I'm using a P410 Controller card in my desktop PC so I can use some SAS drives with it. The card is a pull from an old server and initially it worked fine being recognised by Windows. I then installed the drives (3x HGST 3TB) and while they were all recognised by the controller it was reading them as 0.0GB and I could not create a logical drive using them. I read online that the controller requires a firmware update (the card was running version 3.00) to recognise 2TB> drives so I downloaded the Online ROM Flash Utility (cp026512.exe) and ran it. It reported the update was successful and that a restart was required. After restarting the card gets to Initializing... XXX and then the system will reboot remaining in a boot loop until powered off. Doing some more reading I've seen others mention that using this card in a non-HP server system will not work or may have issues such as this. I have several old Proliant's lying around so can put the card inside one of them to revert back to an older firmware. Is it possible to get this card working in a normal desktop with these 3TB drives using a specific firmware version or do I just forget it and buy a new controller card known to work?