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Verify Asus M4A785-M motherboard Controller card choice?


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Want to verify the Supermicro AOC-SASLP-MV8 or Adaptec 2241000-R PCI Express x4 SATA II (3.0Gb/s) 1430SA SGL will work SIMPLY.

 

I.E. Turn off server, install PCIex16 card, turn on and boot into unRaid and any new drives I install to the new SATA controller will be seen and usable by unraid?  I am running 4.6 I believe or whatever was Production code in August of 2010.

 

Thanks

 

Backstory:

Last summer I built a pretty simply UnRAID server using an Asus M4A785-M MoBo, AMD Sempron Chip w/ 2GB of ram and (4) 1TB drives in a Coolermaster non-hotswap enclosure.  I recently added 1 more 1TB drive as my needs grew.  I THOUGHT I would just wind up swapping 1TB for 2 TB drives, but since I didn't buy a hot-swap cage it's not that easy, sigh.

I can only fit 1 more drive before I am out of on-board SATA ports(and upgrade license too).

 

 

So I have several upgrade options as my needs are about to drastically increase.

1) Replace my coolermaster dock with a hot swappable dock and replace current 1TB drives with 2TB drives instead=$$

2) Install a SATA controller and add some 1TB drives since they are cheap.

4) Buy new Full tower case and probably bigger PSU, slap in 2 or 3 (4-in-3) or (5-in-3) hot swap drive cages, and transfer over mobo/ram/cpu/usb etc & upgrade to Pro license to new case. $$$$$$, but dramatically decreases future costs=just HD's

 

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I have the board myself, but only have 2 JMB363 cards in the x1 and x16 ports.

Success story with the MV8...

http://lime-technology.com/forum/index.php?topic=11892.msg113140#msg113140

http://lime-technology.com/forum/index.php?topic=10221.msg97274#msg97274

 

The MV8 has some issues currently with the the 5.0-beta12a release, and some have had to downgrade the fw to .15 to work with their motherboard

http://lime-technology.com/forum/index.php?topic=12404.0

http://lime-technology.com/forum/index.php?topic=9488.0

 

and here is one that used the 1430 on a M4A78LT-M LE

http://lime-technology.com/forum/index.php?topic=9986.msg95127#msg95127

 

 

btw, IIRC the 4.7 release added Advanced Format support; but make sure you do not have HPA on any drive.

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