Raid Controller ASUS RS120-E3 (PA2)
Posted on 2011-09-06
Just wondering if anyone has encountered raid controller issue on this ASUS RS120-E3 (PA2). What happens is the raid controller default LSI logic embedded sata raid utility keeps on failing it would operate normally then after a few days it will come back, says something like raid controller utility degraded. Initially I thought it was just one of the harddrives (2) 250 GB, so I replaced it with two brandnew 1 TB as RAID 1. Now after replacement it's still failing and the server would not respond anymore so you have to force reboot it. There is another option to use Intel Matrix Storage Manager Utility which I tried after following the user manual to change the jumper setttings from 1-2 pins to 2-3 pins, and set the bios to ATA/IDE configuration [Enhanced], configure SATA AS [RAID]. So reboot then POST, click control I, nothing happens the Intel Matrix Utility won't open up. Anybody experince this, Is this a known issue with this server, LSI logic embedded sata raid utility keeps on failing, I'm thinking that if I would use this Intel Matrix it might help in eliminating this controller issue with the default LSI logic. But trying this Intel Matrix utility would not open up anything missing on this configuration? Please advise.