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Problem installing SATA hard disk

By komirad
Aug 28, 2007
  1. Bought this SATA hard disk(250GB) a few weeks ago and fixed my computer. I am using Gigabyte K8VT800M as my mother board.

    I see a exclamation mark on on the icon of "VIA SATA RAID CONTROLLER" in my device manager. It is not a question mark behind, so I guess the drivers are installed.

    The hard disk is running.

    However, I can't seem to detect the SATA hard disk(Can't find it in disk management), is it because my motherboard doesn't support SATA II?

    It says here: http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/FAQ_Model.aspx?FAQID=1724&ProductID=1711&ClassValue=

    If I have to change the jumpers settings, how do I do it?
     
  2. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,764

    You only need to install the raid controller drivers if you're going to set up a raid array.
     
  3. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,423   +7

    This can be very difficult.I assume your MBD has SATA connections.
    You need a Raid driver floppy during HD and OS installation for Master.
    Not sure of it being a Secondary to an IDE drive.
    Witch route are you takeing.
    It might be worth a Technision estimate.I paid $25.
     
  4. komirad

    komirad TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The primary is a IDE drive already with windows installed. I am trying to add an additional SATA hard disk, but it seems that it is not getting detected.

    Anyway what does an "Array" do?
     
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