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SATA-II Drive on SATA Raid Controller?

Q: SATA-II Drive on SATA Raid Controller?

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?

Preferred Solution: SATA-II Drive on 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.)

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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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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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


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 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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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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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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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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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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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:


Apreciation and regards,

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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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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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

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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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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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

Have you asked dell abt this?

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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?

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.


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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.

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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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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.


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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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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 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.

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

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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{\*\generator Msftedit;}\viewkind4\uc1\pard\qc\f0\fs20 The Problem\par
\pard This computer is a PC Chips M860 754 ATX motherboard/ Audio/ 8Xagp/ 10/100 ethernet Lan/ USB 2.0/ Serial ATA/CNR'\par
Has 2 PATA IDE and 2 SATA headers. The OS is Windows XP Pro SP3.\par
The Computerwith IDE works fine, but the Serial ATA does not. The computer does not recognize the SATA Drive. \par
I have proved that the SATA drive is OK.\par
I have downloaded and installed new drivers for the Raid Controller and Drivers, but the computer still does not recognize the Drive.\par
When I go to SystemInfo/storage/problem devices/VIA Serial ATA Raid Controller- I get "this device cannot start.\par
\tab At C/windows 32/drivers/VIA raid system - I get file not found\par
\tab At C/windows 32/drivers/WDICA.sys - I get File not found ? I don't know what WDICA is.\par
\tab At C/windows 32/drivers/VIA Raid Driver forWin XP, 2000, 20031A32. No notation.\par
System Info/Summary/Storage/Problem devices/VIA Serial ATA Raid Controller/Error code 39\par
System Info/Software Environment/System drivers/VIASRAID status-stopped/ Accept status stop-NO/ Accept pause-No\par
The above is my problem and things that I have found. I do not know how to make the computer recognize the SATA disk.\par

A:Sata raid drive

What type of SATA drive?

Two things to point out. That motherboard uses an old SATA 1 controller. So a newer SATA 2 HDD may not work. The SATA controller may need to be put into IDE mode. Also, I've seen a few motherboards that would only run RAID on the "RAID" controller/chipset. So it's possible, the SATA controller will only work in RAID mode. You can verify operation in the User Manual.

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Friends i have bought a Dell laptop about a month ago with windows 7 home basic 64 bit OS,320 GB hard disc and i3 processor. I want to install xp-home-32-bit as second OS.My problem is :
What are RAID setup and SATA drive?
Where to get drivers for xp 32 bit. Searching on Dell site i found out they have drivers for windows 7 and vista 64 bits only for my model.
I am all ready for installation of xp except above issues. (i.e. i have all necessary softwares like nLite,EasyBCD,netframework etc.)

A:What are RAID setup and SATA drive?

1)RAID is two or more drives synced in an array. There are different types of arrays like Raid 0, 1 Raid 5, 10 as well as spanning a single volume across several drives

Sata is Serial ATA over the ide type drives being Pata or Parallel ATA being the more commonly used type in use. Sata I drives are still found in limited systems while Sata II is very much the standard people have been running with for several years now. Sata III drives with a faster speed rating are more recent and now are seeing new boards that only see Sata III ports.

2) Unfortunately you are out of luck as far as XP if that model series never saw any XP drivers written to start with. With premade laptops and desktops and the fast chahge over to newer model lines the present version(s) are those that see support until a new line for the next comes out. The manufacturer of the laptop(Dell) or the board manufacturer if you find that out "may"? while not usually have XP drivers while boards for laptops and premade desktops are generally custom ordered specific for one brand.

In other words.... Pot Luck on finding any! Upgrading out of Basic into one of the more full featured editions of 7 would provide more options for you rather then trying to stay with an OS companies have pretty much dropped entirely. January makes XP 10yrs. old! That's ancient history for hardware manufacturers!

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Hi there,

Can anyone shed any light on this problem?

Winows MCE install won't detect my RAID set up stating it can't find a hard drive to install too.

The story so far....

* I have downloaded the latest RAID drivers to floppy for my Asus A8N SLI Premium direct from the Asus web site and then made the floppy disk.
* I have enabled all Nvidia RAID options in the BIOS
* At POST I pressed F10 to enable Nvidia RAID screen and create a RAID 0 array with 64k data ect ect (beign able to press F10 proves you have RAID in the BIOS set up or as far as I know you won't get the F10 option).
* After configuring RAID via the step above windows POST screens detect my two raptors together and state they are healthy.

* MCE then goes all the way through to the part press F6 and load the RAID driver from floppy.
* Driver loads from floppy and displays a screen where you can instal XP, repair XP or Quit.
* I select Instal XP and am told it cant find a hard drive and so quits out.

Ive tried this 'install loop' many times and can't think of what else to do.
Has any of you XP/MCE techs got any ideas? anything at all??

It would be greatly appreciated.


A:Pls help - XP/MCE will not detect my SATA RAID drive

Bump - anyone at all??

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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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This is NOT a question post.
This is a report of my problems with my new Gigabyte motherboard.

I bought my new GA-Z170-HD3P to replace a five year old GA-Z68A-D3-B3.
The GA-Z68A-D3-B3 was working great, only the UEFI BIOS (U1B) wasn?t controlling the fans properly.

- My new system configuration:
- GA-Z170-HD3P rev 1.0 Bios F6d (beta)
- I5 6600K CPU
- 4+4 GB ? G.Skill F4-3000C15
- SM951 ? 128GB M.2 AHCI PCIe SSD drive.
- 2x 500GB HDD (WD5002AALX) on a RAID 0 array on ports 0 and 1.
- Thermaltake 450W high efficiency power supply.
- Graphics ? Intel 530 internal graphics.

I?ve installed Windows 7 HP 64 with these BIOS configurations:
- OS=Other
- Storage Boot and PCI device to UEFI only
- XHCI Hand off to disabled

Everything is working fine, except that when it enters ?Sleep mode? it doesn?t wake up. The HDD led flashes continuously but it doesn?t wake up. Even the reset button doesn?t work. The only solution is to press the power button until it shuts down.

I'm sure there is a problem with the Intel system. And this isn't happening only to mine.
On a WEB search I?ve found many people complaining the same problem:

With SATA=AHCI I can boot Lubuntu and there is no problem recovering from sleep.
With SATA=RAID and SM951 detached, I can also boo... Read more

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I am looking for some guidance and direction from some computer gurus...I recently put together a whole new system but used my old crappy IDE hard drives (120gb with OS/Win XP and my main programs on it....and 200gb on the other for storage)...other than those two old school drives, I am running everything else new (core 2 duo E6750, MSI p6N platinum SLI mobo, GeForce 7600GT, 4GB DDR2 800mHz RAM, and 2 SATA DVD burner drives)... Soooo my question is:

If I bought 2 new SATA drives (2X250 pr 2X320), would it be possible to setup a RAID 0 array for the OS and programs, and keep the old 200 GB IDE drive purely for storage(i.e. pictures, data files, etc..)?? Or would I really have to have 4 full hard drives with two in RAID 0 and two in RAID1??

Is it possible to load XP onto the IDE drive, and also on the RAID 0 setup and simply store some important data from the RAID to the IDE drive? This may be a stupid question.. but I'm new to this. Thanks,


A:How to setup SATA RAID 0 AND backup on IDE drive??

Understanding RAID


You have a SATA RAID 0 array and you want to back up on a separate IDE. The purpose of RAID is to give you faster data access or to protect your data by creating back ups or mirroring data to other disks... on the fly... all the time. You would do better by getting a USB external hard drive and move data to it when you feel like it. The data will still remain in the SATA RAID 0 array, as long as all the drives in the RAID 0 array remain functional. Lose 1 drive and the data in the RAID 0 arrray is lost totally. Understand?

As you read above, if you want speed and no data protection go with RAID 0. If you want data protection choose Raid 5 as an example

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This is NOT a question post.
This is a report of my problems with my new Gigabyte motherboard.

I bought my new GA-Z170-HD3P to replace a five year old GA-Z68A-D3-B3.
The GA-Z68A-D3-B3 was working great, only the UEFI BIOS (U1B) wasn?t controlling the fans properly.

- My new system configuration:
- GA-Z170-HD3P rev 1.0 Bios F6d (beta)
- I5 6600K CPU
- 4+4 GB ? G.Skill F4-3000C15
- SM951 ? 128GB M.2 AHCI PCIe SSD drive.
- 2x 500GB HDD (WD5002AALX) on a RAID 0 array on ports 0 and 1.
- Thermaltake 450W high efficiency power supply.
- Graphics ? Intel 530 internal graphics.

I?ve installed Windows 7 HP 64 with these BIOS configurations:
- OS=Other
- Storage Boot and PCI device to UEFI only
- XHCI Hand off to disabled

Everything is working fine, except that when it enters ?Sleep mode? it doesn?t wake up. The HDD led flashes continuously but it doesn?t wake up. Even the reset button doesn?t work. The only solution is to press the power button until it shuts down.

I'm sure there is a problem with the Intel system. And this isn't happening only to mine.
On a WEB search I?ve found many people complaining the same problem:

With SATA=AHCI I can boot Lubuntu and there is no problem recovering from sleep.
With SATA=RAID and SM951 detached, I can also boo... Read more

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Hi I am a newcomer here, and I have been searching for answers to my Raid problem, but can not find any related answers here, nor in other Forums that I have been searching.
In short I am now knocking on doors on people who appear to have knowledge with Raid questions, and you are one of them.
So here I go, I am trying to install a 80 Gig Seagate SATA drive as boot single drive. My Motherboard MSI 6570K7N2G has no SATA connectors, so I installed a PCI SATA - IDE Combo Controller Card Promise Fast Track 376. SATA 150
The drivers for this card are installed and recognized in Device Manager
Seagate Disk Utility can see the drive gives the ok, now comes the problem if I give the Fast Track Utility a assignment like 1+0 Stripe Windows that is XP Pro SP3 can see the drive in My Computer and Disk Management as Basic, Active, Online, and Healthy.
But I can not install XP onto that drive, I have the drivers unzipped on a Floppy pressing F6 then after loading some drivers S to install the Raid off the Floppy all this runs smoothly but then when Windows gets ready to install it will tell me Windows can not detect any hard drive. If I do the same without setting a Raid assignment Windows will not see the drive at all and the result is the same.
I have been told that I should be setting up a 1+0 Single Drive Array, but I can not do it all I can do is Stripe or Mirror for Performance, for the live of me I can not change that setting to single disk.
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A:Installing XP onto SATA Drive With PCI Controller

u have to have 2 or more drives to set up a RAID array, sounds to me u need a new mother board with SATA slots.

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XP Pro cannot see my 120GB SATA Drive when using a PCI controller!!

I have just bought and connected up a PCI controller card for Serial ATA (2CH). As my motherboard did not have the Serial ATA connection.

I have connected up a 120GB SATA Drive and it all looks good until I get to windows... The drive is listed in Device Manager but I cannot see it in my computer in order to format the drive and start using it!!

Am I missing something stupid here?

Thanks in advance!

Motherboard = Gigabyte GA-7VT600(-L)

Sorry to waste all your time!!

A:XP Pro cannot see my 120GB SATA Drive when using a PCI controller!!

hdd manufacturer should have a utility to format drive or 3rd party software like acronis,paragon
check to make sure your MB bios supports boot from scsi or LS120.
not sure some MB's see pci controlers as scsi.

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Apologies if this is not correct forum...please feel free to correct me...

I have a Dell Dimension 4550 that doesn't natively support SATA, so I bought a Sabrent (Silicone Image chipset model SiI 3114) 4-port RAID SATA controller card to support my new Seagate 1TB drive.

After much hair pulling and obscenities I got the card to recognize the 1TB drive in the BIOS by upgrading the BIOS for the controller to

Now I'm trying to install Windows XP to this drive and recognize the need to press F6 to install the drivers for the controller card so that Windows will see the drive and install the OS to that drive. Problem is that no driver I can find is recognized during this process.

I've read numerous websites that recommend using a VIA chipset based controller card which I'm willing to go to instead of this card, but I need specifics on which models will support what I'm trying to do here. I need for Windows to be installed on this SATA drive which will be on the PCI controller card. The controller card cannot be PCI-E either as this older mobo doesn't support that slot.



A:Installing XP on PCI SATA Controller drive



Try that, are you putting the drivers on a floppy?


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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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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.

Thanks in advance!

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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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So I'm setting up a M4N78 pro asus mobo for windows 7.
delima # 1
I just took out my XP sata drive and Installed a new drive for 7_ 64 bit. I set it up for ahci because I want to set it up for raid.  I read where if you set a drive up for raid it has to be an ahci drive at least on this mobo. Is that correct or am I misunderstanding something?
Not a problem for that. OK now I have a few programs on the XP drive that will not work on Win 7 GO Figure. I would like to set up with a drive swap bay so when I want to use those programs I can shut down and swap drives and reboot.
Problem is I dont have the XP drive set up in ahci mode. My bios now is set to ahci for the win 7 drive. I read where if you boot a sata drive that is not set up ahci with the bios set to ahci it will zap the OS. Can I convert the xp drive without jacking it up to ahci. I definately don't want to go into BIOS when I swap drives to much hasel.
delima # 2
I  updated the bios on the board to the newest asus offers for this board a week ago for my 7 install. I was still running XP 32 bit when I did this and had no issue everything was fine.
My ehternet on the mobo died saturday and I put in a new nic card and now when I boot in XP it tells me I have to reactivate the XP OS ,which is OEM, in three days because of significant mobo changes. This happened after I installed the new nic. Wow if that is a significant change....  whatever billy G.
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A:SATA, AHCI, RAID Hard drive compatiblity

Reactivation shouldn't cause a problem or $$. Follow the steps provided and all should be well.
Keep us posted

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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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I managed to get hold of part 01HY319 for my trusty T460 and all works fine. It looks like this and converts from an NVME M.2 drive (M-key) to SATA Express connection on the motherboard.  SATA Express is only x2 PCI lines (rather than the 4 you get with "full" NVME support) so I was interested in performance. Performance before with a 1TB Crucial MX500 SSD SATA drive was like this  Performance afterwards with the 01HY319 part and a 1TB Samsung 960 Evo NVME drive was like this  Hope this helps anyone considering the upgrade.

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I have a P4 3ghz Abit IC7 Max3 MoBo running on Vista 32 bit home premium. It has 2 SATA channels on the southbridge and 4 SATA channels on a Silicon Image MoBo chip and 2 IDE channels. My C drive and DVD are on the southbridge (SATA 1 & 2). I have a WD 400GB drive on SATA 3 (SiL chip), as well as 2 IDE drives.

I purchased a Samsung 750GB SATA drive. I formatted through a SATA/USB cable and then installed the drive in the SATA 4 connection. When I rebooted, it got to the Silicon Image Bios Screen (hit control-s or f4 to enter) and showed the WD drive (and size) and then the Samsung drive, but it would not show the samsung drive size. All it showed was an blinking underscore where the drive size should appear. If I tried pressing F4 or Control-S, nothing would happen, system appears frozen. I removed just the WD drive and the same thing happened again.

I removed the Samsung drive and installed it through the SATA/USB cable. I deleted the partition, in order to start from scratch. I reinstalled the drive on the SATA 4 channel and the same problem appeared. So, I removed the drive again and installed it through a SATA/USB cable. System booted this time and Vista found the drive.

I reinstalled the drive in the SATA 4 channel and rebooted. I went into the PC Bios and disabled the RAID option for the controller and the PC booted and recognized the Samsung drive.

Everything is running fine now, but RAID is turned off. This is a concern because I have another 750GB Samsung d... Read more

A:Samsung drive won't recognize on SATA controller

There is some sort of compatibility issue, but here is the bad news.


Suggest you go to the Abit site and dowload all the drivers, software, bios updates that you can. The site could go down soon.
http://www.abit.com.tw/page/en/down...LE_ON_SCREEN=IC7-MAX3&pSOCKET_TYPE=Socket 478

By the way do you have the latest bios version installed?

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My primary Hd is dying is becoming increasingly inefficient according to disk monitoring software and will inevitably crash sooner rather than later. I ordered a new Seagate Barracuda HD from eBay which was advertised at the bid site as simply Ultra ATA meaning IDE compatible. WhenI opened the box it was in fact a SATA drive which means it is presently a paper weight. I have a second internal HD that is used for backup files and as an Acronis True Image cache. Here's my question: Is there a device that will let me install the Sata drive as the master drive without costing more than buying a new IDE HD? I know I should have googled the Seagate model #(7200.7) before bidding but now I need a Plan B. Much obliged for any advice even if its bad news.

A:Solved: How to connect SATA drive to IDE controller

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I am trying to upgrade my old 60GB SATA drive with a 1.5TB SATA drive. However, the system fails to detect that I have a drive connected. It can still detect the old 60GB drive however. I also tried using my new drive on another PC and it works just fine.

Old SATA controllers have any limit on how big the drive is?? What are my options here, get a PCI-SATA controller card?

Appreciate any suggestions

A:Onboard SATA controller can't recognize new 1.5TB drive

If the new drive is Sata-300, you may need to set a jumper to put it down to Sata-150. Some Sata controllers don't recognize the new drives without the jumper set.

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Okay, I have read a bunch about this topic and it's relation to AHCI, but now I would appreciate some help. I have a Sager NP9280 (Clevo D900F) which has an X58 board with the Intel ICH10R controller, and 3 drives in RAID0. I just got an eSATA but no matter what the drive is not recognized. At one point it showed up briefly in the Intel Matrix software but then the program keeps refreshing and looping searching for new devices. At one point I gave up and just unplugged the drive didn't think much of it because it wasn't being recognized even in the RAID controller settings, but it somehow it broke my windows boot record but windows recovery was able to fix it.

I just want the eSATA drive to work.

QUESTION 1) Do I have to enable ACHI? My BIOS only has RAID and AHCI options and when switching to AHCI, Windows does not boot.

QUESTION 2) Can I still use RAID in AHCI mode? I also read I have to reinstall Windows after switching to AHCI, but

QUESTION 3) can I install Windows with an Image backup? I think the answer is yes but I just want to be sure.


First off, thank you for the help so far. when I was a 10 year old child I came here and got help with how to upgrade my graphics card. I guess things have changed. or I have just become more impatient. </rant>

So exactly what happens and how it happens is that I plug in and power on my external eSATA drive, then I boot the computer. (Windows 7 64-bit) When it reaches the Windows logo/loading screen,... Read more

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