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Windows 7: Sil 3124 RAID Controller

11 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home 64-bit
Sil 3124 RAID Controller

I cannot get my Silicon Image 3124 PCI 4 port Raid Contoller to work in Win 7. Here are my specs, processes I followed:

1. Sil 3124 installed and worked in Win XP. Not used as a boot drive.
2. Upgraded to Win 7 Home Premium.
3. Sil 3124 no longer works, device manager shows the question mark. On boot up, I do see the drives installed but it gives an error message (can't recall right now).
4. Downloaded Win 7 drivers/Bios from Sil.
5. Tried to install driver, no go.
6. Checked Device Manager, and it sees two drives (that are connected) but lists them as failed.
7. Tried Flash Utility from the DOS command prompt, gives error that no card installed.
8. Worked on it for a few hours last night/this morning to no avail.

Any help would be appreciated.

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11 Jan 2010   #2

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547

..check your drivers carefully:
Silicon Image - Support | Search Results
- did you install the correct one..?
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11 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home 64-bit

Went there and intalled "SiI 3124 64-bit Windows BASE Driver for Windows 7". V1.1.15.0. I also downloaded the BIOS. Neither seemed to work.

I never used this board for Raid 5 or anything, JBOD.
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12 Jan 2010   #4

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547

- it's generally advisable to get this type of driver direct from your mobo manufacturer
- but are you sure that Intel offers support for Windows 7, via that motherboard..?

- it looks as though it's on their discontinued list:
Windows 7* Driver Availability for Discontinued Intel® Desktop Boards
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17 Apr 2010   #5

windows 7
support windows 7 pci-e sil3124 card

I bought a pci-e sil3124 sataII card from, it support raid 0, 1, 0+1, 5. and it support windows 7

PCI-Express 1x to 4 Ports SATA II Adapter [102013] - $59.95 : Era Adapter
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17 Apr 2010   #6

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE

I have a 3l32 card and I get the driver from Windows Updates as an optional download.
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18 Apr 2010   #7
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I have a 3l32 card and I get the driver from Windows Updates as an optional download.
Same 3132 card here, and it works great, though I did have the flash the card's BIOS to get Win 7 to let it use the drives. It could see the card, but not the drives. After the flash, all's well.

EDIT: If that's a PCI card, it may not work for a couple of reasons. My first 3132 card was PCI, and no way could I get it to work. I was finally able to get Windows to see the card, but every time I tried to access a connected drive, I would get a BSOD. It seems something that card did, wasn't too well received by the motherboard's BIOS. I don't think it was a Windows issue. I switched to PCIe and the new one works.

Also, many PCI RAID cards are SATA I or SATA 150 compatible only. If you're using SATA II drives, you need to set the drive for SATA I compatibility by using a jumper on the rear of the drive. If you don't, you will get an error, believe me.
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