A couple days ago I placed an order for a 1u server and I received the following reply from the manafacteur: "
The amd system has a problem with the raid card (3Ware 8506-4LP 4 Port Raid 5 Adapter). It doesnt fit. The ram slots are directly below the raid card and it wont sit flush with the riser card."
He recommended putting the following in instead:
LSI MegaRAID 1504064 SATA 150-4 4-Channel RAID Kit Storage Adapter
I'm looking around this board and did a search only to find mixed reviews in the past. What would be an appropriate alternative, because I know I need raid 5--but I need it to be reliable as this is pretty important data. I would be doing offsite backups but I should be able to trust the controller.
<< The ram slots are directly below the raid card and it wont sit flush with the riser card. >>
That makes no sense.
I've never seen such a thing.
PCI slots and RAM cannot take up the same space on the motherboard.
Whether using staight pci-slot input, or a pci riser card, the RAM slots should not be in the way.
Maybe it is some weird board with a riser momory add-in card.