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Gigabyte motherboard not recognising Dell PERC 6i card

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by Redgie, Jun 18, 2018.

  1. Redgie

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 18, 2008

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    Location: Liverpool

    I have a nice new Gigabyte B360M-D3H motherboard, and have fitted to it an old Dell (LSI) PERC 6i RAID card. The card isn't recognised in the BIOS as a storage device and no prompts come up during boot (normally a length initialisation process would come up).

    I have tried:
    - Using the RAID card in another PC (it works fine)
    - Using another PCI-E card in the Gigabyte board (a network card) (which also works fine)
    - Updating the motherboard's firmware (no change)
    - Disabling all the onboard SATA controller (no change)

    This is leading me to think it may be an incompatibility between this specific card and this specific board?

    Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. lude1962

    Wise Guy

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    Is there a legacy/csm option in the BIOS ie not UEFI?
     
  3. Redgie

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 18, 2008

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    Location: Liverpool

    I have changed "Storage boot option control" and "Other PCI devices" both to "Legacy" but sadly still the PERC card is not detected :(
     
  4. Armageus

    Don

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  5. Redgie

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 18, 2008

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    Location: Liverpool

    Hmm, seems the tape mod is only useful for systems unable to boot due to the presence of the PERC card, whereas my issue is that the board doesn't detect the presence of the PERC card?

    Annoyingly I don't have a GPU to hand here, but I will grab an old one and try it, thanks :)
     
  6. Redgie

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Liverpool

    Tried a GPU but still no change :( Starting to think that the combination of this card and this board just doesn't work for some reason... I'm just hoping it's not the same across the whole chipset...