re: LSI 9240-8i (IBM M1015) First time ever dealing with "real" raid controller, couple questions
That link is kinda perfect. Answers most my questions. I had a unrecoverable bootpartition crash this morning after a mainboard BIOS update, so in the progress of reinstalling atm (was easier at the current point then anything else). But with this link I'm confident that I won't run into to many problems and it defenetly answers my IT question. :)
I'm very happy with the controller. Plugged it in and attached HDD docks, booted up and worked right away as it should. Turned on the HDDs one by one and it found them all as JBODs (have old data on em). Booted into windows, installed drivers and windows found all drives. One of the better purchases I've done lately.
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