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I have a home built mediaserver that has 11 hard drives. 5 come off the MB but 4 come off one PCI SATA card and 3 come off the other. For some reason the PCI seem to disconnect requiring a reboot. I don't think it is a heat issue because it is well ventilated. I have a 750 watt PSU which should be plenty. Is there a way to check my logs or error files to figure out what is going on? If I can't figure it out I am going to get an 8 port PCI SATA controller card if I cant get this to work but before I do that I want to make sure it is not something simple.

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You can check dmesg or /var/log/kern.log for errors. –  psusi Oct 3 '13 at 13:41

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