I tried different size drives, different SATA adapters, some would stomp on the Ethernet Port, some wouldn't work with Emplode, manual build of database topped out too, etc...
Urry has also tried to get it working. It sounded like he may have found something that may work. Early in the saga of Big Disk Builders, I thought Mark had created a Hijack that allowed 3.5 inch PATA drives, (something about the spin-up delay was a problem).
Mark could comment some more on this. Mark really advanced us to where we are now with twin 320GB drives. That was hard. I would like to get this all working too, but, I think we wore Mark out!
In SI, a little termination and attention to layout goes a long way. In EMC, without SI, you'll spend 80% of the effort on the last 3dB.