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ESXi 4.1 Raid 5 showing indivdual drives

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Hey all thanks for reading.

Im getting strange errors and stranges going on with my test esxi box.

I got a P5D Deluxe motherboard I just brought, I got 4 drives that are 250 gigs Sata, in the raid controller, Intel Matrix I think its called, the raid seems fine and shows up at around 700gigs, but when im in ESX, add datastore, it just adds the indivitual drives and not as a whole logical drive.

Cant seem to see much online, so hope you all can help or pass some ideas my way

thanks again
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This is turning out to be a nightmare, I think ill just forget raid, I only have 1 pci slot on that board which I just brought, was an intel nic, as the 2 onboard wont work.

Also, the raid cards I did look at,they had only 2 sata ports, is there a way I can connect as many as 5 sata drives into a raid, not unless I get 2 raid cards if they are joinable? Also maybe I can use a PCI-E slot instead? as theyre a few of them on this board.
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