6 x Western Digital WD30EZRX Green drives in RAID5 configuration jumpered for 3 GB/s
Connected to Adaptec 6405 with latest 19076 firmware
Drives plugged into Intel expander AXX6DRXEXP with latest 2.18 firmware
(listed in Adaptec Compatibility Report - http://download.adap...-12_series6.pdf)
I create my array, create a partition, start copying and things are fine... a half hour or an hour goes by and the system jams up and I can barely click anything. On the hot swap bay, one drive has a solid green light and I can possibly click continually on applications to try and shut down, then after waiting a good half hour I pull the plug. This has happened four times now.
Previously I had the same model drives plugged into this card with a four drive multilane cable without an expander and there were no issues.
I swapped out the expander with an identical one and I have the same issue.
The card or drives are well within 'normal' temperatures.
Does anyone have any advice? Thanks in advance!
Edited by urbanriot, 25 November 2012 - 09:43 PM.