I wanted to please - does anybody know if Asus mobo P8Z77-V LX works fine with the MegaRAID controller LSI 9240-8I, or it's branded version IBM m1015?
Right now I have a Gigabyte H67MA-UD2H-B3 and it doesn't work fine with the LSI card - If I connect any drive to the card, then I can't boot from any device (even if I change in the BIOS or in the startup order) and I get the error "No operating system found". I can't even reach the WebBIOS of the LSI card.
After many google searches and lots of tests, I came to the conclusion that the problem is the board - The card works fine in another computer with ASUS Sabertooth Z77.
Now, I wanted to know if anybody ever tried to use the ASUS P8Z77-V LX with this LSI card?
If not, you know of any other board in a reasonable price that will work with this card?
The machine will run ESXi 5.
Regarding it 'working' on the ASUS Sabertooth Z77 it depends on 'what' PCIe slot, and IF it's 'working' on the PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode, black) slot then it's losing 1/2 it's bandwidth; my assumption is it's running on the 2nd PCIe 2.0 x8 slot.
RAID Cards in general require confirmation and best testing to know they not only 'work' but work reliably.
Typically lower-end MOBO's like Gigabyte H67MA-UD2H-B3 or ASUS P8Z77-V LX often lack the BIOS resources, and $300 for an LSI 9240-8i on a $130 MOBO isn't generally IMO a good match-up (resource limits).
The ASUS P8Z77-V LX offers two PCIe slots, one is meant for the GPU (PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16) and the other for some PCIe card or device (PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode, black)) which will again cut in half the bandwith of the LSI (PCI-Express 2.0 x8).
1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (blue) *2
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode, black)
So if it were 'me' then NO I wouldn't select ANY of those MOBO's.