suggestions for SATA RAID cards

Greg Martin gregm at
Wed Aug 23 15:46:01 UTC 2006

> Well the message started by saying that I got caught by a 3ware card that did 
> not want to play nice with me.....
> So I guess nobody deared suggesting another 3ware card.
> ;)

My apologies, I now understand its a hardware issue.  Before you toss
the 3ware completely try the following (although I am sure you have)

1. Force PCI-x 64bit in the bios on the slot
2. Disable APIC or force old APIC mode
3. Disable onboard raid and/or SATA controller if its avail.

My experience with some boards you really have to tweak around to get
pci-x going.

Sorry if I've wasted your time !


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