
  • Yes, I do; this is per the WHS team's preference. Take a look in the PP1 beta forum at the dozens of posts from various WHS team members asking people who were having "the same issue as X" to file a bug anyway. This gets lots of logs and other useful data into the tracking system. That information is critical to finding the source of an issue.

    Suggestions without votes are very lightweight, however.
    Sunday, August 3, 2008 2:48 PM
    Moderator