Firstly, I'm new to Servers, Hardware and Raid, so please be gentle.
I am constructing a server with the following specs:
- Motherboard: Asus M5A97 rev 1.02 - Memory: 32GB - Drives: WD20EARX (2GB x 3) - RAID: 3ware 9650SE-4LPML
So far: When initially trying to bring the system up, I was unable to get to the RAID card's BIOS, however the Motherboard could see all three harddrives independently.
However, I finally got the RAID card BIOS to load and setup the above 3 drives in a RAID 5 configuration.
I thought that now that this was configured, I would see this RAID Array as a single 4 GB (3.xx Gb in reality) drive that I could now install an OS, etc on.
However, when my system boots up, it doesn't see the drive(s)/array at all. In the MB BIOS I don't see any drives.
I have read the documentation for the RAID card and I am stuck. Any thoughts?