Installing Internal Drives - Netfinity 5600 - Type 8664

Installing Internal Drives

Different types of drives allow the system to read multiple types of media and store more data.
Several types of drives are available, such as:

Internal drive bays: Internal drives are installed in bays.
The server comes with one 3.5-inch, 1.44 MB diskette drive and one CD-ROM drive.

Tower model 


1 Diskette drive bay
2 SCSI ID 0 bay
3 SCSI ID 2 bay
4 SCSI ID 3 bay
5 SCSI ID 4 bay
6 SCSI ID 8 bay
7 SCSI ID 9 bay
8 Hot-swap bays
9 CD-ROM drive bay
10 Non-hot-swap bay B
11 Non-hot-swap bay A

Rack model 


1 Hot-swap bays
2 CD-ROM drive bay
3 Non-hot-swap bay B
4 Non-hot-swap bay A
5 Diskette drive bay B
6 SCSI ID 9 bay
7 SCSI ID 5 bay
8 SCSI ID 4 bay
9 SCSI ID 3 bay
10 SCSI ID 1 bay
11 SCSI ID 0 bay

The server contains hardware that lets you replace a failed hard disk drive without turning off the server.
Therefore, you have the advantage of continuing to operate the system while a hard disk drive is removed or installed.
These drives are known as hot-swappable drives.
They are also referred to as hot-swap drives.

Each hot-swap drive that you plan to install must have a hot-swap-drive tray attached.
The drive must have a single connector attachment (SCA) connector.
Hot-swap-drive trays come with the hot-swap drives.

SCSI Drives: Some drives have a special design called small computer system interface, or SCSI. This design allows you to attach multiple drives to a single SCSI channel.


  1.  Any information about SCSI drives also applies to other SCSI devices, such as tape drives.
  2.  If you plan to install both internal and external SCSI devices, you must follow the instructions in 'Connecting external options', in addition to the instructions in this section.

A 16-bit (wide) SCSI cable connects the SCSI HDD (hard disk drive) backplane to an integrated LVD SCSI controller on the system board.
An additional 16-bit 2-drop SCSI cable is shipped disconnected inside the server.
It is folded and restrained with a cable clamp to the side of the power supply housing.

If you want to install a device in one of the non-hot-swap bays, you can either:

SCSI IDs: Each SCSI device that is connected to an individual channel of a SCSI controller needs a unique identification (ID) so that the controller can identify the devices and ensure that different devices do not attempt to transfer data at the same time. If you need to set IDs for SCSI devices, refer to the instructions that come with those devices.

The server automatically sets SCSI IDs for hot-swap hard disk drives.
The SCSI ID assigned to each hot-swap bay is shown on the server beside the bay and in the illustrations in (above shown) 'Internal drive bays'.
The server uses the hard disk drive SCSI IDs to send status information to the indicator lights above each hot-swap bay.

The SCSI backplane in the server supports up to six hot-swap bays.

The processing sequence for SCSI devices proceeds from the lowest SCSI ID to the highest (0 to 5, then 8 to 15).

Termination (internal SCSI devices): SCSI buses must be terminated at each end.
The ends of the SCSI buses in the server are already terminated.

All the hot-swap drives in the server have automatic termination and the SCSI controller provides termination at the other end of the SCSI bus.

You must disable termination on any SCSI devices that you install in the non-hot-swap bays.
Refer to the information that come with the SCSI device for instructions about setting device jumpers or switches that control termination.

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