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My server eats Sata cards RRS feed

  • Question

  • My Windows Home Server has been up and running for 6 months and it's on its 3rd sata card(now playing up).
    It is built in a full size "Benz" tower and comprises:-

    Asus M2N68-AM SE2 + AMD Sempron LE1250 2.2ghz + 1.5 gb ddr2 pc5300 ram.
    Pioneer DVD Rom.
    Using onboard lan and graphics.
    650watt PS
    5 Hard drives ; 320Gb IDE (System), 500Gb Sata (Mobo sata 1), 1.5Tb Sata (mobo sata 2), 1Tb sata (card sata3), 1Tb sata (card sata4) and a 1.5Tb USB drive for server backup.
    The current Sata card is Startech 2S1I PCI SATA IDE Combo Controller Adapter Card.
    I have used 2 cards (cheap ones from ebay) and both have worked for a couple of months then failed after a reboot.
    Now my current card appears to be going the same way (several attempts at rebooting before the card is recognised).
    I have now ordered 2 more cards and have turned off automatic updates to prevent the reboots.
    Has anyone seen or heard of this problem before? Are there any answers? 

    Thanks................eddie

    ps, just been looking on internet, I can pick up an ASROCK N68-S GeForce 7025 Socket AM2+ mobo which has 4 sata ports for under £30, perhaps this is the answer..............any thoughts?
    Thursday, January 7, 2010 2:29 PM

Answers

  • Hi,
    this has nothing to do with WHS, more I would consider a hardware issue.
    Could it be that the slot on the board is slightly damaged and causing a circuit?
    Also check, if there any capacitor on the mainboard is not flat any more.
    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf
    • Marked as answer by eddowion Thursday, January 7, 2010 3:05 PM
    Thursday, January 7, 2010 2:55 PM
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  • Hi,
    this has nothing to do with WHS, more I would consider a hardware issue.
    Could it be that the slot on the board is slightly damaged and causing a circuit?
    Also check, if there any capacitor on the mainboard is not flat any more.
    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf
    • Marked as answer by eddowion Thursday, January 7, 2010 3:05 PM
    Thursday, January 7, 2010 2:55 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks Olaf
    Seems a new mobo is the answer.
    I would have tried a different pci slot but there is only one.
    Thanks again and regards from England...............eddie 
    Thursday, January 7, 2010 3:03 PM