I noticed the higher wattage. I am running it in a Supermicro 733TQ-665 with a 665 watt power supply. I think I might have found the answer. It has bitten me before on these Intel server boards. By default the SATA ports are AHCI. I knew better and immediately changed it to Ehnanced. Finally I gave up and changed it to Compatible. Things seem to be working now but I still have some more playing to do to be sure. I guess what is bugging me the most is that if SBS 2008 and 2011 object to any settings other then Compatible why doesn't Intel make it the default?
The only thing on the SATA ports was the DVD-ROM yet it through everything in to a tizzy. Go figure. I can understand problems with AHCI but the way they described Enhanced was it being normal SATA. Compatible is supposed to emulate EIDE.