02-20-2010 02:18 AM
Can anybody tell me where to get Windows 2003 x64 drivers for the barracuda ES.2 1TB internal disk.
I am trying to new do a new installation and need the drivers to slip stream?
Thanks in advance.
02-20-2010 07:30 AM
That's what I thought so I slipstreamed all the drivers I could find into boot disk but windows still does not recognise them.
It's a Dell Powervault NF500 with a Perc 6/i integrated controller.
02-20-2010 08:13 AM - edited 02-20-2010 08:27 AM
02-20-2010 08:29 AM
These are the drivers I have tried, however this block of text in a readme file that came with the drivers indicates that I can use a USB Key so I will give that a go and see what happens.
3.1 Installing the Driver during Operating System Installation
1. Power on the system and boot to the Microsoft Windows Server CD.
2. When the message "Press F6 if you need to install a third party SCSI
or RAID driver" appears, press the <F6> key immediately.
Within a few minutes, a screen appears asking for driver to support
the additional controllers in the system.
3. Press the <S> key.
The system prompts for the driver diskette to be inserted.
4. Insert the driver diskette in the floppy drive (or the USB key on the
USB port) and press the <Enter> key.
A list of PERC drivers appears.
5. Select the appropriate driver for the installed controller/OS and
press the <Enter> key to load the driver.
6. Press the <Enter> key again to continue the installation process.
02-22-2010 12:58 PM
I have solved the problem by using Dell's USB prep key which reformats a USB key so that windows will recognize it as a floppy drive and detect the drivers when using F6 - I assume this is why there is a reference to a USB key in the text file that came with the driver.
Note: this program can behave strangely with some keys I used a 2GB Kingston data traveller which worked fine.
Thanks for your efforts.