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Asus P5Q Deluxe Mobo + Promise ST 4650 Raid Controller

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March 18, 2011 6:36:59 PM

Has anyone successfully installed the ST 4650 on a P5Q successfully?

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March 18, 2011 7:59:39 PM

Welcome to Tom's Forums! :) 

I never recommend PCIe X1 RAID cards...

ASUS P5Q Deluxe:
2 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots, support ATI CrossFireX™ technology at x8 link
(PCIe x16_1 blue, PCIe x16_2 black*)
1 x PCI Express x16 slot at max. x4 link(black)

IMO - The 'problem' is if you're running Crossfire then don't bother with a RAID Card; otherwise use the second black PCIe x4. Are you looking for SAS HDD? If not use the onboard Intel ICH10R <or> get a RAID PCIe x4 Card.

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March 18, 2011 11:24:09 PM

jaquith said:
Welcome to Tom's Forums! :) 

I never recommend PCIe X1 RAID cards...

ASUS P5Q Deluxe:
2 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots, support ATI CrossFireX™ technology at x8 link
(PCIe x16_1 blue, PCIe x16_2 black*)
1 x PCI Express x16 slot at max. x4 link(black)

IMO - The 'problem' is if you're running Crossfire then don't bother with a RAID Card; otherwise use the second black PCIe x4. Are you looking for SAS HDD? If not use the onboard Intel ICH10R <or> get a RAID PCIe x4 Card.


Thanks for your note.
However, I am not using Crossfire technology.
Also, I am not looking to use SAS HDD but rather RAID 5 with 4 SATA drives.

I am really interested in knowing if this controller will work or fail with my motherboard before I buy it.
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March 19, 2011 12:17:26 AM

Then don't get it, it is EOL and no longer in production. Again, the PCIE x1 is going to be s-l-o-w!

Here's the compatibility list -> http://www.promise.com/media_bank/Download%20Bank/Compa... Your MOBO is NOT listed, so you'd be a Guinea Pig; my assumption is that it will work, but I really don't like that Promise hasn't been updating their drivers - http://www.promise.com/support/download.aspx?m=93&regio... {select Series and Model}. The latest drivers are dated 2009/09/16.

I would look at Adaptec or LSI.
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