I normally install Dell R210 with H200 300 GB x 2 SaS without issue, but the latest delivery of Dell R210 refuse to recognize any hard disk. Anyone encounter such a situation? Also mine is DVD but the R210 refuse to accept DVD but only CD.
I think this is a common problem. I remember coming across this but don't remember what I did to solve it. I think you have to manually add a driver for the closest thing to the RAID card that exists in your system.
As far as the DVD thing, I did have the exact same problem and ended up booting from a Dell USB DVD drive that was mean't for a Dell 1855 blade server. That worked fine.
We had a bunch of R410s with the same problem...almost exactly. Turned out to be the model of the PERC that we had. I think - if I can recall correctly - we had a 5i and needed a 6 or 6 express. Something like that; either way, it was the RAID controller that was incompatible with the setup.