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Windows 7: PCMCIA Via sata1 raid card 7driver?

12 Nov 2009   #1
GoBBLeS

w7 7600 RTM 32bit
 
 
PCMCIA Via sata1 raid card 7driver?

Hi

I just bought a Via sata card to use with my disks. The problem is that i can't get it to work.

When i install the card it seems to get installed fine in the device manager and with the raid configurerer application that went with the driver.

But the card just doesn't recognize any harddisks. There's no change when plugging a harddisk in it. The application also seems to think that there's 4 channels on the card(there are 2) and they all show as a big red "?".

I've looked everywhere for a driver, and the newest one is a part of the old via chipset driver: 'VIA_HyperionPro_V524A'

Is it a proper Win7 driver i need ? and are there such?

Extra: chip: VIA VT6421

The attached is the raid configurerer software with the question marks and 4 channels.




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12 Nov 2009   #2
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

How does the fake raid controller look in the device manager? Any errors?

What about in disk management? Can you assign a drive letter?

If you want to be running in RAID mode with the drives, you have to set that up before Windows loads. See the documentation that came with the card.

Most cards have two versions of the driver. One for use without RAID and one for with. You can still use the RAID driver if you want to use drives as simple volumes (without RAID.)
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16 Nov 2009   #3
GoBBLeS

w7 7600 RTM 32bit
 
 

The raid controller looks like it should work, in the device manager. No errors or anything.

Nothing shows up in the disk manager, well other than the one internal HDD and CDrom drive(+Deamontools diskdrive).

I don't intent to use the card for raid.

There may be something about that two-version driver thing, but as you say, i should be able to use the raiddriver for simple disk use.

There isn't really any documentation. The card just came with a mini drivercd, with drivers for allot of different raid controllers.
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15 Sep 2010   #4
Fiery

Vista Ultimate 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GoBBLeS View Post
The raid controller looks like it should work, in the device manager. No errors or anything.

Nothing shows up in the disk manager, well other than the one internal HDD and CDrom drive(+Deamontools diskdrive).

I don't intent to use the card for raid.

There may be something about that two-version driver thing, but as you say, i should be able to use the raiddriver for simple disk use.

There isn't really any documentation. The card just came with a mini drivercd, with drivers for allot of different raid controllers.
I am having the same problem i bought a pci ide card that worked fine with vista, but be damned if i can get win7 to recognise it
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