I have a 7506-4lp with 2 ea of Maxtor 6Y060L0 (2), and Maxtor 6Y060L2 (2). They are all identical drives, the L2 are simply Retail versions and the L0 are OEM. They are both ata/133. I'm using the card in a PCI 2.2, 32bit / 66mhz slot(Asus a7n8x Rev2 mobo).
when i execute the configuration utility for the 3ware controller, i always get a screen that has available drives and incomplete drives. under incomplete drives "Port 0" is always listed regardless of drive attached. when i try to delete array, and create new array, it displays output semi-normally (port 0, does not list drive information properly) and allows me to create, but when i press F8 to save, it posts a message, "3ware bios not installed" and the array is unaccessible for OS installation (dos/winNT based OS's don't see array at all, and linux based OS's see 3 drives instead of 4 drive array).
i have tried fdisk /mbr on all drives and deleted all partitions on all drives, but always get the same problem. hmmm....
only thing i haven't tried is a maxtor utility on every drive... oh ya, and i updated firmware on the 3ware controller. same symptoms...
any suggestions would rock.
ps the 7506 is a 64bit pci card, but it's specs define it as 32bit compatible.