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ML330 G3 and Sata Card

 
KevinOregon
Occasional Contributor

ML330 G3 and Sata Card

I have a Proliant ML330 G3, Microsoft SBS, two 40G scsi drives working off card. I am attempting to install an Adaptec 2420AS SATA controller into an available PCI slot but whenever I do this the machine powers on with the fans going at full speed and nothing else, no post, no boot, not even any video, the monitor green light flashes.
Any thoughts?
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James ~ Happy Dude
Honored Contributor

Re: ML330 G3 and Sata Card

Hello Kevin,

I dont think this server will support a SATA card.

It only supports Smart Array controllers for SCSI drives & U320 Adapters;

Regards,
James.
Mi6t0
Trusted Contributor

Re: ML330 G3 and Sata Card

That's right.

But you could try installing the card on the other free slots, it could help.
e4services
Honored Contributor

Re: ML330 G3 and Sata Card

you should not have trouble install an additional card as a controller into the machine as long as it is compatitble with the slot/bus etc. Check both manuals for the card and server to see the PCI acceptability and interrupts and whcih slots on the ML are compatible or best for such a device
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e4services
Honored Contributor

Re: ML330 G3 and Sata Card

the ML330 G3 is said to have "4 x 64-bit/33 MHz PCI 3.3V". Most PCI based products use the +5V power rail as their primary source of power. These same products might be designated as "+5V-only" or "5V/3.3V" or "Universal," depending on their PCI logic level compatibilities.

THe Adaptec 2420SA (2420AS) states "PCI-X 64-bit/133 MHz host interface (3.3v only)" and this could be the problem, that the adapter requires PCI-X 133MHz to work.
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