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Help installing PCIE Raid Card in Ultra-D

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I have the Arc-1220 pcie raid card and need some help installing it.

 

I moved the graphics card to the bottom pcie slot and put the raid card in the top one.

 

When I first installed the card, it seemed to be recognized fine. I read on the forums that in order for it to be recognized as x8 that the pcie jumpers needed to be changed for SLI. Now the card is not recognized. I set the jumpers as shown in the mobo manual. The video card still works fine.

 

Am I missing something?

 

Do I need to perform the SLI mod to the board?

Thanks.

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I am using the same card in the same board:

 

bonedaddy:

-it doesn't work with 8x/8x in an Ultra-D board. Put it as suggested by SaFrOut in the bottom slot with 16x/2x enabled.

 

cerberus42:

-the bottom slot allows for 2x transfer, though the areca controller only supports 1x in a 2x pci-ex slot.

 

IMHO it's still fast enough with 200MB/sec peak transfer rates at 1x.

 

--ChriZ

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I am using the same card in the same board:

 

bonedaddy:

-it doesn't work with 8x/8x in an Ultra-D board. Put it as suggested by SaFrOut in the bottom slot with 16x/2x enabled.

 

cerberus42:

-the bottom slot allows for 2x transfer, though the areca controller only supports 1x in a 2x pci-ex slot.

 

IMHO it's still fast enough with 200MB/sec peak transfer rates at 1x.

 

--ChriZ

 

ChriZ, did you ever do the SLI mod on your mobo to make it like an SLI-DR board? I'm wondering if that's the key to getting 8x/8x on the PCIE slots.

 

In the meantime I'll install it like SaFrOut mention. Thanks!

 

I'm installing 8 x 500gb drives for a huge media server.

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Hello bonedaddy77,

 

>ChriZ, did you ever do the SLI mod on your mobo to make it like an SLI-DR board?

 

It is not like an SLI board then, it _is_ an SLI board. And as such it will support 8x/8x; something an Ultra-D can never do.

 

>I'm installing 8 x 500gb drives for a huge media server.

Though the ARC-1220 has 8 SATA ports, only 6 of them can be used for RAID. 2 are reserved for hot stand-by. I hope you've taken account for this in your planning.

 

ChriZ

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