i got some problems using the AXX6DRV3GEXP with 4x 1TB Hitachi HDS721010CLA332 (SATA) Harddisks.
They will work fine connecting them all discrete on an Adaptec 4805SAS / IBM ServeRAID 8s.
If i connect them through the AXX6DRV3GEXP, they will be detected with the SAS enclosure without any problems,
all seem to be fine. I could create / manage arrays etc, but while booting sometimes all HDD's would be dropped
by the backplane one after another ... at least the enclosure itself ... the controller will be listed empty in the
Adaptec Storage Manager
Sometimes erverything is fine, after Windows Server 2003 started up you can see the enclosure and the attached
HDD's in the Adaptec Storage Manager. First it will work normally, but suddenly the HDD's and the enclosure will
dropped one after another. The SAS Expander got the Firmware 2.17. All Temps in the SC5400BRP are fine.
There is an update out there to version 2.18:
- AXX6DRV3GEXP (6BPE) backplane & SATA HDD fooline
what does "backplane & SATA HDD fooline" mean ?
anyone had the same or simmilar issue with the AXX6DRV3GEXP ?
it's a typing error in the release notes from AXX6DRV3GEXP,
after i tool a look into the release notes from AXX4DRV3GEXP,
i found out that "fooline" means "offline":
===============================================v2.18: - AXX4DRV3GEXP Backplane & SATA HDD offline
so the mystic of "fooline" is solved and maybe an update to
2.18 will solve the behavior of the attached HDD's