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SATA Controller Mode - X1 Extreme Gen 2

Q: SATA Controller Mode - X1 Extreme Gen 2

I recently noticed the SATA Controller Mode in BIOS curretly set to "AHCI Mode" instead of Intel RST, but my X1 Extreme Gen 2 uses a Samsung 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD using PCIe. My impression was that RST Mode allows you to take advantage of SSDs using PCIe and achieve better performance, but have also read that's only if you're using a RAID setup which I am not. Would I gain anything by switching to RST mode or should I leave it in AHCI? Side note: Not sure if it matters but the Intel RST driver does show up in Device Manager, even after manually downloading it from the Lenovo website. I do see the "Microsoft Storage Spaces Controller" and "Standard NVMe Express Controller" under the Storage Controllers section though. Any help or advice is appreciated, thanks.

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Preferred Solution: SATA Controller Mode - X1 Extreme Gen 2

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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HiI got M91p Desktop (ThinkCentre) - Type 7033D55my SATA Controller Mode needs to be set to AHCI in system BIOS but BIOS is protected by passwordAny solutions?

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Hello, I have HP Pavilion Elite HPE-110sc with ms-7613 motherboard. BIOS version is 5.11 (28.1.2010) 8.00.15 . At the moment I have only one sata HDD installed but I just bought a new 1TB Samsung 850 EVO SSD drive and my plan is to clone the current (750GB) HDD to the new SSD and then start using only the SSD.I also have Kingston SSD installation kit (samsung's kit was not available) with all necessary cables etc. My question is: what sata controller mode setting shall I use during cloning and later when using SSD ? Currently the setting is RAID (and there is only one HDD).Can I leave it to RAID or shall I change it? If I shall change it, shall I change it to AHCI? 

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Hello. I recently bought a used Lenovo Yoga 720-13ikb and now i want to set it up for dual boot. Sadly Arch linux won't work with the sata controller set to raid so I want to set it to ahci. I know that this normally works without me having to do a fresh install of windows 10, but somehow when I try to change the controller mode in the bios settings a message pops up saying:"all existing data stored on the drivers will be erase when resetting Controller mode.". Does this actually format the drive? Will my warranty be void if I do that?

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How do I set SATA controller to operate in AHCI mode onDell Inspiron 537MT ? I'm getting ready to add a 120 GB SSD & use MiniTool Partition Wizard to Migrate Windows 10 OS to SSD https://www.partitionwizard.com/help...from-free90100 If SATA controller is in AHCI mode then I think I can migrate to the SSD as planned, but if SATA controller is not in AHCI mode I don't know what to do!! I'm doing this for a friend & I'm also documenting on my website so anyone else can have info to add a SSD & extend the life of older computer to save $$here's my web address http://shopwilkes.net/comp_help/how_to_install_an_ssd.htm any info will be greatly appreciated
 

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Hi. My desktop (h8-1080t) is about 5 years old, and is configured with two 1TB, factory-installed HDDs, along with a custom-installed 250GB SSD where my OS (windows 10) now resides. Out of the box, the two HDDs were configured in raid 0. When I moved my OS over to the SSD about a year ago, I changed the sata controller mode in the BIOS from "RAID" to "AHCI." Now, since I'm about to sell my computer, I changed the mode back to "RAID" (my intention was to configure the hard drives into RAID 1, so as to increase reliability for whomever buys the computer; I now realize that HP's bios doesn't seem to support anything besides RAID 0). Anyway, after making this change, my computer will no longer boot. I get past post and the screen is black with a blinking white cursor, as if the operating system isn't there. No blue screen. No text. Nothing. After doing some reading, it seems that I needed to do a clean OS install if I wanted to change the controller mode. After trying to revert back to AHCI mode and even IDE mode, the issue persists.

A:PC Won't Boot After Changing SATA Controller Mode from "AHCI...

Hi: That is correct. You would have needed to install the RAID driver before changing the setting and restarting the PC. Now it is in no man's land. See if you can rectify the problem by trying the info on this link below... https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/922976 If not, you will need to reinstall the OS with the drive controller set as you wish. 

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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 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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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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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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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 everyone, I just bought a ThinkPad X1 Etreme and would like to add a second SSD. As I only use it for storing data, I want to opt for a cheaper SATA based one, as these are also supported. Which M.2 keys are supported on the X1E: B-key, M-key or B&M-key?I would assume that B&M would work, but I am not sure whether there is a downside compared to get the right fit B- or M-key. The option I was looking at was this: http://www.crucial.com/ProductDisplay?urlRequestType=Base&catalogId=10151&categoryId=&productId=2429...Would this one work? Any help is much appreciated :-)

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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,  According to the specifications sheet, X1 Extreme supports both Sata and Nvme Ssd's. https://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/ThinkPad/ThinkPad%20X1%20Extreme/ThinkPad_X1_Extreme_Platfo... My machine comes with an Nvme Ssd. It would be OK to add an additional Sata Ssd in the free slot, right? And use both. (Just checking, before I buy).  Thanks!Adrian

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this is an ASUS X83V notebook - Setting the SATA operation to 'compatible' mode at installation, Win8 CP installed fine, no hitches. Switched BIOS to Enhanced/full mode and it fails.

I recall this sort of problem from XP installs where tricks were needed to support SATA, but I do not recall this on Seven. Will Win 8 not detect the right controller, fetch the right driver? Do I need to manually force-install, reboot, reselect enhanced mode, and go from there?

thankx
c

A:Are SATA issues like Vista?? Can't operate in full SATA mode

Is this so-called "enhanced" mode switching the storage over to AHCI mode? If so, you have to edit the registry first before being able to do that.

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Hi guys,

I have an ASRock z77 Extreme6 motherboard. I am trying to connect four hard drives, and partition and install Windows 8 x64. The drives I will be using are Samsung Evo 250gb, OCZ Vertex 4 128gb, OCZ Solid 3 60gb, and a Hitachi 750gb spinner. I would like to use the Samsung as the C:\ drive, Vertex 4 as the D:\ drive, Solid 3 as the E:\ drive, and the Hitachi as the F:\ drive. Well, at least have the drives in that order. So, I connected the Samsung and the Vertex 4 to the Intel SATA 3 ports which are the second set of grey SATA ports. Then, I have the OCZ Solid 3 and the Hitachi spinner connected to the first set of grey SATA 3 ports. When I went to install Windows 8 the partitions were listed in the fallowing order.
Hitachi spinner
OCZ Solid 3
OCZ Vertex 4
Samsung EVO
In the manual for the motherboard it says to make sure the boot drives are connected to the Intel SATA 3 ports. Which I did. I used the Samsung and the Vertex 4. I then went down to the Samsung and partitioned it in UEFI format. Next I partitioned the Vertex 4. Then, the Solid 3 and the Hitachi. I highlighted the Samsung drive and clicked install. Once in Windows the Samsung was my C:\ drive but the other drives where out of order. Therefore, I went into disk management and assigned the drives the drive letters I wanted them to have. Therefore, the drives are now in the order I wanted them in that I listed above. I find it pretty weird that if the Intel SATA 3 ports are suppose to be used for your boo... Read more

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igfxtray.exe does not work?
After installing SP2 RC1, my Intel Extreme 82845 G/GL Graphics Controller Option vanished in the right click menu on the Desktop and also on clicking the Icon of Intel Extreme Graphics in the Control Panel, nothing happens and the interface does not come up as such I'm unable to view my monitor's settings that were accessible only through the interface of the Intel Extreme Graphics Controller!
Even its Interface's Option under the Display Properties->Settings->Advanced Tab is also no more available.
Kindly help me in being able to access it!!!
 

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Tech Guy

I just installed a new Seagate HDD. Windows 10 sees it as a removable drive. Below are screen shots:

1. HDD seen as removable drive
















2. HDD is ejected and now Windows 10 does not see HDD ST2000DM006













Is there a way to disable AsMedia ?

BIOS is set as: ASMedia SATA3 Mode AHCI. The only options are Disable, IDE or AHCI.

No Hot Swap is available. Any guidance would be helpful.

Thanks
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.9
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit, Build 18363, Installed 20200229103743.000000-420
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4690K CPU @ 3.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3, CPU Count: 4
Total Physical RAM: 16 GB
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER
Hard Drives: C: 931 GB (140 GB Free); D: 931 GB (2 GB Free); E: 3725 GB (14 GB Free); Z: 7452 GB (7319 GB Free);
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 Extreme4, s/n M80-48021800096
System: American Megatrends Inc., ver ALASKA - 1072009, s/n To Be Filled By O.E.M.
Antivirus: Norton Security Online, Enabled and Updated
 

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Got a sealed refurb from Lenovo, Thinkpad X1 Extreme 20MF000DUS.Updated everything from Lenovo + Windows (including BIOS to 1.18 )I have an external USB-C gen2 monitor (single cable for Video+power) Works absolutely great on older Yoga... On this X1 Extreme machine it would sometimes work, but 80% of the time would not. Monitor gets power, but no signal.It would also spit out error of USB device not recognized and this in device manager:Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)A USB port reset request failed. Also, sometimes it would show this in device manager under UCSI USB controller when monitor is plugged: Windows has stopped this device because it had reported problems (code 43) External USB-C hard drive works... on Thunderbolt. The long list of things I have tried to make monitor work:Uninstalling usb drivers / rebooting machine.Trying both Thunderbolt portsTrying a different cableRunning Vantage diagnosticManually installing latest chipset driverDisabling security for Thunderbolt in BIOSSetting a power plan for maximum performanceDisabling power savings in USB portsTalking to absolutely ridiculous Thinkpad for nearly 2 hours without even trying to troubleshoot my problem.  What I found a bit strange:There are no dedicated (separate) USB drivers on Lenovo support page for my laptop. The USB driver dates are 2006 in device manager... I do not believe there were any USB-C laptops 12 years ago... Ca... Read more

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I have Dell Inspiron 14z 5423. Recently this ultrabook crashed and I had to fresh install windows 7. When I tried to install Win 7 then it didn't load any of the Hard disk. Someone suggested me to change the SATA mode to AHCI ( Previously it was set to  Intel Smart Response Technology Mode.). I installed win 7 with AHCI mode enabled ( but I also had to delete the whole 500 GB Hardisk unfortunately). The installation how ever was successful but the performance I think has been degraded. It used to boot so fast previously but Now it takes much time to boot and also battery performance has been reduced.

Now I again want to Re-install windows 7 with Intel Smart Response Technology Mode set in BIOS. Please help me with the detailed and step wise instruction for installing windows. Coz as I change the SATA mode to Intel Smart Response Technology Mode then it does'nt show the hard disks.
I would me much grateful If i receive the solution from the Official Dell Support Team. 

A:Installing Windows 7 with SATA mode set to Intel Smart Response Technology Mode.

Hi TusharKhatiwada,
You should be able to install Windows 7 with Intel Smart Response Technology mode. You may follow the steps below:

Please ensure SATA mode is set to Intel Smart Response Technology in BIOS
Go to RAID BIOS and disable accelerate option for SSD (Use Ctrl+I at ‘Dell’ logo)
Initiate OSRI
Install all the drivers including Intel Rapid Storage Software.

Now to ‘Accelerate’ the HDD using ISRT, you may follow the steps below:

Run the Intel RST software through the All Programs menu or the task bar icon.
Click ‘Enable acceleration’ under either the ‘Status’ or ‘Accelerate’ menu.
Select the SSD to be used as a cache device.
Select the size from the SSD to be allocated for the cache memory.
Select the drive (or RAID volume) to be accelerated. It is highly recommended to accelerate the system volume or system disk for maximum performance.
Select the acceleration mode. By default, Enhanced mode is selected.

Note: Enhanced mode: Acceleration is optimized for data protection.Maximized mode: Acceleration is optimized for input/output performance.

Click OK. The page refreshes and reports the new acceleration configuration in the Acceleration View. Your system is now successfully configured with the Intel Smart Response Technology.

Once this is done the SDD drive will not be visible in windows.
Hope this helps. Keep me posted with the findings.

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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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I have a motherboard Asus p5k se/epu( intel p35 board). I felt that my sata drive emulated in IDE mode... So i want to fully utilize the sata drive in xp.

Therefore I follow the method provided by other forum's member.
http://forums.pcper.com/showthread.php?t=444831

But the problem is that my bios setting only have one option that allowed me to select.. which is IDE mode ONLY!!! Where is the AHCI mode ?

Or any of you have your own standard way to enable AHCI mode? teach me please...?

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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?

Thanks!
 

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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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
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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Hi,

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

Gareth

A:Sata ATA Controller...

Try the VIA SATA/RAID controller
http://www.viaarena.com/default.aspx...=37&CatID=3000

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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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Since my current computers are older and do not have any Sata ports on them I was looking to get a good cheap (and perferably non-raid) controller card, PCI only.

So I was wondering if any of you out there had an suggestions for some. Money is somewhat of a factor as well...

Any help is always greatly appreciated
 

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I have a Dell E310 I have 2 SATA ports in the board that are used up needed more ports I installed SAta PCI card and as usual windows detects and ask for drivers did that then it restarts eveyrthing good in device manager...

I turned off PC to move my HDD to check to see if card works and windows doesnt detect my HDD its now missing when i goto bios and select RAID controller on I get a waqrning that I might have to reinstall the OS to have raid on which in this case it did that missing NTLDR...

is there any other way besides installing OS and select raid ontroller option if so no big deal i'll do that just so it's all good...
 

A:SATA controller question for XP pro SP3

When you enable RAID, then the controller by the RAID BIOS and not the main BIOS. So i is clearly normal that the main BIOS wont see the drive. otherwise, you won't be using RAID...

Right click "my computer icon", then manage. In disk management, the new disk (created with the 2 in the array) should be there. Partition, format
 

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I am using a PCI interface SWEEX FD000050 card with the SIL3112ACT144 chipset.
This card is discontinued.
Need working SWEEX FD000050 cards against cash.
Please advise of other SATA controller cards with this chipset.

Thanks,
MA
 

A:SATA Controller Card

Instead of doing that, just get a mainstream card like a promise or highpoint card. You can install the card and driver; once installed you can move your existing install to the promise/highpoint card. No need for a reinstall.

At least you will always be able to get one of these cards. I have been using both promise and highpoint cards in builds for years without ever seeing one fail.
 

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hey guys, is there a way to known if the serial ata controller on my motherboard is defective?

cause since 3 days now, my system is totally freezing while i'm burning or transfering file from one hard drive to another...

I ran Western Digital diagnostic's extended test on all my 3 hard drives, and they are OK.

My serial ata cable are fine also.

So the only thing i have in mind is that my sata controlelr on the motherboard is scrap.

my motherboard is a DFI lanparty ut nf4 ultra-d

my OS is windows xp pro with sp2

is there a program that will bench/test the serial controller ont he motherboard ?

or is there a visible way by looking at the board to see if it's defect or not?

tanks in advance
phil
 

A:SATA controller might be messed up?

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First of all sorry if i'm thick, i'm not exactly "in the know" when it comes to more techinical computer problems....... I have recently bought a 300g sata hd and a sata controller card. I am trying to set this up using windows xp on my original hd as it won't recognise the new hardware at all in bios. When windows loads up it recognises the new hardware (SATA card) and installs the drivers but will not recognise the new hd. There is a "Silicon Image SATA Controllers" icon in my control panel but when I click onto that there are no available controllers. I have tried uninstalling/reinstalling the drivers but the problem persists. I have dl a flash update for the bios but as it wont recognise the card this is useless at the moment..... Anyone with half a clue please let me know.........

Many thanks in advance
 

A:SATA PCI Controller problems

What you need to do is click on your start button, then click on the run, and type diskmgmt.msc. Then locate your new hard drive and right click on it and partition it then right click on it again and format it.
Once that is done it should show up in Windows and work perfectly well.
 

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I had a question about these controller cards. I wish to purchase one of the newest burners and it is only available with a SATA interface now currently until I can afford a better one my computer doesn't have SATA on it.

Is it possible to use one of these cards to attach the burner to it or is it only for hard drives?

This may seem like an odd question but I ahve been out of the loop on the computing world for a bit.

Thanks in advance for any help
 

A:SATA Controller Card

SATA is SATA... no difference between hard drives or optical drives, or any other SATA devices
 

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Hallo

First of all greetings to you all, as you can see I?m new in here, but I do hope that there is someone in here that can help me.

I have an older computer, so when I bought a new hard drive I also bought a PCI controller so I could buy a SATA hard drive.

My problem is this.

To transfer files to and from the disk no problem.
Browsing the HD when I had some files there seemed ok, I couldn?t notice any problems.
But when I try to watch a small movie in DivX on that drive, my computer freeze so I have to reboot. I have tried the same movie file on my other drive, and it opens and plays perfect.

The controller I bought is this:
http://www.sunsway.com.hk/products/pci-sata.html

The hard drive I bought is this one:
http://www.samsung.com/Products/Har...es/HardDiskDrive_SpinPointTSeries_HD401LJ.asp

It?s formatted as standard. I haven?t any partition on it, its just on big disk of 400 GB.

It?s a jumper back on the hard drive that in some rare cases have to be used.
It?s a SATA 1.5GB/s speed limit jumper setting (Only for SATA 3,0GB/s products)

Well I tried this jumper, then my computer freeze right away when I opened my new HD.?

I hope someone can help me out.

Regards
Thomas
 

A:Problems with PCI SATA controller

Well, if you had asked beforehand, we would have told you that SiI products are crap

Try updating the card's firmware and download the latest drivers from the internet.
 

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hello out there

just wanted to ask a few things about installing a sata pci card


i was thinking of using sata harddisk and my p4vmm2 is 5 years old i think...

no problems with the ecs board just wanted to improve my drives


so what do i need except for the pci sata card ??

can i boot from the sata drive?

i was thinking of ghosting my ide drives to the sata drive..

any suggestions is very much welcome


thnx!!!
 

A:SATA controller PCI card

Well, getting a sata controller is not a problem. It will usually have its own BIOS that will load when it is plugged in. Just make sure that if you do have any IDE drives plugged in while using the sata controller, turn them off as direct boot devices in the regular bios. This way the sata pci card will pick the new drives. Also make sure that when you install windows to the sata drive, have a floppy disk with the SATA controller drivers on it, and tell windows setup that you want to install additional drivers.
 

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So anyways, i want to flash my xbox 360 and i need to know which SATA controller out of this list is the right one,

and which port shall i plug my SATA cable (goes to the xbox) into


UMM my motherboard is an Asus M3N78

help is REALLY appreciated.

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I've been looking around lately trying to find a good Serial ATA Controller card for my system because the onboard one is broken/nVidia. I have two SATA devices that will utilize the card so I need two internal ports and PCI-E x1 bus to support SATA-II 3.0Gb/s speeds. The problem is, the PCI-E x1 slots are only 2.5Gb/s so I'm just wondering if the controller card is going to bottleneck transfer speeds. I figure buying a SATA controller rather than a new motherboard would be far more practical so I would appreciate any help or suggestions. Thanks in advance!
 

A:SATA Controller Cards

EXCellR8 said:





... I need two internal ports and PCI-E x1 bus to support SATA-II 3.0Gb/s speeds. The problem is, the PCI-E x1 slots are only 2.5Gb/s so I'm just wondering if the controller card is going to bottleneck transfer speedsClick to expand...

IMO, you'll never see the difference between 2.5gb/s and 3.0gb/s
 

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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

Thanks
 

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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My external hard drives are SATA III, but they connect via a SATA II controller card, to my SATA II motherboard. I'm wondering if the hard drives would perform much better if they were connected via a SATA III controller card to the same SATA II motherboard? A card such as this one"

http://www.cwol.com/serial-ata/esata...es3pcie212.htm

A:SATA III Controller Card

I have an ASUS U3S6 that my C300 ran off (past tense because flashing the BIOS made it un-bootable) Read speeds were def higher on the card but I gotta say, overall, I can't tell any difference now I'm running it off a SATA 2 port.
EDIT: I posted some benches here (SATA 2) Show us your SSD performance

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Which Sata Controller should I connect my SSD to? I will have the OS installed on it.

My GA EX58 UD4P has two sata controllers, one in the ICH10R that controls six sata ports and another sata controller, the Gigabyte SATA2, on a separate chip that controls two more sata ports.

I have two other HDDs, one internal 80GB sata and one 500GB sata in a docking enclosure that is not always connected.

My mind say that I should have the SSD on a controller alone and the other two on the other controller but what do my mind know.

A:Which Sata Controller Should I Connect SSD To

Connect it to SATA_0 on the ICH10R

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I've got a HP Pavilion p6210y pc and none of the SATA controllers work ( hard drive tested, won't see SATA cd ROM either). My question is it worth a try installing a PCI Express x 1 card with internal SATA?
 

A:Sata controller dead?

Is the controller turned on in the BIOS?
 

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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?

specs:
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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In our SBS we have a SATA controller card to manage 6 hard drives. The 2 SATA connectors on the motherboard are open. I recently bought a external drive dock that came with an internal/external connection to be plugged into the motherboard. When doing this and connecting the dock to the computer it would not recognize it. With the drivers not being an issue, is it possible that the motherboard SATA connections are void after adding in the controller card? I haven't been able to restart to check if they are disabled in BIOS, but wouldn't think they would have been.
 

A:SATA controller card

1. what make and model of Sata controller is it? What model Server is it?

2. Most Sata controllers are not hot pluggable, you must shut down the server, turn on the external drive then start the server, a pain I know, but most consumer Sata controller cards do not support hot plug or hot swap.

3, Consult the user manual for the card.

4. There will be a bios utility during post for the Sata card, this is what you will use to configure an additional drive.

5. It will be a layered bios, in other words there may be more than one bios that posts, the motherboard bios will post first, then any add in cards that have a bios will post, depending on what slot the card is in the order of the add in card post sequence, each bios post will should show you what keystrokes to use to enter them.

5. If you are not experienced with this advanced hardware, I suggest you get a consult before doing anything, you could destroy the raid array experimenting with settings and lose all your data.
 

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Does the Touchsmart 15-f010WM notebook have a SATA III (6 Gb/s) controller?  Thanks.

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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:

Code:
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:
Code:
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?
 

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