When you say ” I can’t get the system to install the drive ” can you be more specific please? Forum only search News: Sat Dec 08, 5: Just in case there are more little goodies to check on. So my best guess is something is seeing the drive.

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When you say ” I can’t get the system to install the drive ” can you be more specific please?

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Sometimes you’Re lucky and WinXP SP2 install CDs will recognize the controllers right from the start when installing, but in practice, and especially with Asus boards’ Silicon Image controllers, I’ve always had to use the extra floppy disk to feed the drivers.

I will keep looking. Set it to a RAID of one disk.

Of course I could be wrong, but I would suggest you concentrate on finding the correct setup options in the BIOS setup screen as nothing I have read indicates the board can’t handle a GB drive.


Please login or register. Does anyone have the asta manual for the revision 2.

Results 1 to 3 of 3 Thread: UK, up norf like! I would still like to find the Manual for this board version. I go to Device Manager, and use Everest, just to see if the Drive has been recognized.

These are the options and their settings: The adapter cable is for both the power and the MB connections. So my best guess is something is seeing the satz.

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Should I remove it? During bootup, the fast controller screen gives me options for the drive, but nothing seems to be going on.

Disk Management doesn’t see it either. Aug 12, Posts: To get a sataII hardrive to work, you will need a new motherboard.

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December 11th, I downloaded it 2 days ago. I would like to know is there is a particular procedure for setting up the SATA headers, so they can recognize this drive.

Fast trak sees the drive but the setup wants to make it a Raid, Strip drive, and allows no change from that. It is connected sat the HDD and the power source. A7v8xx your manual, if I remember correctly, your mobo only supports sata1 If as U say U have purchaced an new harddrive, it will be SataII, unless you specified a sataI harddrive.


Did you miss your activation email? May 26, Posts: I would like to make a request, before I crash and burn.

ASUS A7V8X, and SATA Drive problem.

You will need to have the SATA driver disquette ready and satw the F6 key when prompted about using additional controller drivers during setup. Default setting is disabled.

I have revision 2. Mine is for an ealier revision.

All times are GMT The drive itself won’t be reported in device manager as a SCSI drive. Everest has managed to find it, but only reports half of the available space.