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Connecting Disk Drives To Sata Raid Controllers; Connecting Disk Drives To Scsi Raid Controllers; Connecting External Devices - Adaptec SAS/SATA/SCSI RAID Controllers Installation And User Manual

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Connecting Disk Drives to SATA RAID Controllers

Install your SATA disk drives, following the instructions in your system's documentation.
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There are no jumpers or switches to set on the SATA controller or disk drives.
Connect each disk drive to a SATA port on the controller using a recommended SATA
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cable. For cable information, see
When all internal disk drives have been installed and connected, close your computer
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cabinet, and reattach the power cord.
Continue by either setting the boot controller (see
driver on an existing operating system (see
you are completing.

Connecting Disk Drives to SCSI RAID Controllers

For each controller channel, set the SCSI ID of each disk drive to a unique number between
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0 and 15.
The controller is set to ID 7 by default. Although not recommended, you can change the
controller ID by using the ARC utility (see
Note:
Do not change the controller ID unless absolutely necessary.
Install a terminator (or enable termination) on the disk drive at the end of each cable, or
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the end of the cable itself.
Remove any terminators (or disable termination) on disk drives between the ends of each
cable.
Install your SCSI disk drives, following the instructions in your system's documentation.
If space inside your computer cabinet is limited, connect your disk drives to the SCSI cable
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before installing them. (For installation instructions, refer to your computer's
documentation.)
Caution:
!
unless the other end of the cable is attached to a least one disk drive.
Alternatively, install your disk drives, then connect them to the controller.
When all internal disk drives have been installed and connected, close your computer
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cabinet, reattach the power cord, then continue with the following section.

Connecting External Devices

Note:
If you are not connecting any external devices, see the following section,
(SCSI controllers only) Ensure that SCSI IDs and termination are set before completing the
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connections to external disk drives or devices. See
Use high-quality cables to connect your controller to your external device(s), such as disk
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drives or disk drive enclosures.
Adaptec recommends using only Adaptec cables. For more information or to purchase
cables, visit the Adaptec Web site at www.adaptec.com.
Chapter 5: Installing the Controller and Disk Drives
About Your RAID Controller on page
To avoid causing unstable operation, do not attach a cable to the controller
page
37) or by installing the controller
page
49), depending on the type of installation
page
78).
page
35.
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15.
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Steps.

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