Adding drives attached to a Promise Card RRS feed

  • Question

  • I set up my Home Server on a single 160 GB SATA drive. Now that things are running well I decided to add some more drives. I uses a Promise TX4310 PCI SATA controller connected to 4 X 750 GB Seagate hard drives. When I rebooted the system the new hardware wizzard pops up and I path to my USB thumb drive were I have the latest Win2K3 drivers from the Promise website. The drivers install ok then I get the prompt to reboot the system. The system reboots but stalls on a blank screen with a flashing cursor after the POST but before the desktop. I have all four hard drives on this Promise card configured as JOBD (all single disks). In reading the forums I see that the Home Server has to bring these disks into the system.....How long should this take?
    Sunday, April 22, 2007 7:48 PM


  • Swapped out the Promise card for another (same make/model) and its working great. Looks like I had a flakey card.
    Sunday, April 22, 2007 10:50 PM