I have bought an Intel SASMF8I RAID Controller and trying to set up 4 x 2 TB SATA disks, the RAID Controller finds the disks, and lists them up correctly, during boot and in controller BIOS (CTRL+E). But in windows Intel RAID Web Console 2 the disks appear strange, like hot spares.
In Intel RAID Web Console 2 I cannot create any kind of Array. I succeeded to create a RAID 5 array only with controller BIOS. But this array does not appear OK in Web Console. Something it's not OK, but I don’t know why.
For example, disks Usable capacity it's OK, 1.818TB. But Raw Capacity is wrong : -(minus)198624321536 Bytes. Initialization doesn't work, progress indicator stay to zero. I tried to create partition and it's work. But disks access is very slow, around 12 MB/second.
I tried also to upgrade Controller BIOS version to M1068E 0.8.09041155I. Controller is 1068 B3. Operating system is Windows 2008 R2. Main board is Gigabyte H55M-S2H with newest BIOS. Disks are WD20EARS.
SASMF8I RAID Controller appears to be incompatible with 2TB disks. I tried with 1TB disks and it works fine.
Have any suggestions what to make the 2TB work with controller? Thanks for help