Just re-installed my Open-E Storage Servers as rebuilding my Lab up.

Downloaded the current Open-E SOHO download and installed and told me that over storage limit so purchased storage extensions to solve that.

Nasty shock found that where previously with Open-E DSS v7 Lite you COULD use a Hardware Raid Controller but simply had to create the RAID Volumes via the RAID BIOS whereas now with SOHO informs me that cannot use the Volumes the RAID Card presenting.

Is there anyway to download the last release of open-e dss v7 lite so that can restore the functionality that had.

Not looking to manage the raid via the software simply use what had before with the dss v7 lite where could use the RAID Volumes as long as built outside the Software, i.e. entering the RAID Setup at Boot and configuring directly.

The old dos v7 lite only ever used to state that did software RAID as well so didn't see any reason why wouldn't be the same with the soho version.

Alternatively ( other then ditching open-e ) what could I look at doing to be able to use the existing drives and controller card

I see someone with an LSI found the same thing and mentioned simply presenting the drives as JBOD and the using SW Raid however never got answered.