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I am working on converting my WHS V1 box to WHS 2011 and am having trouble getting the Controller card I have to work.


The Card is a Rosewill RC-218


Using the drivers that came with the card caused the Server to go into a loop of only booting into recovery mode.


After starting over and re-installing WHS 2011 I have managed to find drivers for the card on their web site, although I am not sure which drivers I should use.


Here are the drivers I found:




    File Name Version Update Size Download

    rc-218_driver_20091020.zip Windows Server 2008 / 2011 64 bits V1.4 02/05/2012 1.0 M

    rc-218_driver server 2008 v1.0.zip Windows Server 2008 / 2011 V 1.0 02/05/2012 1.0 M

    rc-218_xp_2003_vista_2008_32_and_64_bits.v1.3.zip Windows XP, Vista, Server 2003 32 and 64 bit V1.3 10/19/2009 725 K

    rc-218_windows_2000_xp_2003_vista_32_bit.v1.1.zip Windows 2000,XP, 2003,Vista 32 bit V1.1 09/14/2009 63 K

    rc-218_windows_2000_xp_2003_vista_32_bit.v1.0.zip Windows 2000,XP,2003,Vista 32 bit V1.0 09/14/2009 63 K

    rc-218_windows_2000_2003_xp_vista.v1.2.zip Windows 2000, 2003, XP and Vista V1.2 09/14/2009 64 K


If there is no hope and the card just isn't compatible with WHS 2011, I could use recommendations for a replacement. Preferably something very easy to use with 4 SATA 2 or 3 ports.






Server Hardware for reference:

ASUS P7P55D LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80605I5750

OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2P10664GK

OCZ Gold 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1333LV4GK

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Sadly no, which made me wonder if I should use the Vista driver, being that it might be similar to the Win 7 base of WHS 2011.


Vista driver:


rc-218_xp_2003_vista_2008_32_and_64_bits.v1.3.zip Windows XP, Vista, Server 2003 32 and 64 bit V1.3 10/19/2009 725 K

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Thanks, that was good timing I just finished trying all of the drivers with no luck at all and was just thinking I need to update to something newer.

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Ok so I found this, which appears to be the same Chipset used on a similar card.




Their driver says that it supports Windows 7 64bit, So theoretically it should work for the Rosewill card?







This did the trick, the driver installed without any issues and recognized the drives immediately. Reboot worked fine and I am going to work on setting up Drive Pool next.


Thanks all for the advice and help.

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