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I'm new to this forum, and I have a quick question for those who can help! First of all, this is my hardware:

(1) HP NetRAID 1SI Level 1 Channel Controller
(2) IBM 18.2GB 80MB/sec Ultra2 SCSI 80pin Hard Drives

(1) DFI LANParty UT NF3 250GB S754 Motherboard
(1) AMD Athlon 64 2800+ Newcastle S754
(1) ATI FireGL X1-128 AGP 8x Video Card
(1) Samsung 512MB PC3200 DDR400 184PIN

Now, I have absolutely no idea how to set up my RAID/SCSI gear, and I'm working with SuSE Linux Professional 9.3 . I bought the SCSI drives and RAID controller from eBay, so I don't have manuals/cables. Can someone please tell me exactly which cables I need to pick up, and how to get everything working in Linux? Also, can I run a Seagate 160GB 7200RPM IDE hard drive alongside the RAID controller?

Please respond quickly, and thanks a lot for your help!!

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Date:September 6th, 2005 07:30 pm (UTC)
Well, just a guess but you might need SCSI cables?
Also, I'd reccomend not using Linux.

And yes, you can use the 160GB drive alongside, although I'm not sure why you would bother with any of this...
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Date:September 6th, 2005 10:57 pm (UTC)
I don't know much about setting up the software end, with the IBM RAID card.
Cable-wise, it looks like you've got two drives with SCA connectors on them, meant to plug into a SCSI backplane. You really need the other kind of drives, but you can make do :)
Because of the SCA-type drives, you'll need two little adapter boards to go from 80pin connector to 68pin connector + power connector. Then, you'll need a SCSI cable to connect from the RAID card to the drives, with a built-in terminator on the cable.
Yes, there wouldn't be an issue plugging IDE drives right into the motherboard's IDE controllers...
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Date:September 18th, 2005 02:09 am (UTC)
Thanks for the help! Do you think that two of these: http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5126332170&fromMakeTrack=true would do the trick? Also, am I looking for an 80 pin cable, or a 68 pin cable? Would this: http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5808319971&fromMakeTrack=true cable work?

Thanks again : )
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Date:September 18th, 2005 03:00 am (UTC)
Two of those would do the trick, yep.
As for the cable, you need a 68pin cable, and that cable you listed *will* work, except it doesn't have a terminator built in, so you'd need to buy a terminator too. easier if you can just buy a cable with a built in terminator.
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Date:September 18th, 2005 03:05 am (UTC)
Thanks a lot for the help!! I was worried that I might have to turn around and sell this stuff - since I have absolutely no knowledge of it. Atleast I'm learning : )
Date:July 26th, 2007 10:10 pm (UTC)

Why is HP so hard to use!!!!

I feel for you bud. HP requires an 800 page manual to figure out. Down with complexity! Cimplify!
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