[SATLUG] OT: Help w-hardware diagnosis
alesmerises at satx.rr.com
Mon Aug 27 21:02:53 CDT 2012
I recently picked up an NAS server and went to try & set it up and
encountered a problem that I wanted to run past you for any ideas you
It takes up to 4 SATA/SAS drives, but it didn't come with any. I tried
to power it up as-is, and it came alive but failed to boot (according to
an indicator light on the front panel). I powered it down, tried
installing 2 unused SATA drives that I had lying around, and pressed the
power button and got nothing. I tried a few other things and found that
if I installed a single drive only, it would power-up. In fact, when I
had the drives removed, then inserted the 2nd drive, it shut down. At
first I thought there might be something wrong with the PS, but when I
tested it using a standard PC PS tester it looks like it's ok.
So here's where I have a couple of questions:
1. I have a 24-pin PC PS tester, the PS for the server is 20-pin but it
fits in the first set of 20 pins in the tester. Would a standard 20-pin
PC PS be the same as the first 20 pins of a 24-pin PS? In other words,
can I believe the tester in this case?
2. If the PS isn't the source of the problem, what would you think could
be the problem?
p.s. - Sorry I missed the Linux Day festivities (I had other obligations
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