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ASUS P8H67-M LE and Intel RAID RS2WC080

CPark21
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Is the Asus board P8H67-M LE and the Intel RAID RS2WC080 compatible? If so, does anyone know the settings in the ASUS BIOS to make it work? I have the card installed and I can boot into the RAID BIOS and configured my RAID 5 and the post boot RAID BIOS can see the RAID but when I boot into installing Windows or even VMWare, neither can see the drives to install to.

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Edward_Z_Intel
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CPark21
Beginner
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Yes I loaded the driver.

Here's what I found. I setup a RAID 5 off 8 drives within the RAID BIOS. I install and boot off a seperate drive connected solor to the onboard SATA. Windows would see the RAID controller but was unable to start the hardware. Drivers all installed properly but the driver would be unable to start the board. Similar thing would happen when I would attempt to install Windows off the RAID itself without the seperate hard drive. During the installation I would provide the RAID driver, it would load fine but would not be able to start.

Edward_Z_Intel
Employee
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Is the VD larger than 2TB?

CPark21
Beginner
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Yes, the Volume is larger than 2TB. 10TB to be exact.

I tested the Onboard RAID with RAID5 (removed the Intel RAID card), same RAID config as on the Intel card. During installation, Windows saw the 10TB and although I couldn't not use the enitre 10TB, the point was it saw it, using the onboard RAID.

Edward_Z_Intel
Employee
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MBR disk has a limitation of 2TB. GPT supports disks larger than 2TB, but you'll need EFI boot to boot from a GPT disk.

To make things easier, create a VD (not partition) less than 2TB and install OS to it. Create a second VD with the remaining capacity for data storage.

idata
Community Manager
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I'm having a different but related problem. I ran into this thread on FreeNAS that may help:

http://forums.freenas.org/showthread.php?8632-Intel-RS2WC080-Raid-Controller-(Model-LSI-SAS9240-8i) Intel RS2WC080 Raid Controller (Model LSI SAS9240-8i)

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