I recently added a Buslink SATA PCI card to our server (in anticipation of delivery of two SATA external HDD). The card has two external SATA plugs and two internal SATA plugs (you can only use two at a time). Without reading the instructions, I thought it necessary to connect the two internal plugs to two vacant plugs on the mobo (Intel S875WP1 LX).
When I attempted to boot the system the RAID array came up as degraded and the machine would not load Windows2000 Server.
After I uninstalled the PCI card, Windows would boot. When I run the Adaptec SATA HostRAID Controller software it shows HDD 0 to be degraded.
Have I fried my HDD? Are there options in the Adaptec software than can help me?