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I've found the issue; you can't run the onboard SATA ports as Intel RAID when you are also trying to run another RAID card in the system. Once I disabled the onboard Intel RAID, the machine booted fine into the OS and I'm now using my Adaptec 6405 RAID card as planned. The reason I got the Adaptec card was to move to a higher performing hardware RAID ...


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Adding a second RAID card is your only option since you already have 8 drives connected to the existing one.


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You can also get NAS or SAN storage devices.


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Most drives can be read and join arrays in modern RAID controllers but your mileage may vary depending on the features of the drive. Anecdotal experience has shown that WD Caviar Greens are absolute garbage in a hardware-RAID array due to their varying spindle speed, causing the controller to drop them out when they otherwise have no sector or similar ...


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Original Adaptec 3805 had some sort of failure and needed replaced. Proper operation resumed after card replacement. Hard to believe it went bad just sitting there for a week, but that seems to be the case. I was even more surprised we had a spare.


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That card doesn't support RAID 5. From Adaptec's page for the 6e-series adapters: RAID levels 0, 1, 10, 1E, and JBOD


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I returned the card. RAID on the motherboard seems way faster.


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I have the exact same problem with a new Pc I've built. My setup is using the Gigabyte P67 UD5 motherboard with an 1155 2600k Core i7 CPU. I just received a new Adaptec 6405 Raid card and I could do nothing to get it to work in my PC. I can boot into the Adaptec Raid Bios and configure my drives, but when I try to boot into Windows, I get the same result as ...



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