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Hi everyone,

So I have a technical issue which has been bugging me for a while now. First let's outline my system and its components before explaining the issue.

System Components and config:

I have an Asus X99E-WS workstation motherboard with the following connected:

5960X
32GB of DDR4 Corsair LPX 2133MHz
Asus CrossFire 290X
2x Samsung 840Pro 256GB SSD's in RAID 0 - connected to 2 onboard SATA ports using the Intel RAID
1x Corsair Force GT 240GB SSD - connected to an onboard SATA port
1x Kingston 120GB - connected to an onboard SATA port
1x 2TB - connected to an onboard SATA port

1x Adaptec 5805 3Gbps 8 port RAID card in one of the PCIe slots - no (logical) drives connected or configured
1x Adaptec 3805 3Gbps 8 port RAID card in another PCIe slot - 6 HDDs connected, no logical drives configured

I am running Windows 8.1 with all the latest drivers available installed.
I have the Adaptec Storage Manager installed as well.

In the BIOS I have the Intel RAID enabled and IRST also enabled. The Intel RAID is the boot drive.

When I boot, all RAID cards are recognised indicating the respective drives connected and the logical drives also indicated (where applicable).

Now here is the issue:
With the Intel RAID running and not other logical RAID devices configured the system boots into Windows normally without issue.
When I configure a logical device on the Adaptec 3805 RAID card and reboot, the Adaptec RAID card recognises and installs the RAID BIOS without issue showing the drives connected.
The system then proceeds to continue POST operations but then boots into the UEFI as if it cannot find a boot drive.
I attempt to change the boot priority back to the Intel RAID0 array boot devices but cannot. It does not allow the selection of the Intel array. It does not even provide me with the option to boot to the Adaptec array.

I have to delete the Adaptec array totally and reset to defaults in the UEFI, then reboot into UEFI change to RAID and make the Intel RAID a first priority boot device and then everything works without issue and I can login to Windows.

*** is going on here? Do I have too many RAID arrays / cards? This shouldn't be the case in my mind. It doesn't matter which PCIe slot I install the Adaptec card(s) I encounter the same problem.
I would like to get my 2nd and 3rd array up and running as I have around 30TB of data which I split into Critical data, Media / Content and Apps.

What are your thoughts? This UEFI is the bane of my life sometimes tongue.gif

Help is appreciated.

Well I am going to try to help you.

Ok Question I am going to ask. Are you booting an OS on the Intelx99 SATA RAID?

If so then you would need to go ahead and take out both PCIe Adaptec RAID card out.
When booted up with the Intel RAID 0 make sure you have windows driver can used windows driver for Linux even windows server too from the website http://www.asus.com/us/Commercial_Servers_Workstations/X99E_WS/HelpDesk_Download/
Download both USB and SATA driver installed them. When you got 4 driver of the driver installed it should look like this

I have already installed an extra RAID card in this picture.



Now reboot your computer add one of the Adaptec RAID card and boot to windows make sure it installed the driver for that
Reboot and then add the next RAID card. Start up windows and add another driver for that card.

Restart the system Boot into BIOS

In the BIOS there are some area to set up a BOOT for your device
This is where you need to disable the BOOT for both of the BOOT if you wanted to BOOT from the RAID card to load a OS from the RAID card



Next you need to Set up a BOOT key by clicking on each setting will ask for a Key setting.
When it boot it will ask for a for which Key to BOOT up your devices from



Set a Mode for your device boot. Each have a different boot setting for your card to be able to be read when booting up.



Hope this help. They do need an extra setting for a boot priority order function when adding a raid card in the BIOS

Plus when you are loaded a OS from the RAID card functions make sure you add the driver for each controller for your SATA
Edited by MasterCyclone3D - 5/15/15 at 10:59pm
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post #1442 of 4014
Thanks for the responses everyone, I will give your suggestions a try.

@MasterCyclone3D Your solution seems to be the most logical.

In the picture below is my Device Manager screenshot. You will notice that that IDE ATA/ATAPI devices listed is just the Intel AHCI Contoller and no SATA ports which is strange to me.




I will download and install the drivers you mentioned again and verify that all SATA Ports are enabled in the BIOS and take a few screenshots. My UEFI BIOS version is 1003, so somethings look a little different to me but I am sure I will find all the settings you are making reference to.
Edited by BlackSpark - 5/16/15 at 4:58am
post #1443 of 4014
Ok so after many more hours of trying your suggestions I have found that the 5 series and below of Adaptec RAID card do not support UEFI motherboards. So this will not work - period.

Sadly I have to sell these off and get new cards.
post #1444 of 4014
Wooo... I see that my decision to first dump 2/5 series before moving into UEFI boards was Headshot! Started with new cards instead new system and I didn't even consulted Adaptec's database for any info on the matter.

I'm sorry to hear you couldn't force cards to work on UEFI, but it confirmed my suspicions that it was BIOS (although it wasn't a conflict I predicted) related and not driver issue. From my perspective I can now (more) smoothly move into X99 from X58. To use cliché: learning something new every day.

Good luck in your upgrade. I can only assure you that if you decide to go with 7 series, you won't be disappointed.
post #1445 of 4014
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Wooo... I see that my decision to first dump 2/5 series before moving into UEFI boards was Headshot! Started with new cards instead new system and I didn't even consulted Adaptec's database for any info on the matter.

I'm sorry to hear you couldn't force cards to work on UEFI, but it confirmed my suspicions that it was BIOS (although it wasn't a conflict I predicted) related and not driver issue. From my perspective I can now (more) smoothly move into X99 from X58. To use cliché: learning something new every day.

Good luck in your upgrade. I can only assure you that if you decide to go with 7 series, you won't be disappointed.

I will unfortunately have to go with Intel (LSI) RAID cards this time around as Adapatec has all but disappeared from my country's retail and /e-tail shelves...frown.gif
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I will unfortunately have to go with Intel (LSI) RAID cards this time around as Adapatec has all but disappeared from my country's retail and /e-tail shelves...frown.gif

Well we are in the same boat. All I could buy in here were "golden oldies" 2/3/5/6 series. Wherever I asked about 7 series answer was always the same: we don't know when distributor will offer 71605 in our region.

***?! I've said. These things are 2+ years on the market. Bought cables locally and card from AVIDES (via eBay) in Germany and never looked back.
post #1447 of 4014
@BlackSpark

Hmm... Super-duper curious. Just reading ASUS-WS-E compatibility list and there it is black on white, in capital letters, device supported [ADAPTEC ASR-5805] + [ASR-2405]. WTH is going on?! It should work with this board mate. If Asus officially support them, but unofficially don't then it's one giant, stinky affair.

Never was fan of Asus, had plethora of issues with Asus logo on it (boards and routers to name just two). Just circling over WS-E to replace my now venerable X58, but this example is super silly. I think I will opt for more mainstream board than Asus WS.
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Originally Posted by Ypsylon View Post

@BlackSpark

Hmm... Super-duper curious. Just reading ASUS-WS-E compatibility list and there it is black on white, in capital letters, device supported [ADAPTEC ASR-5805] + [ASR-2405]. WTH is going on?! It should work with this board mate. If Asus officially support them, but unofficially don't then it's one giant, stinky affair.

Never was fan of Asus, had plethora of issues with Asus logo on it (boards and routers to name just two). Just circling over WS-E to replace my now venerable X58, but this example is super silly. I think I will opt for more mainstream board than Asus WS.

Hello

Set the necessary WE UEFI settings to legacy only and the Adaptec card should work. This is a limitation of the RAID card and has nothing to do with the motherboard.
post #1449 of 4014
Hey.

I wonder about a thing. I run a 5820K and this mobo. would 4-way 980s still be doable considering this board got 2 PLX chips? I am thinking for gaming, and folding. I think i saw someone put 5 970`s on this. But as long as they would have gotten 8x each. even with a 5820K sli could be doable (4-way)

If i am correct?
post #1450 of 4014
@GreedyMuffin - yes, this m/b supports 4-way SLI with 5820k.

Minimum SLI requirement is 8x PCIe lanes per card, and X99-E WS supports 16x lanes per card even with 5820k and 4 cards.
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