I have a EVGA Classified motherboard and was a little dissapointed to learn that I could not get the onboard sata ports to identify the 3tb drives as anything more than 768mb.
I have 6 3tb drives.
I do not want to use 3 of the included rocketraid cards in my system. I would also prefer to not purchase an addon card only to find it doesn’t work (like I experienced with my motherboard.)
So that leads me to two questions:
is there any way to get the drives to work with the onboard sata ports of the EVGA Classified motherboard (bonus points if there’s a way to make it work with the onboard ICH9R raid.)
which addon raid card would work best with these drives (for instance, would the rocketraid 2720 be a good choice?)
I am running Windows 7 but would consider upgrading to windows 2008 r2 to use the software raid 5 available there.
Thank you for your time and consideration!