HighPoint RocketRaid 3540 fails under heavy I/O

As I previously mentioned in my posts about using AoE on Debian for a storage server, I chose to use a HighPoint RocketRaid 3540 RAID controller for RAID; however, I have been having problems where it fails under heavy I/O. After contacting HighPoint's support department, they acknowledged that there is a known defect related to failure under heavy I/O on all RocketRaid 3540 controllers with serial numbers beginning in "08", and agreed to RMA my card.

UPDATE: I RMA'd the card and HighPoint replaced it with a working version, although I'm not sure what the difference is because the replacement also has a serial number beginning in "08". Perhaps a firmware/BIOS update?

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