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PCI or Pciex4 controller cards for sata II to sata III for 6GB/s ssd

Q: PCI or Pciex4 controller cards for sata II to sata III for 6GB/s ssd

I've installed a ssd capable of 6GB/s on my sata II board and was wondering, if there were controller cards that could be used with one of the two slots mentioned to get the full 6GB/s speed from the ssd if so, any recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks!

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A: PCI or Pciex4 controller cards for sata II to sata III for 6GB/s ssd

I've had experience with only one card (LSI 9211-8i, way overkill for your purposes) but, based on my experience with that card, to be able to boot from them (not all cards can be booted from), you would have to install the card during the installation of Win 7. Also, cards have their own BIOS that have to be loaded in addition to the OS and the MOBO's BIOS or UEFI so you probably wouldn't gain much, if anything, in boot time (more likely, overall boot time will be longer, as with my HBA card). You may gain faster program loading, though.
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A:SATA Controller Cards

EXCellR8 said:

... I need two internal ports and PCI-E x1 bus to support SATA-II 3.0Gb/s speeds. The problem is, the PCI-E x1 slots are only 2.5Gb/s so I'm just wondering if the controller card is going to bottleneck transfer speedsClick to expand...

IMO, you'll never see the difference between 2.5gb/s and 3.0gb/s
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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-II Drive on SATA Raid Controller?

SATA II drives are typically not backwards compatible with SATA I ports, especially on add-in cards UNLESS they have what is called "autospeed negotiation". This determines the max speed of the drive and tells it to compensate if it's too high (use SATA 1 vs 2). Unless there is a jumper on your drive, which it doesn't sound like there is, then the add-in card does not have autospeed negotiation. This is taken from Problems encountered installing SATA 3.0 Gb/s hard drives on SATA 1.5 Gb/s controllers.

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A:Need to upgrade to SATA Not sure if it is sata or sata II which my mobo supports

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A:best sata II cards

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A:Sata Cards

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Uhm.. Your motherboard has a normal SATA controller and a SATA RAID controller, giving you total of 4 SATA ports. The RAID controller is capable of working with non-RAIDed drives too.

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A:SATA 3 controller

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A:SATA controller PCI card

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A:SATA controller card

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Instead of doing that, just get a mainstream card like a promise or highpoint card. You can install the card and driver; once installed you can move your existing install to the promise/highpoint card. No need for a reinstall.

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A:SATA Controller Recommendations

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A:SATA controller problems

Win8 installs it's uefi bootloader and that sometimes causes devices to appear in a different order than what you expect.

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A:SATA PCI Controller problems

What you need to do is click on your start button, then click on the run, and type diskmgmt.msc. Then locate your new hard drive and right click on it and partition it then right click on it again and format it.
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The 6L30050 is a Sata, therefore you don't need the F6 driver.

Beside it never hurts to try.

Plus I runs A8N-SLI SE, so you can try your luck on the cd.

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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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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 :-
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Well, if you had asked beforehand, we would have told you that SiI products are crap

Try updating the card's firmware and download the latest drivers from the internet.
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A:SATA II controller card

SATA150 and SATA300 devices are interchangeable no problem.

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If the HDD is showing in setup, no Sata controller driver is needed.

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A:Installing XP on PCI SATA Controller drive


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A:Help finding XP x64 AMD SATA controller Driver?

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A:Bootable SATA Controller Card

You may have to enable a feature in the motherboards BIOS called Interrupt 19, or INT19.
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Interrupt 19 Capture
Common Options : Enabled, Disabled
Quick Review
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Have you checked device manager for any yellow marks?
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A:Vista Driver for Sata Controller

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Q- Does anyone know which type or brand of sata pci cotroller card is supported by windows seven?


A:Sata Pci controller card for windows seven

PCI cards? You are aware that these only support legacy SATA-150 standards... so I doubt anyone has built one for a few years now, nevermind making a Windows 7 compliant card!

In short, don't waste your time looking... sorry
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recently, I have some problems with a new hard disk I bought (SATA). I thought that my mobo had a sata controller but it did not. So, I bought a new PCI card and I connected my hard disk to it. Everything was fine but after a week some errors appeared and when my PC started it showed that it could not recognize the hard disk.
Then I thought it might be the controller and I replaced it with another one (different brand). Again things were fine for 2-3 weeks when sometime - again - during startup, my PC could not recognize the hard disk (showing the same errors).
The status now is that sometimes it recognizes the hard disk and sometimes not. This is very annoying !
Do you have any ideas what might be wrong ? Is it possible the second PCI SATA controller card being defective ?
Thanks in advance for your comments.

A:SATA hard disk controller

Perhaps its your IDE Cable, Check to see that its plugged in securely, (That the cables are out of the way, and not getting hot or stuff).
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A:Installing XP onto SATA Drive With PCI Controller

u have to have 2 or more drives to set up a RAID array, sounds to me u need a new mother board with SATA slots.
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A:SATA Install on XP with 3112a controller

Just an update. I believe how I solved this issue was to find a boot up disk that had support for raid. Not sure, but I think that's what I did. I've up dated the MB Bios like I said, and I assume the onboard controller is updated with that for raid? If not how do I flash the bios for the controller?
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A:What SATA controller has Toshiba Satellite P50-A-13C?


Which SATA controller Satellite P50-A-30 has? SATA 2 or SATA 3?

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EDIT: I'm an idiot and just realized there is a separate forum for drivers. Could a mod move this post for me?

A:SATA RAID controller problems

Yes, the VIA VT8237 SATA RAID controller is supported. I used one on a Asus A8V Deluxe and used with a western digital caviler black 640 GB hard drive and put windows 7 on that hard drive. Also this is only a SATA 1 port not a Sata II so you need a jumper placed on your hard drive to tell it to run at Sata 1 speed if it is a Sata II hard drive. I moved the hard drive to the promise raid controler since then. I now have a blu ray burner installed on the via raid controler. Just make sure the bios settings are set up for non raid.
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will Vista 64 disk drivers work with Windows 7 Beta build 7000?

I thought i'd ask here first, as it seems silly to reformat and save disc images, reinstall etc, if someone here already knows the answer.

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many thanks in advance.

A:Adaptec SATA controller Drivers

Well, I believe that in order to be sure for that, you need to find someone who has tested this in particular.

However, in my case , most disk drivers worked across Windows platforms , including XP->Vista, and Vista->W7.

As for backing up, you just copy the user folders (Music, Pictures, Documents etc) to another location. Programs installed will have to be re-installed no matter what.

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I have connected up a 120GB SATA Drive and it all looks good until I get to windows... The drive is listed in Device Manager but I cannot see it in my computer in order to format the drive and start using it!!

Am I missing something stupid here?

Thanks in advance!

Motherboard = Gigabyte GA-7VT600(-L)

Sorry to waste all your time!!

A:XP Pro cannot see my 120GB SATA Drive when using a PCI controller!!

hdd manufacturer should have a utility to format drive or 3rd party software like acronis,paragon
check to make sure your MB bios supports boot from scsi or LS120.
not sure some MB's see pci controlers as scsi.
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A:Booting from SATA with Controller Card

Windows has got nothing to dowith BIOS - it uses its own drivers for everything. It is Windows that cannot detect your drive. Maybe you loaded the wrong drivers?
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A:External 2 Port SATA III Controller

Seekermeister, i have been considering one too. What I do is go to a place like Newegg and read all the reviews. It depends on what you want to do with it. I just need 2 or 3 extra ports. I don't care about raid. I've seen some that have low reviews, because they can't get top performance from raid, but if used as a single drives they work well. For me, that's all I care about. It seems if you want to run raid, a good card will cost some extra money.
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A:IDE HDD to SATA mobo through PCI IDE controller card

Never mind; I got it worked out.

Long story about RAID controllers and poorly labeled/missing drivers!
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A:Promise winXp sata (tm) IDE Controller

Via does not provide any Windows 7 SATA/RAID drivers for the VT8237. You could try using Vista drivers found here:

VIA Drivers Download - VIA Technologies, Inc.

Step 1 - Microsoft Windows
Step 2 - Windows Vista (32 or 64 bit, depending on which version of 7 you are installing)
Step 3 - IDE, RAID & SATA
Step 4 - VT8237 Integrated Serial ATA RAID controller

Make sure to follow the directions to create a driver disk. You'll probably need it when you attempt to install Windows 7, as your controller will probably not be discovered, which will prevent Windows from finding any hard drives.

I have no idea if this will work.
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A:No SSD boot from external SATA 3 controller

I am guessing you are doing this for sata3 speed only , but you may not get those speeds if the 2nd PCIe slot does not support PCIe 2.0, which means the Onboard is just as fast.

there is some good PCIe Speed stuff in the top part of this review.

SSD Interface Comparison: PCI Express vs SATA

it seems you MB has only one PCIe 2.0 slot for the graphics card ( or it's poorly documented)

GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 775 - GA-E7AUM-DS2H (rev. 1.0)
did you research this or buy on impulse ?

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see here , and in the Reviews
SYBA SY-PEX40039 Plug-in Card SATA III Controller Card -

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A:Solved: Dead SATA controller replacement

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A:Samsung drive won't recognize on SATA controller

There is some sort of compatibility issue, but here is the bad news.

Suggest you go to the Abit site and dowload all the drivers, software, bios updates that you can. The site could go down soon. 478

By the way do you have the latest bios version installed?
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A:Tecra A50 PT634E - Need details about the SATA controller

Install freeware hardware diagnostic software like for example SANDRA Sisoft, Everest Home Edit or HWiNFO32.

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A:Precision T5600 SAS/SATA Controller Driver

Looks like Dell's Drivers and Downloads for this system are AWOL after the recent support site redesign.
I pinged my Dell contacts to see if they can get that fixed. Can't guarantee the drivers you want will be offered, but we won't know that until Dell finds them...
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A:BSOD Startup, SATA controller problem?

M-Audio has had BSOD problems recently on these forums

When adding the PATA drive, did you do anything to affect the booting of the OS?

Moving the pagefile to the PATA drive will slow you down.

Is the ICH7 (Intelо I/O Controller Hub 7) still installed? Have you checked it in Device Manager?

Do you have Service Pack 2 installed?

250 gB on the SATA drive vs 80 gB on the PATA drive - the test should take longer on the larger drive

Do not disable system restore (it's too late now) - it's a backup mechanism for your system state (particularly the registry) and may be needed. Turn System Restore back on and leave it on. Once things are fixed, make a system restore point and keep it.

Do not use registry cleaners/optimizers - there's lot's of articles explaining why. This is my favorite: Although it's written with XP in mind, it also applies to Vista and 7.

What startup items have you disabled?

Motherboard drivers from the CD are usually outdated - please visit the Asus website and obtain the latest drivers for your mobo from there. In particular, ensure that you have a version of the ASACPI.sys driver (a part of the Asus ATK0110 ACPI utility) that's dated 2009 or later.

Once we get the BSOD Posting stuff we'll be able to get more details.

FWIW - we have seen issues with the P5 series of boards from Asus - both with the ASACPI.sys driver and with memory settings/timings. Please check the settings/timings/voltages at both the Asus website and the Corsair website. Once the settings are "set" don't change them - wait and see what happens.

STOP 0xF4:
STOP 0x7B:

The 7B is an Inaccessible Boot Device, while the F4 is a Critical Object Termination. I'd suggest running Startup Repair as the next step:
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I have an older home built computer that only has SATA connectors on it I have my SATA HDD s attached to it there My CD DVD has a IDE connector on it so I have it connected to the IDE plug but unfortunately the drive is failing door won t open on it s own Knowing that I will eventually upgrade the MB Processor and Ram at some point I ordered a new SATA CD DVD drive along with a SiliconImage SIL port Controller Card to see me through until I upgraded the MB I figured I could hook the new CD DVD drive up to the new controller card along with another SATA HDD I had laying around for extra backup storage I plugged the card in restarted and let Windows Update install the drivers After rebooting my bios wants to set up the RAID array of Help SATA Controller installing Card Need PCI Solved: the new card I didn t get this card for the raid array and didn t think I would have to set that factor of it up because Solved: Need Help installing PCI SATA Controller Card I had read feedback from other purchasers stating that they had used the card to add just one extra drive Essentially for the same reason I bought it So how do I need to set this thing up I have both enabled and disabled Raid in my Bios both with no luck Neither the CD DVD drive or the extra SATA HDD show up I m stumped HELP Running W bit nbsp

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I recently bought a SATA host controller card but it is not working Sata recognized controller host card not in my computer I don t think it has anything to do with Sata host controller card not recognized the drivers in windows because when I go into the bios setup it sees everything except the SATA controller and the hard drive I plugged into it I have tried it in four different PCI slots checking connections each time and none of them are working My computer is fairly old so I thought perhaps the card was incompatible with the slots but it s PCI rev and so is the USB port card that I bought at the same time and it s working perfectly I ve run out of ideas and I m not sure what to do next to try fixing the problem Any help would be greatly appreciated The SATA controller card is a Syba sd-sata - ir and my computer is a Compaq Deskpro EN P with a Pentium processor and MB of RAM nbsp

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You dont give an OS, but if the PC is fairly old, I would guess a specific driver for the card would be needed. Did nothing come with the card ? Have you checked the m/f site?
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The title says it all =P

Today I got a SATA Controller Card and hooked up the new SATA HDDs to the system that already had two IDE HDDs, one of which is the OS drive (System Info Note: 2nd HDD not connected at time of report).

Now the problem is, with the new HDDs active when the PC is turned on, Windows doesn't boot. I'm guessing that for some reason the system is trying to boot from the SATA HDDs. I can get into Windows just fine and check out the drives if I disconnect their power until Windows has booted up. All is working, all is normal.

Fiddling with the boot priorities in the BIOS has yielded no positive results, and I get that same depressing blank screen.

Have you any thoughts? This sure confuses me. Thanks!