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Q: Solved: expansion card for Sata 3

Hello I am expansion Sata 3 for card Solved: a newbie and need some help I have purchased one Samsung PRO SSD GB solid state drive and plan to install a brand new retail version of Windows on it plus no more than probably to favorite applications such as Google Internet Explorer Microsoft Office etc I have around a year computer that has SATA ports on the motherboard with all expansion slots unused My computer is a HP a f pavilion desktop http support hp com us-en document c http h www hp com hpsc doc public display docId c It has the following unused expansion slots PCI Express x slot PCI Express x slots PCI slot I have also purchased two separate but identical WD TB hard disk drives WD Black My one SSD and two HDD s have the Sata III interface but my motherboard has only Sata II From much research I have decided that to get the full or Solved: expansion card for Sata 3 close to GB s provided by Sata I would purchase a Sata expansion card I also determined that to get a Sata expansion card that has a X interface would put Solved: expansion card for Sata 3 me close to GB s and thus get the full potential out of my new sata drives I have chosen the HighPoint Rocket L -Port SATA Gbps PCIe x Host Bus Adapter http www bhphotovideo com c product -REG HighPoint R L ROCKET L INT PRT html as it has a X interface It don t think my motherboard is configured for RAID as I don t see the needed controller or anything in BIOS that mentions RAID and that s OK with me So hopefully I could use the JBOD mode as I don t have to have raid anyway and use the X card to get the maximum potential of my three Sata drives I am not a gamer and don t plan to use the X slot for anything Solved: expansion card for Sata 3 else Any help would be greatly appreciated as I am not experienced enough to make these decisions on my own Aprilair nbsp

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A:Expansion card with SATA III ports for SSD?

You will need a free PCI-E slot. But this should get the job done.

I do not know much about the brand. But it does have 5 Eggs on Newegg.
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Do you have any PCI-express slots available on your motherboard? Unless your PSU is really poor quality you don't need to upgrade just to support additional drives.
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A:Installed Expansion Card

From that pattern, it sounds like a video problem.
Might be the Video Cards is loose in the socket. Take it out and try reinstalling it again. Also, check to see if there is any dirt/etc. on the contacts. An old trick is to use a pencil eraser to clean the contacts. Likewise, blow out any dust/etc. in system.

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JohnWill said:

I'd stick with the NEC chipset for expansion USB 2.0 cards, here's an alternative:

This should work in any desktop system with a spare PCI slot.Click to expand...

i have a dell 8200 dimension and i bought a pci card to upgrade my computer to 2.0 usb port and it is not supported and it wont work as far as 2.0 speed. sorry for butting in to this thread but i was quite dissapointed. did i get the wrong info? and can i truly upgrade my machine?

A:USB 2.0 Expansion Card Doesn't work

Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread when you have a new issue. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread. I've created a new thread for your issue here. Thanks for your cooperation.

RE your issue: It would help if you told us what specific card you purchased, and what the exact symptoms are.
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A:PCI USB expansion card causes CMOS error

Ah... you've transported us all back to the bad old days of the IRQ error (Interrupt ReQuest).

At that time there were only 15 IRQs and it was quite common to need to manually change a new device's IRQ position so that it did not conflict with another device, freezing the system.

Modern PCs use the APIC system which greatly expands the number of IRQs and reduces the possibility of conflicts.
But this system relies on Plug-and-Play devices to automatically configure the IRQs. That is why the vast majority of people reading this will have never heard of it.

Can you get into your BIOS settings with this card installed?

You could try the card in a different PCI slot if you have one. That would sometimes change the IRQ in older systems.

You might also try doing a ClearCMOS procedure with the card plugged in. That may force the system to reassign IRQs for all the P&P devices and free up whatever IRQ that old card insists it has to have.
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A:Windows7 SSDIII on PCIe expansion card not showing up in bios for boot

Plug the SSD into the first SATA port if you have one. Win7 is not meant to be installed on a USB drive.
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A:Can't Install Sata Hard disk With PCI SATA controller card

Probably some fakeraid BS..
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A:Sata with a PCI IDE card

As quoted by TonyH in the CNET Forum this should help you out in your installation. BTW, if the hdd isn't a Western Digital go here for Seagate and Maxtor

I have XP booting from my SATA controller
by TONI H - 12/5/05 4:46 PM
In reply to: IDE Cable... by cgarrity

You have options....the first of which is to see if the one drive you are having difficulty getting seen is the Western Digital...because if it is, then it takes NO jumper to be seen as a 'stand alone' on the cable by itself with NO slave...otherwise it would be jumpered as either Master or CS.

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Is it possible to use one of these cards to attach the burner to it or is it only for hard drives?

This may seem like an odd question but I ahve been out of the loop on the computing world for a bit.

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A:SATA Controller Card

SATA is SATA... no difference between hard drives or optical drives, or any other SATA devices
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A:SATA pci card installation with XP

Do I need to do that for this thing to work?No. It won't matter if an indicator LED isn't connected. It just gives a visual indication of drive activity.
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A:Need some Info on a SATA 2 PCI-E Card..??

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A:New video card -- no SATA

Take the GTX660 back out/put the 7900 back in and see if the drives show back up again. If they do you either have a motherboard BIOS issue or a videocard BIOS issue.
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A:via vt6421a sata pci card

Originally Posted by jimbojimjay

im trying to install the sata pci controller card but i dont get vista pop up for found new hardware when i look in device manager all i see new is via raid controller 3249 anyone got any good ideas on how to fix this i have removed it and reinstalled a few times hoping something woul happen no good thanks for any help

I did have the same problem..... I found out that did not plugged it in properly.
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A:pcie sata II card

Before connecting a drive to the card, install the drivers from the disc or the manufacturer's website. If you just installed the card and then hooked up a drive to the card, more than likely, Windows will not be able to see the drive.
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A:SATA III Controller Card

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I have added a PCI caed to my Asrock motherboard so that I can use my ESATA external HDD. The problem is that it is not always picked up, freezes my PC, or make it extremely slow and when it picks it up it changes the names of my other HDD's. I am only talking about the PCI card now.

Even if it is seen by W7, I can still not see my external???

Please assist.

A:E-SATA PCI card issues

Welcome to the Se7enforums! Daran

When first installing the eSata controller card did that come with a software/driver cd? With any or most addon devices a device driver of some type will often be needed in order it to work unless Windows has it's own generic version or limited number of original drivers included.

The problems you are seeing there suggest that you already did install drivers that may either be hanging up on you or were the wrong ones for that particular card. Usually a few system restarts will eventually see new drivers fully install and be configured by Windows when they are good and the correct ones.

A bad install or the incorrect drivers on the other hand can cause a list of problems until they are removed or the correct ones see a good install on the next attempt once removed.
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A:Sata PCI I/O Controller add-on Card

Quote: Originally Posted by McBlzr

I purchased this add-on card for my older AMD 2400mhz 1gb ram box. This is the computer with Win7 on the 500gb Pata IDE hard Drive. I wanted to add a 1TB Sata drive since the MB does not have sata. The card has 2 sata connections, 4 USB ports, & 1 IDE connection. It just plugs into an empty PCI slot. For some reason Win7 does not detect the card & when I try to install the drivers Win7 says cannot detect any hardware. The card has VIA VT6421A chipsets.

Power by VIA Chip - SATA RAID + ATA133/100 + USB
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Support maximum PCI bus master data transfer rate of 266MB/sec.
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100% Plug and Play
100% Brand New
Requirement Support Windows 95, 98, 98SE, ME, NT4.0, 2000 and XP
Here is the item on eBay

PCI 3 in 1 Card 2X SATA RAID + 1X IDE ATA 133 + 4X USB - eBay (item 160309427900 end time Jan-14-09 10:01:13 PST)

This card works with Vista x86 and x64. Usually you do not need to install drivers, although the drivers are on the CD or here :-
However Vista will not "see" the unformatted hard drive. Maybe this is your problem? Maybe you need to plug in the hard drive?
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A:Looking for a Pcie x4 Sata 3 with usb 3.0 card

I don't recall seing a card that will do both. You may try looking for 2 cards. I'm pretty sute you can find an X1 USB 3.0, then look for a sata3 card.
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A:SATA adaptor card

You can add as any Sata HD Drives as there are ports. If you use one of HD drives for a full OS image backup, you may need to load drivers in Recovery Options.
SATA Drivers - Load in Windows Recovery Options
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A:SATA host card

Dose anyone think I may have a bad card?? I have looked all over the net to see if I missed a setup/ installation step and I have found nothing..
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A:SATA Card Install

Just install the card and the drive. then reboot. Your system will refer to the card as a SCSI drive, so don't be suprised.

If youn plan on installing XP on the SATA drive:
Once you have the new drive in and checked out, disconnect the old drive and do a clean install of XP on the SATA drive. Once XP is up you can reconnet the old drive. Then in BIOS tell the system to boot from the "SCSI" drive. This will label the SATA drive as Disk C. If you dont need the space you can leave your old XP on the old drive. Then,by changing the boot order in BIOS, you can boot from the old OS if something happens to your primary system.

If you do a clean install be sure to have a floppy with the drivers. In the beginning of the XP install it will ask you to hit F6 iy you have 3rd party drivers. you will probably need to do this.

Steve L