I guess the fact that the motherboard is almost 10yrs old might explain the slightly extended boot time then ;. At this point, is it safe to assume that this drive is not going to work with this controller? Thanks a lot for the suggestion. Yes I have the silent boot mode setup in the bios. Proffitt Forum moderator October 28, I went into the Device Manager, and clicked on the Silicon a. Not so much a PCI card issue.

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Do you guys get the same Sata screen as me?

Sorry for the long post, or if I didn’t provide enough detail. Are you certain in the bios setup menu, that you have the boot drive listed FIRST in any boot priority setting? Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums–revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

Yes I have the silent boot mode setup in the bios. Thanks 351a2 the help. ssata

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So the drive is good, there’s no doubt about that. Any PCI controller card will have a similar recognition step at boot time. Ah I see, so that Satalink boot screen is supposed to appear then: So basically is there a way to shut off this Satalink screen that appears during the bios boot?


Well I know that if I flashed it and messed it up, I would just be able to return it, since I plan to do so anyways. I installed the latest Raid drivers before 3512aa flashed to Base Bios.

Like others have reported, I cannot get the computer to boot with the drive connected. I will just use that since its been almost a week and my drive is just sitting in the box. Right now the most progress I have had is having the drive detect in Windows, but in order for this to happen I disconnect the SATA data cable, boot into Windows, and reconnect the cable while the computer is running.

While I do this all the time I must preface it with warning to follow all the maker’s rules and procedures. Promote cracked software, or other illegal content Offensive: There are quite a view google results asking the same question but no solution!

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Thanks a lot for the suggestion. I don’t want to do a low-level format, since I have windows still on the drive, and none of the other options work. Windows is then able to detect and work with the drive perfectly fine. All times are GMT Copyright -Tech Support Forum. In general, I think people seem to have better luck with the based cards than thebut there are a number of threads around here on both cards. Originally Posted by Fourth Stooge Well, let’s take a step back.


Any ideas would be appreciated. But either way, the card needs a flash-compatible memory chip. Originally Posted by Tumbleweed36 You need to take a read of my team mate Linderman’s sticky: Try enabling that but do go try a PS2 keyboard. This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff.

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I’ll give it a try. I did not connect the hard drive at first, so as to boot into windows with my IDE and install the drivers.

These are the steps I took: If I disconnect the drive, I get just this: HP Pavillion n 2.