How to install SATA drivers?

By Ibanez765
Feb 18, 2009
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  1. Hi !

    How do I install SATA drivers on my Acer Aspire 5110 ? Can I download them from anywhere ? I don't have any Driver CD.
    I'm using Windows Vista.

    Thanks
  2. rev_olie

    rev_olie TechSpot Maniac Posts: 598

    You could put SATA drivers in google and i can guarantee 99.9% will NOT work.

    However if you give us the make of the hard drive and we/you put it in google i can guarantee you will find them

    More info needed to help ;)
  3. Ibanez765

    Ibanez765 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 18

    ST9120821AS

    Does this help?
  4. rev_olie

    rev_olie TechSpot Maniac Posts: 598

    is it a:

    Seagate Momentus 5400.2 120GB 8MB SATA Hard drive?

    This does not require a driver according to Seagate...
    is there any reason as to why you need one?
  5. Ibanez765

    Ibanez765 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 18

    yes...I think so.
  6. rev_olie

    rev_olie TechSpot Maniac Posts: 598

    Hmmm ok whats the reason for needing the driver if i may ask?

    I missed your Laptop name above and according to Seagate there is no driver released for this hard drive so i was wrong in saying there would be a driver through a google search.
  7. Ibanez765

    Ibanez765 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 18

    I did some Vista tests and it said that my Hard Disk isn't working at full transfer speed or something like that.
    And when I open Device Manager It says that the Hard disk is ATA and I think It's suppose to be SATA.
  8. Ibanez765

    Ibanez765 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 18

    oops... I mean Hard Drive*
  9. rev_olie

    rev_olie TechSpot Maniac Posts: 598

    I think you will have to change something in the BIOS...but im not sure.

    I have to leave you tonight but i will take a look at the user manual tomorrow to see if its something to do with that.

    However until then
    Follow through the Seagate help utility and see if it comes up with any answers
    This can be found HERE

    Then download Sandra from HERE

    Then see what it says in there about your hard drive. Does it say its a SATA? or still ATA
  10. Ibanez765

    Ibanez765 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 18

    Ok, Thank !
  11. Ibanez765

    Ibanez765 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 18

    ...Thanks*
     
  12. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,421   +217

    If you're looking for SATA drivers, you are really looking for SATA or RAID controller drivers. The SATA/RAID controller drivers should be downloaded from the manufacturer's website, in this case Acer. While Vista should have your SATA drivers already, you might need the latest versions from Acer.
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