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Q: sata pci expansion card

installed the sata pci epansion card but did not get the pop up to say installing new hard ware looked in the device manager and only new thing there is in the storage controller section and that is a via raid controller 3249 the card im trying to get working is the via vt6421a chipset i have had this same card working before but not this time any ideas to get windows to detect this card i have tryed evertthing i could think of before i ask for help thanks for any help i get i have two new cards and nieither one gets found
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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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A:Need suggestions for RAID / SATA expansion card

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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Bought a USB2 4 port -pci expansion card from, put it in pc and the thing sat there dead ,no beeps,,not a glimmer of life.
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tried it in another machine,,whoopee do,worked fine.
Any suggestions? shouldnt all standard cards work in all machines? Am I missin somethin here?
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I just looked on NewEgg. Rosewill and Transcend are not no-names in my book. They make decent gear. - usb3 pci card
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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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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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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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It would be good to know your current laptop brand and model, OS, configuration, and memory possibilities,
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A:slimline model graphics card with a single expansion plate??

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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..
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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A:Booting from a SATA HDD on a ALI SATA PCI card

if u have jumpers on the harddrives check those to make sure they are set up correctly, but first i would check ur boot order in ur system settings (tap f8 while the computer is booting, and find the boot order in the menus) if u are not comfortable playing with ur system settings, u may want to ask someone to do this for you
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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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Well, you need to tell us detailed information about your hardwares and psu too..

so if you can give us, we will be gladly to help you.
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What type of Hard Drive setup do you have?
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Many people are reporting running multiple drives in non raid on that board.
What problems are you having?

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Whatever OS you are running, you will use the files from that OS's folder.
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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.

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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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SATA is SATA... no difference between hard drives or optical drives, or any other SATA devices
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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.

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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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Canadian site but may help you. At least the reviews should be helpful.There are some
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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.

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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 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.

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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.

At least you will always be able to get one of these cards. I have been using both promise and highpoint cards in builds for years without ever seeing one fail.
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Which exact model are you talking about?

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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:SATA controller PCI card

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Intel chipset card (I reckon it's an onboard graphics) will have to be uninstalled and afterwards disabled in the BIOS. 8600 GT will fit your resolution.
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Hello and Welcome
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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:SATA Card - unable to boot

Quote: Originally Posted by tommyp

I select "si3114r5. the "Add Drivers" screen comes up. There are 23 entries all say "Silicon Image SiI 3114 SoftRaid 5 Controller".


Hello Tommy, Welcome to the forum

This seems to me to be the wrong driver as you are not working with RAID, are you sure there are no other drivers tucked away in another folder?

It might also be worth considering doing a new install, You should be able to access this drive using a USB HDD enclosure and your laptop to save anything that you do not want to lose.

I hope this helps

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I think your answer may be here:
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