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Leon
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Hi All
I just replaced my old File server - P4 3GHZ with a Intel S3420GPLX and added a Adaptec 2610SA Raid card, i have 12 Drives (setup as non Raid)
I can only see sda to sdf, the 6x onboard SATA's of the mother board.

I just need to use the card as a SATA interface, any way that i can do this?
Friday, August 11 2017, 08:52 PM
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    Saturday, August 12 2017, 09:45 AM - #Permalink
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    You should still be able to do RAID with the native Linux utility, mdadm, and standard SATA ports. There are a couple of knowledgebase articles here and here.
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    Leon
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    Saturday, August 12 2017, 09:24 AM - #Permalink
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    Hi Tony / Nick

    Thank you for the responce, but i have abandoned this idea... It seems that this card firmware is limited to 1TB drives.
    As i do not reqire RAID, i have user a 4x SATA I/F for now, i shall see if i can get a 2 Port PCIe SATA I/F on Monday.

    With the 4 Port SATA I/F card, the drives are visible.
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    Saturday, August 12 2017, 08:33 AM - #Permalink
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    I've tried and failed to build any of the kmod-aacraid drivers. ClearOS comes v1.2-1 of the driver. Can you give the PCI ID of the card. Perhaps do an "lspci -knn" and search the output. Also check the output for which drivers are listed against against it.

    I have bumped into posts saying the card will handle arrays up to 2TB which does not seem very big - perhaps it was a disk limit, more research is needed. How big are your disks and how big is the array you are trying to build on each controller?
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    Friday, August 11 2017, 11:10 PM - #Permalink
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    This may be possible - do some research to see if it is viable...

    1. Re-compile the kmod-aacraid driver from elrepo and install
    2. Get the arcconf linux utility
    3. Use arcconf to set the controller to HBA mode to expose the individual disks

    Tony... http://www.sraellis.tk/
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