I NEED HELP
The origional 30 GB hard drive in my Intel inbusiness storage station has damaged. Can anyone help me install a new hard drive in the system from scrach. How to install and what operating system I need. I have origional software CD from Intel.
Pick the Acronis True Image Home 2010 one to download. Run that and hook a 40GB hard drive to your Windows system and restore the image you download from me. Then put the hard drive in your storage station and then you can use it.
You can use a USB to IDE if for a easy way to hook up the hard drive to a Windows system.
You can use a hard drive bigger then 40GB but it will only format it as a 40GB. Can't use one smaller then 40GB with this image.
A post of mine from 4 years ago
When I first got My MA4000 I read all the threads on the forum. They make it sound a lot more difficult to upgrade than it really is....if you allready have a working system.
I tried pc100 memory also, it worked but didn't show the proper size. I am using IBM pc66 128mb now with no problems. I took out the bios and read it. It appears as though it will only show up to 128mb. I don't know if larger will work... And I don't see any atvantage with the extra memory with the apps that run on these. A single drive unit uses 32mb dual drive 64mb and 4 drive 128mb.
If you get a system to work off an imaged drive it's easy to go up in size but not easy to go down.
If you like, I can send you a 6.4 gb drive with latest OS image on it. I never tried all that imaging stuff since I had a good working system that just needed to have the OS upgraded and larger drives installed. Everything will be easy after that if you have the right mem and all.
Make sure when you go to add a drive/s to a working system that it is zeroed out. It must be blank and must be a Maxtor drive if unit is a MaxAttach.
If you use a drive that has been set up as master on a mirrored system this is all you need to do to put larger drives in.
Imaged drive primary .... zeroed drive secondary.
boot the system.... wait till the drive light stops flashing.
At that point you will have say 6.4gb primary... 80gb secondary that looks like 6.4gb
shut down... move secondary to primary postion and install an other zeroed 80gb as secondary.
boot the system wait till the drive light stops flashing... be patient this can take a while, when it's done your system will look like a pair of 6.4gb drives mirrored even though their 80gb each.
now you need to use the browser interface. Sign in as administrator at the IP address of the MA3000.
go to manage drives.... change the drive conguration to Spanned. and apply.
At this point when it finishes its business, it will show up as two 80gb drives spanned to about 148gb total. now you can change it to whatever configutation you want and it will work proper. you can use up to 127gb drives after that they will still only show up as 127gb. I tried 160gb drive, it come up as 127gb.
One other thing, a MA3000 may only show up as a single drive. That's because the drive configuration is stored in CMOS not on the drive. CLEANIT will fix that problem after both drives are installed and running. You can have two drives mirrored and working and the web browser interface will only show 1 drive.
example: "http://192.168.1.7/admin/cleanit.html" use your IP address
Let me know if this helps, or if you want me to send a drive to you. I have a bunch of these just 6gb drives for that purpose.