locked
Which S-ATA controllers are supported by WHS 2011 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am looking for a S-ATA PCIe controller so I can add more harddisks.

    My mainboard (Asus P8H67-V) just has 6 S-ATA ports available and I would like 4 more. 3 Gb/s is okay but I prefer 6 Gb/s.
    I do not need RAID and want to use the disks as "simple volumes" and let WHS sort it out.

    After some browsing I (almost) decided to order a Adaptec Adaptec 2241000-R:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816103105&cm_re=adaptec_sata-_-16-103-105-_-Product
    The reviews are not very good so I still have no SATA controller :(

    Who is succesfully using a (PCIe) S-ATA controller in his/her WHS 2011 setup (with working drivers)?

    Monday, March 19, 2012 11:54 PM

Answers

  • Find one with Windows Server 2008 R2 drivers. Ideally it will have been tested and certified for use with that OS; you can find a list of such devices in the Windows Server catalog.


    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)

    • Marked as answer by Cir0 Tuesday, March 20, 2012 9:44 PM
    Tuesday, March 20, 2012 12:06 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Find one with Windows Server 2008 R2 drivers. Ideally it will have been tested and certified for use with that OS; you can find a list of such devices in the Windows Server catalog.


    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)

    • Marked as answer by Cir0 Tuesday, March 20, 2012 9:44 PM
    Tuesday, March 20, 2012 12:06 AM
    Moderator
  • Find one with Windows Server 2008 R2 drivers. Ideally it will have been tested and certified for use with that OS; you can find a list of such devices in the Windows Server catalog.


    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)


    Very usefull link Ken, thank you!

    I ordered a Promise FastTrak TX4660 with 4 ports and JBOD support.
    Tuesday, March 20, 2012 9:46 PM