Promise Sata III Controler

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by wyrman, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. wyrman

    wyrman MDL Member

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    I installed this controller card and put two Seagate 1.5T drives on it. Installed the drivers and such. In Windows 7 they come up as External devives. What's with that.
     
  2. HSChronic

    HSChronic MDL Expert

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    since the controller supports hot swapping they probably are listed under removable devices.
     
  3. Dolorous Edd

    Dolorous Edd MDL Expert

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    Sata is hot swappable, AHCI mode is the culprit
     
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  4. wyrman

    wyrman MDL Member

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    I looked in my bios and didn't see such a thing as AHCI
     
  5. Dolorous Edd

    Dolorous Edd MDL Expert

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    It is an add on card I thought, check for a configuration utility. Does it really hurt anything though?
     
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  6. wyrman

    wyrman MDL Member

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    No it doesn't hurt anything. I was wondering why. I'll havt to see if there's a configuration utility for this card.
     
  7. bachett

    bachett MDL Novice

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    If you have a raid adapter then all drives connected to it are treated as external/removable.
    You need a non-raid adapter and non raid bios to be able to boot from internal disks.
    What is your adapter model?
     
  8. wyrman

    wyrman MDL Member

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    Promise SATA 300 TX2 Plus
     
  9. wyrman

    wyrman MDL Member

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    I downloaded the utility and tried it. The program doesn't shown any drives installed.