I've got one 16-bay 3U Case, with 3G SAS/SATA Backplane, 3ware (like) 4 port controller and triple redundant PSU, laying around here, since i switched over to 24-bay a few years ago.
I understand, it's not what you're looking for, but i have it and i'm willing to sell. Just leave a reply...
I've got my SM board (X10SLL-F) and the situation is still the same, controller freezes as mentioned in the op.
I declare the card as KIA, thread can be closed.
Thanks BLinux for your time.
I've tried two different consumer boards, on both the situation is nearly the same.
I'll get a SM board the next week and will check what happens there.
But I also think the card is already dead, as I mentioned it seems like a firmware or memory failure.
I'll get back here, if I have new...
I've got this card from eBay, it's from Oracle, don't know if branded, but the sticker says so. Tried two different boards and every pcie slot.
On boot it's recognized and initializes, heartbeat led is blinking (I think that's ok?), if I try to get into bios with "ctrl+r" it freezes most...