Yes, this product is very old. So are the hard drives. Got them 5 :
bay 1.0: seagate cheetah ST336706L3 (FW: 010A) - this one is visible in adaptec asr2010 setup utility
bay 1.1: seagate cheetah ST336607LC (FW: 0003) - this one is unpowered and not visible in setup utility
bay 1.2: seagate cheetah ST336607LC (FW: 0003) - this one is unpowered and not visible in setup utility
bay 1.3: seagate cheetah ST336706L3 (FW: 010A) - this one is visible in adaptec asr2010 setup utility
bay 1.4: seagate cheetah ST336807LC (FW: 0001) - this one is unpowered and not visible in setup utility
bay 1.5: empty
I have tested youre suggestion and when i removed jumpers from drive placed in bay 1.3 he dissapeared from adaptec setup utility... but still was powered. In conclusion they have to be configured using jumpers...
Any other suggestion ?
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Have you tried the drives singly?
Are you drives LW or LC ( I can't find anything that refers to a L3)
What SCSI ID is assigned to the drives you do see?
Any overlap with the jumpers SCSI id's?
The 6 sets of jumper pins closest to the center on the end of the drive should all be NC.
The 4 sets on the outside determine the SCSI address. 0-15 in a binary count.
Are any of the drives jumpered for SE operation (J2 jumper on the drives pg 40)?
Under the drive is the j2 header.
If you have mixed SE and LVD operation, strange things will happen http://support.microsoft.com/kb/285013
One flavor of your drives are ultra 160 the other are ultra 320. Either should work, but maybe the system is having troubles with them mixed?
Try one at a time in the slot that you know is working to see if the others are found during POST.
Finally made some progress. Some huge progress . I've decided to disassemble backplane from chasis to replace it with new. On the ocassion of this operation i've carefully cleaned all the equipment with compressed air. And i think that did the trick. Becouse after some time of searching for new backplane... i did not find that part available to buy in my country... i've assemled all together and it turned out that the discs are easily initiated in each drive bay. Till now it is working fine. Array raid-5 consisting of 4 scsi drives managed to build correctly, and openSuse 11.4 was installed without a problem. I hope that there won't be any more problems with that server. I want to thank you for your posts. They gave me useful hints about hardware which i was working with.