Simon Banton wrote: > Dear list, > > I thought I'd just share my experiences with this 3Ware card, and see if > anyone might have any suggestions. > > System: Supermicro H8DA8 with 2 x Opteron 250 2.4GHz and 4GB RAM > installed. 9550SX-8LP hosting 4x Seagate ST3250820SV 250GB in a RAID 1 > plus 2 hot spare config. The array is properly initialized, write cache > is on, as is queueing (and supported by the drives). StoreSave set to > Protection. Well, the first thing I noted was that the H8DA8 was not on the list of compatible motherboards on the 3ware website. > > My only real question is "where do I go from here?" I don't have enough > specific tuning knowledge to know what else to look at. > Perhaps update to the latest firmware for both motherboard and 3ware board. Also check that you actually plugged the thing into a PCI-X 64-bit 100/133 Mhz slot and that it is running at those speeds. Next question would be whether you are using a riser board?