Tests to determine if Adaptec 8805 RAID controller cards work properly

A couple years ago I purchased two used Adaptec 8805 RAID controller cards off of eBay and just started using these controller cards two months ago.

Both controller cards keep beeping non-stop while being used even though I have changed and used different known good working hard drives.

These controller cards are unable to maintain RAID 1 or RAID 5 arrays and while they have individual hard drives connected to them (in non RAID arrays) they also don't work properly and say that the hard drives connected to them are degraded.

I want to contact Adaptec tech support to have these two RAID controller cards replaced but first I want to be sure that they will fail whatever tests Adaptec requires that they fail in order for them to be replaced.

So what utilities or other programs can be downloaded or used to prove that these RAID controller cards are indeed defective?
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
I want to contact Adaptec tech support to have these two RAID controller cards replaced...

ok...so why don't you call adaptec to see what they want you to do to determine if they are qualified to be replaced?
the manufacturer would be the best place to start for support

the first thing they will likely ask is if you have the latest drivers and firmware

start with that

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Gerald ConnollyCommented:
The Latest and greatest firmware can be found here, along with the storage manager software. https://storage.microsemi.com/en-us/support/raid/sas_raid/asr-8805/ 

The SM software should tell you why the RAID controllers are unhappy!
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