Manufacturers have the choice what flash chip they use. Presumably when the external is used then a certain internal is deactivated -otherwise leaving the two internals active for RAID purposes. Please try again now or at a later time. I am wrong with that assumption? Not so much a PCI card issue.

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Try a PS2 connected keyboard. Your operating system is installed on another HDD?

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

Thank you, that was fast jejej…. I tried a PS2 keyboard – got the same results. Sorry but my next advice isn’t the safest suggestion yet.

Windows booted up fine, and I was able to format it with the “Manager” pull-down when I right-clicked on “My Computer”. Did a little more google work and found this: Hi Satapink on board. I am wrong with that assumption? Working like a charm now. 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.


You are reporting the following post: Flaming or offending other users Illegal activities: In case you want the non-Raid, then have latest non-Raid drivers ready in order to install them after a reboot. Also, make sure, the boot sequence in Bios is set to boot from your OS HDD at first, and exclude the controller from the boot sequence for now.

If I disconnect the drive, I get just this: Proffitt Forum moderator October 6, 9: Also, when I safalink to flash it under DOS, it gives me a long list flash chips to choose from.

Which one do I choose? Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. You’ll find discussions about fixing problems with computer hardware, computer software, Windows, virusessecurityas well as networks and the Internet. WOOOW, satalinm was realy faaast jajaja…. My own card is a Delockwhich is available in some european countries.

SIL 3512a SATA PCI Issue with new hard drive.

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. You are posting a reply to: Track this discussion and email me when there are updates. It comes with Raid Bios, so I had aatalink flash it.


Then I clicked on Flash Bios, and upgraded with the latest. Proffitt Forum moderator October 6, But until now no luck to start with a drive conected. I, liked this forum. When the computer boots, the following is displayed on my screen: Thanks a lot for the suggestion. Try enabling that but do go try a PS2 keyboard. Hi, please can someone tell me if this card is bootable, here is what im gonna buy http: If you 3512x boot with the card installed but no drive attached then see if new firmware for the card corrects it.