Although everything is working I have a weird problem with transferring files to the machine. When WHS is setup fully you can get rid of the floppy. If you wanted the card to perform, you needed to go grab the adaptec drivers and mod them to work very easily done. So if you downloaded the newest drivers make sure you upgrade the Firmware as well. So what card do you recommend instead as hardware raid for 6 drives?

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I went to support.

RAID 0 works as configured. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: I am an apprentice trained Electronics Engineer with qualifications to back it up. I have been repairing computers since Mostly RAID1, 5 and Any suggestions on how 2z get this controller working would be great.

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There are several reboots during setup and they all need the floppy with the CERC drivers in there so it can read the drivers. Stick in the floopy and load all drivers – there may be two or more – load them all Setup continues and needs to reboot – pop out the floppy and let it reboot and then put the floppy back in.


The card is made by Adaptec, they may have had something.

Drive is not recognized at setup. Also, this server was a hand-me-down a de-commissioned server from a local business that I was able to get for free!

Tuesday, March 24, 5: Edited by sully Wednesday, October 22, 2: Saturday, February sats, 9: I also remember coming across a “corporate” version of Windows Update several years ago that had every available update listed, not just the one’s listed for your particular system. Notify me of new comments via email. I can’t remember if the drivers I used came form Dell or from Adaptec.

Although everything is working I have a weird problem with transferring files to the machine. If that fails, try this method: In retrospect, I should have looked for another source for the drivers other than the Dell website. If you really need to use this card, someone in the comments mentioned using Adaptec drivers. The is a real workhorse, like a big dump truck that can handle big loads. I have been programming on computers since the ZX First option did not work.


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You are commenting using your WordPress. Try the above driver and load it from a pendrive when asked.

Typically I use the hardware not software RAID card that the manufacturer recommends and ships the server with, like the H line for Dells. From the internet — http: Users browsing this forum: This can be done. I do remember that you have to match the driver version to the firmware. The procedure for loading additional drivers during the install doesn’t allow you to use non-certified drivers.