Raid Card Questions

I have been using a Vantec 4-Channel 6-Port SATA 6Gb/s PCIe RAID Host Card in my file server and i was needing more ports so i upgraded to a Adaptech Raid ASR-51245 512mb 12 port PCIe SAS/SATA Raid Controller card. I was never using the raid function of the 1st card i was only using it for more SATA ports. But when i tried to do the same with the Adaptech card my OS doesn’t see the drives at all. When i go into the raid card i can see all drives attached. What do i have to do to get the card to pass the drives to the OS? I want to use Unraid as my OS

Thanks for any help you can give

You may have to switch the card into an HBA mode so that it simply passes through the disks to the system. I bet its masking the drives, expecting you to create RAID arrays that would then be exposed to the system.