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Windows 7: SATA Controller Recommendations


10 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
SATA Controller Recommendations

Folks,

I bought a Syba 4-port PCI SATA controller card to control a single Seagate 500GB hard drive with. The card does NOT wish to work well with the OS, hence the pc will not fire up at times. I got the card to function ONCE to show the drive, but now I got nothing. Any recommendations for a decent FUNCTIONAL PCI SATA controller card? Inquiring minds want to know...

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10 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Rosewill RC-209-EX works fine for me. Gives you the choice of 4 internal SATA ports, or 2 internal and 2 eSATA ports. I'm currently running a 500GB eSATA drive and a SATA BluRay drive off of it.

http://www.rosewill.com/products/985/productDetail.htm

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16816132013
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10 Feb 2010   #3

 

You might be having problems based on the BIOS and driver for the card; sounds like you are needing a non-raid card, Silicon based cards have always worked the best for me. You can find both RAID and non-RAID drivers and BIOS updates for the silicon based cards and other information here:

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10 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

The Rosewill RC-209-EX is a SiI3114 based card.
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11 Feb 2010   #5

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by topcat1 View Post
The Rosewill RC-209-EX is a SiI3114 based card.

Cool, then they just need to set the BIOS up for RAID or non-RAID and install the correct driver; Vista and Windows 7 will install the correct driver during Windows Update once the BIOS is set.
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