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

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

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...

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

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: 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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Dear friends,

recently, I have some problems with a new hard disk I bought (SATA). I thought that my mobo had a sata controller but it did not. So, I bought a new PCI card and I connected my hard disk to it. Everything was fine but after a week some errors appeared and when my PC started it showed that it could not recognize the hard disk.
Then I thought it might be the controller and I replaced it with another one (different brand). Again things were fine for 2-3 weeks when sometime - again - during startup, my PC could not recognize the hard disk (showing the same errors).
The status now is that sometimes it recognizes the hard disk and sometimes not. This is very annoying !
Do you have any ideas what might be wrong ? Is it possible the second PCI SATA controller card being defective ?
Thanks in advance for your comments.

A:SATA hard disk controller

Perhaps its your IDE Cable, Check to see that its plugged in securely, (That the cables are out of the way, and not getting hot or stuff).

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Hi, my issues are two-fold.

After asking the guys at the shop who put my computer together to partition the hard drive, they must've forgotten.

I'm a full-time student heading toward a level 6 diploma in ICT, just started learning diskpart, etc. So it's good practice for me to make right what they didn't do.

Have read many forums trying to work out what to do because I can only shrink this Western Digital (WD5000AAKS) 500GB to half it's size (when what I really want is Windows 7 on C drive at only 50GB's).

Have tried a custom install but it asks me for SATA drivers which I cannot for the life of me find to download.

Any help is very much appreciated.


P.S: The second part of the problem is RAM related, should I fix that first before doing the fresh install, or? I purchased 4GB of RAM but right clicking computer properties shows Installed memory (RAM): 2.00 GB. Right-clicking on my-PC and choosing properties does show 2 yellow warnings with exclamation marks. The first one is PCI Simple Communications Controller but clicking the update driver part comes back with "Windows was unable to install your..." Windows could not find driver software for your device. It doesn't have any driver provider details (Unkown) so not sure how to go about fixing that?
And the second exclamation mark says Unkown Device (could that be the missing RAM?)

A:Correct SATA Drivers for hard disk controller?

1. What kind of motherboard do you have? You'll have to go to their site and get the SATA/RAID drivers for your board.
2. 32 or 64 bit? 32 bit will only recognize up to 3.0 or 3.5 GB of RAM.

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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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HI there, i'm having trouble with a new hard drive i bought, it's a seagate 80gb sata, my motherboard only accepts ide connectors so i bought a controller card with sata ports connected one cable (bought seperately) to the hard drive and another through a convertor to the power. When i start up windows it recognises the raid controller, that in turn recognises the hard drive but it seems to be under a seperate interface, the normal bios does not recognise the hard drive as slave or master or at all for that matter! Have i connected it wrong or is there something i'm missing? Thanks in advance for any help!

A:Problem connecting Sata hard drive via controller card

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The time has come for me to wipe the hard drive and re-install Windows 7 following a recent disastrous download that's effectively knocked out my Internet Explorer 11 and rendered Internet browsing difficult. My system has since become unstable and progressively slow and unfortunately, for some reason, I am unable to Restore to any previous installation. As I have loads of files I want to access, I've decided get a new Hard Disk and run the original H/drive (if possible) from a SATA drive Docking Station. So essentially, I would like to know if my Dell DXC061 will run and support a new Seagate 1Tb SATA3 7200rpm Barracuda. My BIOS is Ver. 2.4.0 dated 05/24/07. I have opened the CPU to see that the current drive connectors appear similar to those on the SATA Docking Station and think my old drive will fit it. However, it's now occurred to me that its possible the newSATA 3 drive may not be compatible with my BIOS or Motherboard. Any help or comments please? Incidentally I have most of my most useful files backed up on an external drive, so all, hopefully is not lost.

A:Upgrading Hard Disk from SATA to SATA 3 Drive

You need a SATA3 port to connect a SATA3 HDD to be fully compatible.

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I have a seagate baracuda 500 gb hard drive and it is giving me a headache installing in on my pc. Short story I have a pc with asus p5q motherboard, 2 gb ram ddr 3, and an ide hdd of 100 gb. I previously had the 500 gb sata installed but I had it taken uout of the pc for a while. Connecting the hard disk will result in one out of several fails : 1. I tried installing win 7 with both hdd connected. At the install screen i am only able to see the ide disk. I can see the sata hdd in bios, with both configurations for sata ( as ide or as ahci). 2. I tried connecting both of them and explore the drive after loading windows. The issue here is that the sata hdd was divided into 3 partitions (100 and 350) and my win only sees the 100gb partition. Needless to say I cannot open it or format it (tried with win format and several format tools). 3. Tries with xp install. I can see the 2 partitions in the setup but i am unable to delete or install.
Forgot to mention that I dont have a dvd wr and am using usb windows installers only. Also I tried using the ASUS EZ flash 2 from bios and it allows me to see the old folders on the hdd. Sata cable is new. I have 6 sata ports and I tried all of them.
What else can I do to fix this, and use the sata drive(either with the ide or alone)
Thank you in advance

A:cannot install sata hard disk

When installing any Windows OS, ONLY connect the HDD which will have the OS. Numerous issues can arise with other drives installed, most of them bad. Also, depending on the motherboard, install will only work on the SATA drive with the IDE drive disconnected.

If Windows can't alter the HDD, you can try use the drive manufacturers disk tools.

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hi. I want to change my laptop hard disk from SATAII to SATAIII and i don't know that mainboard support SATAIII? my laptop is pavilion dv6-6190se. thanks for your help.

A:changing hard disk ( sata II to sata III)

Hi,SATA-3 is reverse compatible with SATA-2 and 1 ports.Motherboard may have SATA-2 support and you put SATA-3 hard drive but it would operate within SATA-2 speed only.Run this tool to know motherboard supported SATA speed: http://www.piriform.com/speccyRegardsVisruth

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hi im ramkrishna
i need to install xp on my system...
but some error massege is comeing...
if any changes in bios settings........
please needfull meeeeeee


A:How to install xp on sata hard disk with out fl0ppydisk

slipsteam the required drivers into the xp disk
then use the slipstreamed disk for the install

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I have a Startech brand PCI add-in card to get some extra SATA ports on my old Biostar MCP 6PB M2+ board.

In Disk Manager an Hitachi drive attached to the card shows up as a SCSI device.

However my backup software doesn't see it (old copy of Norton Ghost on CD) and the POST operations do not show it in the BIOS. Win7 reports that no driver updates are needed for the Hitachi on the Startech card.

It's very confusing. A new motherboard is due for me but this problem solved would extend the use of the Biostar. Why would the Win7 see the device but nothing else?

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My SATA HD is a Seagate Barracude 120gb NCQ, and my Motherboard is an Asus P4S800DE.

When I try and install XP it tells me that it did not detect a HD. So I tried copying the Sis Raid drivers onto a floppy then pressing F6 to install them during XP setup as was described in the Asus manual. Didn't work. Then I tried flashing my Bios to a newer version that apparantly solved any Sata detection problems. Still no luck.

Can anyone suggest anything?

A:Solved: XP Install cannot detect SATA hard disk

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My SATA HD is a Seagate Barracude 120gb NCQ, and my Motherboard is an Asus P4S800DE.

When I try and install XP it tells me that it did not detect a HD. So I tried copying the Sis Raid drivers onto a floppy then pressing F6 to install them during XP setup as was described in the Asus manual. Didn't work. Then I tried flashing my Bios to a newer version that apparantly solved any Sata detection problems. Still no luck.

Can anyone suggest anything?

A:Solved: xp install cannot detect SATA hard disk

please can someone delete this thread?

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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


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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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.


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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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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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"


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

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

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

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



A:SATA II controller card

SATA150 and SATA300 devices are interchangeable no problem.

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

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I purchased this add-on card for my older AMD 2400mhz 1gb ram box. This is the computer with Win7 on the 500gb Pata IDE hard Drive. I wanted to add a 1TB Sata drive since the MB does not have sata. The card has 2 sata connections, 4 USB ports, & 1 IDE connection. It just plugs into an empty PCI slot. For some reason Win7 does not detect the card & when I try to install the drivers Win7 says cannot detect any hardware. The card has VIA VT6421A chipsets.

Power by VIA Chip - SATA RAID + ATA133/100 + USB
Internal Interface 1 x Serial ATA 150 + 1 x ATA 133
External Interface 1 X SATA 150
External Interface 4 X USB 2.0 Port
2 Ports SATA supports RAID 1/0 0+1, and PIO mode 4/3/2/1/0
Support 24 bit hard disk mode >147MB (Please check with Microsoft website for enable 24 bit Mode)
Support IDE bus Ultra DMA at ATA 133/100Mbytes/sec PCI burst rate
Support maximum PCI bus master data transfer rate of 266MB/sec.
PCI interrupt sharing and coexists with main board IDE controller
100% Plug and Play
100% Brand New
Requirement Support Windows 95, 98, 98SE, ME, NT4.0, 2000 and XP
Here is the item on eBay

PCI 3 in 1 Card 2X SATA RAID + 1X IDE ATA 133 + 4X USB - eBay (item 160309427900 end time Jan-14-09 10:01:13 PST)

A:Sata PCI I/O Controller add-on Card

Quote: Originally Posted by McBlzr

I purchased this add-on card for my older AMD 2400mhz 1gb ram box. This is the computer with Win7 on the 500gb Pata IDE hard Drive. I wanted to add a 1TB Sata drive since the MB does not have sata. The card has 2 sata connections, 4 USB ports, & 1 IDE connection. It just plugs into an empty PCI slot. For some reason Win7 does not detect the card & when I try to install the drivers Win7 says cannot detect any hardware. The card has VIA VT6421A chipsets.

Power by VIA Chip - SATA RAID + ATA133/100 + USB
Internal Interface 1 x Serial ATA 150 + 1 x ATA 133
External Interface 1 X SATA 150
External Interface 4 X USB 2.0 Port
2 Ports SATA supports RAID 1/0 0+1, and PIO mode 4/3/2/1/0
Support 24 bit hard disk mode >147MB (Please check with Microsoft website for enable 24 bit Mode)
Support IDE bus Ultra DMA at ATA 133/100Mbytes/sec PCI burst rate
Support maximum PCI bus master data transfer rate of 266MB/sec.
PCI interrupt sharing and coexists with main board IDE controller
100% Plug and Play
100% Brand New
Requirement Support Windows 95, 98, 98SE, ME, NT4.0, 2000 and XP
Here is the item on eBay

PCI 3 in 1 Card 2X SATA RAID + 1X IDE ATA 133 + 4X USB - eBay (item 160309427900 end time Jan-14-09 10:01:13 PST)

This card works with Vista x86 and x64. Usually you do not need to install drivers, although the drivers are on the CD or here :-
http://drivers.softpedia.com/progDow...oad-... Read more

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

A:SATA-II Drive on SATA Raid Controller?

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

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

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

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

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

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So here is the situation. I have recently added a second drive to my system. Previously, I had a single PATA drive set up and running windows just fine. I have now added a SATA drive that is connected via a Silicon Image 3114 controller card. I have no problems using it as a secondary drive. It is visible from within windows and I have full access to it.

Here lies the problem. I want to use the SATA drive as my primary drive and install windows on it. So, I disconnected the PATA drive (so as not to accidentally overwrite anything on that drive), I booted from the windows XP install CD, pressed F6 to install the drivers, but when I get to the next step to select where to install windows, it says that no drives exist.

My guess is that my BIOS is not detecting that I have a SATA drive installed using a controller card. I'm not sure.

So, does anybody have any remedies for this issue?

A:Booting from SATA with Controller Card

Windows has got nothing to dowith BIOS - it uses its own drivers for everything. It is Windows that cannot detect your drive. Maybe you loaded the wrong drivers?

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Because I'm short on SATA slots, I would like to be able to connect a SATA harddrive via a controller card, but the ones that I have will make the drive available to the OS, but not to Boot Priority in the BIOS. Actually, the drive doesn't appear in the regular BIOS screens at all, just on the additional RAID screens nor is it listed in the Device Manager, even though it does appear in Disk Management.

I currrently have 3 SATA controllers, beyond the main one that most of my harddrives are connected to...2 SIIG 3132 SoftRaid 5 controller (one of which is onboard), and a VIA VT6421 RAID card. What kind of controller card do I need to make it's harddrives bootable?

A:Bootable SATA Controller Card

You may have to enable a feature in the motherboards BIOS called Interrupt 19, or INT19.
this feature allows Add-on controller cards to be access by the BIOS and booted from.

That is what I needed to do on my older machines with Adaptec SCSI cards and my Promise SATA card.

Interrupt 19 Capture
Common Options : Enabled, Disabled
Quick Review
Interrupt 19 is the software interrupt that handles the boot disk function. It is typically handled by the motherboard BIOS although it can also be handled by the optional boot ROM BIOS in some IDE/SCSI host adaptors. When enabled, this BIOS feature allows the ROM BIOS of these host adaptors to "capture" Interrupt 19 during the boot process so that drives attached to these adaptors can function as bootable disks. In addition, it allows you to gain access to the host adaptor's ROM setup utility, if one is available.
When disabled, the ROM BIOS of these host adaptors will not be able to "capture" Interrupt 19. Therefore, you will not be able to boot operating systems from any bootable disks attached to these host adaptors. Nor will you be able to gain access to their ROM setup utilities.
If you use separate IDE/SCSI host adaptors, you should enable this BIOS feature if you wish to boot from any drive attached to your host adaptors. It will also allow you to gain access to any ROM-based setup utilities.
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Can any one suggest what Sata card i need to add extra hard drives to my system I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit


A:I want to add a Sata Controller card to my system

for the M2N-MX SE, You will need a PCI type.

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I've been searching through the forums and have found a few situations similar to mine but not quite; I've tried a few of the suggestions I've seen that are applicable but thus far they haven't helped.

Here's what's up:
I am and always have been running XP home.
I was running a Dell Dimension 8250; I had a 120 Gb IDE hard drive in it being used as a secondary storage device. It worked fine. I upgraded to the system I have detailed in my profile. It's boot drive is the new Seagate and works fine. In the Dell, I formatted the Maxtor completely and then connected it to my new comp via the PCI IDE controller card I have installed. BIOS recognizes the Maxtor correctly; according to my user's manual (and what I've found actually looking), I can't do absolutely anything to configure my IDE storage through the BIOS because it does everything automatically.
XP does not see the drive in any capacity, from My Computer to Disk Management.

The Maxtor is on the slave connector of the IDE cable and it's jumpers are set to slave. The PCI IDE controller card is functioning properly.

I still have the original Maxtor installation CD and floppy. The floppy says to pop it in the drive, along with the CD and reboot. I have done this and the Maxtor software doesn't recognize that a Maxtor is in there.

I don't need to recover any data, the Maxtor is formatted, and has never had an operating system on it. I just want XP to recognize... Read more

A:IDE HDD to SATA mobo through PCI IDE controller card

Never mind; I got it worked out.

Long story about RAID controllers and poorly labeled/missing drivers!

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I purchased a Syba Silicon Image 2-Port SATA PCI Controller Card (Manufacturer Part No. SDSATA150R) about one year ago. I installed Windows 2000 and installed the SATA drivers fine (F6, S, etc.) using the provided cd. Now, however, I am attempting to re-install windows 2000 on the same machine, and do not still possess the drivers cd (lost it somewhere along the way).

Below are the steps I took, and the error I received. Please let me know what I am doing wrong, and the correct way to install the driver without the cd that came with it.
I went Here and downloaded the file: SIL3112 RAID driver set ver for Windows 98 / 98SE / ME / NT 4.0 / 2000 / XP
I extracted the zip to my desktop (different computer), opened up the winall folder and copied the 9 files to the root of a blank floppy.
I ran windows 2000 setup on the comp in question using four boot floppies, pressing F6 at the beginning of the first floppy
I hit S to specify an additional device, entered the disk I had created, and selected the second option (NT and 2000)
Error received: "File \si3112r.sys caused an unexpected error (4099) at line 1211 in D:\nt\private\ntos\boot\setup\oemdisk.c."
I remade the windows boot floppies and the SATA driver floppy to make sure the trouble wasn't a bad disk. Received the same error each time.

Thanks in advance for your help in letting me know the correct way to install the driver without the original cd. I'm not sure if I am creating the driver floppy w... Read more

A:Allowing for SATA controller card

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I have a 500GB WB Blue series HDD with a damage data plug and can't be used.


There's a listing on ebay for a WD 500GB HDD controller card that looks identical to the one on the HDD I have. The listing quotes the card for a


Would the card feasibly work with my HDD may I ask ?

A:WD SATA controller card replacement

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Hi , i have read on some forums that some sata pci controller cards are not supported by windows seven, so my question is ,
Q- Does anyone know which type or brand of sata pci cotroller card is supported by windows seven?


A:Sata Pci controller card for windows seven

PCI cards? You are aware that these only support legacy SATA-150 standards... so I doubt anyone has built one for a few years now, nevermind making a Windows 7 compliant card!

In short, don't waste your time looking... sorry

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Hello Everyone,

Well my 8 yr. old daughter's been crying for a Win7 computer for weeks now, and so I've put together a computer that I figured should work well enough for her, but I can't seem to get past the first steps of the install!

The mobo's kinda old, and not the greatest; the builtin SATA only works for Raid, so I put in a PCI sata card with the SIL3114 chipset. The computer now sees the 64GB SSD Patriot HD I'm trying to use for her C drive (The SSD is a leftover from a different project... I thought it'd lend some additional performance to help make up for the 1.2 ghz cpu). When I get into Windows setup, though, Win7 does not recognize the drive, and none of the drivers that came with the PCI card seem to work.

I suppose I should have double checked before buying the SATA PCI card to find one that has native Win7 drivers, but I thought the stone age days of needing SATA drivers were over, guess I was wrong!

Anybody have any ideas to help get this install back on track?

Thanks in advance, your help is appreciated!

A:Can't install on SSD via SIL3114 SATA Controller

Hmmm, I just found this other thread, could my problem be because my CD/DVD is on a secondary IDE controller while my SSD is on the SATA?

Win7 won't accept F6 RAID drivers at Install

I know that his issue is mostly different, yet the final post with his resolution sounds familiar...

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I have a A7N8X Deluxe motherboard. I have tried all the drivers asus provides for the raid controller and so many others, old and new alike. Everytime windows does a stop go motion at the load screen. Eventually it stops completly and the HD light comes on and stays. I've checked the version of the bios which i just updated. And also made sure I had the right controller model. I was running windows without ever install the driver but, I had been using some other driver and can't find what I did with it. All I remember is it was generic. It did hurt the performance of the HD by only moving at 115ms, but it worked.

1. Does anyone know why the controller and windows would act so? It's a WD Raptor 80G.

2. Does anyone know of a generic sata raid controller?

I'm banging my head against the wall. I should have been more careful with those generic drivers. It took me forever last time to find them.

Thanks in advance.

A:SATA Install on XP with 3112a controller

Just an update. I believe how I solved this issue was to find a boot up disk that had support for raid. Not sure, but I think that's what I did. I've up dated the MB Bios like I said, and I assume the onboard controller is updated with that for raid? If not how do I flash the bios for the controller?

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I posted this at the end of one of my previous posts and it may have been overlooked in that topic.

I just received my New Promise SATA Controller Card and I've got a question about what a "Individual LED Connector" cable does. The manual instructs me to connect it the corresponding plugs on the card and on the MB. It is either a 4 pin or a 2 pin connector. It didn't come with the Promise Card package, so I'll have to go get one. Can you tell me what it is for and if it is Necessary to have it plugged in if I am using the SATA HDD as a slave drive?


A:Cable question for a SATA Controller Card?

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Hello guyz,
I have a system which dont have Sata ports/cables. I heard that I can use a Sata drive through a pci sata controller card. Can anybody tell me which sata controller card would be best for my system (must not be too expensive)... well I dont know if there is any pci slot in my mainboard and if there is any, I dont know what kind of it is. So I am giving a some info about my system which I have obtained by using some third party tools..

Processor Info
Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.0Ghz
Code name: Northwood
L1 Cache: 20 KB
L2 Cache: 512 KB
Socket: XU1 Processor
Model: Family 15 Model 2 Level 4

Bios Info
Manufacturer: Compaq
Date: 08/15/2002
Version: 686O2 v2.14
Size: 512 KB

Memory: 768 MB (512+256)
Mainboard: Compaq 07E4h
System Model: Evo D510 SFF
Currently I have two have hard disks:
1. Western Digital (300 GB, Cache 8 MB, ATA)
2. Maxtor (80 GB, Cache 2 MB, ATA)

To know if my system has PCI slots required for a specific controller card, look here: (these cpus looks exactly as mine)


One more question, will the Sata drive connected through like this perform as good as a Sata drive connected to a PC having built on Sata ports?

Thanks in advance,
John Wright

A:Compaq Evo D510 SFF - Which Sata controller card?

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2 ports on my old mobo have become faulty and as such i bought this card: Komplett.dk - SDM PCIe SATA II 300 RAID 2P

in order to add some more ports but apparently it's not just a simple matter of plug in and install because windows doesn't want to accept the drivers that came with the card.

the card's model is sil3132 but even if i download the drivers from the homepage it's still a no go.

this is my mobo: MSI K9A2 Neo-F ATX AMD Motherboard - Newegg.com

the card is seated correctly and i can see in bios that the HDD is recognized but since the drivers won't install i can't access it in windows.

i dual boot between xp and 7 and both refuse to accept the designated drivers according to the manual.

also, i'm a complete noob when it comes to controller cards but i imagined it would be something as simple as driver install, plug in spare HDD and then use it for storage with no formatting/windows reinstall needed on main HDD etc.

any suggestions on what i should do?


A:Need help installing drivers for a sata controller card.

Have you tried simply running windows update ?

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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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I have an older home built computer that only has 2 SATA connectors on it. I have my 2 SATA HDD's attached to it there. My CD/DVD has a IDE connector on it so I have it connected to the IDE plug but unfortunately the drive is failing (door won't open on it's own). Knowing that I will eventually upgrade the MB, Processor and Ram at some point, I ordered a new SATA CD/DVD drive along with a SiliconImage SIL 3512 2 port Controller Card to see me through until I upgraded the MB. I figured I could hook the new CD/DVD drive up to the new controller card along with another SATA HDD I had laying around for extra backup storage. I plugged the card in, restarted and let Windows Update install the drivers. After rebooting, my bios wants to set up the RAID array of the new card. I didn't get this card for the raid array and didn't think I would have to set that factor of it up because I had read feedback from other purchasers stating that they had used the card to add just one extra drive.,(Essentially for the same reason I bought it).

So, how do I need to set this thing up? I have both enabled and disabled Raid in my Bios, both with no luck. Neither the CD/DVD drive or the extra SATA HDD show up. I'm stumped, HELP!!!

Running W7 64bit

A:Solved: Need Help installing PCI SATA Controller Card

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I recently bought a SATA host controller card but it is not working in my computer. I don't think it has anything to do with the drivers in windows because when I go into the bios setup it sees everything except the SATA controller and the hard drive I plugged into it. I have tried it in four different PCI slots, checking connections each time and none of them are working. My computer is fairly old, so I thought perhaps the card was incompatible with the slots, but it?s PCI rev 2.2 and so is the USB port card that I bought at the same time and it's working perfectly. I?ve run out of ideas and I?m not sure what to do next to try fixing the problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

The SATA controller card is a Syba sd-sata2-4ir, and my computer is a Compaq Deskpro EN P933, with a Pentium 3 processor and 512 MB of RAM.

A:Sata host controller card not recognized

You dont give an OS, but if the PC is fairly old, I would guess a specific driver for the card would be needed. Did nothing come with the card ? Have you checked the m/f site?

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The title says it all =P

Today I got a SATA Controller Card and hooked up the new SATA HDDs to the system that already had two IDE HDDs, one of which is the OS drive (System Info Note: 2nd HDD not connected at time of report).

Now the problem is, with the new HDDs active when the PC is turned on, Windows doesn't boot. I'm guessing that for some reason the system is trying to boot from the SATA HDDs. I can get into Windows just fine and check out the drives if I disconnect their power until Windows has booted up. All is working, all is normal.

Fiddling with the boot priorities in the BIOS has yielded no positive results, and I get that same depressing blank screen.

Have you any thoughts? This sure confuses me. Thanks!

A:How to boot from IDE with a SATA Controller Card installed?

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Added an asmedia 1061 sata3 controller card for my Kingston ssd. In ahci mode, bios sees the card, bios sees the ssd. System will not boot with ssd connected to the asmedia 1061 sata3 controller card, but boots ok when connected to system board's sata 2 port.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X3470 @ 2.93GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8183 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA NVS 300, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 223 GB (173 GB Free);
Motherboard: FUJITSU, D2779
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

A:asmedia 1061 sata controller card

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This is the card I want to add to use my 2 DVD ROM's and HDD.
My MoBo has only 1 EIDE plug.
The last one did not work with the DVD due to no ATAPI device compatability. Will this one work for the DVD ROMs



I don't forsee any issues as long as you have a free slot. Ensure your DVD roms on on 1 channel as a slave/master and your HDD is on a second channel. Use the card only to avoid potential conflicts with the mobo. I would suggest however to get a card with TWO channels, not one.

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I built myself a new server last year. It didn?t have to be fancy and it wasn?t for data backup as much as just being a storage system. I bought some new hard drives to go with it. It was running perfectly fine between September 2014 to August 2015. One of my hard drive suddenly became unreadable. Every time I tried to reinitialize it in Computer Management, it kept on saying ?Device I/O Error? or something like that. I tried several different partition managers/recovery programs and none of them could read it. It was a Seagate so I tried Seagate tools. The only test that showed it had a problem was the long generic test. So, I just figured I got the 1 in 1,000 hard drives that went bad. I got myself a new one and, in under 24 hours, it stopped being readable as well. I did some further research and found a suggestion to try it in a different SATA port along with a different SATA cable. I did that via a SATA PCI card I had but still couldn?t setup the drive in Computer Management. However, my partition manager could read it and possibly attempt to recover the data on the hard drive. This leads me to think it?s some type of SATA controller problem.

My motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-H97M-D3H. As I said, I use it as a server. It?s never under a heavy load. The most activity I?ve attempted to do with it is host a Minecraft game I?ll admit I don?t run fans on my hard drives. But, from what I?ve read, they don?t need it unless they run really hot for long per... Read more

A:Hard Drive (or SATA controller) I/O error

you could try checking the drive on one of those PCI/SATA>USB adapters and seeing if it works like that, or trying it in a different system. If it the drive works like that then I'd say try updating your BIOS to see if that fixes the problem.

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I've just bought parts and collected a new PC system. My Motherboard is AsRock M3A785GXH/128 ASRock > Products > M3A785GXH/128M

and regarding to the manufacturer it should be Windows 7 hardware ready.

But I can't install Windows 7 pro 64 bit on my new system. The Windows 7 installation application can't see my harddrives and want a driver to them. I assume that should be a driver for the SATA controller on the motherboard. I've tryed to use the drivers on the motherboard cd-rom and tryed to use the drivers froms asrock homepage, but Windows 7 wont accept them.

I have contacted AsRock about this issue, but I'm wating for an answer and hoped that you guys might has seen this problem before, and will answer quicker than AsRock Support

I should say that I cant install Windows Vista Business 64bit without any problems at all.

Any suggetions would be appreciated!


A:Install Windows 7 SATA controller driver

Are you trying a clean or upgrade install? Are you booting from a DVD or USB?

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i'm trying to add a third sata drive to my system .i already have 2 sata hd connected to my motherboard.and to add a third i had to buy a controller card well i can not get windows to recognize it to install drivers and i have no need for raid feature just want to add third hard drive for storage and it already has data on it and i don't want to erase it while installing .so what do i do sorry noob ?

A:installing SYBA SD-SATA150R PCI SATA Controller Card

had to move it do a different pci slot sorry for asking a stupid ? admin you can delete post

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I own a HP xw6600 workstation with two E5450 Xeon Quad Cores and 32 GB of - Quad Channel memory installed an one Samsung 850 Pro SSD as my main OS drive together with an WD Re 2 TB HDD. Investing in a original Adaptec or LSI SAS controller card is perhaps a bit too much for a almost 6 year old workstation. There for I am considering to buy a SATA III - PCIe controller card with two SATA connectors and two mSATA connectors instead.Has anyone here tried that before and if so how did that workout for you ?  

A:non LSI or Adaptec PCIe SATA-3 controller card in xw6600 for...

Have not tried exactly that, but have put in the HP Texas Instruments USB 3.0 "2x2" PCIe card and it is working great.   The thing to know about the xw6600 is that it has two PCIe Generation II slots, which can run up to 5Mbps.  Those are the two video slots, and the other PCIe slots are Gen I.  It is not until you get to the Z620 that you get Gen III (10 Mbps) slots showing up. So, place the card you choose into the second (lower) video slot for fastest access to the PCIe bus.   Personally, I've moved away from SAS, and don't see big differences in user experience between SATA II and III.  So, for me the use of USB 3.0 with 5 Mbps speeds was the thing I really benefited from.  And, I was surprised to find that my chosen (fast) USB 3.0 thumb drive actually is significantly faster than my older USB 2 thumb drives even when plugged into HP USB 2.0 ports.  Connected to that HP USB 3 card it is amazingly fast.  I've posted on that card and how I use an Akasa front 3.5" form factor interface to get 2 of the 4 total USB3 ports up front where the floppy used to live.  Very nice clean install.

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I attempted to help save my grandfather in law some money when he told me he was going to have to have windows reinstalled on his computer. I told him I would do it for free, having formatted and re-installed windows a number of times. Here is as concise as I can be what happened -

Computer is a hp p6631p running windows 7 home premium
1)No bootable recovery disk or HD sector, created bootable USB using ISOs off windows website for 7 home premium

2)Opened up command line using Shift+f10 when computer booted to windows install

3)ran diskpart command - attempted to clean all, then format and create partition
-Clean all command took 2 days for 1 TB WD blue (this was not stock HD as he had already had it replaced, computer is only 4 years old and not heavily used)
-format (NTFS) took again around 17 or 18 hours ? Seemed unusually long to me

4)installed windows
-after booting for the first time windows ran VERY slowly. basically it was unusable.
-suspect HD failure, created bootable USB with Western Digital's diagnostics on it

5)booted to WD diagnostics, ran quick test, got a read head error
-ran extended test, received the "too many errors, replace drive" code

6)purchased a TB WD black off newegg to replace blue drive.

7)installed drive, and attempted to create partition using disk part to install windows on, received an I/O error. Was able to run clean command, but could not create the primary partition.

8)Ran smart test fro... Read more

A:Possible bad MOBO/Sata Controller ? or 2 dead hard drives out of box?

Seems like a faulty motherboard to me

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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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