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WD Saviar SE 160 SATA Driver for Server 2003

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Setting up a test box, and I'm looking for drivers for the Western Digital Caviar SE 160 SATA drive.  WD says to contact MS and MS says to contact WD.  So now back to square one and haven't found any luck on Google.  If all else fails, I'll go purchase new drives, however I'd like to make these work if possible.  Thanks!

Model: WD1600JSRTL
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Lee W, MVP earned 2000 total points
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Hard Drives don't have drivers.  CONTROLLERS have drivers.  locate the correct driver for the controller on your motherboard and the server will see the hard drive just fine.
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Here's the configuration:
2 WD1600JSRTL drives connected to a Promise Technology FastTrack TX2300 2-Port RAID 0/1 Host Bus Adapter.  According to the spec sheet from Promise the TX2300 is compatible with the drives.  When installing the OS the drives aren't recognized and I get a Stop Error: 0x0000007B which indicates the drives aren't recognized.

Promise Spec Sheet: http://www.promise.com/upload/Support/Compatibility/2_FT%20TX2300-TX4300%20HDD%20Compatiility%20List%20Rev01.pdf 

Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600JD 02.05D02 160.0GB 7200 RPM SATA150
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Upgrade or downgrade the driver to the controller.  
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The SATA card was recognized but now the install fails with the same stop error.  
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At what point in the install process does it give the stop error?
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Server loads up to the point where all the data is copied to the drive for the installation.  At this point the system haults and throws the error.  I returned the RAID card and picked up a new card.  I believe it was a compatability issue with the OS, Drives, and RAID card.  Once I picked up a new card the problem went away.
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