Hi, i am looking for input on what i can check to fix my problem. i just got a LSI 9217-8 off ebay that said its flashed to IT mode. they sold 200 of them so i assume it really is flashed.
I am running windows 10. I put two new drives in connected the controller started windows and nothing. i checked the device manager which shows a lsi adapter. am i missing something.
i plugged one of the drives and connected it to the sata on the motherboard with the last slot. thats now showing up but the drive going though the lsi 9217-8 isnt showing up.
OK, did you 3.3v mod them?
no i used a splitter for the power. i installed 2 both didnt show up. so i plugged the one directly to the last open sata port on the board, that worked. i just not sure if there could be something i am missing. i have a 2nd raid controller that will be going to my back up server and a different cable i could try.
If there’s 3.3v power going to the drives, you need to 3.3v mod them.
Preferred methods to resolve 3.3v issues:
The Custom Cable Mod: Use this SATA cable - https://amzn.to/2GA1kVz
Remove the 3.3v wire mod Use this SATA cable - https://amzn.to/2GA1kVz
Things that also work:
Tape mod: Kapton tape - https://amzn.to/2WfiUok
Or, simply buy this 5x Molex SATA splitter Use this cable - https://amzn.to/2DC5CuT
Thank you though its not the power. i am using power splitters already. the other drives are working fine.