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z240 - add SATA card (no working)

Q: z240 - add SATA card (no working)

HiI have bought a z240 tower which runs really well with win 7 pro. Recently, I wanted to add an SATA extension card, but without any success. I am looking for a simple SATA controller without RAID functionality (which unnecessary slows down the boot procedure). Unfortunately, HP does not offer any SATA boards as accessories - Is there any recommendation for such a card from your side? I've bought a LogiLink PC0059A card, unfortunately, the system does no longer startup when connecting drives to it. The hp BIOS screen appears as usual, then the card shows the attached drives, after that the hp bios screen appears again and reamains without any reaction (reboot required). Thanks for any hints Tom
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A:PCI-E Sata Card not detected and not working

I would be curious to know what are you doing with so much HDDs.

Let's see if we can sort this out. First and foremost, a link
Your sata card manuals, drivers and utilities Download the manual and read it, it's pretty short. Now, page 4 says how to check if the drivers were installed correctly (they say win7 has already the drivers and doesn't need installation, but let's check anyway), do it and report back.

There is also an utility in the page above, which you can try installing to see if you can get a bit more control over the card.

Another possible issue is power, although with a 1500 watt PSU... anyway, fill your specs in this calculator so we are sure that is not the issue.

old programs hdd with bad sectors, Seagate Barracuda 1.5 Terabyte 7200.11 ?43.00

This is failing at worst or unreliable at best, suggest to move away data and put it to rest. Don't use it atm to troubleshoot the card.

the fourth screen at my pc boot up shows:
marvel adapter 88se91xx
pass thru ahci
which im assuming is the sata cards raid controller, or ide controller, or its bios itself? since this sata card is supposed to have a bios in it
and theres a fifth that says marvel as well which im assuming is another controller of that sata card

Those names identify that card's chipset, so it's the card talking to you.
Look if it states a key to press to open a bios-like window where adjust the card's settings.
Theoretically it should, or at least a few I had did (different model different brand, but hey, it's a sata card, not a spaceship). Mine worked with pressing Tab, but I had to take a camera and take pics of the screen during boot as it was too damn fast to be readable.

maybe raid isnt enabled on the card

Yes, that card is just a sata card, has no RAID functions.

so since i cannot access boot order, when i try to let windows boot up, it gets stuck on the windows welcome screen, most likely because its running one of the broken operating systems on one of the harddrives that i dont want the OS booting off

What about formatting those drives before trying again? It's one less thing interfering. just disconnect some of the drives you have already (or the DVD drive) and connect them in their place. leave the card out of the slot as you want to be sure your mobo's bios is booting from the right drive.
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A:Can't Install Sata Hard disk With PCI SATA controller card

Probably some fakeraid BS..
You have to enter the RAID BIOS and configure the drive as a RAID0 array or something similar. If it doesn't detect the drive in the RAID BIOS either, look over all your cables. Make sure you have power to the hard drive and suchlike.
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Many people have had issues with the Marvell controller on that MB.
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A:Booting from a SATA HDD on a ALI SATA PCI card

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A:Graphics resolution on Z240

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A:Updating Firmware for Z240

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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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Hook the end of the cable closest to the center connector to the back of the drive itself and the 'motherboard' end into the PRIMARY IDE1 or PRIMARY IDE0 port (they are numbered IDE1 and Secondary IDE2 or IDE0 and Secondary IDE1) on the PCI IDE card.

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so if you can give us, we will be gladly to help you.
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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.

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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

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Quote: Originally Posted by McBlzr

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A:SATA II controller card

SATA150 and SATA300 devices are interchangeable no problem.

Mind you, there is virtually no speed difference between SATA150 and SATA300. The interface speed is meaningless, it is the hard drive itself that dictates the data rates. Plus, there are no desktop drives that can do sustained transfers over 100MB/s, so it will be many years before SATA150 actually becomes a bottleneck (perhaps when we get hybrid hard drives with huge solid state caches).
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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:SATA controller card

1. what make and model of Sata controller is it? What model Server is it?

2. Most Sata controllers are not hot pluggable, you must shut down the server, turn on the external drive then start the server, a pain I know, but most consumer Sata controller cards do not support hot plug or hot swap.

3, Consult the user manual for the card.

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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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A:SATA PCI card for RAID

Which exact model are you talking about?

Do not buy an Adaptec HostRAID device - those are rebranded fakeraid cards, not real Adaptec products.

Actually, don't buy any fakeraid device - RAID5 on these is slow, 1990s desktop computer kind of slow. Excellent information on SATA RAID cards here:
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A:IDE to SATA not working

Hi, first is you SATA enabled and does it support it fully?
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A:PCI Serial Port Driver for HP Z240 VEN_8086 DEV_A13D

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A:What is a good SATA SERIAL card?

If you want drives larger than 137GB, then i suggest getting a SATA PCI card that supports ATA/133 atleast, however if the size is relatively small you could pretty much just get any - the only differences will be speed the drive interacts with the card, size limitations and the amount of drives the card supports.
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A:Promise Sata TX4 300 Card for DVD drives

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