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Question [SOLVED] SAS controller help

I have 2 AOC-SASLP-MV8 card's running 15 of my drive's everything was going great running on WHS2011. I recently did a major rebuild and combined my PC and Server into a single case. It seems that Windows 8 and the AOC-SASLP-MV8 do not play nice together, i can get the drivers installed but the moment i connect any hard drives to it, Windows 8 throws a BSOD dpc_watchdog_violation error, which i have yet to determine a solution for.

I am fairly confident I could order the newer aoc-sas2lp-mv8 which seems to have Win8 drivers. However I am interested in possibly upgrading my controller, would it be worthwhile to upgrade to an LSI controller even though all I need is JBOD? It would be nice to have something faster than the Marvell 6480 I am currently running. Would the upgrade to the aoc-sas2lp-mv8 with the Marvell 9480 give me a performance boost?

Any help is appreciated.

Solution - Actually install the 4.0.0.1200 driver not the 3.1.0.22 driver

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I had the same cards in a WHS v1 build that kept dropping drives all of the time. When I upgraded to 2011 I also bough two IBM M1015 and flashed them to LSI 9211-8i, Both have been working flawlessly ever since and the cards are pretty cheap. Do a search on the subject, there are a few threads about it on here.
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I have 2 AOC-SASLP-MV8 card's running 15 of my drive's everything was going great running on WHS2011. I recently did a major rebuild and combined my PC and Server into a single case. It seems that Windows 8 and the AOC-SASLP-MV8 do not play nice together, i can get the drivers installed but the moment i connect any hard drives to it, Windows 8 throws a BSOD dpc_watchdog_violation error, which i have yet to determine a solution for.

I am fairly confident I could order the newer aoc-sas2lp-mv8 which seems to have Win8 drivers. However I am interested in possibly upgrading my controller, would it be worthwhile to upgrade to an LSI controller even though all I need is JBOD? It would be nice to have something faster than the Marvell 6480 I am currently running. Would the upgrade to the aoc-sas2lp-mv8 with the Marvell 9480 give me a performance boost?

Any help is appreciated.
I don't see any problem with AOC-SASLP-MV8 + Windows 8.1, like many other users. Which driver are you using? 4.0.0.1200 should work.

You would see very little performance difference by upgrading SASLP (PCIe 1.x x4) to SAS2LP or IBM ServRAID M1015 (PCIe 2.0 x8).

PCIe 1.x x4: 1000MB/s, that's fast enough even for simultaneous access to 8 HDDs, let alone for access to each individual HDD at a time.

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I don't see any problem with AOC-SASLP-MV8 + Windows 8.1, like many other users. Which driver are you using? 4.0.0.1200 should work.

You would see very little performance difference by upgrading SASLP (PCIe 1.x x4) to SAS2LP or IBM ServRAID M1015 (PCIe 2.0 x8).

PCIe 1.x x4: 1000MB/s, that's fast enough even for simultaneous access to 8 HDDs, let alone access to each individual HDD at a time.
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I am running 4.0.0.1200, the driver and firmware work fine until i try to boot with any number of disks attached to it, then my system locks up and gives me BSOD.
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If you are using "Windows 8" not "8.1" (as you wrote), then it may be worth upgrading to 8.1, as well as the chipset drivers (the latest one is 10.0.17, ME driver is 10.0.0.1204; they support Intel 6, 7, 8, 9 Series chipsets)
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If you are using "Windows 8" not "8.1" (as you wrote), then it may be worth upgrading to 8.1, as well as the chipset drivers (the latest one is 10.0.17, ME driver is 10.0.0.1204; they support Intel 6, 7, 8, 9 Series chipsets)
It is win8.1, i'll check the chipset to ensure it is up to date, though i believe it is.
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Update - I am dense. I wasn't using the 4.X driver, I grabbed the 3.X by mistake my bad renethx !

When i started seeing my 2TB drivers work and not the rest i eventually figured it out.
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