I am trying to connect 2 Seagate ST3300655SS Cheetah 300GB 15K RPM SAS Drives with my Intel DX48BT2 motherboard.
For this, I obviously need a SAS controller card (even if I don't intend to do a RAID)
I have already tried using a LSI Logic SAS3041E-R PCI Express, 3Gb/s, SAS, 4-port Controller Integrated RAID Card but the system simply did not boot when this card was connected to the board. In fact, it wouldn't even go much past the BIOS. It just sat there with a cursor on an otherwise blank screen. So I sent the card back to the good people at SCSI4ME.com
Does anyone know of a compatible SAS controller card that will work with these drives and board?
If you REALLY wanna be helpful you can check if the card you are suggesting is available at SCSI4ME as I have to get a replacement from them :D
But any suggestions are welcome. I am pretty surprised the card didn't work. I am 90% sure the card was fine. I am guessing it was an Intel issue. BTW, I am running BIOS version 1521 (3/18/2008 release) and the only reported SAS HBA card issues were supposed to be resolved as of version 1507 as per the release notes found here ---> http://downloadmirror.intel.com/15890/ENG/BT_1554_ReleaseNotes.pdf