I am trying to configure eSATA without success. I have a Small Business Server 2008 that I just replaced the backup drives with Lacie d2 quadra 2TB units. I opted for units that support eSATA because of faster backup times than the traditional USB.
The server main board is a DSBV-DX Dual LGA 771 with 24 Gb RAM. I tried plugging a eSATA adapter directly into the main board, but the embedded LSI MegaRaid wanted to use it as a Raided drive.
A computer supply store here suggested a Vantec UGT-ST310R PCI Host Card with RAID. With this card installed and not configuring any RAID on the card, The server doesn't see the backup drive plugged in.
What do I need to do to get my backups running through eSATA?