These controllers only support SCSI disk drives. SCSI tape drives and CD-ROM drives are not supported.
The boot device must be logical drive 0 on the primary controller. Even though the BIOS lets you configure any controller as the primary controller, it will only let you boot from logical drive 0 on that controller.
If disks on a failed drive are replaced by hot-plugging during I/O, the system panics.
Firmware version 1.26 of the SMART-2 PCI controller is slow. For best results, use firmware version 1.36.