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No Sata Raid Controller?

Q: No Sata Raid Controller?

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

please help..



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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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Preferred Solution: No Sata Raid Controller?

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.)

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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.

SO IS WHAT I WANT TO DO POSSIBLE ? PLEASE HELP.

Thanks very much

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

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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.

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

SOLVED:

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!

Woohoo!!!
 

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I had an adaptec 1210SA SATA RAid controller with two 160 Gb. drive mounted in RAID 0. I bought a new controller (Adaptec 2410SA) and I disconnected my two 160 Gb. drive to connect on my new controller. But now it doesn't see my RAID 0. So, I reinstalled my old 1210SA and reconnect my two drive but now it only see a JBOD and windows can't access my drives. I see that I can create a RAID 0 without initialize the two hard drives in the controller BIOS utility, but I'm not sure I could recreate the RAID 0 without loosingall my data (and damn me I should check out before doing the upgrade but I wish it's not too late). Could someone give me a hint how to recover my data? (And sorry for my english I from Montréal, Québec and I speak french). Tank you.
 

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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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Hello. I just bought Seagate SATA 250gb. Conntected it to the computer, installed via hyperion pro latest version 5.20a but now my hdd is recognised as VIA RAID CONTROLLER not as hdd. How can I fix this problem?

Here is a picture prikachi.com/files/295680N.jpg
 

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I have an MSI K8T Neo2 MS-6702E motherboard with a VIA VT8237 SATA RAID controller. It would be really helpful to know whether or not this controller is supported under Windows 7 x64. If it is, where can I find the driver for it? I have a hard drive and a DVD burner. The DVD drive works if I coax it, but I can't burn. The hard drive refuses to show up at all and is currently being removed and placed in an external USB case.

EDIT: I'm an idiot and just realized there is a separate forum for drivers. Could a mod move this post for me?

A:SATA RAID controller problems

Yes, the VIA VT8237 SATA RAID controller is supported. I used one on a Asus A8V Deluxe and used with a western digital caviler black 640 GB hard drive and put windows 7 on that hard drive. Also this is only a SATA 1 port not a Sata II so you need a jumper placed on your hard drive to tell it to run at Sata 1 speed if it is a Sata II hard drive. I moved the hard drive to the promise raid controler since then. I now have a blu ray burner installed on the via raid controler. Just make sure the bios settings are set up for non raid.

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in my lenovo H50-50 (windows10 64bit) i installed a new ams106x sata/raid PCI-Express controller and correctly configured as raid1 but i can not any way to make it detected by the bios in the boot device. Is there a way to make it detected by the bios and boot the system from the controller Raid? many thanks.
 
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

A:H50-50 - controller sata/raid non detected in bios

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
I am not an owner of your model, but I have a suggestion.  Is there an option in the BIOS for Quick Boot or Fast Boot.   If so, try disabling if enabled.  The slower boot sequence might detect the card so that its BIOS can be loaded. 

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Hey guys I just bought http://tekgems.com/Products/la-pci22-vt6421a.htm and I was wondering how I get it to Legacy or Native Mode instead of RAID mode.
 

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Does anyone know where I might find the 64 bit ".inf" drivers for Windows 7 64 bit?

A:Silcon Image 3114 Sata Raid Controller

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Silver0066


Does anyone know where I might find the 64 bit ".inf" drivers for Windows 7 64 bit?


Hi and welcome

Start here Silicon Image - Support

The driver is there

Ken J++

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Dear guys,

I am running into a very strange issue:
I was checking my setup the WIN7-Readyness-Software and received no issues. Installing WIN7 x86 fails with the statement, that the startup configuration cannot be changed.

I tried allmost everything and did not succeed - except when disabling RAID to normal disks. So, my assumption is, that there is an incompability with the driver.

(I also lowered security for C:, C:\boot, etc. to EVERYONE - no cure)
I formatted the disks completly - no cure.
I tried tu upgrade from XP, VISTA - still, no cure.

The strangest thing is: I hade the beta (WIN7) running, but had to re-install, due to a drive failiure and drive replacement (RAID0). Now I am running RAID1. (Yes, I also tried the whole thing with RAID0).

I am using the latest driver: 5.5.0.1035.

ANY IDEAS????

Apreciation and regards,
Stefan

A:Intel RAID (ICH5) 82801ER SATA Controller

I am informed by the Microsoft windows 7 upgrade checker that Intel (who always claim that they have a good relationship with Microsoft) will not be providing a driver for the 83801EP (AMD all is forgiven).

I have been trying to source an alternative route eg IDE to SATA card or PCI to SATA card.

Has anyone solved this problem or even better is anyone from Intel vaguely interested in keeping customers happy.

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I have a Asus p4p800-e deluxe. I'm currently using the ICH5R controller 2x80 GB Hitachi deskstars Raid 0 160GB. I have a 3rd SATA 80GB Samsung hard drive. All 3 hard drives have same specs, just different brands. I want to connect the 3rd drive to the promise fasttrak 378 controller as a single SATA drive (for data backup). When I connect the drive to SATA_RAID 1 connector and setup the bios the drive isn't seen. I've tried both connections on the promise controller. Any clue how to get the bios to recognize it? Also can I just move the Raid 0 Drives over to the other controller without losing any data? I disconnected the raid drives from the ICH5R controller and connected the single drive and the bios found it, but I don't want to lose my array by connecting it to the other controller if I can get it to work with single drive on the Promise controller. In the bios I only get IDE or Raid option for the promise controller.
 

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I have a Toshiba L675 that throws bluescreens. I checked the event viewer and the error is:

Event ID 11
Source: amdsata
The driver detected a controller error on \Device\RaidPort0

I went to analyze the crash with MSDART and there was no dump file present.

Another interesting thin is that there is also a warning in the event viewer that states that custom dynamic link libraries are being loaded etc. etc. etc.

When I try to install the most recent version of the driver, found on Toshiba's site, it comes back with install errors. It fails during the C++ 2010 redist. The overall install is a success according to the AMD log, but that area fails. When I check device manager after install, the driver date remains at 10/7/2009 when it should be 8/20/2012. When I check event viewer, it now gives a disk error: The driver detected a controller error on Device\harddisk1\dr1.

The individual that owns the laptop downloads music...is it really a controller error or am I dealing with a virus or some kind of malware?

A:Toshiba L675 bluescreens because of AMD Sata Raid controller error

Quote:
The individual that owns the laptop downloads music...is it really a controller error or am I dealing with a virus or some kind of malware?


Don't discount either possibility. I've seen too many instances of young people and the music downloading causing problems on mom and dad's computer. File-sharing over the Internet can be a dirty business.

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Hi all,

I have a Dell Dimension 8300 with a WD 200G SATA drive and I'm trying to format and install a fresh copy of Windows XP Pro SP2. I have made an image of the partition C: with Norton Ghost 8.0 before I went on with the formatting.

Problem: After the installation of Win XP, it is extremely slow. As I scroll through the screen (especially when using IE), I could see the screen try to refresh from the bottom to top).

I've installed the Intel Chipset Utility and the Display driver (nVidia 66.93) but it's no help. Before as I was installing Windows, I performed the F6 procedure and installed the Promise SATA Controller from Dell for my Dimension 8300.
http://support.dell.com/support/dow...D=DIM_PNT_P4_8300&os=WW1&osl=en&deviceid=4096 but it still not working.

After that, I followed the instruction from the Dell's website and tried to manually update the SATA Controller in Windows by going to Device Manager --> SCSI and RAID controller, except there was NO SCSI and RAID controller listed in there!

So I decided to load the original C: partition from the Ghost image to see what's there for the SCSI and RAID controller, it's merely using the A347SCSI SCSI Controller from Microsoft and it does not have the slowdown problem at all.

There must be something that I've missed when installing Windows. Why wouldn't it see the SCSI and RAID controller in Device Manager? I've tried to reinstalled Windows a few... Read more

A:Win XP extremely slow on SATA, SCSI / RAID controller disappeared

Hi
Have you asked dell abt this?
 

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So I have had a HighPoint 644 SATA III 6.0 GB host card in my system for some time now, and yes, it was a total pain to set up when I initially installed it. I recently picked up a new 3TB SATA III 6.0 GB drive (newegg had uhm on sale) and I had a spare HighPoint 620 SATA III Host / RAID Controller card laying around (and a spare PCI-E slot to boot) so I dropped the card in, mounted the drive, and wired it up, using a SATA III 6.0 GB cable, of course.

I then tried to boot it up - <insert /facepalm here> - yea, I got nothing.

Has anyone else successfully gotten a HighPoint 644 and a 620 to co-exist on the same board? (It'd be even more ideal if said board was a Gigabyte MA790FXT-UD5P.)

I've noticed that during boot up the system is seeing the newly installed card before the primary card, since the bootable disk is already on the primary card, the next step will be to switch the ports that the cards are installed in and see if that makes any difference. There's nothing in the board docs about one PCI-E slot being initialized before the other, but it's worth investigating. Will post follow ups (especially since I have read that HighPoint support is non-existent).
Using the onboard ports so that I can still use the new drive, but sure would be nice if I could take advantage of those fast I/O rates that come with SATA III.

A:HighPoint SATA III Host / RAID Controller Card Problems

I have one but have not used it yet. I read in reviews on Newegg that you install it with nothing connected then startup and see if windows recognizes it and installs the drivers or go through the finding new hardware part. After it is recognized and installs drivers, then shutdown and install the hard drives to it. Guess we'll have to see if that works. If it needs drivers, I believe they are the Marvell 91xx drivers.

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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 have a problem with a RAID device. vista wont update it from the internet automatically so i used the my motehrboard cd to install it off. everything went ok and it installed well. the only problem was that when vista booted back up the driver wasnt digitally signed so vista wouldnt boot up into windows. i had to take out the hardrive and put it in as a slave and delete the files through xp. does anyone know where i can get this driver from that has been digitally signed?

A:silicon image sil3114 sata raid controller digitaly signed driver

Originally Posted by UKMach


I have a problem with a RAID device. vista wont update it from the internet automatically so i used the my motehrboard cd to install it off. everything went ok and it installed well. the only problem was that when vista booted back up the driver wasnt digitally signed so vista wouldnt boot up into windows. i had to take out the hardrive and put it in as a slave and delete the files through xp. does anyone know where i can get this driver from that has been digitally signed?




HI.
This it?s the good driver > http://www.siliconimage.com/docs/Si3..._x64_15100.zip < only you need install and then vista x64 uptade whit the new version.

Regard

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Cheers Folks

I suffered heavy lost of data creating a mirroring (!) RAID-1 on two different Silicon Image SiI3112-SATA/150-RAID-PCI-Controllers using a pair of Hitachis 7K250 harddrives (250GB, SATA/150, 7200rpm, 8MB Cache).

The BIOS detects both HDDs without problems, Windows XP Pro can be installed completely without problems but if i copy bigger files (>xxMB) from other drives or via LAN, the files are sometimes damaged.

-> 4 seperately copied WinXP SP2-Files from CD or vianetwork to any partition within the RAID-1 using the cmd "xcopy /v".

-> 2 damaged files while trying to extract the files anywhere i could.

I can run Prime95 24h+ without problems.
Both harddrives are "OK, return code 0x00", tested with the latest version of Hitachis Drive Fitness Test.


Here is the complete config:

AMD Athlon XP 2000+ with Swiftech MCX-462-V
EPoX EP-8KHA+ (VIA KT266A-Chipset)
3x 512MB Kingston HyperX, DDR3200
two different SATA/150-Controllers with different BIOS-Rev's (but even the latest one from Silicon Image won't work)

I recognized a tiny difference on the HDD firmware-revisions ... could it be that simple and that strange

Oh please, make it ending ... I spent maybe 50 hours or so on copying files, rebuilding RAIDs and installing Windows XP...

Bye bye and nice to read you, with nice greets to the www,
Kai Schwab aka "WaxMo"
 

A:Silicon Image SATA/150-RAID-Controller + 2x Hitachi 7K250 250GB = Data Corruption?

Which Via Hyperion drivers are you using ? Do you have a creative soundcard installed ?
 

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Hi: we have a Supermicro server with an Intel C600 series controller and we would like to use some of the ports and their disks as removable devices, to allow to copy media from one server to another. I mean:
- The controller has 4 ports with 4 disk on each, 16 disks in total
- The first 4 ports will remain the same, not removable (OS in Raid 1, Media in Raid 0)
- The other ports (2-4) will be used with SATA SSD drives and we need to remove them via Eject hardware (as an attached hard drive) and then being able to attach them to the backup server to read the media.

So far as I know, there's a DWORD I may need to add in the registry, but a little help would be more than welcome to solve this.

This is the opposite way, to not allow the HDD to be ejected.
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\asahci64\Controller0\Channel0]
"TreatAsInternalPort"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\asahci64\Controller0\Channel1]
"TreatAsInternalPort"=dword:00000001
Thanks in advance!

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Please help:
I can't get this computer to run the files for the drivers(Zipped files). I have 7-Zip to open them.
Thanks for any help.

A:yellow ! on Video controller and. ? on multimedia Audio controller, RAID controller, and an unknown device

Just to add, I tried updating the drivers but windows won't run the downloads.

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Installed a new M4 ssd today and loaded windows on it. Previously i was using 2 raptors in raid 0 for the os and programs. I re raided the 2 raptors and connected them to the jmicron ports and set them up for raid in bios, then created the raid 0 array no prob. Windows doesnt see the array when loaded up and i have the latest rst drivers installed..did this prior to the os install on the ssd. did i do something wrong? using the x58 e760a1 mobo. under device manager, the raid controller has an exclamation mark and no driver installed yet i have the latest rst 10.8.0.1003 installed..

A:Win 7 raid 0 setup / missing raid controller driver

Try loading the JMicron drivers from the motherboard manufacturer. RST is for Intel chipsets.

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i have a windows 2000 server running off a intel motherboard that has onboard sata raid, so my 2 sata drives are currently running raid 1 (mirroring) from the board, my question is will the mirror need to be broken if i install a pci sata raid card and hook the two drives up to it? will it wipe out my data on the drives or just the mirror?
 

A:on-board sata raid -vs- pci sata raid....

Moving to a different brand RAID controller will require regeneration of all the data, I really doubt their formats are compatible.
 

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This is a problem that just recently popped up out of no where. One day upon startup two new pieces of hardware were found on my computer. I get prompted to install the drivers for a Raid Controller and a Multimedia Audio Controller.

Each day I cancel them and my computer runs just the same as it always does. It my Device Manager these two items show up in the "? Other devices" tab alongside a SM Bus Controller (which never prompts me to install so it doesn't really bother me).

Just wondering what these devices are, where they came from, and what I should do to solve the problem.

Thanks.
 

A:RAID Controller and Multimedia Audio Controller

Did you do a bios flash or reset cmos by chance?

They are probably onboard devices you can disable them in the bios. You need to check your manual; each bios is a little different as to where the items in question are located.

One more question; do you have an add-on sound card and does your systems sound work ok?
 

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Hey guys,

I just purchased a samsung sata dvdrom - this is an upgrade from my old failing IDE drive. My motherboard (an Asus A8V Deluxe) has 2 sata connectors, and another 2 raid sata connectors - the 2 regular connectors are being used up by HDD's...

The question is, can I use one of the Raid Sata's for the dvdrom? (I've tried this already with no luck, I'm wondering if there are any bios settings that'll help with this?)

If this isn't possible, can I plug the hdd's into the raid sata's and not use the raid functionality?

Thanks for your help, I look forward to replies!

A:[SOLVED] Sata vs Raid Sata? DVDRom not recognized

No the raid sata port need a raid driver and won't work with optical drives, you would be able to use the non-boot hard drive on it however and put the DVD drive on the standard sata port. Unless you already have the hard drives in a raid config.

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Ok, just got finished building my new compy and I am trying to get Xp OS to install. I get past the add additional drivers (Nvidia Raid Class Dr. and Nvidia NForce Storage Controller) and get them to install but when I get to install Xp now? "press enter" part it comes back saying that it cannot detect a hd and must quit set up. I am working on Gigabyte S-series Am2 mobo (GA-M57SLI-S4 ver. 1:1) and using two Hitachi Deskstar hds @ 250 Gbs ea. in a Raid 0 (3gbs-s SATA).
This is my first Raid and second Sata install. Now onto to what I have done...
I have followed the manual explicitly, ie. I followed the steps listed to first enter the system Bios and enabled the Raid controller, then saved and went into the Raid bios to create the Raid saved, and went back to system bios to select the Raid to a boot device and saved. Now as I said Xp is not recognizing the hds and refuses to finish installing.

I have also tried not undoing everything and just installing without the Raid using just the Nvidia Raid Class Driver that is supposedly required w/wo A Raid with the same results.
I have now redid the Raid array.

I noticed that when I went into my bios that it also does not seem to recognizing it. When I go into Advanced bios settings, under Hard Disk Priority, it lists the Raid;
1. SCSI-0 Nvidia Stripe 465.76Gbs.
2. Bootable addins cards

However, under Standard; it is not listed. see below,
IDE channel 0 M drive (dvd drive)
IDE channel 0 S drive (cd/rw)
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A:xp install is not recognizing SATA Raid nor single SATA hd

hmm, strange - have you formatted your hard drives already? Do you have Win XP with SP2 - SP2 is needed to recognize large hard drives.
I don't know how complicated it would be but if all else fails maybe undo the raid configuration format your hard drives (if they are not already) then do the raid thing. I am a beginner so these thougths/ideas might be irrelevant.
ddc22
 

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I could really use some help with this. I have a HD that I'm moving from one Windows 7 machine to another.

The new system is a Gateway DX4860. The old was was also a Gateway DX4820.
When I put the old drive in the new computer, I get the Windows Splash screen, the stars begin to appear and it resets.
I went back to the old machine and noticed the BIOS setting for SATA was set to RAID.
I changed the new system to RAID, it just froze.
I put a second drive in the new machine and now it boots properly.
I installed the AHCI drivers, changed the registry setting to 0, rebooted the machine, and changed the BIOS setting to AHCI from RAID.
When Windows tries to boot, I'm getting the same behavior as before (I get the Windows Splash screen, the stars begin to appear and it resets).
This is for Windows 7 BTW.

Gateway AND Intel have both told me I need to re-install the OS to make this happen. I'd rather not do that if AT ALL possible.

I'd very much appreciate some help with this.

Thanks so much in advance for any help you can provide!

A:Changing from SATA RAID to SATA AHCI - Help needed!

You have a few things happening here, 1st your Win7 is probably an OEM (Originaly came w/the system) andassuck is tiedto the original mobo & can'tbe moved.
2nd, you have 1 sys w/ a core2quad processor, and the other has an I5. This means the mobo & memory are different, you have a different setof drivers so thr=e DX4860 will not boot with the older drivers. Normallythis would take aclean install, but being an OEM version - you would need therecovery discsfromthe DX4860.

Jim

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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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Hi guys.
I asked this question before but somehow i got no reply. i want to know whether i should get two 200 gig connected through RAID 0, or just buy one 400 SATA150 and connected to SATA master1. i really need some opinion here.

my MOBO is Asus P5AD2-E Premium.

Thanks a lot of the help.
Mars
 

A:Is two 200gig (SATA RAID) better than one 400 SATA (master)?

The way I would do this is like so:
400g sata drive for the os and seldom used storage. I'd likely do a 10g os partition, and the rest for data, backups, etc.
I would raid0 the apps, raid0 of the os is asking for it, in my opinion.
Put a pagefile on the os drive and the raid0 array for best performance.

This way the os is on a reliable drive rather than on a risky raid array, apps get a boost from the raid0 array.
Keep in mind that most of the always needed parts of the os will ALWAYS be in memory. Raid0 for the os isn't really needed for performance. Of course, if all you have is a raid0 array, you kinda have to place the os there...
 

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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

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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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I have an MSI 845aru mainboard with a Promise pdc 20276 raid controller built into the board for the raid channels. I don't want to use them as a raid array but simply as two separate IDE controller channels. So can you connect 2 hard drives to the raid ide connectors on the motherboard, but operate in non-raid mode, with one as the boot drive. Reason is I want to do video editing which requires separate drive to capture video from the boot drive, and on seperate channels. Add to that I need a DVD and separate CD rewriter (which are also supposed to work best on a seperate IDE controller, and also not on hard
drive channel as hard drive will then run at the speed of the CD and not ata 100 I'm told). If it is possible to run them as normal ide channels, how do I set it up?

Many thanks for any help

Terry
 

A:Using raid controller as standard ide controller

As far as i know, no you can't do it .. use the RAID as a standard IDE controller... but , might want to search the newsgroups for a BIOS hack...
If you had a Asus board www.braziliantech.com has BIOS hacks which will make a Promise IDE controller to work as a RAID controller... so you need the "reverse" , from RAID to IDE...
I'm too lazy to check , but there are couple of boards ( if my memory serves me right Soyo is one of them , that will acctually let you use the RAID as a IDE controller giving you a total of 8 IDE devices.... might wanna check it out...

HTH
 

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I've searched around and found many threads on converting from non-Raid to RAID however, little on the process of going the other way. If you know a thread, please pass it along.

I have a system image from the Raid 0 system on a single disk. However, it appears if I set the SATA configuration in BIOS as AHCI or IDE the system will not boot. It appears that leaving the SATA configuration in RAID mode allows the system to boot, even if the main drives are not configured as RAID.

Is there any down-side to leaving the SATA controller configured as RAID? The Intel RAID manager comes up during boot and reports the two disks as non-RAID.

Am I stuck having to leave that mode set (other than doing a full rebuild of the system and all applications)?

This is all on Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thank you,

-a

A:Converting from RAID 0 to non-RAID SATA

Generally speaking, switching from non-RAID to RAID 0 involves a complete data wipe on the drives you want to set up in RAID to allow the RAID controller to construct a RAID array with whatever drives. I am not sure if that would be the case for the reverse process, but I have a feeling it probably has the same effect. Especially if you decided to delete the array.

In either case, I would make sure you have a complete backup of any and all files you want to save before attempting anything.

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can i disable the raid sata and use it like ordinary sata for optical drive in the intel D975XBX2 ? thanks

A:raid sata to ordinary sata

I use two sata drives in a hardware raid 0.

What RAID are you using? RAID 0/RAID 1/RAID 5
You can break your RAID, BUT you will lose all the striped data on all your drives if configured in RAID 0.
RAID 1 are mirrored drives, and the array can be broken without data loss.

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Hi,

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???

Yes.

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Hi,
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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Hi
Anytime when is restarting the computer it says found new hardwer but aint instaling , whats that raid controller and what driver need to be installing
 

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How to understand what raid controller is currently managing my raid 1 and how to test if i'm having normal performance?

A:What is my raid controller?

Your manual should explain which ports on your motherboard make up the controller. Some boards have two sets, for example, ports 1-4 could be Intel and 5-6 are Marvell, etc.

Unless you have a dedicated, add-in RAID controller card, then it will just be the "soft" RAID found on most motherboards.

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I have a raid controller issue!

Next to Raid controller it has a "yellow !".

Can someone please help me to fix it. I'm not too sure how to or where to go to get it fixed. People keep saying go to the manufacturers website and download the driver for it but I still dont see where to fix it?

ASUS Socket 754 - K8V-VM.

If you do find out how to and what I need to do could you be so kind and paste the link for me??

Thanks.
 

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I seem to have dug myself a hole and now this seems to have turned into a sort of complex problem that I'm having serious troubles diagnosing.

Here's what I have:
HP Pavillion m9040n
Motherboard: ASUS IPIBL-LA
Northbridge: Intel G33
Southbridge: ICH9R
CPU: Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4 Ghz

Hard drives: 2 x 320 GB WD3200AJS, ideally on RAID 0

When I first got the computer, the two hard drives did not come in a RAID array, so I set it up as RAID 0 and everything was peachy and working great. I left the country for two years, my family used it, and about halfway into my trip one of the drives apparently died. So my brother deleted the RAID array, installed Windows 7 on just ONE of the drives.

Now that I'm back, I want to put it back onto RAID 0 for the performance boost as well as reinstall Windows 7 to get a fresh start.

So, because one of the drives was apparently a bad drive (but it was working just fine as an extra storage drive) I decided to run chkdsk on all drives - there were no problems detected whatsoever. I updated the BIOS version and every other device that needed it, I backed up my data, zeroed out the hard drives with an application on a boot CD called "The Ultimate Boot CD" which contains tons of different boot options, and then turned on RAID again. Everything was fine so far - I installed Windows 7 and then after a restart an error comes up saying "Hard drive failure imminent." So, I run a drive scanner again to check f... Read more

A:Bad RAID controller, bad HDD - not sure which

RAID 0, especially software sucks and often fails with a complete loss of data.
I assume your warning is SMART message and it should be heeded.
RAID 0 seldom gives any significant performance boost, but will significantly improve your chances of data loss.

Why RAID is (usually) a Terrible Idea
http://www.pugetsystems.com/articles.php?id=29
 

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I am working on a build that has 10 1tb HDs because my SAS cables hadn't come in I did not set my raid during OS installation I have received one MIN SAS 4i to 4x SATA cable and connected it to 4 of my HDs, but when I go through the Controllers BIOS to install it gives me the same no IDE Drive Available error message. I've installed and updated everything that came on the installation disc just to be thorough and cannot figure out the problem.
 

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Whenever I am working with Pinnacle 9.3, and moving large video files around (5+ gigs each), my computer will have a lot of lag. I did a little research and discovered Raid. I have heard of it before I know, but I have not heard of it being nearly as inexpensive as it currently is. I want to put a pci 64 bit 66mhz raid controller in my comp. Yes that's right 64 bit not 32 bit. I would like to connect at least 4 HD's in Raid 0. My only problem is I can't find a 64 bit card (not just 64 bit compatible) for under $230, in order to take advantage of the 533 Mbps bandwidth. I was wondering if anyone knew where I could find a pci-bus card like that. I have a p4 3.06 with 1.5 gigs of ram and a AIW 9600, and I am running xp. Any and all help is greatly appreciated.
 

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Anybody know what the PCI RAID Controller is?

My Device Manager's giving mine a yellow flag. Any suggestions?

Thanks
 

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Hello,

I just installed vista to an almost aging machine. I have everything running and the correct drivers except one thing. In device manager under other I have a Raid Controller that says error code 28, drivers are not installed. I don't know if I even need this and can't find the drivers by looking online and vista can't find a solution either. Can anyone direct me to where to get the drivers. My motherboard is an asus p4p800 deluxe. Thanks

Dave
 

A:Raid Controller

If you see all your hard drives and everything is running fine, you don't need them. In the future if you ever decide to rework the system and want to assemble two or more hard drives together in a RAID configuration, then you'll need those controller drivers.
 

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I have HDD monitoring software but my primary drive and a secondary drive I added to my HP PC are not being monitored. All my drivers/firmware are updated.

I have an HP Pavillion Elite HPE with an AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1065T Processor, FOXCONN 2A92 motherboard, with 2 internal HDD: SAMSUNG HD103SJ SCSI Disk Device (C drive) and a Seagate ST32000641AS SCSI Disk Device (media drive)
My BIOS is American Megatrends Inc. BIOS Date: 05/04/11 09:22:10 Ver: 6.12

I dont know why these 2 drives arent reporting their status through SMART.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

A:AMD RAID controller help

Hi,

Which monitoring software are you using? Often software are not capable of monitoring S.M.A.R.T data for drives in a RAID setup - I see the same issue on my RAID0 and RAID1 drives. I assume the two drives are in a RAID from your thread title?

Regards,
Golden

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I just installed a raid controller to my new computer,

I have sata hd for my sysytem and 2 other hds I want to connect to my computer through the raid controller.

when I place them in the computer and turn it on the prompt for drivers come through so I place the driver cd into the drive and it installs and saids all is well.

but then it doesnt see the hds and device manager will not work, right click on my computer wont work as well and the windows oper. system work start up.

In start up the bios and I see the 2 hds but all goes to ****.

help.

Ive up dated windows and still the problem.

if I un hook the 2 IDE hds then windows starts up perfectly and I can see device manager and control control panel/system etc

when I plug in ide hds then sometimes windows starts up but no device manager to see hds and /Or windows gets to the "windows" screen and just saids it's starting up but never does.

device manager saids when the 2 ide hd's are not connected that the drivers are working properly.

If I go into raid controller at start up I cant see the HDS.???

anyone now what is going on??
 

A:Raid controller

i am a bit confused about ur post. u bought a raid card for ur system, and u have 1xsata and 2xata disks? if so why use raid card for it, most probably ur system has 2 ide ports for a total of 4 devices and posssibly 2sata ports, though depends what mobo u have.
also a note from personal experience, cheap raid controllers are better left on the self, they consume resources and cpu juice, where probably ur mobos raid controller(if it has) is much better. My first card was a promise alid something, never ever again.

anyhow, i would imagine that u need to install driver for raid card, then reboot, then attach drives, check jumpers in case of ata drives, so one is operating as master while other as slave, or if two seperate ports on raid card, both cards master on each port. jumpers confuse allot the sys and need most of the time or probably all the time be set to correct pins. check hd cover should show some basic config about em.

next step, if this is done, system should boot up proper, if not, the jumpers are prob not set right. if it boots up to windows, then u should see them in control panel -> administraive tools -> control management or console management or something, cant remember the actual name of the shortcut, under that shortcut there is disk management, check that ur disks are listed there, should be. if so define disk setup there or from supplied raid tool, either after post screen/boot up, or on windows.

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