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Q: promise controller SATA win XP

Hi, i'm trying to install XP on a SATA HD. I cannot seem to find these proper drivers which i need to let it do its thing. I have the Mobo CD. It is a Asus P4PE.

Any help wouold be great


Preferred Solution: promise controller SATA win XP

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: promise controller SATA win XP

we're sorted now don't worry!!!

It was to do with putting the driver files in the root of the floppy and not in the proper winXP directory

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Dear all,
Please help solve my dilemma with the above driver that windows 7 advisor says is incompatable.
I am running XP Home in 32 bit mode.
All the posts i have checked out in many forums don't give a clear answer..#
Do i need a new motherboard or are there drivers available so i can instal windows 7
Many Many thanks

A:Promise winXp sata (tm) IDE Controller

Via does not provide any Windows 7 SATA/RAID drivers for the VT8237. You could try using Vista drivers found here:

VIA Drivers Download - VIA Technologies, Inc.

Step 1 - Microsoft Windows
Step 2 - Windows Vista (32 or 64 bit, depending on which version of 7 you are installing)
Step 3 - IDE, RAID & SATA
Step 4 - VT8237 Integrated Serial ATA RAID controller

Make sure to follow the directions to create a driver disk. You'll probably need it when you attempt to install Windows 7, as your controller will probably not be discovered, which will prevent Windows from finding any hard drives.

I have no idea if this will work.

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I bought this Promise raid card function as a SATA controller only? If so, how? My OS is XP Pro.

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I am trying to install WIN 7 and use SATA300 TX2 plus IDE controller to run a 990GB HDD. The new installation tells me that I require a new driver - no Win 7 driver is available at the Promise websight. My previous installation was Vista 32 and all was OK - I understand that Windows 7 is compatible with Vista, so where am I going wrong? Any help will be much appreciated.

A:Promise SATA300 TX2 plus IDE controller

Just joined so sorry if this is very delayed but I went from XP to Win 7 with that controller and it went fine with the latest drivers on the Promise web site. If you were upgrading from Vista then there shouldn't have been a need for newer drivers but the ones at the web site worked with my clean install.

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New set up, Just installed a new Motherboard, processor and ram. For Main drives I have 2 Maxtor 120 gig sata drives striped as raid zero on the via sata controller, 2 hard drives on the main IDE bus, CD burner and DVD burner on secondary IDE, and I have 1 80 gig drive on the Promise raid controller. Everything works great except the 80 gig drive on the promise controller. The system sees the drive during post, but windows Xp pro w/ SP2 cannot see the drive. I've tried re-installing the drivers for the promise 20378 controller to no avail, it has a "Code 10, device cannot start message in device manager. I've switched the promise controller to IDE setup in bios...I'm stumped.

A:Asus A8V Promise controller

Never mind, I got it...Had to set up the IDE drive as a single raid device in fasttrack, and had to change it back to raid mode in bios......somethings you just don't question.

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I want to increase the number of IDE ports on my system and am looking at the Promise ultra 100 IDE controller card. Does anyone have any experience with the product. Any problems installing/using it.
I have an ECS k7s5a mb and win 2k on the sysytem.

A:promise ultra 100 ide controller.

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I have an Alienware computer Model. MJ 12 trying to load Windows XP. I have gotten the Promise driver loaded on a floppy and it sees the drives. It then will format the hard drive and start the Windows copy. It gets to the ulsata driver and cant see the floppy USB drive.

Is there suppose to be a USB driver loaded as well or is there something I am missing.

Thanks in advanced for any help.

A:Promise Sata 378

Don't have a solution to your specific problem, but here are some workarounds.
- you could get into the BIOS, set the SATA controller to act like an ATA one (settings might be named legacy IDE, native SATA, AHCI, or other, just look around).
if you really want the benefits of SATA after installation, you can try guides like these
there's more of them if you google

there's another technique that involves slipstreaming the SATA drivers into your XP CD (find it on google)

And also a somewhat related article (not sure if it applies)

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Here is what I'm trying to do: I want to install a new Sony CRX 220 CD RW on my Promise Ultra 133 TX2 controller card,
on it I already have installed,
a WD 60 Hdd (unjumped) on Chanel 1 and this drive is working.
But when I tried to install the CD burner jumped to CS, on Chanel 2 it did not install or recognize the drive,
so I tried unjumped and it is recognized and Windows see it in DM as working fine,
but it isn't working at all, it won't read or write,
I can't use the SL jumper 'cause on this box I already have two CD roms installed,
one as master and the other as slave, on the mobo IDE.
( I've tested this drive on my spare Rig and it's working fine)
I don't quite understand the full functionality of this type of card,
and how it relate to the onboard controller,
is it an extension, a addition to,
and if so, how does one jump a drive that one want to install on the promise card,
if on the onboard controller already have two drives one jumped as master and one as slave ?
and if you're curious about why do I want to install a additional CD burner here is the reason of why: First because the Sony DVD burner is being used a lot,
so as to save the drive from breaking down too soon ,
the second it was setting in a drawer,
third with Nero 6 ultra I can burn 2 disc's at the same time, if I want to.Thx
Asus A7N8X De LUXE-V2
AMD ATHLON XP 2600+ 208 FSB 333

A:Glitches with installing CD RW on a Promise IDE controller

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Hi All:

I have an old Gateway GP7-500 system with Windows XP Home Edition (SP-2) that uses a Promise Ultra66 PCI Controller card. The card has been showing serious signs of having problems lately: If you rebooted the system, the Ultra66 "detection" process would sometimes not detect the attached hard drive. But if you do a "cold" boot by turning the system off and then turning it back on, it would detect the hard drive without any problems. The problem now is when the system boots up (whether by a reboot or cold boot) the system will not detect the hard drive at all, and the Ultra66 detection process says that "no attached drives were detected", and the system simply shuts down. I decided that the problem was with the controller card, and my only solution was to go in and remove the controller card and simply use the two IDE controllers that are on the motherboard.

The system has two CD-ROM drives (a standard CD-ROM drive and a CD-Wrtiter) that were originally attached to the two IDE controllers on the motherboard. The hard drive itself was the only item attached to the Ultra66 controller card. I removed the two CD drives from the onboard controllers and placed the hard drive on the IDE 1 controller. I then used a standard IDE cable to put the CD-RW drive as the "master" and the regular CD-ROM drive as the "slave" on the IDE 2 controller. Seemed simple enough...

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Last spring I bought a Promise Ultra133 TX2 PCI controller card. I have hunted everywhere for the CD/pamphlet that came with it, but they continue to elude me. I can get the drivers off the Promise website, but I can't remember the install procedure. Is it drivers first, then card, card first---??? I know the drives don't get connected until card is installed (I think), LOL. If someone would post the proper installation, I would appreciate it. Thanks.

A:[SOLVED] Promise Controller package

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I may have blundered.
I have in the art department four HP xw8200 workstations windows 7 64bit.
I wanted to add two additional hard drives. I read the HP forums and the recommended Sata card was the Promise Sata 150 tx4. I bought four of them. I install the first card into the first xw8200. Connected the sata cable to the extra hard drive. Upon boot I got forced into a fast build (ctrl+f) or a reboot. If I did a fast build I got the menu for array and so forth. I didn?t want to create an array. I only wanted the extra hard drives to be added so that I would have four hard drives. I rebooted into Windows 7. In device manager the device was listed as "other" and the device was not supported.

The second machine there was no prompting on boot. In Windows 7 the device was not listed in device manager. And the extra hard drive was not detected. Same computers - same sata cards - different experiences.

I then look around for a Windows 7 driver. Nothing. On the Microsoft compatibility list only one Promise the 'FASTTRAKTX4200'and the compatiblity site did not list the Promise Sata 150.

I don?t know what to do. The first machine finds it when the computer powers up. The second computer finds nothing.

Is there a solution with the Promise Sata 150? There are Windows Server 2003 drives on the HP site...or do I need to find four replacements using Microsoft?s compatibility list for a PCI Sata card?


A:Promise Sata and Windows 7

I don't know if this will help. Please read through it.

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I installed a promise TX2plus SATA RAID card. I am using 2 WD raptor SATA drives. I installed a new system (Windows XP). It seems to work well and is noticeably faster.

Now my question. When you go to the TX2 setup utility and look at the drive assignment. It lists the 2 disks as UDMA5. this should be SATA. Has anyone any experience with this. Are the drives being limited to 100Mb/s (UDMA5)? Has any one installed this card and seen their drive rated a SATA?

I wrote Promise tech support a note on this. Tech support asked me if my SATA drives were ATA100 or ATA133????? With a question like that I have little hope of a coherent answer from Promise.

Any insight would be appreciated.

Steve L

Just a note to anyone thinking of adding a Raid card. I did have one problem. If I plug i my PNY dual slot compact Flash card reader the svstem goes bizzirk, I get blue screens, it will reboot 3 or four times just to get up and still be unstable. Unplug it and everything is ok. Must be a big conflict somewhere. Its not worth killing myself over. I'll just get a new card reader. they are cheap.
P4 2Ghz
Windows XP SP1
Nvidia TI4600 128Mb
Promise TX2 Raid
(2) WD Raptor SATA arrayed as RAID0 72Gb
WD 7200 ATA100 80Gb

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Hi everyone

Am trying to re-install windows XP on my SATA Maxtor 120Gig. The contoller is the famous Promise SATA378.

Right now my PC works and the promise contoller BIOS finds the Hard drive and boots but I would like to re-install windows because my PC seems to be running pretty slow lately. So I insert my windows XP CD, i change the boot setting in my BIOS to boot from CD, that is no problem, when windows starts to install I hit the F6 key and insert the SATA controller driver disk, and I select the WinXP Promise SATA378 (tm) IDE Controller from the floppy but then windows does not detect my SATA drive, all it detects right now is my Maxtor 80gig that I have hooked up to my primary IDE contoller. Can someone please help with this , I've tried different promise controller drivers, nothing seems to work for me right now.


A:Re-install Win XP issue, Promise SATA378 controller

have you set the jumpers on the new drive.

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Setting up Adobie Premier and I am having aproblem getting things to work as well as they could. I am unable to change the Smart enable function for my raid controller. I could do this in Win 98 and cannot get at it in 2000.
I can see teh check box but it is greyd over. any sugestions..?

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Hello Everyone,

I am running on Vista X64 premium and i have this Promise IDE controller card in my PC, but there are no drivers available for windows vista x64. does anyone else have this IDE controller? and did anyone find a driver for this card?

Kind regards,

A:promise AT133 IDE controller card driver

This may help. I have a Promise 579 RAID controller built into my motherboard for which there are no Vista drivers. I found that the Windows 2003 drivers work for both 32 and 64 bit Vista. They work perfectly, and Windows Update will even update them once they are installed.


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They don't seem to work together, nothing I did would make the system boot to the SATA drive or see it while installing Windows.

After Windows is installed on an IDE drive the SATA drive can be seen and accessed.

I installed an Adaptec SATA controller and it worked fine.

The Promise controller works with my 120gig SATA drives but not the Raptors.

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Yesterday I installed a Promise Controller Card Ultra 100 (T x 2) aka Ultra ATA/100 Controller. In addition, I also tried to install an IBM 40gb IDE hard drive and a removable hard drive case. The hard drive is set to "master -- 16 heads". The reason I installed the Promise Controller Card was because my onboard controller on an ASUS CUSL2-C motherboard was maxed out with IDE devices. ASUS motherboard bios is Award v2.10 (Build 23) and ASUS Bios revision 1003. I already had 4 IDE devices including a HD and zip drive on Primary and a burner and reader on a secondary. I am running Windows 2000 Professional. The Promiss Controller Bios Version displayed on the screen at bootup is v2.10, Build 23.

I get an error message at bootup indicating that the Promise Bios can not be installed because there is no hard drive installed. However, a hard drive is installed.

I took a look at the Promiss Website to see if I could find out how to fix this problem and found the followin faq:
Problem, Cause, Solution FAQS

PCS FAQ# 201

BIOS: , BiosBuild:
Driver: , DriverBuild:
Relevant OS: ,

Why is my Hard Drive not seen?, Why do I get the message "BIOS Not Installed", What is my CMOS Configuration?
Hard Drive Jumper Settings, Cable Issues, CMOS Configuration, BIOS Version, PCI 2.1 Compliancy, No Hard Drives attached to Ultra100 Card
The only reason that the Ultra100 BIOS will not install is if it doesn't det... Read more

A:[SOLVED]Promise Controller didn't keep its promises

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My Promise FastTrak 378 Controller is not compatible with Windows 7. Any recommendations on what controller I should replace my current controller with and is Windows 7 compatible? I have gone to stores to purchase whatever I may have needed for my computer only to end up having to return my purchase. Apparently, the sales people did not understand what "compatible with Windows 7" meant. Since I still have a lot to learn in the land of computers, I need a little help.

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I have a TX4 4 sata 2 (3gbs) port raid or regular drives PCI card. My mother board Gigabyte 970Ads3p has 6 (SATA 3 6gps) and I use a Rocket PCIe for 2 of the six drives in the machine. What I would like to do is to put the hard drives all on the system board and use the Promise TX4 to use with a DVD and Blu Ray burner drives. I can use the Rocket Raid in another machine with a bad SATA port. Both of those are sata 2 or lower. Does this work, anyone tried it? I would have thought it would work and the TX4 card would not even have to break a sweat and install a bios or anything since they are just ATAPI drives which should be a standard device. Can't just slap it in as I am waiting for a more powerful PSU as the Enermax 720 watt is doing funny things on power on and boot up. When I calculate what is in there it needs an 850Watt PSU. I have a 1000w arriving Saturday.
Amazon.com: Enermax Revolution87+ 1000 Watts Gold Certified Power Supply ERV1000EWT-G: Computers & Accessories

A:Promise Sata TX4 300 Card for DVD drives

Sorry I can't answer your questions. I have a rocket raid card but have never had occasion to use it. But, in reading reviews of it, others have used it just for DVD drives and say it works well. Assuming they are both the same type, I would assume it would work. It seems to be worth a try at least.

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The drive in question is a WD 60 GB formatted with fat 32 with PM'
the Promise card is installed and working properly as it's shown in DM,
and here is my problem:
After installing my WD-60 drive (not jumpered) and cabled with a brand new cable to the controller card. But when I boot the card don't see the now connected drive,
and it won't complete the boot to windows.
Then if I jump it to CS, it recognize the drive as my WD-60,
and in both instances there is a massage about the BIOS not being installed (sorry I don't recall the exact massage), and it won't complete the boot also.
There is nothing wrong with the WD-60 I've tested it, and it's working just fine, and the Rig boots without a problem when the WD-60 disconnected.

Asus A7N8X De LUXE-V2
GRAPHIC -ATI RADEON 9700\9500- 128 MB
HDD-1 WESTERN DIGITAL 40 GB 2MB CASHE slave, for Ghosted files,Programme photos and stuff
HDD-2 WESTERN DIGITAL 80 GB 8MB CASHE Master Partitioned, running W2k and WXP Pro in a dual boot canfig
RUNNING WIN 2k Pro and Win XP pro.
I've never worked with a controller card before, obviously I must be missing a step, or two, in configuring this thing. I thought that maybe one must change the jumper setting on the other two ... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Problem installing my WD-60 GB drive on a Promise Controller

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OS gives a warning message:
Vista has a compatibility problem with Promse Fast Trak 378 (tm) Controller
What should I do to solve this?

OS: Vista Home Premium
Motherboard: Asus 8VE De Luxe
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3200+
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 7300 GT
Hard Disk(s): HDS722512VLAT20 ATA device

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Hey all, first post here - I've scoured the net looking for a solution to my problem, but haven't found anything!

mobo: Asus k8v Se Deluxe
2 Seagate 160 gb Sata 1
1 Seagate 75 gb Sata 1

I'm running Winxp off of the 75, which is on a separate controller from the 2 Seagate 160s I'm trying to put in to a Raid 0 array on the Promise Fasttrack 378 Controller.

Here's the problem:
I can get the bios to recognize that there's 2 drives on the Promise controller. I set them to a Raid 0 array. I go in to Windows, but in the drive list, it only lists ONE massive 300ish gb drive. I don't think that's right... There appears to be no hardware malfunctions or driver errors in the hardware list. I'm totally stumped.. Windows simply doesn't show the drive until I format it using the disk manager, and then it only shows one massive drive (should show one 160 gb drive)... Any help would be really appreciated, I'm totally confused.

A:Promise Fasttrak 378 w/ Raid 0 Sata prob.

2 x 160 Gb drives in Raid 0 = 1 x 320 Gb drive to the computer.

That is Raid 0.

If you want Raid 1, check your manual again. Seems you didn't input right.


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I just bought a Promise Ultra 100 TX2 Controller Card for my WD 80GB hard drive. Under Fdisk, I can see 32 GB out of 80 GB as usage 100%, but in XP all I can see is ONLY 2GB... aye....

What is just happened?
Please help me out... Thank you

A:recognize FULL capacity using Promise Ultra 100 TX2 Controller Card

fdisk has a 32 Gb limit. Don't use it. Its best to use disk management in windows xp to delete that partition and then recreate it. Or you can create a new partition in the unpartitioned space if you want a third drive.

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Ok, so my maxtor drive was working fine all untill i took out the pci ata card out and the drive to install on my new pc.
Now whenever i try to install it there or on this pc it tells me it has found new hardware like this: promise sata console scsi processor device
I can't find any place where i can dl this driver on any cds including the maxtor one. So how can i get this thing working?
Dont mind sig specs, those are not correct!

A:promise sata console scsi processor device

Bump, someone please help me..

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Hello people,

I'm in a fight with windows 7.

The problem is i'm having is that i can't find any sata drivers for my Promise 378 controller.

I am trying to install Windows 7 x64 edition.
But no luck so far.
In the bios i have set the promise chipset to operate in IDE mode.
Because i'm using only 1 drive.
Tried the VIA drivers for the onboard chipset as well, they only operate in raid.
So those won't work.

Spend like 5 hours online googling for it but no luck so far.

I am using the following setup:

Amd Athlon 3000+ x64
Asus K8V-Deluxe
Seagate Baracuda Sata 1 TB
Ati Radeon x1950 pro.

If someone could help me out, i'd appreciate it.


A:[WIN7] Promise fasttrak 378 Sata driver - K8V Deluxe

same problem as me but i'm using the k8u-x mb
the guy on the asus tech forums suggested using the vista drivers

Download ULi Drivers

i've actually hooked up an old ide drive for now and release that no sata driver is only the beginning i also have to find drivers for my wireless dongle, soundcard, graphics card et al

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Hi Guys, I am having major difficulties installing Vista 64 on my system.....

To start off it ran Windows XP 32 just fine for 2.5 years no problems at all, decided to upgrade to 64 bit vista, so I formatted and put Windows Vista dvd in and of course its nto seeing my hard drive(which is fine cuz it did this for XP, but this of course didint work with vista) I have tried to load every single promise and/or nforce driver out there(eveyrhting from the AMD 64 sites, promise.com, nvidia.com every driver that I could find posted in the forums for someone with a similar situation, I have searched through all the forums and tried just about every solution to no avail, I even tried just raiding my single hard drive and loading fasttrak drivers, not really knowledgeable in the SATA/RAID or whatever area though so I might be doing something wrong here, I have a pretty good feeling it has to do with the 378 controller and the SATA/RAID setup....sometimes it will recognise the partition and it will start to load but then I get this error after about 2 minutes: "Windows cannot install required files, the file may be corrupt or missing, make sure all files required for install are avaialable and restart. Error Code: 0x80070017"

My system specs are as follows..

Amd Athlon 64 fx-53 2.4 ghz
Asus Nforce3 pro 150 motherboard
2 gb Corsair High performance ram
Radeon X800 pro XT
Just ONE WD Raptor SATA 36 gb hard drive
Promise SATA378 COntroller
Onboard sound
A network... Read more

A:Problems installing Windows Vista 64(Promise SATA 378 problem)

hmmm Im guessing the motherboard/controller is just not compatible with Vista 64? Am I right????? If this is the Case, as much as it hurts to find out...... can someone give me some good suggestions for a motherboard that would work with Vista 64 bit(emphasis on 64 bit). Keep in mind that it also has to be able to support the other componets in my system which are posted above. thanks guys.

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Hi Guys, I am having major difficulties installing Vista 64 on my system.....

To start off it ran Windows XP 32 just fine for 2.5 years no problems at all, decided to upgrade to 64 bit vista, so I formatted and put Windows Vista dvd in and of course its nto seeing my hard drive(which is fine cuz it did this for XP, but this of course didint work with vista) I have tried to load every single promise and/or nforce driver out there(eveyrhting from the AMD 64 sites, promise.com, nvidia.com every driver that I could find posted in the forums for someone with a similar situation, I have searched through all the forums and tried just about every solution to no avail, I even tried just raiding my single hard drive and loading fasttrak drivers, not really knowledgeable in the SATA/RAID or whatever area though so I might be doing something wrong here, I have a pretty good feeling it has to do with the 378 controller and the SATA/RAID setup....sometimes it will recognise the partition and it will start to load but then I get this error after about 2 minutes: "Windows cannot install required files, the file may be corrupt or missing, make sure all files required for install are avaialable and restart. Error Code: 0x80070017"

My system specs are as follows..

Amd Athlon 64 fx-53 2.4 ghz
Asus Nforce3 pro 150 motherboard
2 gb Corsair High performance ram
Radeon X800 pro XT
Just ONE WD Raptor SATA 36 gb hard drive
Promise SATA378 COntroller
Onboard sound
A network card
(will expa... Read more

A:Problems loading Windows Vista Basic 64bit (Promise SATA378 COntroller)

hmmm Im guessing the motherboard/controller is just not compatible with Vista 64? Am I right????? If this is the Case, as much as it hurts to find out...... can someone give me some good suggestions for a motherboard that would work with Vista 64 bit(emphasis on 64 bit). Keep in mind that it also has to be able to support the other componets in my system which are posted above. thanks guys.

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Hey Guys,

I've got two 500 GB HDs in RAID 0 configuration which have been working perfectly. They contain all my music, movies and personal docs which I've collected over the years.

I have only just made this configuration as I was trying to speed my PC up. I'd recently cloned my C: onto a 7200 rpm HD and while I was doing this I joined the spare HD that resulted to another one I had in the machine in RAID 0 and after a lengthy process of copying files back and forward from laptop drives etc I now had a perfecty working PC with a faster c: drive and faster storage area for my non-windows files (d: in RAID 0 - 930 GB).

Then, last night I get a windows update for a SATA controller. I install it thinking nothing of it, rebooted the pc and now my RAID drive is not recognised. It doesn't show up in My Computer or in Computer Management. I hoped this was just a driver issue. So I went into device manager and looked at all the SATA controller driver properties and there was only one (RAID controller) with the option to roll back - so I rolled this driver back and it made no difference. My RAID drive is not registering with windows.

When I boot the computer, after BIOS is finished doing its thing I get a RAID utility come up and it says my RAID configuration is healthy so I'm guessing (and praying!!!!) that it's just a driver issue and that it can be resolved without me loosing a whole heap of important (important to me) files.

Is there anyone out t... Read more

A:Solved: SATA controller/RAID controller update serious issue


Went into Control Panel, Device Manager, Storage controllers and uninstalled all the entries in there, rebooted and windows reinstalled them all. Now back to my perfect little setup!


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I Can't Install a sata hard disk with a PCI sata controller card.?
My mb is MSI KT4V with AMD athlon 1800.My bios is AMI.
There is no option in my mb for a sata hard disk so i brought the sata pci cotroller card.
In post it shows the raid in my pci slot but cant detect my hard disk. It is a Segate 7200 rpm 160 gb hard disk.My sata pci controller card come with a driver cd but i cant install its driver in dos mode. and i think its for the windows version.
How can i install the single sata drive in my comp.
please help me...

A:Can't Install Sata Hard disk With PCI SATA controller card

Probably some fakeraid BS..
You have to enter the RAID BIOS and configure the drive as a RAID0 array or something similar. If it doesn't detect the drive in the RAID BIOS either, look over all your cables. Make sure you have power to the hard drive and suchlike.

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Perhaps not a question for sevenforums, but I'd figure you guys would either have the answer, or be able to direct me to the answer. I purchased a Silicon SiI3512 SATA Raid Controller purely to have 2 extra SATA ports which I am using to connect to my case's external drive bays. I have flashed the bios of the controller and updated the driver to put it in "Base" mode so it is not using RAID. I did extensive research on this and it appears that I have this part right. For now, I am trying to connect a WD1600BEVT 2.5" SATA-II hard drive to one of these ports and am having some difficulty. I can see the drive, but when I try to format the drive in Windows, or a command prompt (using the windows recovery DVD) it hangs. I am wondering if this is a compatibility issue with a SATA-II drive on a SATA-I controller, however, most of the forums I have read state that if there is a compatibility issue, the controller won't even recognize the drive. I searched around to see if there was a way to force the HDD to SATA(150), but the jumpers on this drive are for SSC and RPS. Is there a way to fix this or do I need a drive that is capable of forcing SATA-I speeds? Perhaps even a controller capable of at least SATA-II since that is the minimum of all new HDDs?

A:SATA-II Drive on SATA Raid Controller?

SATA II drives are typically not backwards compatible with SATA I ports, especially on add-in cards UNLESS they have what is called "autospeed negotiation". This determines the max speed of the drive and tells it to compensate if it's too high (use SATA 1 vs 2). Unless there is a jumper on your drive, which it doesn't sound like there is, then the add-in card does not have autospeed negotiation. This is taken from Problems encountered installing SATA 3.0 Gb/s hard drives on SATA 1.5 Gb/s controllers.

I suggest finding an addin card that supports SATA II like this card: Newegg.com - Rosewill RC-211 Silicon Image 2 port SATA II PCI Express Host Controller Card(RAID 0/1/JBOD)

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I've installed a ssd capable of 6GB/s on my sata II board and was wondering, if there were controller cards that could be used with one of the two slots mentioned to get the full 6GB/s speed from the ssd if so, any recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks!

A:PCI or Pciex4 controller cards for sata II to sata III for 6GB/s ssd

I've had experience with only one card (LSI 9211-8i, way overkill for your purposes) but, based on my experience with that card, to be able to boot from them (not all cards can be booted from), you would have to install the card during the installation of Win 7. Also, cards have their own BIOS that have to be loaded in addition to the OS and the MOBO's BIOS or UEFI so you probably wouldn't gain much, if anything, in boot time (more likely, overall boot time will be longer, as with my HBA card). You may gain faster program loading, though.

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Hello. Got a question and I do not know the answer nor can I find it.

The mainboard on my setup is a BIOSTAR TA790GX128M. I currently have 4GB DDR PC6400 memory (2 sets of 2X1GB Matched Sets) that I am upgrading to 8GB of DDR PC6400 memory (2 sets of 2X2GB Matched Sets) as I am getting ready to install Win 7 Pro 64 bit and I wanted the extra memory. This board has 6 SATA II slots limited to 3Gb/s. As I have an external drive that I use for storage (1TB and it is almost full with my .wav music files from my digitized LP's), I got a Speed Dragon PCI Express Combo Card so that I can use eSATA function on the drive instead of USB to connect to the computer (eSATA being faster than USB V2.0). The card says the PCIe is limited to 2.5Gb/s but I have read where the SATA II ports, even though listed as 3Gb/s, operate at a much lesser speed.

I know I need to upgrade my mainboard/cpu/memory to current standards, but I can't do that right now. It will be about a year before I can upgrade the MB/CPU/Mem.

This controller card is in the PCIe slot (one of 2 - PCI Express Gen 2 X 1) and not only does it have the eSATA port but there is also a SATA II port on it as well.

I am getting a SSD that is SATA III (Samsung EVO) for the new OS and am wondering if I should hook it up to the SATA II port on the PCIe controller card to use the PCIe slot instead of hooking the SSD to one of the 6 SATA II ports on the mainboard. Four of the 6 ports are already in use (2TB HDD, 2TB HHD, 350GB H... Read more

A:SATA II or SATA II via PCIe Controller Card

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My MB supports only SATA 2 but in my city, the HDD SATA 3 is more cheap than SATA 2. If I buy the HDD SATA 3 it will work with my MB SATA 2 controller?

A:HDD SATA 3 (6.0Gb/s) works with SATA 2 (3.0Gb/s) controller???


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I recently bought Lenovo Y410 notebook and it came with windows vista home premium. As i want to install WinXP in my notebook, i tried with the WinXP CD available with me. But it didnt work, so i tried slipstreaming using nlite when i came to know that intel ich8m sata 3 port SATA Storage controller 2828 is the name of my SATA controller. But even then i am not able to install winXP. After copying all the installation files, the installation process doesnt move forward after rebooting. I am not getting the blue screen, but booting is not happening even after all the installation files are copied.

In short, i just want to install winXP on my laptop.
Inorder to try the AHCI disabling option, i checked in the advanced tab of bios, but such an option was not at all available there.
Pls help.

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At the moment my system is set up with a bootable 3 disk SATA RAID 5 array via the SIL3114 ports. I am trying to:

FIRSTLY add a new SATA hard disk to the Nforce4 SATA ports as a non-raid drive which I want to make the system's BOOT disk and make the existing RAID 5 array non-bootable.

SECONDLY add 2 new SATA drives in a RAID1 array via the NFORCE4 chip.
I have added the non-raid HD to the nforce4 sata ports and set the appropriate BIOS RAID setting for the single HD to disabled. This has enabled me to migrate boot files etc onto the new disk. I cannot however get the system to boot from this new non-RAID hard disk as it does not appear under the BIOS Hard disk boot setting - instead it boots with the Sil31114 SATA RAID 5 array. The only way to get the new hard disk onto the Hard disk boot list in the BIOS is to disable the BIOS IDE/SATA RAID setting completely. If I do this however it will not allow me to add a further RAID1 array to the nVRAID controller.


Thanks very much

Hardware: k8nxp-sli with nf4 and SIL 3114 controllers, 6600GT graphics, XP mce 2005

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X3470 @ 2.93GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8183 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA NVS 300, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 223 GB (175 GB Free);
Motherboard: FUJITSU, D2779
Antivirus: Avast Antivirus, Enabled and Updated

Installed a Kingston SUV300S37A/240G SSD, in order to get the maximum benefit of the SATA 3 drive I've added a PCIE SATA 3 controller card.

System motherboard has only SATA 2 connectors. SSD works fine when connected to motherboard SATA 2 connector. In order to get the best performance from ssd I bought and installed a "no name" SATA 3 pcie controller card. With AHCI mode SSD connected to controller, boot ends with message "no operating system found". Next, installed a Syba SI-PEX 40094 IOCREST SATA 3 pcie controller card, same message, "no operating system found. During boot, with the drive attached to the controller card, bios sees the controller card and the ssd, but continues with the message "no operating system found".

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I have quite a major problem that is restricting my workflow. I hope someone can help.

My system specifications are as follows: -

1 x ASUS M2N32 WS Professional Mainboard
1 x AMD Athlon 64 X2 AM2 Dual Core 5600+
2 x 1GB Corsair TwinX XMS2 Dominator DDR2 800MHz
1 x MSI GeForce 8800GTX HD (768MB)
1 x 250GB Seagate Barracuda 7200 SATA300 HDD
1 x Windows Vista Ultimate 64

I am unable to install drivers for the Serial ATA Controller that is displayed within the Device Manager and my HDD show up as an ST325062 0AS SCSI Disk Device. Even when I install the recommended driver for the Srial ATA Controller from the Windows Update website it still remains driverless. Now whether the following issues are related to this problem or not I am not sure, but I will state them here anyway.

After a certain period of time my entire system will freeze and I will have to reset my PC, although when I do it does not reset but powers down. This is continues if I use the restart command from the Windows Start Menu or automatically restart after the installation of a software package. This is extremely annoying. Having shelled out for the latest hardware in order to be compatible with Windows Vista 64 and then for this to happen is quite sickening. Can anyone help at all.

Thanks and Kind Regards


A:Sata ATA Controller...

Try the VIA SATA/RAID controller

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Can I buy a SATA 3 controller for my ASUS P5KPL-AM SE motherboard so I can achieve maximum speed on my Corsair Force 3 SSD? Or would I need to buy a new motherboard for SATA 3?

A:SATA 3 controller

They (control cards) can be easily obtained, I've given you a couple of links to get started.

HP R620 OEM 2 Port SATA III Controller Card (Non-Raid) - Scan.co.uk

Startech 1x eSATA + 1x SATA 6 Gbps PCI Express SATA Controller Card (PEXSAT31E1) [PEXSAT31E1]=

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I want to set up my Dell Dimension 8400 to allow an eSATA 3.0 connection. Will my host controller reject my external drive if it is operating at 3.0 instead of 1.5?

If so, can I reset the controller to accept the 3.0 drive?


A:will my controller allow sata 3.0

SATA is backwards compatible. It will just run at the slower speed. Also I haven't heard of SATA 3.0 only 2.0, but I could be out of the loop.

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Can anyone recommend a good PCI controller to use for 1 internal and 1 external SATA drives (would like SATA II if possible)?

A:PCI controller for SATA & E-SATA

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I have installed a Tekram TR-822 SATA Host Adapter which is connected to a SATA 1TB HDD.
My problem is that now a screen shows up before windows boot thats says:

SiI 2332A SATARaid BIOS Version 4.2.12
Copyright (C) 1997-2003 Silicon Image Inc.

Press <Ctrl+S> or F4 to enter RAID utility
Primary Channel: ST31000340AS

It sits at that screen. It will not do anything even it i hit <Ctrl+S> or F4. I also cannot get into my Mobo BIOS because this screen overrides them. The only way to get passed it is to unplug the harddrive and then it flashes a screen that says:
SiI 2332A SATARaid BIOS Version 4.2.12
Copyright (C) 1997-2003 Silicon Image Inc.

Press <Ctrl+S> or F4 to enter RAID utility
Primary Channel: Not Found
Secondary Channel: Not Found
And then continues to boot windows.

I have tried altering the jumper settings on my HDD as well as numerous changes via setup (when the HDD is unplugged)
But whenever the HDD is plugged in, It sits at that screen and does not respond to any keystrokes.

Any help?

A:SATA Controller nightmare

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PCI SATA controller be bootable on a Dell and be recognized in windows installation. if there is any suggestion please post me a link or a product that i can buy under $35
its a Dell Dimension 4700C (Slim, Compact)
it does have a PCI but it is used by a phone modem so i can remove it but it needs a SATA controller that is bootable and does not require a driver so windows installation sees it and i do not have a floppy drive in the computer mainly do to its small slim design and there is no way of getting one in there.

just send me links of one that is bootable and can be detected in bios and in Windows installation

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I found the drivers but it said I didnt have a device in my computer..

please help..

Name: Silicon Image SiI 3112 SATARaid Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1095&DEV_3112&SUBSYS_61121095&REV_02\4&3B1D9AB8&0&5840
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\SI3112r.sys, 1.00.0000.0028 (English), 2/24/2003 14:21:12, 85265 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\SiWinAcc.sys, 1.00.0000.0004 (English), 2/12/2003 14:37:48, 9600 bytes
I found that, so I thought I should update now it says i dont have a device on my computer, it's causing freezing in a few games and I need to fix it

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My machine has both older and newer hardware, running win98 with plenty of ram and processor power. What I want to do is add a large, 320 gig SATA-150 hard drive to the mix using a controller card. I will want to put winXP on this drive and use it as a mutlimedia storage drive--mainly storing music files in wave file format. I'm new to SATA and I understand that now there is SATA II, which, if I understand correctly, provides an even greater data transfer rate.

My question is this: Will a SATA II controller card accept a SATA 150 hard drive or are we talking about incompatible interfaces? I might guess that this would work, but would like to know for sure.

You might be wondering why I wouldn't just get a SATA 150 controller card? Well, given that computer technology is always being improved upon with new standards on the horizon, I just wouldn't want a 320 gig SATA drive to become obsolete too quickly. Comparabley-sized SATA II drives are a little pricey, so I won't be going there right now. At least I'd have the appropriate controller card when SATA II becomes the norm.

Any input about SATA compatibility and any other info on this that you can give me would really be appreciated.



A:SATA II controller card

SATA150 and SATA300 devices are interchangeable no problem.

Mind you, there is virtually no speed difference between SATA150 and SATA300. The interface speed is meaningless, it is the hard drive itself that dictates the data rates. Plus, there are no desktop drives that can do sustained transfers over 100MB/s, so it will be many years before SATA150 actually becomes a bottleneck (perhaps when we get hybrid hard drives with huge solid state caches).

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I'd posted here a while ago about my misadventures with Win 8 (attached thread). Basically, tried to remove a Win 8 Consumer Beta by installing Win 7 over it, and didn't work. I compounded the error by, in a series of missteps, essentially wiping the hard drive clean to the point where I get a "Operation System Not Found" error when I try to boot. I do see the hard drive in Setup (F2)

In the attached thread, someone was kind enough to tell me that I needed to install new SATA controller drivers so the HDD would be recognized. However, when I go to the link I was given (to an Intel download site), I cannot find any Win 7 SATA drivers there. I am most likely looking in the wrong place, or don't know what to look for.

Can someone help? How can I find which SATA controller driver I am supposed to download, and where do I find it?

System info:
Dell Inspiron 17R notebook
Fixed HDD: ST9750420AS-(S0)


Hard drive not detected - bad breakup with Win 8 Consumer Beta

A:SATA Controller Driver - Where and Which?

I do see the hard drive in Setup

If the HDD is showing in setup, no Sata controller driver is needed.

The notebook has two hard drives - one 750GB SATA and a 32GB mSATA.

You need the raid drivers.

IRST acceleration cache

Intel links.
IRST acceleration cache

Dell links:

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I put together a cheap build for my father. It worked for about a month and then we couldnt boot into Windows 8. after testing ram, hard drives, and attempting to re-install different versions of windows. We had noticed that BIOS was detecting the SATA hard drives in the right spot, but the blue-ray player was being detected in the wrong port, and the DVD-player wasn't even showing up at all.

We came to the conclusion that it was a defective board and that we should buy a new one. After buying the same board the BIOS read the SATA correctly until we tried installing windows 8. and got the same error massages as before telling us it was a NTFS problem. We checked the BIOS and the same exact problem was appearing.

Why could this be happening? Is there an incompatibility between hardware on the board or is it like this for all of this board?

motherboard - MSI 970A-G43
CPU - AMD FX-4300 3.8GHz Quad-Core
RAM- 4 4GB Corsair Vengeance
HDD - 2 Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM
Video Card - MSI Radeon R7 250 2GB
Blu-Ray - LG WH16NS40

A:SATA controller problems

Win8 installs it's uefi bootloader and that sometimes causes devices to appear in a different order than what you expect.

I never build with msi boards however I would make the following bios/uefi changes;
1 If you are going to install win8, then have secure boot enabled. If you are going to install win7, then I usually turn it OFF.
2 As I said I never use msi boards and the manual does not show an option to config ports to both ahci and ide as an asus or gigabyte board allows. So set them to ahci mode [if you do have an option to set ports 5&6 to ide mode, do so]
3 Connect your hd to ports 1&2. Connect sata optical drives to ports 5&6
4 Save settings and restart. Boot with whatever install disk you choose and install windows.

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