Your may need to use a PS/2 keyboard or get a USB to PS/2 adapter.
Have you tried setting USB to USB Legacy?
have used a PS/2 Keyboard, not tried a USB keyboard. have also tried the webconsole software from Intel and MegaRAID Storage Manager, did not work, the webconsole reports the disks as -660000MB, while the controller during boot reports a fully 1,42 TB.
Might need to do a Firmware update for the card.
I have seen this behaviour on a few PC's that have network boot enabled; with the boot rom taking up too much memory space for the RAID card bios to load.
Another behaviour I have seen is the RAID bios not loading until after boot; so if you have a separate hard drive to boot from it will boot from this before the RAID bios loads, so if you are booting from a drive not on the RAID(or indeed have any other bootable device) try disconnecting it/them.
Have tried resetting the bios to facotry settings, with all the options you mention off, even turned off everything, just trying too boot from a USB stick, nothing happened. The INTEL SASMF8I RAID Controller is useless in my Media server, since it does not work with the other components, but this is no longer an option, the RAID Controller is now returned to the shop where I bought it and a Highpoint RocketRaid 2320, 8 ports, is on it way in the mail to me, hopefully here tomorrow :-)
Thanks for the assistance everyone, much appriciated.
1 The PCI Interface of the SAS controller is PCI Express* x4 The motherboard Expansion Slots are 1 x PCIe x16 1 x PCIe x1 2 x PCI 2.2
2 The technical product specification stated that:
Align the controller’s connector with a x4 PCI Express* slot on the server board. PAGE 16
(Yes that is write server motherboard, not a workstation
3 That RAID controller is not tested validated or supported with that configuration as stated on Tested hardware and operating system list.
4 Just to spicy things up- Intel Raid Controller for Servers- Installed on a workstation with an AMD Processor motherboard and nvidia Chipset (You are pushing it) :)
Is simply not compatible- Bad news sorry.
Change main board, it's somehow incompatible with SASMF8I Raid controller. I had the same problem with an Intel Q35 main board.