X7SB3-F Supermicro Motherboards and HDD Detection

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The X7SB3-F ships by default with the LSI controller’s 8 SAS/SCSI ports managed by the LSI firmware, which includes setup and presentation of this RAID array. Without initializing your RAID array by slipping into the management software at boot time, your individual drives will not be detected by OSes such as Solaris, Ubuntu, etc.