I have an Asus A7M266-D motherboard which is Asus's dual Athlon MP board and has AMD's 760MPX chipset in it. I wanted to setup a Raid-5 array (I've lost single drives in the past with a lot of information on them so I want redundency with my storage configuration now) so upon looking around a little bit and watching video reviews at http://www.tubesfan.com
video search I decided to go with Adaptec's 2410SA.
After installing the card, my computer would hang after post in both the 64bit/66mhz slot and 32bit/33mhz slot. I tried every slot and removed every other card in the system just to be sure there weren't any conflicts all to no avail. Just to make sure the card itself wasn't bad I put it in a different computer and it worked fine.
After doing some research it appears this card doesn't like the 760MPX chipset very much. The card will only work in a 32bit/33mhz on Tyan's boards, it's not working at all on my Asus board, and it appears to work on MSI's board however with dismal performance.
I flashed the 2410SA with multiple firmware versions. I updated the A7M266-D with the latest bios. I tried a ridiculous amount of bios configurations. I've pretty much concluded that I've wasted my money on the 2410SA. So hear is my question. Has anyone ever run a SATA Raid card successfully on the A7M266-D or any board with the 760MPX chipset? If so what was it? The three cards I'm looking at are Tekram ARC-1110, 3ware 9500S-4LP, and Promise FastTrak S150 SX4-M. I'm open to different cards though. Also, will the 64bit/66mhz slot work with PCI-X cards? The 64bit/66mhz slots on the A7M266-D (or any other 760MPX chipset board) aren't labeled as being PCI-X.