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Windows 7: Sata PCI I/O Controller add-on Card


11 Jan 2009   #1

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 
Sata PCI I/O Controller add-on Card

I purchased this add-on card for my older AMD 2400mhz 1gb ram box. This is the computer with Windows 7 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 Windows 7 does not detect the card & when I try to install the drivers Windows 7 says cannot detect any hardware. The card has VIA VT6421A chipsets.
Description:

  • 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)


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11 Jan 2009   #2

Vista X32. Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by McBlzr View Post
I purchased this add-on card for my older AMD 2400mhz 1gb ram box. This is the computer with Windows 7 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 Windows 7 does not detect the card & when I try to install the drivers Windows 7 says cannot detect any hardware. The card has VIA VT6421A chipsets.
Description:

  • 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-14255.html
However Vista will not "see" the unformatted hard drive. Maybe this is your problem? Maybe you need to plug in the hard drive?


Norm
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11 Jan 2009   #3

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Should I format it on my XP computer with SATA connectors on the MB first, before I connect it to the card in the Windows 7 computer?
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12 Jan 2009   #4

Vista X32. Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by McBlzr View Post
Should I format it on my XP computer with SATA connectors on the MB first, before I connect it to the card in the Windows 7 computer?
Hi McBlzr,

Unfortunately I am no expert on raid. I just made a couple of observations that might give you a clue on a direction. There is a guy on Vista Forums (see the link at the bottom of the Main Page) who is pretty clued up on this sort of thing, scsciraidguru, you could try going there and asking in either the General Discussion or Drivers forum

Norm
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14 Apr 2009   #5

WindowsXP32bit,Vista64bit, windows7beta
 
 
You need to configure the Drive on the Card's Interface

1. first make sure the new card is enabled in your BIOS.
2. Make sure you setup the Drive and make it active within the Card (while your computer boots up it should promt press Ctrl + <X> for XXX (the name of the add-on card you bought)
3. in there you'll need to add the HDD as Active in order the OS to see it.

that should point in the right direction.
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