Also there should be no problems if you use disks in non-RAID mode. Dell manage utilities won’t install under non-server operating systems. According to the info on the link you have given you use software RAID. The Adaptec website at http: I don’t have it configured as a RAID just two gigabyte drives. So, you are left with using the adapter’s BIOS control tools requiring reboots and having no online functionality. Typically I use the hardware not software RAID card that the manufacturer recommends and ships the server with, like the H line for Dells.

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I will tell you whether your controller is supported or not. It’s a pity the recovery CD can’t use Windows drivers.

So what card do you recommend instead as hardware raid for 6 drives? I can’t find any more information about it.

Windows Home Server Hardware and Installation. I say that because of your comments that this card provides the drives as ‘volumes’.

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Following the logic from the thread dell, we came up with a procedure you should be able to use effectively. Knowing now that Device Manager was able to load the driver via Windows Update, perhaps there is a driver on Microsoft.


I would say it is not currently compatible. Notify me of new comments via email.

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Has anyone tried one of these removable drive bay systems for the storage backup? Zebedee on a Netgear Readynas Ultra x It will unpack the complete installation in a directory of your choice, I used c: Remove the temporary installation files, you don’t need anything else.

Restart the computer, which will complain about the missing drive with all the controoller error messages during POST.

Remove From My Forums. Contrlller, any drivers required will need to be installed twice; once during the initial graphical portion of the setup, then again during the text-mode portion. How to manage this controller under, say, Windows XP?

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I went to support. Create an account or sign in to comment You need to be a member in order to leave a comment Create an account Sign up for a new account in ccerc community. Also, this server was a hand-me-down a de-commissioned server from a local business that I was able to get for free!


So, you are left with using the adapter’s BIOS control tools requiring reboots and having no online functionality.

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Also, does the Adaptec SA fit into a standard port? Wednesday, November 5, You might have to cntroller one or both of this too: I’m not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. Colin If anyone answers your query successfully, please mark it as ‘Helpful’, to guide other users.

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This site uses cookies for analytics, personalized content and ads. Turn off the computer, and unplug the data cable to the second SATA drive. The Adaptec website at http: