DQ45CB and raid controllers

Discussion in 'SSDs & Data Storage' started by OrakelJos, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. OrakelJos

    OrakelJos n00b

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    Has anybody experience with the Intel DQ45CB motherboard and the use of an external raid card like the Areca, Adaptec or 3Ware controllers?
    I have read some stories on the Intel forum about boot problems when using raid cards in the PCI-e 1x and 16x on this MB.
    Because I want to use this MB with ESXi and using VMDirectPath (which this board supports) with an Areca 1210 this info would be vital for me.
    I also want to use pass through on 2 Hauppauge HVR-2200 (European equivalent of the HVR-2250) tuner cards so any comments and/or experience on that are also very welcome :D
     
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  2. justin2net

    justin2net n00b

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    With regards to this post: http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview.aspx?catid=29&threadid=2277059

    I believe the user did not enable the "show extension card BIOS" feature in the motherboard BIOS. When this is enabled, the banner screens will appear from add-in cards, including NICs and RAID cards.

    Also, there IS a way to disable Intel AMT. Go into the AMT bios, hit disable, reboot.

    One more thing...ESX(i) will passthrough up to two PCI(e) devices per virtual machine.
     
  3. OrakelJos

    OrakelJos n00b

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    Thanks, but I read about a different problem. The user was able to use the raid card but after a restart the machine would not boot till the drives were physical disconnected.
    I was referring to this post: http://communities.intel.com/message/68208
     
  4. OrakelJos

    OrakelJos n00b

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    After purchasing the DQ45CB I can confirm that a Perc 5 with the two pin mod is working. Have to sort out a couple of problems with ESXi and file corruption.