Asus P5Q Deluxe Mobo + Promise ST 4650 Raid Controller

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

Thanks
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
    Thanks
  3. 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/Compatibility/FastTrak%20TX2650_TX4650%20SR2.1%20Compatibility%20List%20V1.0.pdf 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&region=en-global&rsn1=19 {select Series and Model}. The latest drivers are dated 2009/09/16.

    I would look at Adaptec or LSI.
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