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Hi there,



after a bit of an odyssey I am rebuilding my setup to suit my data storage needs. However, it turns out to be less of a walk in the park that I imagined.


Let's start with the setup:

- Main components: Intel 3940K processor on an ASUS P9x79 motherboard, 16 GB DDR3 RAM

- Graphics: GTX770

- Bootdisc: Samsung EVO 256 GB SSD Disc

- OS: Windows 8.1 Pro, 64 bit


As I need to increase my storage capacity, I wanted to build a new RAID5 setup with:

- controller 1: LSI MegaRaid SAS 9341-8i, able to manage 8 SATA drives

- controller 2: DAWIControl 624e, connected to CBP-2131SAS, containing of three more drives (to ba added later)

- Discs: 8x 4TB Western Digital Red (WDEFRX) drives


The PCIe slot occupation on the motherboard is as follows:


1) PCIe 3.0 x16_1 slot: graphics card

2) PCIe 2.0 x1_1: unoccupied

3) PCIe 2.0 x1_2: unoccupied

4) PCIe 3.0 x16_2: DawiControl 624e controller

5) PCI 1: unoccupied

6) PCIe 3.0 x16_3 (at x8 mode): Highpoint Rocketraid 2720 SGL


After starting the system (BIOS phase):

- the DawiControl Controller is recognized correctly (no drives attached to it, nothing configured)

- the LSI controller is recognized correctly. Initially, it stated that there was an 8-disc JBOD, which has been deleted, and a RAID5 VM with 8 discs has been created


However, booting in Windows:

- it did not show the Dawicontrol controller at all

- it showed the LSI controller, but with errors. I have installed the latest drivers (as can be seen here), but it gives Error 10 (device doesn't start), as can be seen here.


To avoid IRQ or other incompatibility conflicts, I have removed the DawControl card and restarted the system. Unfortunately, to no avail. Updating the outdated firmware has been tried several times, but also to no avail, as the card cannot be found, which can be seen here).


I'm slowly running out of wits/skill for this one, tips are very welcome. Many thanks in advance!



Best regards from Holland!

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Is there a reason you left the HighPoint in your system?  Did you try it without.  Systems at time may not like multi controllers.

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Hi there,



Sorry, there's where highpoint is written, should be the LSI controller. I copied it from a previous post. The highpoint is in its way back to the dealer. The LSI controller is in the last slot, but even if it's the only controller in the system, the behaviour isn't the same.



Best regards!

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4801 on the asus p9x79, and on the card some old firmware from 2013. Problem is, that I cannot update it, as the firmware update tool cannot reach the card (last image)

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