To get started, here are the relevant hardware specifications:
- Dell R710 with Windows Server 2016
- Dell PERC H200e
- Dell PERC H810
- Dell PowerVault MD1200 with 03DJRJ controllers
- NetApp DS4486 with IOM6 controllers
I have a total of 26 SAS drives. These are all 4TB Seagate ST4000NM0023 drives, 3TB Seagate ST33000650SS drives or 600GB Seagate ST3600002SS drives. I have tried them in several configurations in the DS4486: one drive per sled (both positions), two drives by sled, a mixture of each type in a sled, and all these configurations in several different bays of the enclosure. with unrecognized discs. If I take exactly the same drive and put it in a Dell MD1200, they are recognized and accessible by the operating system without any problem. I connected the DS4486 and the MD1200 to a PERC H200e and a PERC H810 and the results are the same. I even tried to chain the daisy chain boxes as follows: host -> MD1200 -> DS4486. The results are always the same, not all discs are recognized in the DS4486.
The drives appear in Disk Management as uninitialized drives. Drive properties indicate the correct model number of the drive. The size of the reader properties is 0 bytes. If I try to initialize the player as GPT, I get an error stating that the size is not large enough. If I choose MBR, I get an I / O error. When I run
diskpart -> list disk, the output seems to freeze a bit, then the drives are displayed in the list about 30% of the time, otherwise the list is empty. If I try to use
select disk <##> (using the disk management disk number), then execute any other command such as
online disk I get an error message in the output.
Any ideas on what to try next? If more information is needed, let me know, I will provide you with everything I can.