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maaaark

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Hello

I'm having trouble separating SATA issues and posts from those discussing RAID.

Here I just have one SATA disk. When I plug in, it is not recognised in the BIOS.

Do I need drivers to make it be recognised?

P.S the motherboard is an Asus P5B.

Thanks in advance

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See if this seagate tutorial will help you.

http://www.seagate.c...ata_detect.html

you may have to change the "boot order" in the BIOS to boot from the Serial ATA controller (sometimes represented in the boot order as the drive model number and sometimes as SCSI). If your motherboard has onboard serial ATA connectors, you should have been prompted to install the drivers for them when you installed the motherboard. If you didn't install them at the time of the motherboard installation, then you should be prompted during a "Plug and Play" process by your OS to provide drivers. We recommend going to the serial ATA controller manufacturer's website for the latest drivers.

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This implies that 1) I must have SATA drivers and 2) that I can only install SATA drivers during the OS install. However, I would expect a SATA drive to be recognised by the BIOS, irrespective of the OS.
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There should be two of three options in the BIOS: One to turn on SATA in the first place, one to tell the BIOS what mode to run it in (Legacy, Native, RAID or compatible) and one to whether to treat SATA drives as IDE drives, thus skipping the need to use F6 in the first place.
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We have this problem down at the office when swipping an SATA Hd and re-formatting it. We have to download the SATA drivers for the mob and run them from a floppy before format. First time I swiped a SATA it was nightmare for me cause I could not get the HD to be recognized. Once I got the SATA drives everything went smooth..

If your installing windows xp.. It will prompt you on install ( f-6 ) to install the SATA Raid drivers before you format and this will allow the Mob to recognize the Hd.

Edited by evilwizard, 26 November 2006 - 06:55 AM.

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Hello. I found the SATA options in the BIOS, indeed. I can either have SATA full mode (4 drives possible), comptabile mode (2 drives poss) or disabled, but this is not the issue. SATA is enabled but drives are not recognised by the BIOS alone, the OS is needed too (and therefore using F6 etc)

Now the problem is the OS install does not accept the SATA drivers I prepared on a floppy. I dont even know whether I should be using 32 or 64 bit or the version of the driver. There are many on the menu.

I need more info from Asus, or redo the disk, or panic.

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Yeah.. I had the same problem and it took three tries before I got the drivers to take.. I got all the drivers possible and put them on a floppy. I think some need to be unzipped before putting on a floppy. Then I just kept re-booting and going through the F-6 till I hit on the right drivers.. It was a nightmare..


One thing.. Make sure you get the right drivers for the right main board.. Some have more than one set of SATA - Raid drivers to choose from..

http://www.asrock.co...RAIDDriver.html

http://support.intel...b/cs-008847.htm

Here are two places that will give you some more insight on SATA RAID Drivers..

Edited by evilwizard, 26 November 2006 - 07:47 AM.

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I found another BIOS setting, the SATA mode. Setting this to RAID and not IDE, Win XP install works (after also having redone the install floppy.)

I now need to determine if the original drive (pre-installed win xp) will work.
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