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SATAII and SATA drivers

Question: SATAII and SATA drivers

hi i baught a computer 6 years ago just when the SATA came out now today there is SATAII now yesturday i braught a new hardrive with a SATA port on it so i baught the cables and pluged it in i enables the SATA driver on my computer and when i turn it on with the hard drive fully plugged in the sata driver says that it could not boot with a code 10 on the side of it but when its not plugged in the driver boots up normaly any ideas (i spent ?65 on a new hard drive 1tb and i probably wornt be able to return it)

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Answer: SATAII and SATA drivers

You need to install the SATA drivers for that machine...they can be found at the motherboard manuf. website...unless you still have the Driver CD in which case they will be on there.

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Question: Sata & Sataii

I'm now using a sata harddisk on my motherboard.
i'm not sure if now i were to buy a sataII harddisk,
can it be used on my motherboard?

what do i have to look out for?
 

Answer:Sata & Sataii

You need to look for the SATA transfer speed of your board. If it supports 3GB'sd/sec. then use SATA 2. Either SATA drive is plenty fast.
 

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I Have an ASRock Mother Board Model P4VM8

It has 2 x SeialATA 1.5Gb/s connectors, and supports RAID,0,1,JBOD, SATA HDD_Hotplug

I wanted to know if I can connect a SATAII Hard disck to it.

What is the difference between them.
 

Answer:ATA, SATA or SATAII ???

From what I've heard, SATA 1 and SATA 2 are kind of like USB 1 and USB 2:

You can plug either one into either one, but they will only work as fast as the slowest piece.

IE: If you plug a SATA 2 drive into a SATA 1 port, it will run at SATA 1 speeds.

If you plug a SATA 1 drive into a SATA 2 port, it will run at SATA 1 speeds.

I'm pretty sure about this, but can anyone else confirm?
 

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Hey all, the new mobo I want is the Asus A8N SLI. On Newegg it says it supports SATAII. Anyone know if it supports just SATA? Also, how can I tell if my HD is SATA or SATAII? Thanks.

Answer:SATA or SATAII mobo?

SATAII is backwards comapatiable. SATA drives will work on it. If your drive says SATA, it'll be SATA. If it says SATAII, it'll be SATAII. SATAII drvies are generally a bit more expensive. SATAII benefits include higher throughput and better speed.

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Hello.
I would like to know if any of the two HDD slots runs on SATA-3.
From what i found, the intel chipset provides a SATA-3 interface. Is any made available on this Toshiba notebook?

Thank you.

Answer:Satellite P70-A-11Q - SATA III or SATAII on HDD Caddy 2

Since some others might need this and Toshiba will be unable to answer it.
I am giving the answer here.

The interface where the primary HDD is connected is a SATA-3. While the secondary slot is SATA-2.
So in case of an SSD insall, just swap the disks.

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Okay - this is a simple question, to which I am sure the answer is probably 'yes' but just wanted to check anyway. Today I took delivery of my new PC (drool drool) and it has a 320GB Sata ii harddrive in it. Now in my old pc I have a 250GB Sata drive. Can I put this in my new pc a a storage drive? I'm aware it won't run as quick as the new one, but it seems to good a drive to leave lying around. Do I have to adjust any jumpers on it etc to get it working? It's got over 30GB of music and 100GB of video files that I don't want to lose, and transferring via a 100mbps network will take forever!

Answer:Quick SATA/SATAII hardrive Question...

I don't believe you should have any problems, apart from the speed which you already mentioned.I am also pretty certain that SATA drives are jumperless so again, you shouldn't have any problems on that front either.

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hi well i am new to sata stuff i got 2 satas integrated into my motherboard and i am trying to flash my xbox 360 hard drive but my satas dont get found it cant find ne connection from the sata to the 360 drive. the sata drives are also labeled SATA0 and SATA1. i also just checked my bios when i tryed to enable them it wouldnt let me it just said unknown device...whats going on here how do i enable em? im running windows xp sp2 home on dell dimension 8300.

heres the drivers that r recognized

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Answer:SATA PROBLEM(sata drivers arent detected on the cpu)

If the drives are not found by the BIOS you need to get a updated BIOS first.

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Having issues with RAID0 array being detected by Windows7 Ultimate x64 as SCSI. Apparently these drivers are the 'default' drivers that install when the RAID array is initialized. There is no option at this point to install other drivers instead.

Using DeviceManager, there is an option to 'update drivers', and regardless of the method chosen, even selecting the file for a previously-downloaded set of drivers, Windows7 always comes back with a message of "Windows has determined that the best drivers for your system are already installed". Considering that SCSI drivers are the OLDEST ones out there, and actual SCSI devices are becoming rarer and rarer, how is it that these drivers cannot be replaced with more current and more applicable drivers?

Does anyone know of a usable workaround to install non-SCSI drivers to replace the default ones?

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Replacing SCSI storage drivers with IDE or SATA drivers

If this is for the motherboard listed in your specs, you need to install the AMD RAID driver,

AMD Chipset Drivers

May also want to install the chipset driver while you're at it if you haven't.

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Question: sataII and NCQ

the drives that have NCQ, are they all sataII? if not then what drives are out that are sataII?
 

Answer:sataII and NCQ

native command queing was initially a scsi-only thing, but manufacturers may or may not bring it into thier respective products. we'll know whether it becomes a common feature when SATAII has become more common.
 

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Question: Sataii

On SataII motherboards can u hook up a regular SATA drive and be fully functional?
 

Answer:Sataii

Yes.



IOW, Sata 2 connectors on a motherboard fully scale back to Sata 150.
 

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Question: SATAII with VT8251

I recently tried to install a WD5000DSRTL 500g Sata II hd on my A8V-X mobo. Mobo is suppose to be SATA II capable. The BIOS sees the drive, while installing Windows XPw/SP3 I installed the raid drivers (F6) and windows saw the drive, allowed formatting and started installing OS. However, took extremely long to copy files, and many tries. Kept saying couldn't copy numerous files. Once a good copy was installed system would not boot. Just a flashing cursor. After several attempts, I jumped pins 5 and 6 to back the drive to 1.5g. Now the drives works great. There is no mention in the manual indicating to make any changes on the board to get it to function properly with SATAII mode. The SATA driver is VT8251. Any ideas on what could be going on. Bios is set for sata/raid mode. This is the only HD attached for now.

A8V-X mobo
AMD 4000+
2gig Memory
Windows XP with SP3
500gig WD Sata II
480w power supply.
 

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Hi,

I am searching a new internal HDD for my G50-10V. Is the Qosmio G50-10V compatible with SATAII?
I would like to by a 2,5" 500GB 7200rpm SATAII HDD.

Is it possible?

Thank you!

Answer:Qosmio G50-10V - New SATAII HDD possible?

SATA is backwards and forwards compatible.

You can use a SATA1 HDD in a SATA2 system, or a SATA2 HDD in a SATA1 system.

SATA 2 basically just introduces NCQ and a faster bus. the interface is still the same.

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Question: GSATAII or SATAII?

I have this hard drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822148144

And this mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813128012

I need to know how to hook it up. My mobo has two main different type of connections for HD’s. Here are the two:

SATAII0/1/2/3 (SATA 3Gb/s Connector, Controlled by Intel ICH8)

AND

GSATAII0/1 (SATA 3Gb/s Connector, Controlled by GIGABYTE SATA2)

They are labeled on the mobo as follows:

SATAII0
SATAII1
SATAII2
SATAII3
GSATAII0
GSATAII1

So what one do I choose to hook the hard drive up to?

Here is a pic of the cable provided with the mobo for the hard drive. It also shows the three pairs of connections for the hard drive. The GSATA is the purple one and the SATA is the yellow one. What’s the difference between GSATA2 and SATA2?
 

Answer:GSATAII or SATAII?

If what I'm reading is correct you want to hook up your SATA to the first 4 ports to use the features of ACHI. (Using the ICH8 chip).

Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) is an interface specification that allows the storage driver to enable advanced Serial ATA features such as Native Command Queuing and hot plug.

http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/imst/sb/cs-012304.htm

The other port is native IDE and doesnt use the advanced features. You can read more on the intel site.
 

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Hi all

Not sure if this is a driver problem or not but I've just done a fresh install of Windows 7 64bit onto my new Samsung 840 EVO SSD and the drive is stuck in SATAI mode. My motherboard (Gigabyte N650SLI-DS4 - Nvidia 650i SLI chipset) supports SATAII, In fact my other, conventional, HDD is running in SATAII and has better speeds than the SSD (according to the Speed Test for the SATA port in Device Manager)!

My motherboard doesn't support AHCI unfortunately and I can live with that but would really like SATAII to work. Any suggestions.

What I have done so far;
turned RAID on in my BIOS as this has helped some people achieve SATAII on Nvidia chipsets (see http://forum.crucial.com/t5/Solid-S....p/12203/page/2 for reference)
I even edited the registry to enable the AHCI driver (in desperation as it was mentioned a lot on the web).
My RAID was not turned on when I installed Windows and I didn't load any special drivers during the install because I didn't have any. I suppose I could reload Windows now I have turned on RAID but would want to have some hope it would make a difference

Any help gratefully received!

Answer:can't get new SSD to run in SATAII mode

Hello CBaily. Welcome to the forum.

SATA v1 is 1.5Gb/sec
SATA vII is 3 Gb/sec
SATA vIII is 6Gb/sec

Your board has 4 SATA ports and they are all SATA II - 3 Gb/sec.

So I'm not sure what you mean when you say that they are running in SATA I mode. What are you looking at to determine that?

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I am trying to install XP pro x64 on a 250GB SATA2 drive I have installed in my machine. I tried to slipstream the SATAII drivers in to the install but I still dont see the drive as an option to install on. All I see are my two PATA drives. Am I missing a step?
 

Answer:XP pro install On SATAII

I solved my own problem!! I used nlite to add my MOBO's drivers to my WINxpx64 install cd. Made a bootable ISO, and burned it. When I went to install it the drive showed up.

Anyone else having this problem, let me know and ill be happy to help.
 

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im going to get a sataII hdd, what cable would i use, i can only find the sata150 cable but i need something like a sata300 cable if one exists
 

Answer:sataII cable-what to use

There is no SATA300, possible in your dreams. SATA150 still extist and still fast hard drive alive. Same goes with 10000rpm WD Raptor EIDE. <80 pins>

Lucan

P.S. Do your homework on your computer problem before you post your reply here!
 

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i have a msi k8t neo series, via k8t800 chipset based, ms-6702 atx motherboard and i bought a sata 3.0gb/s hard drive and my motherbaord doesnt support it so i need to buy a controller. any suggestions. i was looking at this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16816102060

i really want to get this hard drive at 3.0, not 1.5, thats why i got it.
thanks
 

Answer:sataII controller help

First, all SATA300 devices are (according to the standard anyway) backwards compatible. Where did you get the info that your motherboard doesn't support it?

Second, the HD interface speed is meaningless. The speed increase you would get with SATA300 over SATA150 could be measured in fractions of percent.
 

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IAM TRYING to up grade my old hard drive to the new sataII can any one help me the old drive is 2002 wd
 

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Hi, I haven't been able to find a definitive answer on this.  I have a Y400 in the 1TB HDD+16GB SSD configuration.  I'm looking to upgrade the 16GB SSD but before doing so want to verify that that mSATA slot is SATAIII. So, is the mSATA SSD slot on the Y400 SATAIII?













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Answer:mSATA SATAII or SATAIII

All mSATA interface in the Lenovo starting from the Y470 and Y570 are SATA III so it's safe to assume that yours is also SATA III. However, the regular 2.5" SATA interface for all Y series are SATA II.





Lenovo Y470: i7-2670QM | 8 GB DDR3 1333 MHz RAM | Nvidia GeForce GT 550M | 500 GB 7200 RPM Seagate HDD | ASUS PCE-AC56 802.11ac Network Adapter | Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

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will this mobo : Gigabyte GA-M720-US3 AMD Nvidia 720D Socket AM2+ 7.1 channel audio ATX Motherboard - Ebuyer workwith my old sataII HDD as this mobo has 3GBs transfer rate the same as a SATAII drive does and i was told it will take it.

Answer:Will this motherboard work with SATAII

Yes it will..
Would SATA1 work on SATA2 mobo or are the connectors different, anyone?

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Switching from sataI to sataII-oops!

Have removed original message because I realised I misread the problem- can't work out how to delete this....
 

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Hi!
I have a little problem.I have recently bought a Seagate 160 Gb SATAII hdd but my PC started to behave strangely.(Everything just stops working -especially in some games- without any error report and i have to reset my system)I have no idea why.I replaced almost everything without any succes.So I think my new hdd might cause the problem.Before of that I had a Seagate 80 Gb ATA 100 and my PC worked perfectly.I have an ASUS A7N8X-XE Mb, 2X512 MB RAM Kingmax DDR 400, ATI Radeon 9600 XT VC.So what might be the problem?Maybe my Mb is not compatible with SATAII?
 

Answer:Seagate SATAII hdd problem

Some older motherboards do not support SATA-II drives. On that specific drive I believe there should be a jumper that lets you set it to SATA-I. Try that & see if it behaves better.
 

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Ive got my eye on a cheap 1.5Tb internal sata2 hard-drive drive for £77 on eBuyer... is there such a thing as housing I could buy to install it into so I can use it on a USB cable for my TV's media player..? and external power?

thanks
 

Answer:USB housing for SATAII drives?

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Hey,

Okay, so i installed a new SATAII drive the other day and installed Windows XP Home and the IDE drive also has Windows XP installed. Since this, all my files and folders on both hard drives are set to read-only and it seems even when i go into safe mode and set access, it still doesn't work... When removing the read-only tab on a drive or folder, it will instantly come back upon closing the window.

The IDE drive is set up to master/slave with the DVD R/W - the drive being slave and the DVD R/W being the master - the jumper on the IDE drive is set correctly. The SATAII drive is set to 1.5GB/s via the jumper (as my board is limited to 1.5GB/s) so this is out the window as a possible cause. I have replaced the IDE cable (twice) and still no change. I have also tried both drives alone in the system, though the read-only attribute still exists for both drives.

I have used command line attributes, that comes out unsuccessful too. I am officially 110% out of ideas about this and nobody else i know seems to have an answer either! Your help and comments would be greatly appreciated.

Regards,
Nick.
 

Answer:SATAII and IDE drives read-only

BUMP. I'm guessing everyone else is as stumped as me!
 

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Hi guys,

System specs****************************
Pentium 4 at 3.0GHz on a GA-81945P-G gigabyte
Western Digital harddrive WD1600JS
Seagate 80 GB SATAI HD (storage)

1024 MB of generic ram
GeForce 6600 gt PCI express video card
wrapped up in a Thermaltake Tsunami Dream case(its beautiful)

1 Need to optimize my SATAII hard drive in the bios (prior to reinstall of windows??) I dont know much about this but there are settings in the bios relating to the harddrive.

2.Need to change bios settings for unused devices in order to reduce IRQ sharing. Then reinstall windows to let OS reconfigure the devices. need help picking settings to disable.
the tweaking companion 3.1 says COM1, COM2,LPT1,game port,midi port and secondary IDE channel cand be disabled if not being used!!! Are there any more on my computer????
3.Battlefield2 profiles need to be backed up for the reinstall of the game. or copy entire game to the second hard drive E: (which is SATAI by the way)?
I think just the profiles right???
Thank you in advance!!
 

Answer:SATAII optimizing and IRQ sharing

Answer to question 1 IDE mode works just fine...
Answer to question 2 I think you have them all..
Answer to question 3 Yes just the profiles
By the way did you know that your system is not a good gaming rig?
See Ya
 

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A little 20 gb system drive in a 5 year old XP PC, which has only motherboard based IDE controllers, appears to be failing - it's started an intermittent clicking - after which windows shuts down.  I had plans to replace the drive anyway with at least a 160 gb drive.  My question is, since I would probably use the new HDD in the old machine for no more than a couple of years, and then install that drive in a much newer, quad core Vista machine, does it not make sense to get a SATA II drive, with an IDE-SATA adaptor, to at least insure that, in the future, at least, I would be able to use that same drive with no loss in its inherent speed capability?  Are the experts out there aware of something I'm not considering?By the way, the only use I have for the older machine is to use it for testing (both software & hardware) on my network of 3 machines.

Answer:For 5 year old XP machine - New IDE or SATAII

What are the rest of the specs of machine? RAM...CPU...etc?

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Hey,
I have a DFI Lanparty NF4-SLI board and a WD250GB Sata2 drive.

When my pc boots up it shows a WD 250GB at ATA133.

Is this a setting I have incorrect or can I trust my hard drive is connected and getting the speeds it should?

Thanks
Smitty

Answer:SATAII HD showing as ATA133??

i think its fine. i'll check the way mine registers when i get home as i have the same motherboard and the 8mb cache model of that drive. i'm pretty sure its just a trick the NF4 chipset uses for compatability though. thats why (to my knowledge) you shouldn't need SATA drivers for a hdd connected to the nVIDIA controller on an NF4 motherboard

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I have a business edition of Vista that I got from school for dirt cheap. Just wondering if I can run it on my ASROCK 939 DUAL SATAII. I didnt see any drivers for it on the ASROCK site. But just by looking around it seems that people have gotten it to run. Can I use the drivers from the 939 Dual-VSTA?
 

Answer:Vista on a ASROCK 939 DUAL-SATAII???

I wouldn't try it if you don't have motherboard drivers. Vista doesn't run well on old hardware anyway.
 

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I have a fully functional XP and programs on an IDE. I need to install a pair of SATAII as Raid0 as DATA drives not bootable drives. MY Mobo is a Gigabyte GA-965G-DS3 which has a GSATA controller for raiding. It also has an ICH8 for nonraidable SATA. The manual has instructions to set up SATA as Raid0 and as a boot drive but not as a data drive. My attempts to raid0 sets up the Raid but fails to boot from my IDE boot drive. In fact this drive vanishes even from the BIOS.

Please help.

avvs
Pentium D 965
Mobo Gigabyte GA-965G-DS3
4G Corsair DDR2 800
XP SP2 on Samsung IDE
 

Answer:XP on IDE Need to install two SATAII as Data Raid0

We are not alone in this problem kam .. if I find a solution I will of course get in touch, I have similar prob but in reverse to yours and have found others as well elsewhere
 

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I Cant Get It To Work.. Some Sort Of Problem With The Sata/raid Driver Not Being Right And Its Pi****g Me Off..... Surley Someone Must Have A Driver Or An Answer Fgs.. Please Help Meeeee Lol
 

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Pentium 4 3GHz
Ram 1GB
WinXP Home
Asus P4P800 E motherboard with Sata interface
SATA enabled in Bios - No RAID

I have 2 Hard dives:
Maxtor Ultra 80GB ATA 133 UDMA 6
WD Raptor 150 GB SATA II containing OS
HD Tach tells me that the burst speed of the SATA drive is 134 which sprisingly is the same as the burst speed of the Ultra ATA drive. HD Tach also indicates that the upper SATA speed should be 150. Why does my SATA not perform better than the older ATA drive? Also what should be the burst speeds be for the SATA II drive? Is it 150 or 300?

I also note from HD Tune that the SATA drive is supports UDMA 6 but is only using UDMA 5.
 

Answer:SATAII drive - slow burst speed

Are you sure it is a Raptor? I do not think WD makes SATA 2 raptors..

As far as the speed that is about right. You wont get 300mbs even with SATA2 cables. I dont even get 300mbs and I have 4 10,000 rpm hard drives in raid 0, here is my disk speed on these tests. Take it and compare to my slower speeds..

http://www.pcpitstop.com/techexpress.asp?id=RDJNPWFY79JSMSHW
 

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I got a PCI SATA Controller card for X-Mas though so it makes up for the temporary loss of 2 SATA ports. The card is marketed as SYBY,sold as I/O Crest brand, but bottom line is it is using a SIL3124 chipset. When I install the drivers from the SIL website, or even SYBA website, and get them installed, it screws up my windows boot record beyond repair. I have 3 HDDs attached to the SLI controller(1 TB WD Black & 2x2TB Black/Green all are SATA II drives) but on the mobo chipset(MSI P67A-G45) I have 2xIntel X25M in RAID0 plus one 2TB Black SATA III. I do not want the 3 drives on the SIL controller to be JBOD. Can any one tell me which drivers and BIOS I need for the SIL card.

Answer:SATAII PCI Controller Card, Can't Boot Windows

I have experience with this card. I can tell you that installing drivers for it can not possibly affect your boot system if you changed nothing in your BIOS. The drivers get placed in Windows\System32\Drivers. So, let's help you start over with it.

With the pc down and open, remove the 3 sata drives attached & remove the card.

What were you booting with before? The mobo raid? Is that where your W7 is? What was the boot order in your BIOS before you installed the Silicon Image card?

If you haven't changed anything in there, removal of the 3124 should allow you to boot.

Trying to run six hard drives on top of the stock hardware will require one hell of a power supply. That HX520 in real life is not giving you the 520 watts. Probably 485. My guess is you don't have enough power to run six hd's and a Sapphire graphics card.

And, it feels as if you'd like to set up two raids? Why?
Please answer those few questions and THINK VERY STRONGLY ABOUT DOUBLING YOUR WATTAGE.

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Hello! If you'll excuse the error, I write through a translator. I have a laptop ProBook 4530s (A1D15EA) there is HDD SATAII, if I can put it hdd SATAIII? He will work?

Answer:ProBook 4530s (A1D15EA) SATAII > SATAIII ?

Yes it will work but will run at SATAll speed.

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I have the opposite need. I already have an IDE Boot drive for XP and programs. I would like to setup a Raid0 for my data(videos). My MOBO is GigaByte GA-965G-DS3 which has GSATA2 controller to set up the Raid0 and a PATA port working on the same chip. The manual for setting up SATA RAID0 leads me through to the installation of the OS which I do not need. Once I set up the BIOS and Raid0, the machine does not boot as it cannot see the IDE boot drive. It sees it as a SCSI. Do you have a method of setting up the raid such thatit does not become the boot drive and simply functions as a striped DATA storage ?

Thanks
AVVS
 

Answer:IDE Boot drive and SATAII Raid0 DATA

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Anybody get Vista to boot on your Dual939?

I dled the 64-bit vista beta2, and it boots on every machine I have except the one I want to run it on.
My TM4404(MT-37), my wife's Presario v5000(ML-34), her desktop Sempron 64 3400/GA-K8NS(overclocked to the hilt) all boot and start the installer.

OCed, stock, or underclocked I can't make my machine boot the install disk. I've disabled all the possible devices in the BIOS, but have had no luck. Anybody else seen this, or am I alone on this one?
 

Answer:Vista x64 Beta2 - AsRock Dual939-SataII

I got it to run on mine, but not the 64 bit version.

With the 32 bit version, I had a hell of a time to get the driver for the ULI AGP 3.0 port to install and work.

I think I ended up using the one for XP off of ASRock's site.
 

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Hi,
I have been searching all day and cant find something that actually works.
On my old computer
sis 661fx chipset with Pentium 4
i want to install xp sp1 (the old disk that i have) on my new HD as the old one is dying and i want to get rid of it. however i cant seem to install it properly to get it to boot off the new drive.
I could initially install it on the drive however when it says that windows will continue install after restart. it just goes back to the windows setup and wants to install the xp on the drive again.
i have tried changing around the order (initally - floppy, cd, hdd) of startup from cd to hdd (now - Hdd, Cd, USB) but if i change the order to this booting just goes in circles detects drives then restarts and does it over and over.

I put the old drive back in too and booted it up from that and then tried to install xp from the disk once in the OS but it takes me back out to booting from the disk and installing that way again which does exactly the same thing!!!

I have just about exhausted all the options that i know and can find, ANY help to get this fixed would be excellent!

Cheers

Answer:trouble installing xp on new seagate 1TB sataII hard drive

Hello bowen

Disconnect all peripherals and remove all cards except the video card.

Also do not use a USB keyboard or mouse. Use the PS2 variety.

Try that and see if it helps

.

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Question: ide & sata drivers

From BeLarc Advisor.Processor:2.85 gigahertz Intel Pentium 48 kilobyte primary memory cache512 kilobyte secondary memory cache Main Circuit BoardBoard: 875P+ICH5RBus Clock: 200megahertzBIOS: Phoenix Technologies 6.00PG 11/17/2003This is an old PC but it keeps my wife happy!!So can anyone help please?I want to find and download drivers for my wifes PC's HD'sI have erased everything on the drive using Killdrive.On trying to reinstall WindowsHE it is telling me that it cannot find the HD's.I have been advised to download the sata/ide drivers onto floppy and press F6 when asked by windows if I want to install external RAID stuff.I have looked via google but I am very confused(.com) and to be honest, I do not know what I am really looking for!tia

Answer:ide & sata drivers

You do not need drivers for an IDE HDD but you may for a SATA. Which type of drive is it that you want to connect.IDE has the 80 pin data connector which connects to a wide ribbo cable.SATA has a very small 1cm'ish connection that is slightly L shaped.

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Question: Sata Hdd Drivers

I am in the process of building a Media Center system using Win MCE 2005 as the OS. I will be using a Western digital 300gb Sata Hdd. When i have built other systems installing XP home on a Sata Hdd i had to extract drivers from the motherboard Cd onto a floppy disc. The problem is that there is no Floppy disc drive on the proposed system i am building although there is a provision on the Motherboard. the Motherboard is a P4M 915G/P2. Any advice would be appreciated

Answer:Sata Hdd Drivers

Why cant you load the drivers directly from the cd, this is what I did with my Asus board?

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Question: Sata Drivers

Hi Folks,
This is my first post, so bare with me.
I have a Toshiba Equim L300 running Vista. I want to change the OS to XP.
Unfortunately when I try installing XP I get a message ?No Hard Drive detected?.
I am aware that I need to install a SATA driver first, or create a new bootable XP disk including the SATA drivers.
My problem is finding the SATA drivers. The hard drive is a HITACHI HTS542512K9SAOO. I have spent days searing the web, and sent beging emails to Hitachi, without success. Can anyone please help.

Scratchnow

Answer:Sata Drivers

This should be the driver
http://uk.computers.toshiba-europe.c...verLanguage=42

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Question: sata drivers

Hi.

I have the AMD SATA drivers installed for the motherboard in my signature and was wondering if SATA should show or not next to the hard drive names? The AMD Sata driver is listed in device manager but I'm not sure if the drives are running in SATA mode ?

Please could someone advise

Thanks

Answer:sata drivers

Hi,

Further to my initial post, I wanted to attach a picture showing the AMD driver listed in device manager. Could someone advise if the drivers appear to have installed okay?
Thanks,

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Question: Sata drivers

ok i have an ATV8X-LA motherboard which i have read is an oem board. i have 2 160GB SATA drives that i need to load with xp, but when i run the setup, it says i need Raid controllers on a floppy disk but i dont have the floppy disk or cd-rom that came with the computer. and i cant get one for the hard drvies. my question is is there a way i can download the raid drivers from somewhere, or would anyone have the drivers that i need?
 

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From my searches, i couldn't find any working SATA drivers for my installation.
Do someone here knows a good working driver?
Thank you.

Answer:SATA Drivers for XP 64-Bit?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Infernochaos


From my searches, i couldn't find any working SATA drivers for my installation.
Do someone here knows a good working driver?
Thank you.



Can we get your systems specs so we know what hardware you have?

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Question: SATA drivers

I am re-installing Windows XP on system with a new SATA HDD. I know that Windows XP does not support SATA, direct from the CD. I know that I can install the drivers by pressing f6. What I don't know is where to get the drivers. Manufacturer's web sites send me round in circles and spit me out. Web searches offer to download programs that will update my own systems drivers. But nobody seems able to give/sell me the drivers for any specific SATA drive. I'm looking for drivers for a Western Digital WDC WD1600BEVT-60ZCT1. It should be simple! Any ideas?
 

Answer:SATA drivers

Does the hard drive show in BIOS and have you tried just going for it as XP sometimes runs fine without having to install extra drivers during setup.

Jenny
 

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Question: SATA Drivers

I purchased an Acer 5315 notebook that had Windows Vista operating system. I deleted every thing on the HD to downgrade to XP. Now I can't get XP to install. It has a Hitachi 80 gig sata hd. Now i am unable to find the sata drivers for this laptop.
Can someone give me some ideas where I can find drivers. I don't have an A drive installed, so I think I will have to create a Slipstream CD disk.

Thanks
 

Answer:SATA Drivers

Maybe This will help. Also go and get your Acer Drivers
 

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i want to put xp on my acer extensa 4620z i know how to do it...the process that is.
but what sata drivers do i use? i tried intel ones...and there was a long list...i didnt know
what to select...and the sata drivers from acer are a setup program...not inf file

any help please

Answer:sata drivers for xp pro

From http://support.acer-euro.com/drivers...k/ex_4620.html
choose "F6 Intel SATA HDD Driver Floppy Utility" which is a floppy image.
You can use Universal Extractor (http://legroom.net/software/uniextract)
to extract the needed files.
Next step is slipstreaming sata drivers (http://www.nliteos.com/guides.html)
in win-cd.

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Question: Sata -IDE drivers

Hi,
as far as i can tell i have an amd 780g chipset (intergrated with the motherboard ,the hd3200 package)

The problem im having is my pc wont recognize my sata ide controller and uses "Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller"

Can anyone point me in the direction for the drivers?

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Question: Need SATA drivers

Hi there,

I am trying to reinstall Windows XP on my husband's computer following an accidental download of a virus/spyware (can't be bothered trying to disinfect as I was going to do a reinstall soon anyway). I have an original XP disc (an old upgrade version with SP1, but I have a copy of 98 to validate it) and I want to format the C: partition and reinstall there. The hard drive also has two more partitions where data is stored. The drive is a Hitachi 500GB SATA.

My problem occurs shortly after inserting the Win98 disc as verification, when the WinXP installation indicates the partition to install to, which it's only showing as C: Partition1 [Unknown] and that the size is 131072 MB. The other two partitions on that disk are not showing up. I don't want to go ahead and format that, in case it affects the whole drive and not just the C: partition. In Computer Management the drive shows the three partitions and the correct size of each and the whole drive.

I subsequently realised that I need to install the SATA drivers when prompted during the file-copying phase of installation, but I do not know which drivers I need. I have read all about slipstreaming, but the computer does have a floppy drive so I am happy to do it that way, as long as I can find the correct drivers to use. I cannot find any original disk that I might have used when installing this drive a year or so ago, so I can't remember the exact procedure I followed! :-o

The motherboard is... Read more

Answer:Need SATA drivers

Those drivers on your CD would probably be in a folder called RAID. You cannot insert a CD in XP to get the drivers. That only works with Vista and Win7.
 

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hey...

i downloaded the 64bit version of windows and i hacve 2 SATA drives.. now with the 32 bit version it works with selectiong additional SATA drivers.. However, with the 64bit version it says its corrupted... any ideas?
 

Answer:SATA 64 Bit drivers

Mauli said:



hey...

i downloaded the 64bit version of windows and i hacve 2 SATA drives.. now with the 32 bit version it works with selectiong additional SATA drivers.. However, with the 64bit version it says its corrupted... any ideas?Click to expand...

Make sure you have a set of 64bit drivers. I've heard of this type of error happening when trying to use x86 drivers on a 64bit system (which is never going to work).
 

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Question: SATA Drivers

Having some problems with SATA drivers. Basically, I'm setting up a dual boot with XP and 7. I have 2 harddrives, one running XP, the other I'll be installing 7 to. The problem that I'm having is when I select the secondary drive in the installer, it says I can't install it there. So I made a driver disk from my Mobo's disk and tried to load the SATA drivers off of there. It finds the drivers, but it says that none of them are compatible with my hardware. Furthermore, about 10 files show up and I have no idea which one is right. Uhh...help? My mobo is an Asus P5Q Pro.

Answer:SATA Drivers

You can donwload drivers here:

ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Support- PRO&SLanguage=en-us

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Question: XP SATA drivers

I have a laptop that has two SATA hard drives. I have a copy of winXP Pro that I want to dual boot on the second hard drive (the first has vista).

My problem is that XP doesn't have the drivers for SATA. I've got this nLite program that I've been told can allow me to insert the .inf file of the driver for that chipset into an .iso of the XP cd. My problem is that the driver is an .exe and I can't find it as a .inf anywhere. How can I get it as an .inf or convert it?

Help?

Answer:XP SATA drivers

winrar but sata drivers aren't usually .exe files

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Question: SATA DRIVERS

I am putting together a "newer" computer for my son which has 2 SATA 1 drive plugs. I am told that I need to load drivers for these from a floppy as the DVD will not work at this point. I had hoped to do away with a floppy drive but it seems like I will need a USB floppy just to do this. Am I confused or is there an alternative way to do this.I've never used SATA drives before so where do I find the drivers? I am using a MSI K7N2 Delta 2 MOBO with an AMD XP3200+

Answer:SATA DRIVERS

If its a new Motherboard, It may be supported without loading drivers. You need to check

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Question: sata drivers

Hi guysI am trying to install win xp pro original version onto a seagate 250 gig sata hdd ST3250824ASit seems I need a sata host adapter driver (which is on mobo) but am at a loss of where to find oneI have tried dell,seagate & MS but nothing ive downloaded worksgoogle gives me loads of simular probs but no solutions can anybody direct me to correct driverI seem to remember there was a way to stream serv pack 2 and xp pro onto a disc but cannot find link to thisany ideas please

Answer:sata drivers

Slipstream click here

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Question: Xp Sata Drivers

Hello
I am having a hard time finding XP sata drivers for a ASUS IPIBL-LA motherboard. I bought a preloaded Pavilion a6152n Vista o/s and want to get rid of Vista as quick as possible.
I cannot find the drivers on ASUS website and HP support is pretty much going nowhere as they tell me to disable pata/sata in BIOS, i need the drivers.

Any help is greatly appreciated!!

Answer:Xp Sata Drivers

Try this driver direct from intel: Item # 6 towards the bottom of the page.

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Question: R60 Sata drivers.

hi where can I get the SATA drivers from.I have wiped (inculding recovery partition)  an older R60 to use as a TEST PC, and now I want to reload XP onto it, but cant find the correct drivers to load XP. XP needs these to locate the SATA disk B4 it can actually install.

Answer:R60 Sata drivers.

Go into the BIOS and set the SATA to compatibility mode.





______________________________________________________T60 2623-D7U, 3 GB Ram. Dual boot XP and Linux Mint.T400 2765-T7U Windows 7Registered Linux User #160145FYI: I am not employed by Lenovo

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i installed windows xp pro about a year ago and had to use a floppy to install the serial drivers...i am trying to install windows again and i had to find the drivers online and put them on another floppy but i dont think they are the correct drivers....i have a western digital raptor 10,000rpm serial hd.....can some send me a link to the correct driver...thanx
 

Answer:sata drivers for xp pro

Do you know the make and model of your Motherboard as the SATA drivers will come from them or if you have it still the motherboard driver CD that would have been supplied has them on it.

If you know the Motherboard, then goto the site and locate your board and then look for the drivers for that board and download the SATA drivers if you dont know what motherboard you have then download Everest ( Free ) once installed click Computer and Summary and the boards name will be listed under Motherboard > Motherboard Name

once you have them you then need to pop them onto a floppy.
 

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Question: Sata Hdd Drivers

I just bought a sata hard drive and i cant install drivers because i dont have a floppy disk drive and it doesn't say anything about using a disk drive any ideas on what i can do.
 

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I bought a computer yesterday, and plugged it in, and everything was working just fine.

Now, personally, I don't like Vista at all, so I attempted to install XP. I got through the boot menu, and formatted the disks, then put the XP files on the partitions. Then the setup restarted my computer, and when it was supposed to go into the next part of the setup, it went into the first again, and acted like it didn't even put the files on the hard drive at all. So I said, 'Oh well, I guess this isn't going to work', and put the Vista installation CD back into the drive. I got through to the part after choosing whether you want x32, or x64 of Vista. I chose x64, as this is what the computer came with (I have tried both now) and it gets to the screen that asks what device I want to install Vista on. It doesn't show any devices, and it says it needs drivers for the particular partitions, and nothing will show up.

Any advice on how to fix this?
If you need computer specs, I can give them to you.
 

Answer:Drivers? SATA? What do I need to do?

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Hi,

I know that setting up WinXP on SATA disk will ask for SATA/RAID drivers before it could recognize the HDD,but why would windows 7 also wont recognize my SATA HDD ? (I always thought Windows 7 will recognize SATA drives)

PC Config

Pentium 4
Intel 850 Chipset MB
250GB HDD Seagate SATA
RAM 3GB
PCI to SATA card installed.
No Option to set SATA to IDE/AHCI in BIOS

regards

Answer:Win 7 and SATA drivers

You may have a old Sata Controller with no drivers in Windows 7 DVD,
for a example Promise Fastrak 376.
SATA Driver - Load in Windows 7 or Vista Setup

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I recently built a PC and didn't order a floppy drive so I couldn't install SATA drivers when installing XP. Everything works fine I was just wondering if anything bad can happen? Am I confined to IDE speeds etc..?
 

Answer:SATA HD with IDE drivers?

should be fine unless the hard drive has a jumper that needs to be removed to run at 3gb/sec (sata 2)
 

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My parts for my first build will be here Friday and I want to clarify something before I run into trouble later. I have a gigabyte ep35-ds3l motherboard and I will be using a WD 640GB sataII drive. I plan on installing XP and if I am correct, I will need sata drivers in order to install XP with AHCI enabled. My question is which sata drivers do I need? Gigabytes website doesn't seem to have any specific sata drivers. Does XP have the ability to look for USB flash drives for the sata drivers or do I need to borrow a floppy from an old PC? Thanks for the help!
 

Answer:Sata drivers for XP

XP can't use anything but a floppy drive to load the F6 drivers as required, sorry. You either do it that way, or you integrate the drivers manually into a new installation CD, which is actually the preferred method as floppies can be pretty damned unreliable. Also, making a "new" properly integrated XP SP3 CD now that Service Pack 3 is out is the way to go, and then integrate the SATA drivers also.

I am not 100% sure if the AHCI controller on that mobo supports that mode of operation under XP, and here's why: I have the Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L, almost the same board in some respects, using the same chipset and the same North Bridge also, and AHCI doesn't work during the installation because Intel doesn't support it unless it's an ICH9R chipset.

There are reports where people use the native SATA IDE mode (sounds weird but it's there) to get XP installed, then after XP is up and running they'll install the proper AHCI driver and .inf file and after a reboot it works, but I've attempted to install XP Pro SP3, XP x64 SP2, and even Win2K3 (32 bit and 64 bit) using AHCI mode in the BIOS and the damned thing just doesn't work, with the driver integrated or on a floppy. Not sure what exactly the problem is, but right now I'm using Win2K3 x64 in SATA IDE native mode since I cannot get AHCI mode working at all.

I've made repeated attempts to enable AHCI support and get it working under the older OSes, and it just doesn&#... Read more

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Question: Sata drivers

do u need sata drivers(system:sn21g5) if u only want 1 hd.NO RAID

Answer:Sata drivers

That depends. If your system is capable of SATA then yes you will need SATA drivers to run any HDD attached. Need to check your mobo specs to make sure it can handle SATA before you purchase.

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Question: sata drivers......

im using xp home on a amd64 3500+ and a gigabyte k8nf-9 with a seagate 160gb sata hdd.
Ive had the comp for a couple of months now and i want to reformat but will i have to install the sata drivers again?
the hdd is partitioned in to 40gb for windows(C: ) and 120 for data (D: )

thanks
 

Answer:sata drivers......

Put in your motherboard CD and look for the "Make bootdisk" command. Create a boot disk, and when you enter setup, it will ask you to push F6 to install a new raid driver or something...hit it.

Then it will give you an option to select one, hit S to select one and pick XP...its pretty straight forward from there
 

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Question: SATA DRIVERS

HAVE MAXTOR SATA 160 GB HARD DRIVE, BUT CANNOT FND DRIVERS AT MAXTOR HOMEPAGE.CAN ANYONE ASSIST ME IN FINDING THE DRIVERS.

Answer:SATA DRIVERS

you need the drivers for your motherboard, it will be on the support Disk or go to the website for the manufacturer of your Motherboard

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Well, I am now in the process of upgrading to my new system.

Ok, I am at a loss. I installed the WD SATA, Plextar and a floppy and booted up. It posts and sees the WD HD connected to the #1 SATA port. The SATA jumper is enabled. When it reaches the SATA driver utility, it sees the WD as HD 0. Boot sequence is CD, Floppy and SCSI. Install asks for F6 if SCSI drivers and have hit F6. When XP gets to reading the HD, it doesn't see it and wants the 3rd party drivers. The current SATA drivers are there, so I don't know why XP doesn't see the drive. I am just running 1 SATA drive, not a raid config. I didn't get a SATA utility floppy with the drivers on it (purchased a barebones sys) and if I don't select installing the drivers, it of course doesn't see the drive at all and wants to stop loading XP.

I downloaded drivers (from the ASUS) and tried to put the SATA driver on a floppy but it's too big. I copied the ASUS CD SATA driver info to a disk and downloaded SATA drivers from the Silicon Image site and put them on a disk. It can't find "Si3112r.sys", but I know it is there. I am not sure which files I need. What do I need to do to get the XP setup to read the drive?
 

Answer:SATA HD Drivers for XP

Can you pull the XP CD and replace it temporarily with the motherboard software CD until the drivers are loaded?
 

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Hey,
So a friend of mine bought an Asus laptop, to get to the point, he prefers XP and it comes with Vista and the only drivers available on the Asus site are Vista drivers. So, if you try to install XP you get a "hard drive not found...blah blah blah" error. The problem is because it needs SATA drivers, yes?

So, I looked on Intel's web site, Hitachi's website, and Asus' website. No drivers to be found!

"Intel 82801 HEM/HBM SATA AHCI Controller" (without quotes). Also in the list of "IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers" is the "Intel ICH8M Ultra ATA STorage Controllers - 2850".

So, does anyone have any idea where I could find these drivers in some form or another so that I can install XP? Or if I have to...is there any way to optimize Vista? I've already increased the page file size, turned off tablet features, and set it to "Best Performance" in the visual effects setting...is there anything else I can do?

- Thanks

Answer:SATA Drivers...ARF!

Quote:





Originally Posted by FlapJack


Hey,


So a friend of mine bought an Asus laptop, to get to the point, he prefers XP and it comes with Vista and the only drivers available on the Asus site are Vista drivers. So, if you try to install XP you get a "hard drive not found...blah blah blah" error. The problem is because it needs SATA drivers, yes?

So, I looked on Intel's web site, Hitachi's website, and Asus' website. No drivers to be found!

"Intel 82801 HEM/HBM SATA AHCI Controller" (without quotes). Also in the list of "IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers" is the "Intel ICH8M Ultra ATA STorage Controllers - 2850".

So, does anyone have any idea where I could find these drivers in some form or another so that I can install XP? Or if I have to...is there any way to optimize Vista? I've already increased the page file size, turned off tablet features, and set it to "Best Performance" in the visual effects setting...is there anything else I can do?



- Thanks





These seems to be the same drivers for the HP DV6000.
Go to HP.com and look for them.
I had this problem w/ a laptop. I turned the native SATA support off at the BIOS setup and it worked though.

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Question: SATA drivers

Ok so I got a new MOBO to upgrade my system, but i ahve two old Sata HDs so I pluged them into new mobo and was having a hard time gettign xp to install with new nforce drivers so i installed same sata drivers from my old board and it isntalled fine the problem is i want to change to the nforec drivers for the sata because thats what is should be but im not shure how. in the device manager im not shure what they call the controller so i dotn knwo what drivers to update and i think i have to change stuff in the reg but im not shure what so any help would be good thanks
 

Answer:SATA drivers

Just downloaded the latest nforce drivers for your motherboard and run that installer. It will update everything that should be updated.

There is no need to find the individual drivers or edit the registry at all.
 

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Question: SATA Drivers?

Hi everyone,

I'm getting ready to remove Windows 7 RC and install my legit copy of Windows 7 on my PC. My version of Windows 7 is a XP Pro -> Windows 7 Pro upgrade. When I did this upgrade on my laptop, I ran into a bunch of SATA issues because Windows XP does not support SATA on the default installation disk. Needless to say, a few hours later of messing with nLite, my laptop is good to go.

I want to avoid this mess with my PC and already be prepared. I'm trying to figure out what SATA drivers I need to use with nLite for my main PC. Is there somewhere I can go to get this information? Are the drivers based off my motherboard? CPU? Hard drive? Not sure where to start. My laptop's SATA drivers seemed to be based off the CPU (AMD) going by the name of the driver file.

Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80569Q9550
RAM: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK
VGA: EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Answer:SATA Drivers?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Rando


Hi everyone,

I'm getting ready to remove Windows 7 RC and install my legit copy of Windows 7 on my PC. My version of Windows 7 is a XP Pro -> Windows 7 Pro upgrade. When I did this upgrade on my laptop, I ran into a bunch of SATA issues because Windows XP does not support SATA on the default installation disk. Needless to say, a few hours later of messing with nLite, my laptop is good to go.

I want to avoid this mess with my PC and already be prepared. I'm trying to figure out what SATA drivers I need to use with nLite for my main PC. Is there somewhere I can go to get this information? Are the drivers based off my motherboard? CPU? Hard drive? Not sure where to start. My laptop's SATA drivers seemed to be based off the CPU (AMD) going by the name of the driver file.

Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80569Q9550
RAM: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK
VGA: EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive


Hi rando and welcome

There are drivers for all the major componenets. BIOS (basic input output system) controls the ... Read more

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Question: SATA Drivers

These things are the bain of my life. I thought that I had a floppy with them on, but it seems not to work.My Hard Drives are Maxtors, and the motherboard is an Asus K8VSEDX. I assume that the drivers are on the Asus web site, but they are avoiding being obvious. Can any one help please.

Answer:SATA Drivers

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Question: SATA Drivers

Anybody any idea what drivers i need for my Sata hard drive for my Asus A8V Deluxe Mobo. Checked the asus site http://www.asus.com.tw/support/download/item.aspx?ModelName=A8V Deluxe&Type=Latest
but not too sure which driver i need. Cheers.
 

Answer:SATA Drivers

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I've just been reading a comment on another thread that SATA HDD are the best to buy. There is a problem with them as far as I know though, in that Windows does not include any drivers for these drives and you need them on a floppy or CD which you use somehow. I know about the idea of pressing F6 during the initial stages of a Windows installation, but how you deal with it when just adding a new addittional HDD I don't know.Also there is a problem, at least I have one, in that I can't get F6 or F8 (for a safe mode,) to work. I wonder if this is because I have one of these fancy keyboards which give the 'F' keys two uses, and the 'F' facility doesn't work until the 'F-Lock' button on the keyboard is pressed, which doesn't work during the booting up process!Do we know whether M/s. are yet including the drivers for SATA HDDs in the present editions of Windows, or will we have to wait for a new incarnation.

Answer:SATA drivers and XP SP2

It does depend on what system you have....for example I use an Asus P4P800 Deluxe which has an Intel 865 chipset.This DOES support SATA drives without any extra drivers.I have one SATA drive in the pc.I just plugged it in from new and installed Windows in exactly the same way as with an IDE drive.I could have elected to use a RAID 0 array instead if I wished as that would not need any extra drivers either.In fact the only time I would need any additional 3rd party drivers with this board is if I wanted to set up an IDE RAID array. Many boards do need extra drivers though and I agree it is high time that all new motherboards had SATA as the default and Windows supported it so that no extra drivers were needed.It often adds an unnecessary complication to the setting up of a new pc. Maybe someone out there knows the reason for this but my suspicious mind trends towards legal/licencing issues with the third party RAID/SATA controllers that many motherboard manufacturers use.So please correct me on this if you know the answer folks.

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Question: XP Sata drivers

Looking for a bit of help here with AHCI drivers for xp-64. I have never used n-lite before and can't seem to get it right. I am using these drivers to do it. I am doing multiple driver folder, selectiong the folder, using textmode drivers and then selecting all of the drivers to add. Whenever I burn it and try to run it though I am getting a BSOD when it starts windows. Disabling AHCI fixes it. Any idea how to fix this?
 

Answer:XP Sata drivers

OK, so your sata controller is set to AHCI, you're using the nLited XPx64 install disc and it's seeing the hard drive in setup, it installs but blue screens on Windows boot?

I would definitely try the F6 floppy method. I have several different types of machines at work that run XP with AHCI enabled and I was only able to get the drivers nLited on one model. Not all AHCI drivers are capable of being slipstreamed or even F6ed for that matter. Some you can F6 but not slipstream. Some even strait up say they won't work with F6 or slipstream. How they got it to work with the base install that shipped with it is beyond my technical understanding. I just don't understand how you can have a driver that can only be installed within windows, but is required to see the hard drive from the installer. It's very irritating and I'm just glad they solved it with Vista.
 

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Question: SATA DRIVERS ?

 
Hi Guys my pc won't boot up and on the black screen I get a message that sez BOOTMGR NOT FOUND or something like that.
Now on my machine I have 2 drives, a 1TB for storage and a 750 GB for games and art work and this drive contain the OS.
Now at times when the system trys to boot up and gets to the screen where its showing whats connected to the machine, it will list the storage drive with the 950 or 60 GB which is accurate but when it list the system drive it lists it as 7GB.
So what I did was to set the PC to boot from the CD Drive and put in my WIN 7 disc and set it to repair.
But when it starts to load I get a screen that sez SELECT OS but my OS is not there so the next option is IF OS IS NOT FOUND SELECT LOAD DRIVERS AND HIT OK.
Now the problem is that the only disc that I have is the one that comes with the drive and when you put that in there are no drivers.
The box on the WIN 7 screen is looking for a file called SYSTEM INFORMATION so I clicked on every item that I found in the disc and none of them are the ones.
It just gives me an error box that sez THE SPECIFIED LOCATION DOES NOT CONTAIN ANY INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR HARDWARE.
So since I can't track down drivers for it, should I just go ahead and still try the repair even though the OS is not found in the box ?
How do I get a BOOTMGR file ?
Thanks
 

Answer:SATA DRIVERS ?

Two possibilities.
 
Is your BIOS seeing the 650Gb drive ?  Go into your BIOS, you do this usually by clicking the 'Delete' key a few times while the BIOS screen (the one with the maker's name all over it as soon as you switch on) is visible. Other keys are sometimes used, it will tell you on the BIOS screen. When you get into the BIOS you will find a screen listing your drives. If this HD is not listed it usually means that there is a problem with it, it may simply be disconnected.
 
The other is whether or not this drive is listed in the boot priority list. Still in the BIOS, move along to the section 'Boot' or 'Boot priority' and check that this drive is listed either first, or second after your optical (CD/DVD) drive. If you have made any changes to adjust these settings, then exit saving them and see if the computer boots normally after that.
 
If it doesn't, post back but include details of your computer - make and model at a mininum.
 
Chris Cosgrove
 
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Where can I get the SATA driver for a Hitachi HDT721064SLA360 HD on a Asus MB? I want to make my computer dual boot so I can use some old hardware that is not supported on win 7. I have been to a lot of sites that will sell you a program that will update a driver but not just the driver file itself. I can't believe how difficult this has become!

mike

Answer:Need SATA drivers for XP

and welcome to the Forum

You need the driver for the STA controller . . not the hard drive. They should be on the ASUS support site

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Question: No SATA drivers?

New build, Vista 32 bit, Intel D975XBX2 mobo, Western Dig 10k HDD using SATA drive. All is working great, but during initial boot the system says there is no hard drive. It then boots into Vista and runs great. In System Devices there is an exclamation mark and in Other Devices under Serial ATA Controller it states that No drivers are installed for this device. Running 1 HDD, 1 DVD (IDE drive) and no floppy. How do I get it to recognize the SATA drive?
By the way, 1st build, and I am thicker than 2 planks, so please keep it simple
 

Answer:No SATA drivers?

I had a similar problem with my sata drive. I needed to update my acpi drivers. I did it myself once then a week later it showed new ones threw windows update and I did that. Now everything shows up.

BUT wait for more replies I'm am no expert. I haven't paid attention to computer hardware until a month ago when my amd xp 2400 based computer died.

So I'm still playing catch up
 

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I just installed Win 64 on my kv8 pro and none of the sata drivers work!

I tried 3 different sata drivers for windows xp 64 bit and none of them work.

I tried the hyperion on viaarea, the sata420 one on this forum and another hyperion .exe i found.
I think they are all for the kt800 chipset... and i have the kt800 pro.

The 'ironic' part is that I made a diskette for the sata when i installed windows and it saw the drive. But now that I'm in windows, my sata drive isn't there and the drivers won't work!

(I installed windows on an IDE drive)

Where are 64 bit sata drivers for my board?

thx
 

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I am trying to reload XP Pro on a used T60 that I bought but I don't have the diskd that came with it. Can anyone tell me where I can get the SATA drivers for a Fujitsu MHV2100BH.
 

Answer:SATA drivers for T60

You need drivers designed for the OS not the HD itself. The T60 is an IBM notebook-- is that right? The IBM site should have needed drivers if necessary. Some Intel based MB have native SATA support for XP. Not sure if yours does.
 

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Google has given me no answer to this issue (I think because of it mostly being that Driver and Drivers are two words that are very similar...), so I am here to ask for some assistance from the community:

My friend has a Windows 7 Professional x64 machine that boots just fine. One day though, it started giving me an issue with USB thumb drives, where it could not find the drivers for them. This issue them persisted to roll over into any SATA drivers. Any drivers that were there before the issue started had no problems. The drives are recognized in the BIOS, but cannot be found in Disk Management. I can find the drives in Device Manager, but they have no drivers for them.

I've tried a couple of different fixes for them. Tried doing a repair on Windows Update with no help. Ran chkdsk and sfc. Tried doing a repair on the WMI and Windows Installer. I ran an AIO fix-tool from tweaking.com that I refer to as "Tweaker" and this didn't fix the issue either. It can't be something hardware related because it is seeing the drives, but just not finding them in Windows. Any suggestions would be more than helpful.

*EDIT* The motherboard for the computer is an Intel DP67BG.

Answer:No USB and SATA Drivers?

Open Command Prompt.
Type Diskpart.
Then type list disk.
Then post the result here. Post a screen shot of Disk Management too. Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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Question: No sata drivers

I am now tearing my hair out, I have built a new system using Gigabyte Mobo
sata hard drive and sata dvd drive.
I have tried to install Windows 7 64 bit O/S and I get to the screen where I have to accept terms etc, put in time and date but when I get to the windows Instal page it cant find drivers so it cant locate the C drive to install.
I have tried every file on the mobo instal disk but none will be accepted.
I`ve tried copying the files to USB stick and load from there but still no luck.
In the bios it recognises both sata devices but seems like without W7 finding the drivers it wants I`m not getting anywhere. Even tried new drivers from Gigabyte site but still not recognised.
I`ve spoke to tech ay CCL where I got the components but they are at a loss>

Answer:No sata drivers

Windows will not find the drives if you have not enabled ACHI or raid in the BIOS

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I need some help on finding drivers for abit board 939 socket processor, AV8 K8T800/VT8237. I need the Sata drivers for 64 bit windows so that I can install to my onboard sata drive.
 

Answer:sata drivers (64 bit)

I believe that uses a SIS SATA controller chipset (either Sil3112 or Sil3114). If thats right, here you go:
ftp://ftp-usa.abit.com.tw/pub/download/drivers/64bit_drivers/sis

Its the one named sata.exe
 

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Question: XP & SATA Drivers

I'm not sure if hardware is the right section for this question, but since it's about hardware drivers I posted it here. Heres the thing. I slipstreamed XP with SP3 and slipped the SATA drivers for my WD harddrive to make up a new boot CD. Works good.Next I used the slipstreamed copy to make up a Bart's PE Boot disk. Also works good.Now, I'm wondering... Will the SATA drivers work for most or all SATA drives? If not, Is there a universal package of drivers that could be added to make the PE disk a universal boot disk?

Answer:XP & SATA Drivers

Sata drivers are unique to specific hard drives

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Question: SATA Drivers

Hi I am building a new system based on a Asus A8N SLI deluxe that I got off ebay. The problem is it did not come with any drivers and as I am going to use it with a sata HD and XP I need the sata drivers for the XP install, and I can't find them on the Asus site any suggestions please.Thanks.

Answer:SATA Drivers

If you are NOT using RAID then you don't need the drivers. Using 2 SATA drives here on the same board and never installed the SATA Drivers.

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Question: SATA DVD drivers

Hi there,

I've looked for 3 days now and i simply cannot find a solution to my problem!

I have a Acer PC with Vista HP and i would like to switch over to Vista Ultimate x64 (genuine license available!!).

I never had this problem before. The PC has SATA HDD's and a SATA DVD drive. When i enter the Setup, Windows is asking for the drivers. It cannot find my DVD drive! I've downloaded the sata drivers and put them on a USB stick. Windows cannoit find the drivers, when i browse for it.

Before i used to enter the BIOS and change the SATA mode, but that was for HDD's and XP installations.
However, i cant even find that option on the #%$W Acer motherboard.

Could someone please point me into the right direction? I would really appreciate it.
It's a Acer Aspire M3641.

Thanks in advance.

Milan
Netherlands

Answer:SATA DVD drivers

Originally Posted by vr6only


The PC has SATA HDD's and a SATA DVD drive. When i enter the Setup, Windows is asking for the drivers. It cannot find my DVD drive! I've downloaded the sata drivers and put them on a USB stick. Windows cannoit find the drivers, when i browse for it.



So, tell me, if Windows during the setup (which I assume you run from the DVD disc) cannot find your dvd drive, how where you able to even run the setup ?
OK, question was stupid, sorry, but I couldn't resist

All that you need the system has already in itself, you don't need any additional drivers to make your SATA DVD drive work. I have two DVD ReWriters on SATA and those were detected by the system (and setup) without any issues.

My advice is that you write down your current BIOS settings on paper or anywhere else, reset BIOS to the default values, and check again what happens when you try to install the system. If this won't change the situation than I'm out of ideas... at least for now

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Hello everyone, I have been dealing with a lot of frustration on simply finding the necessary drivers in order to install windows xp home on a hard drive. I don't know whether I am blind, but I have searched all over for these drivers.

Here is my set up.
Computer: HP m7680n Media center edition
Motherboard: ASUS P5BW-LA
HardDrive that I want to install XP on: Hitachi HD5721 SATA

I have gone to the Hitachi website, HP, and my motherboard website, and I have found no simple download link that will allow me to install the SATA drivers onto a floppy drive so that I can install them from the XP home setup screen when it asks me to press F6 and all that jazz. I have a floppy drive and am fine with just using it in that regard, but does anyone know where I can find these drivers.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...en&cc=us&dlc=en&sw_lang=&product=3230688#N152

this is the link that shows the relevant information for my specific model number, but i am assuming that none of the driver downloads in that link is what is necessary for me to put the sata drivers on a floppy correct?

I would extremely appreciate if anyone can point me in the right direction with this.

thank you.
 

Answer:SATA Drivers - Going out of my mind

Hello,
Your computer has a Intel P965 chipset therefore you are going to need the mass storage drivers from Intel.

Usually you have to slipstream these drivers into an XP install using nlite as XP does not have built in support for AHCI and your computer does not have a floppy.

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Det...ct=Intel®+965+Express+Chipset+Family&lang=eng

Some people have reported success by going into BIOS and setting it to IDE mode instead of AHCI. Then installing the drivers and then setting the BIOS back to AHCI but I cannot guarantee success using this method.

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Det...ct=Intel®+965+Express+Chipset+Family&lang=eng
 

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hello all

this is the 1st time iv posted here so if i screw up....be gentle.
i have a this: GA-K8VT800-RH (rev. 2.x) - GIGABYTE
and yes i know its old but it has never let me down till today and well i need drivers for the sata for win7 as the ones i got off the cd and site do not work and im about to kill small animals in the name of the computer god to try to find a driver for it.
so please if anyone knows where i need to go or what i need to do or need more info about the pc then please speak up.
thanks

Answer:sata drivers for win7

Welcome to Seven Forums!

I think that Win 7 should be able to supply the driver for that one itself, or it should be available from Windows Update.

Are you going to be installing Win 7 to a machine with this board in it? I had no trouble doing this with an old MSI board of my wife's. Win 7 found the SATA drivers during the install with no problems at all. I didn't use any of the manufacturer's drivers at all, except for the chipset. Windows then updated them on it's own.

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Hello,

I am having an issue with some drivers. I have the ASUS A8N-SLI Motherboard with 2 SATA RAID 250GB Hard drives. The motherboard reads the SATA RAID 495GB Stripe configuration that I have configured. I am installing Windows XP Professional, well trying anyways. These drivers that I need for it are the nf4 SATA RAID Drivers that are needed to be put on a (formated) MS-DOS bootable flopply disk and loaded during the Windows installation when asked from what I understand and have also attempted. The drivers I attempted with seem to be the wrong ones because it didnt seem to work or wasnt accepted.

Help is apreciated.

Thanks,
electrickrypt.
 

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I'm having an issue installing Windows XP X64, and I realize that it's due to me not slip streaming drivers.
I really need help with this, I've been slip steaming, but it never, EVER works.

Answer:Windows XP X64 Sata Drivers?

Before proceeding further with this have you confirmed that all necessary drivers are available? Driver availability for X64 XP was never very good and it hasn't gotten any better over the years,

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I need the Windows XP SATA drivers for a Hitachi HTS722016K9SA00 drive, I want to install XP(obviously) and I'm getting that "you have no hard drives" error, I looked on the Hitachi website but they didn't actually have them













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:Hitachi SATA drivers

Hi! You need a SATA AHCI Controller driver. You get that from Lenovo driver download page for your Thinkpad  ("Intel Matrix Storage Manager Driver") or directly from Intel where you have to know exact name of controller in your computer... Another "solution" is to turn on compatibility mode (don't know exact name) in your computer's BIOS. Windows XP recoginzes the harddrive then as normal ATA drive, but you lose speed. When you've finished installation of your Windows you can install the SATA drivers but that requires some registry hacking... So if you have time you should look for driver... Gerhard

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XP corrupts SATA drive.IDE and USB drives OKXP seems to use sudo IDE ATA ATAPI Controllers (multiple primary and secondary controllers)SeaTools v1.1 declares the SATA drive OK (so I assume the cable is OK)Thanks, TraceyDrive worked fine in W2K

Answer:does XP require SATA drivers?

Exact comp model please.

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Question: Intel SATA Drivers

Hello, I need Intel HM70 Chipset SATA Drivers for install Windows XP? How can I find them? 

Answer:Intel SATA Drivers

So you are trying to install XP on what laptop?  You need the F6 floppy driver for the SATA controller: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/downloads/eula/15449/Intel-Matrix-Storage-Manager?httpDown=https%3A... This should be unzipped and provided to the XP installer when it cannot find a hard drive. Needs to be done with a usb floppy drive or this driver can be "slipstreamed" into the XP install disk. I assume you are installing 32 bit XP.  

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Hi all,

I noticed after a clean install of Win 10 Pro that in the Device Manager I had two "Standard SATA AHCI Controller" entries that showed the driver dated in 2006. I run 2 x SSD's a HDD and a BluRay writer.

So I downloaded the latest version of SATA drivers at the Asus ROG site for my motherboard. After running, one entry in Device Manager has changed to "Intel(R) 8 Series/C220 Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller" but the other remains "Standard SATA AHCI Controller" - still with the 2006 driver version 10.0.10240.16384 dated 2006/06/21

Is this correct? Windows reports that it is the most current driver.

ALSO: The driver installed "Intel Rapid Storage Technology" program. Do I need this? If I do need it, must it be enabled at start up? I am wondering if it might conflict with Samsung's Magician which I also have installed?

Sorry lots of questions....

Answer:SATA Drivers Update

GregH said:

Hi all,

I noticed after a clean install of Win 10 Pro that in the Device Manager I had two "Standard SATA AHCI Controller" entries that showed the driver dated in 2006. I run 2 x SSD's a HDD and a BluRay writer.

So I downloaded the latest version of SATA drivers at the Asus ROG site for my motherboard. After running, one entry in Device Manager has changed to "Intel(R) 8 Series/C220 Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller" but the other remains "Standard SATA AHCI Controller" - still with the 2006 driver version 10.0.10240.16384 dated 2006/06/21

Is this correct? Windows reports that it is the most current driver.

ALSO: The driver installed "Intel Rapid Storage Technology" program. Do I need this? If I do need it, must it be enabled at start up? I am wondering if it might conflict with Samsung's Magician which I also have installed?

Sorry lots of questions....



You probably updated some of your HDD or SSD's
You might need to update the second "Standard SATA AHCI Controller" entry from Device Manager.
And no, you do not need "Intel Rapid Storage Technology" program, it is designed to show you the status of your drives it is not essential, in addition it runs as a startup item.
If you uninstall it, the updated SATA AHCI drivers will remain, at least this is what happened with my systems.
Also, one of my laptops have 2 HDD's so I used and Intel SATA Raid driver.

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I'm trying to install xp pro on a sata drive without a floppy drive. I slipstreamed the drivers for the sata controller into an install disk with nlite, but the drives still aren't recognized. What might be wrong?
 

Answer:Slipstreamed SATA drivers

I'm having the same problems as you are. What motherboard are you using?
 

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