Solved

Installing PCI SATA3 card

Posted on 2007-03-20
7
1,635 Views
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
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.
0
Comment
Question by:eyal_barouk
  • 3
  • 2
7 Comments
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:riteheer
ID: 18755347
Which hard drive doesn't show?
The external or the two internals?
0
 

Author Comment

by:eyal_barouk
ID: 18755382
The External
0
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:riteheer
ID: 18755485
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?
0
Optimizing Cloud Backup for Low Bandwidth

With cloud storage prices going down a growing number of SMBs start to use it for backup storage. Unfortunately, business data volume rarely fits the average Internet speed. This article provides an overview of main Internet speed challenges and reveals backup best practices.

 

Author Comment

by:eyal_barouk
ID: 18755604
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.
0
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:riteheer
ID: 18755632
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
0
 
LVL 39

Accepted Solution

by:
PUNKY earned 500 total points
ID: 18757511
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.
0

Featured Post

Enterprise Mobility and BYOD For Dummies

Like “For Dummies” books, you can read this in whatever order you choose and learn about mobility and BYOD; and how to put a competitive mobile infrastructure in place. Developed for SMBs and large enterprises alike, you will find helpful use cases, planning, and implementation.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Lets start to have a small explanation what is VAAI(vStorage API for Array Integration ) and what are the benefits using it. VAAI is an API framework in VMware that enable some Storage tasks. It first presented in ESXi 4.1, but only after 5.x sup…
The article will include the best Data Recovery Tools along with their Features, Capabilities, and their Download Links. Hope you’ll enjoy it and will choose the one as required by you.
This video Micro Tutorial explains how to clone a hard drive using a commercial software product for Windows systems called Casper from Future Systems Solutions (FSS). Cloning makes an exact, complete copy of one hard disk drive (HDD) onto another d…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing the necessary services and then configuring a Windows Server 2012 system as an iSCSI target. To install the necessary roles, go to Server Manager, and select Add Roles and Featu…

919 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

13 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now