Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2014 3:02 PM (in response to Tony Baker)
What drive (it's make eg: Samsung, Hitachi etc) have you installed in the caddy and what capacity is it? Are you aware only certain drives can be used in ADMs used in an XServe? For example you can't just take any hard drive suitable for a desktop/workstation and expect it to work. You're going to need 'server-grade' drives. Neither should you use 'eco-friendly' drives designed to spin down to save power consumption.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 27, 2014 2:25 AM (in response to Antonio Rocco)
Thanks for taking the trouble to reply
I have attempted quite a few disks of different brand and size
I try mostly to test with "Apple LOGO branded" drives
Particularly a Seagate 80Gb Barracuda - that were supplied with Xserves originally.
These same drives/caddy combinations work in a 2.66 intel QC system.
I do notice that all Caddies (all SATA) have differing model number labels on the back.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2014 4:17 AM (in response to Tony Baker)
Apologies but some further questions: I know my XServes but I'm not sure what QC means in your description? What are the tech specs of the two XServes you're having problems with exactly? Did you take out the factory fitted drives from the ADMs and installed the other drives yourself? It may be worthwhile re-checking the connection? The Seagate 80GB Barracuda ADM was it originally supplied with the late 2006 model? I'm asking because it's possible you've got an ADM that's not supported on the other XServes you have? The Xserve Late 2006 take apart manual has a compatibility guide on page 11 which might help?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2014 4:41 AM (in response to Antonio Rocco)
Antonio Hi !
QC = Quad core or QX as it is written on the "pull out" serial number tab at rear of system
I have 3 late 2006 Intel xserves
On my intial posting I declared 2 were 2.0 machines - when I was trying to be concise
2 of the macines are 2.66 systems and 1 is 2.0 system - all are QX machines
the 2.0 and 1 of the 2.66 will NOT boot from the ADM and disk inside the system - whereas the other 2.66 system will.
I have many different Caddies and these have different product/model number labels
these are marked "intel SATA"
The 80Gb was only one of the drives tested - I have used Seagate 400Gb 750Gb and 1Tb - all of which have been used in systems at one time or another
and as I said the drives ARE visible once the operating system (either installation DVD or external firewire are booted from) - they are just NOT visible when the system is searching for boot media.
Thanks for the guide - I will look through that and continue to try and find an answer
Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2014 6:09 AM (in response to Tony Baker)
Apple have a support article with an ADM compatibility guide that may additionally find useful:
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