question about sata 2

By ArchVile ยท 7 replies
Jan 30, 2006
  1. i got a hitachi 7k80 hard drive, its serial ata 2, i know this for sure. i went onto dfi street because it wasnt recognizing it as sata 2, so they saisd to download the hitachi feature tool and enable it in there. i did that but when its at the screen where it shows your devices, after the point where you can enter the bios, its saying that my hard drive is there some program that can check if i am running this hard drive in serial ata 2 mode, or 3.0 gb/s?
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Do you actually have a SATA300 controller?
  3. ArchVile

    ArchVile TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 35

    im using the dfi lanparty ut sli-dr. the hard drive is plugged into port number 1, which is controlled by the chipset, i think.
  4. C0d3Warr10r

    C0d3Warr10r TS Rookie Posts: 33


    Well ArchVile, I've contacted DFI's tech support line and they said your mainboard natively supports SATA2. At first I was questioning whether or not it even supported SATA2. The support rep I spoke w/ told me that the SATA headers 1-4 all support SATA2, while 5-8 only support SATA1 speeds. Double check that you have your SATA cable connected to the #1 SATA header. Barring some BIOS config (I'm not really familiar with DFI's BIOS) that needs to be enabled or something this should fix your issue. The information below was pulled directly from the DFI website.


    Serial ATA with RAID
    - Four Serial ATA ports supported by the nForce4 SLI chip - SATA speed up to 3Gb/s - RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1 and JBOD - NVIDIA RAID allows RAID arrays spanning across Serial ATA and Parallel ATA
    - Four Serial ATA ports supported by the Silicon Image Sil 3114 chip - SATA speed up to 1.5Gb/s - RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1 and RAID 5


    EDIT: Mistyped DFI as MSI - Corrected
  5. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Did MSI really give you info about a DFI motherboard ? ;)
  6. C0d3Warr10r

    C0d3Warr10r TS Rookie Posts: 33


    I've corrected my previous post. I had MSI on the brain when writing about DFI. ***SIGH*** we've all had :bounce:crackhead:bounce: moments I'm sure. Luckily the typo police caught it before the typo secret service knocked my door down and confiscated my computer :haha:

  7. ArchVile

    ArchVile TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 35

    haha thats okay, mix ups happen. ne way yea it is connected in port 1. is there a program that can check the data transfer speed?
  8. C0d3Warr10r

    C0d3Warr10r TS Rookie Posts: 33

    Go see Sandra

    Sandra 2005 Lite should be able to give you all the information about your system. Its available for download here.

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