Btw you can attach screenshots directly – see my signature for details Michael P. If you can boot with the card installed but no drive attached then see if new firmware for the card corrects it. While I do this all the time I must preface it with warning to follow all the maker’s rules and procedures. Btw you can attach screenshots directly – see my signature for details. If you’re asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem.

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I am wrong with that assumption? I went into the Device Manager, and clicked on the Silicon a. Also, when I tried to flash it under DOS, it gives me a long list flash chips to choose from.

It’s the code that the Sataalink card runs that may not work so well. I formatted it with the defaults, and I did not choose Quick Format. Turns out one of the ports is defective, if I only use the good port the card works fine, Windows boots fine, and the drive functions fine in Windows.

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SIL 3512a SATA PCI Issue with new hard drive.

My own card is a Delockwhich is available in some european countries. You are posting a reply to: I found out what the problem is!!!

I’ll give it a try. But I just change the pci card to another slot, and the bios did not hang up during booting. Any ideas would be appreciated.

Did a little more google work and found this: Thank you for helping us maintain CNET’s great community. Well i just install the card, but it freeze during boot dos when i conect a sata hdd. Btw you can attach screenshots directly – see my signature for details. Since this card has an external connector, you might play with the jumpers.

Hope you could help me guys.

SIL a SATA PCI Issue with new hard drive. – Forums – CNET

Well my mobo is a old one, bios has this boot options: But until now no luck to start with a drive conected. Sexually explicit or offensive language Spam: Now that I’m warned you off here it is. While I do this all the time I must preface it with warning to follow all the maker’s rules and procedures. So the drive is good, there’s no doubt about that.

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Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums–revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended. You need to look at your card then.

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OK, my bad satalinnk. It comes with Raid Bios, so I had to flash it. This one tip will help you sleep better tonight A few seconds are all you need to get a better night’s rest. There should be a jumper that determines if the external or the internal port is active.

Note that the UpdFlash. Flaming or offending other users Illegal activities: Which one do I choose? Back to Computer Help forum 12 total posts. You can use the Bios from SiI.