Multiple SCSI Drives RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am new to the world of WHS.  I have been bless with a Dell PowerEdge 2850 server that I want to use as a home server.  It is configured with 6 143gB Ultra 320 SCSI Drives.  When starting the installation of WHS 2011 it sees all drives but stops the install because is cannot find a drive of at least 160 gB.  Is there a resolution to my problem?
    Thursday, April 12, 2012 8:59 PM

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  • Assuming you are talking about WHS 2011, here are the requirements:

    Applies To: Windows Home Server 2011

    • Windows Home Server 2011 server software is a 64-bit only operating system.
    • You can install the server software either manually or unattended.

    System Requirements:

    • 1.4 GHz x64 processor.
    • 2 GB RAM
    • At least one 160 GB hard drive.

    I guess you can set up the RAID and provide drivers during the installation and install on the RAID, but not recommended and I would be inclined to buy a new hard disk that meets the requirement.

    Phil P.S. If you find my comment helpful or if it answers your question, please mark it as such.

    Thursday, April 12, 2012 9:22 PM
  • If your server does have a raid card then this page provides guides. http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/servers/f/906/p/18573536/18696522.aspx#18696522
    Friday, April 13, 2012 8:16 AM