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Installing PCI SATA3 card

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Hi,
I have an HP DX 2200 computer with a SATA Mother board + 2 SATA hard drives connected directly to it.
Windows XP pro
I  also bought an external " USB 2.0 SATA II " device.
I connected the external drive using a USB cable - my XP recognized it and all worked well.

Now, I went and bought a PCI SATA card:
On the package: " PCI-SATA3-RAID " by Dynamode.
I put it in the motherboard, Windows recognized it an installed the driver from the Internet, so now, after reboot, on my device manager:
under "SCSI and RAID controllers" I have "Silicon Image SiI 3113 SATARaid Controller"
I guess that is the right driver. I haven't used the CD that came with the PCI card.

After all this, the Hard drive does not show on my hard drives list under windows.
Please advise.
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by:Jeff Perkins
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Which hard drive doesn't show?
The external or the two internals?
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by:eyal_barouk
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The External
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by:Jeff Perkins
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Ok, we need to check to see where the problem is, have you tried plugging and unplugging the external drive?  
Have you tried any other usb ports?
Do you currently have anything else plugged into usb, like printer, camera, etc?
If so, are these devices working properly?
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by:eyal_barouk
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The external drive i have has two ways to connect to my computer: a USB plug and a SATA plug.
When I connect the external drive using the USB cable everything works fine on all devices including the external SATA drive and I am able to read and write to it.

My problem starts only when I try to connect to the external drive using the SATA cable to the SATA PCI card.
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by:Jeff Perkins
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AH,
For that I'm afraid I am not going to be much help.... I'm not even sure if this something that will work. I've never used an external drive, or heard of using one in this manner.
  I will be interested to see if it works.
Jappo
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PUNKY earned 1500 total points
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First, install driver from Cd that comes with the card. You might able to enable the setting to support hotswappable when plug into SATA port.
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