Maybe I got in over my head a little here but. . . I bought this used PowerEdge T310 on E-Bay with the idea of using it with Windows 10 as a home server, both as a learning instrument and as a functional piece of equipment. So, I loaded it up with 32 Gb of RAM and four 1 Tb Seagate Barracuda wired HDD's. Now I find the learning curve pretty steep here. Windows 10 won't load, I suspect, because the DVD drive isn't loaded. I used Hiren's boot disk to get to the internet but can't load anything from Dell because the HDD's aren't partitioned/formatted?
This is a pretty bare bones system with the PERC S100 Raid Controller. Should I use it in non-RAID just like a PC? I've been wondering about the Virtual Disk you create with the PERC. Is that like the swap file on a PC or, is that where one loads the OS? It seems that if I select a RAID configuration, I need to set up this Virtual Disk.
Would you be so kind as to provide some illumination as I am running out of ideas?