Is it possible to use 3 pci-e x8 HBA's (IBM M1015) flashed to IT mode, no Bios, with Asus Z87-WS? Even if I plan to populate the first pci-e with a graphics card in the future?
I know that the boards runs them in x8x8x8x8 mode when all four are populated.
I installed a recently acquired Ibm M1015 flashed in IT mode in a Win7 machine, attached 7 drives (all WD 2TB and 3TB Greens), works flawlessly
very satisfied, but it does not passthrough any smart hard drive data.
How can I overcome this annoyance, if I can?