Promise Fasttrack 378 Issue

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by Guest, Jun 10, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Hi, was just wondering if somebody with more knowledge than me could solve
    this riddle:

    I've just installed XP 64Bit on my system based on an Asus A8V-Deluxe MoBo,
    using SATA Drives. However, after installing 64Bit drivers for the Promise
    Fasttrack 378 Controller (which the system says is now working fine), the
    system does not recognize the SATA drive attached to it. It operating in IDE
    Mode.

    If anybody can help me out, I would greatly appreciate it.

    Thanks,
    Nick


    "If all else fails, beat it with a hammer."
     
    Guest, Jun 10, 2005
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  2. Guest

    NoNoBadDog! Guest

    You have to change it in the BIOS...the choices are SATA or IDE as default,
    yours is probably set to IDE.

    Bobby
     
    NoNoBadDog!, Jun 10, 2005
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  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Bobby,

    Yes, it was in IDE Mode, but that doesn't really matter, it doesn't see
    it in RAID Mode either. This really blows, I need the storage space.

    Nick
     
    Guest, Jun 11, 2005
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    Dennis Pack Guest

    The Fasttrack 378 driver will recognize 2-SATA drives in a Raid array, which
    I've been using for over a year. I haven't tested it using a single drive.
     
    Dennis Pack, Jun 11, 2005
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    warpsix Guest

    The a8v deluxe has 2 places on the board to install those sata's make
    sure your using the right ones .i had much better luck using the via
    controller with the correct drivers from planetamd64.com
     
    warpsix, Jun 11, 2005
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  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Thanks for the feed back so far, I really apprecaite it.

    Right now, I'm using two drives on the VIA Chipset SATA Controller, and just
    one drive on the Promise Controller; for 3 SATA Drives total. The 2 on the
    VIA SATA Controllers are working like a champ, with drivers I pulled from
    www.viaarena.com. I located the Promise drivers at www.planetamd64.com,
    (which is an excellent resource, thank you to everyone in these threads that
    have recommended it), those are installing fine, with the exception of not
    recognizing the drive when in IDE Operation Mode. Quirky bug maybe??? I can
    try to get ahold of another SATA drive to see if it will detect the drives in
    RAID Mode. Maybe?
     
    Guest, Jun 11, 2005
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  7. Guest

    Guest Guest

    The promise drivers are for raid only, there are no SATA drivers at the
    moment for the 378, the only thing you can try is to set it to raid in bios
    and see if it will let you make a single disk array, I've done that before
    and it works ok
     
    Guest, Jun 11, 2005
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  8. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I'll give it a try. Thanks, everybody, for all the help; I greatly
    appreciate it. This has Definitely been a Learning XPerience(x64). C-Ya
    around the threads, and enjoy the weekend.

    Nick
     
    Guest, Jun 11, 2005
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