Posted December 9, My Acer Nitro 5 is dead Hope this helps 0 Votes. I’m hoping someone with knowledge of this mobo can help with a last ditch attempt to get it working for more than 9 drives. This conversation is currently closed to new comments. Board index Hardware Storage. I finally gave up with that idea.

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I haven’t been able to access the card’s bios, but I’ve flashed the bios to the non-raid version from a windows box.

ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe & PCI-e SATA Cards – Motherboards and CPUs – Unraid

Posted December 7, It sounds as if both are enabled, I suggest rejumpering your IDE drive to act as Slave and partition it as a logical drive. The one thing that I didn’t try was modifying the boot. Regardless of how I set up the bios I could not make it work.

Still hangs on the card bios. Snooh Gerbil First Class. Fri Feb 17, 6: On either the sil or nvidia. If you’re asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem.


I decided to try downgrading the Mobo bios to as I read a post about the bios limiting the number of drives, however, I’m having a heck of a time trying to get a USB Flash stick to boot I don’t really want to hook up a floppy or CD drive on the outside chance that a bios downgrade will work. Mon Aug 21, 5: It sounds like you broke the “NO 2 Masters Rule”.

Thanks, that was worth trying, however, no joy. Please for the love of GOD let it fix itself Fri Feb 17, Saga you find any more satisfying solution to this issue I would be very interested in the details.

WD do not provide phone support, or any support really, to Australia. I had this happen and the RAID card need it’s driver sara even reconize the card. The wholesaler’s technician is on annual leave. Posted December 9, Register a new account. Sign In Sign Up.

How to get 8 normal (non RAID) SATA drives on an ASUS A8N sli deluxe (or similar)

Flying Fox Gerbil God. Product Pricing Community Blog. I’d like to be able to add a couple more drives, but I’m stuck. Just a shot in the dark, but have you installed the premum bios firmware? Please remember to be considerate of other members.


Fri Feb 17, 8: I have the same board and the same ssta as you with my server. Fri Aug 04, 8: Without configuring the addition drive a part of the RAID array, the system views it as a regular drive and assigns a drive letter after saga.

The system insisted that the IDE was drive c: The problem comes when XP reboots, it does not boot from as I think it should but the C: Board index Hardware Storage.

On the upside, at least my Unraid server is still working. No matter the configuration, while the bios sees the cards and one or more hard drives attached, it will only boot with one drive attached to a card, period.