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Another problem . . .

I bought a NORCO-4618 PCI-X / PCI eSATA / SATA II / SATA I Controller Card. I finally got a chance to connect it and I connected 2 ext hdds today but this expensive card doesn't work either. I know that the ext hdds are ok because they work when I connect them using USB 2.0 cables. I also know that the slot on my mobo is ok because I had an IDE card (I think it was) and it worked fine. My mobo is only a few months old and I don't have a problem with anything else.

Some people have refered to an installation disk (which didn't come with the card) and drivers for it and some people said that none were needed.

Does anyone know if drivers are needed for the card and, if so, where I can find them on the net?

More info . . . I have an A8V-VM SE ASUS micro ATX mobo, and I have SATA, XP Pro x64 installed. I haven't set up a RAID Array and have no plans on doing so.
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You should have received a drivers CD with the card. Heres the norco website drivers.

http://www.norcotek.com/services.php

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I didn't see SRX660 listed and when I did a search for it, it came up with 0 results. These are the only ones that I can find that are available on the site:

Download Driver
NORCO-830VE Download
NORCO-740VE Download
NORCO-680VE Download
NORCO-660VE Download
NORCO-6551 Download
NORCO-6531 Download
NORCO-6532 Download
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NORCO-3350 Download
NORCO-7515 Download
NORCO-MB4KL Download
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NORCO-6921 Download
NORCO-860 & 868 Download
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NORCO-840AE Download
DS-520 Download

Nothing comes close to SRX660 . . . help!
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SRX660 Is my nickname here at geeks to go.

After taking a closer look i do notice that there is only a manual you can download from the norco website. I investigated a bit further and found that your card uses the Silicon Image software for that card. Below is the Silicon image website driver downloads. I chose the XP drivers. If you are using Vista use the second link i have put here.

XP Drivers
http://www.siliconim...r...amp;osid=4

The first driver is the one to choose( version 1.3.20.0)

Vista Drivers
http://www.siliconim...r...mp;osid=10

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Edited by SRX660, 05 June 2008 - 01:51 AM.

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I know your name is SRX660. When I did a search on Google for SRX660, only your name came up in the results.

I just went to the Silicon Image site. All the drivers there are for 32-bit. Does it matter since I have x64?

I just did a search for x64 drivers at Silicon Image. I selected SiI3124 - PCI/PCI-X to 4 port SATA 300, then I selected Driver, and the last selection was for Windows XP / 2003 Server 64-bit. This is the page that opened. Can I use any of these? The ones for x64 are for BIOS and they're pretty old, 2006. I just need a driver for my SATA Controller Card.

http://www.siliconim...r...amp;osid=8

Edited by Denisejm, 05 June 2008 - 10:47 AM.

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Yes, please use the 1.1.13.0 drivers for 64 bit non-raid.

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Ok, it also says to "Use this driver with the latest BASE BIOS" and the word BIOS is a link to download v SiI 3132 instead of SiI 3124, as the description states. Since I need SiI 3124 and not 3132, should I still install it?

Another question about it . . . I installed the mobo software. Would the software on the installation disk be more up-to-date than the updates at the Silicon site, which are from 2006?
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At the website below is the installation guide and user guide for the 3124 drivers.

http://www.siliconim...o...d=27&ctid=1

Please download both of them and read them carefully.

I downloaded the BIOS 3132and it looks like this is for motherboards that have the Silicon Image chipset built into the motherboard. DO NOT Install This BIOS.

Instead just follow the normal installation guide for the 3124 card that you can download form the above website. It looks like you need to download the 3rd and 4th downloads on the page. The first download is for a SI card that uses a PCI-E slot, and you have not mentioned that you are using one of these.

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The controller card is connected to the PCI-e slot. I didn't think it matters, sorry.

After reading installation and user guides, I found that I installed the controller card properly.


This is the hub that I purchased.

http://www.cooldrive...hub5muussi.html


This is the controller card that I bought

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16816133002


This is the 2 Port Serial ATA and 1 Port ATA/133 IDE PCI Card that I bought.

http://www.startech....E-PCI-Card.aspx

Edited by Denisejm, 06 June 2008 - 10:39 AM.

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I just took a look at the links that I provided in my last post and the last 2 links don't work. Hopefully, these will:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16816133002



http://www.startech....E-PCI-Card.aspx

This second one is the one that I'm most concerned about. I need a driver for it but there appears to be no driver for it anywhere on the net. I know that it's installed correctly and it did work off and on, but mostly off. When I turned on an eSATA that was connected to it, the drive was either not recogognized by My Computer or it would be recognized by My Computer for a short while and it wasn't recognized by My Computer even thought the drive was still turned on.

If you can give me a link for the driver that it needs for my pc (XP Pro x64, SiI 3124), I'd really appreciate it. I downloaded all of the items that you mentioned but I'd like to make doubly sure that I install the right one.
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I just clicked on the links in my last post and they're opening the sites for me.
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I just installed the controller card driver. I connected 4 x64 eSATA drives to it and they've been working well for the past 1/2 hour. One other eSATA hdd wasn't recognized by My Computer though. It's not much time to gauge how they will work in the long run, but this is a step above where I was just a few hours ago when it didn't work at all.

I connected the eSATA 5-port hub to the controller card and the hub didn't work . . . the ext hdds that I connected to it weren't recognized by My Computer. It may be that the hub is defective but other than connecting it to the controller card that's been recognized by My Computer, I don't know of any other test to give it to see if it will work. Does anybody have any ideas? I'd appreciate your advice. Thanks SRX660 for hanging in there with me.
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The controller card has been working very well since last night after I installed the driver for it. Thanks for all your help SRX660 :) :)
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At the website below is the installation guide and user guide for the 3124 drivers.

http://www.siliconim...o...d=27&ctid=1

Please download both of them and read them carefully.

I downloaded the BIOS 3132and it looks like this is for motherboards that have the Silicon Image chipset built into the motherboard. DO NOT Install This BIOS.

Instead just follow the normal installation guide for the 3124 card that you can download form the above website. It looks like you need to download the 3rd and 4th downloads on the page. The first download is for a SI card that uses a PCI-E slot, and you have not mentioned that you are using one of these.


My controller card is using the PCI-E slot if it's the longest slot.

I've updated all the drivers. In Device Manager, it shows that I have:
- SCSI and RAID controllers
. . . Silicon Image SiI 3124 SoftRaid 5 Controller
so the Silicon Image SATALink controller was installed correctly.

But I think I have much more installed in my pc than I need. I installed:

1. SATA Controller Card 3124 x64 1.1.130 logo
2. SiI 3124 32-bit Windows BASE Driver (1.3.20.0)
3. SiI 3124 x86 1.3.20.0_logo
4. SiI-SW-0056_3726_0114 (for a SATA hub that I can't get to work)
5. VIA823x_v140 - 3.58.0.0443
6. VIA HyperionPro v515a
7. VIA_HyperionPro_v518a

I downloaded SiI 3132 x86 bios v7223 but I haven't installed it.

When I open the folder in Programs (x86), the SATA Controller Card 3124 x64 1.1.130 logo folder and the SiI 3124 x86 1.3.20.0_logo contain README files and files named TxtSetup.oem.


Can you help me sort this out?
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