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DL320 G4 SATA / Adaptec problem

Thijs Kromhout
Occasional Contributor

DL320 G4 SATA / Adaptec problem


At our office we have bought a DL320 G4. If we build and array with the embedded SATA controller and then use the SmartStart cd it comes back with a non-bootable device.
If we disable the embedded SATA controller, it can install, but not on as a raid but a single disk.

If we, after installing the OS, enable the embedded SATA controller we get a BSOD while starting up Windows2K. Even with the SATA driver loaded in Windows.

Now, I've been reading some stuff on this issue, but not a real cure yet?

Does anybody know?


Thijs Kromhout
Oleg Mochkin
Trusted Contributor

Re: DL320 G4 SATA / Adaptec problem

It's a known issue with SmartStart and embedded SATA controller. (The same problem with ML310G3 when RAID is enabled). Just install OS without SmartStart (use F6 to install controller driver).
BR, Oleg.
Honored Contributor

Re: DL320 G4 SATA / Adaptec problem