Can my NF7-S 2.0 boot from SATA in bios ?

Discussion in 'Abit' started by Little TeaPot, Sep 16, 2004.

  1. Can my NF7-S 2.0 boot from SATA in bios ?

    But still allow me to leave my other drive a primary IDE so if i wish
    i can leave that just where it is and have it as a backup drive with
    Xp installed so if the SATA gos down i can just swtich off SATA and be
    fine ?

    If you know what i mean.
     
    Little TeaPot, Sep 16, 2004
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  2. Little TeaPot

    BigBadger Guest

    "Little TeaPot" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    >
    > Can my NF7-S 2.0 boot from SATA in bios ?
    >
    > But still allow me to leave my other drive a primary IDE so if i wish
    > i can leave that just where it is and have it as a backup drive with
    > Xp installed so if the SATA gos down i can just swtich off SATA and be
    > fine ?
    >
    > If you know what i mean.
    >

    Yes, that's exactly how I run mine. Just select SATA as the first boot
    device.

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    BigBadger, Sep 16, 2004
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  3. And will the second ATA drive show up ? and be usable and not
    interfere with the SATA drives speed ?


    On Thu, 16 Sep 2004 06:15:49 +0100, "BigBadger"
    <> wrote:

    >"Little TeaPot" <> wrote in message
    >news:...
    >>
    >>
    >> Can my NF7-S 2.0 boot from SATA in bios ?
    >>
    >> But still allow me to leave my other drive a primary IDE so if i wish
    >> i can leave that just where it is and have it as a backup drive with
    >> Xp installed so if the SATA gos down i can just swtich off SATA and be
    >> fine ?
    >>
    >> If you know what i mean.
    >>

    >Yes, that's exactly how I run mine. Just select SATA as the first boot
    >device.
     
    Little TeaPot, Sep 16, 2004
    #3
  4. Little TeaPot

    BigBadger Guest

    "Little TeaPot" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    >
    > And will the second ATA drive show up ? and be usable and not
    > interfere with the SATA drives speed ?



    Yep, it will show up and run just fine
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    BigBadger, Sep 16, 2004
    #4
  5. Yeah did a Hdtach test on my new SATA drive did 100 old drive does 50
    :), all the partitions are setup, using PartitionMagic XP now.

    Where can i get the SATA drivers, well new ones for my NF7-S 2.0 ?


    Thanks.


    On Thu, 16 Sep 2004 18:14:01 +0100, "BigBadger"
    <> wrote:

    >"Little TeaPot" <> wrote in message
    >news:...
    >>
    >>
    >> And will the second ATA drive show up ? and be usable and not
    >> interfere with the SATA drives speed ?

    >
    >
    >Yep, it will show up and run just fine
     
    Little TeaPot, Sep 17, 2004
    #5
  6. http://www.siliconimage.com/home.asp. Enter 'drivers' in the search box and
    click 'Go'. On the next page click 'Downloads' in the list on the left, then
    'Drivers', then 'Sil3x12' and pick what you want.


    "Little TeaPot" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    >
    > Yeah did a Hdtach test on my new SATA drive did 100 old drive does 50
    > :), all the partitions are setup, using PartitionMagic XP now.
    >
    > Where can i get the SATA drivers, well new ones for my NF7-S 2.0 ?
    >
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    >
    > On Thu, 16 Sep 2004 18:14:01 +0100, "BigBadger"
    > <> wrote:
    >
    >>"Little TeaPot" <> wrote in message
    >>news:...
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> And will the second ATA drive show up ? and be usable and not
    >>> interfere with the SATA drives speed ?

    >>
    >>
    >>Yep, it will show up and run just fine

    >
     
    Mike Bernstein, Sep 17, 2004
    #6
  7. Their latest drivers and different to the nvidia drivers ?

    Or the same ?


    On Fri, 17 Sep 2004 12:31:27 +0100, "Mike Bernstein"
    <> wrote:

    >http://www.siliconimage.com/home.asp. Enter 'drivers' in the search box and
    >click 'Go'. On the next page click 'Downloads' in the list on the left, then
    >'Drivers', then 'Sil3x12' and pick what you want.
    >
    >
    >"Little TeaPot" <> wrote in message
    >news:...
    >>
    >>
    >> Yeah did a Hdtach test on my new SATA drive did 100 old drive does 50
    >> :), all the partitions are setup, using PartitionMagic XP now.
    >>
    >> Where can i get the SATA drivers, well new ones for my NF7-S 2.0 ?
    >>
    >>
    >> Thanks.
    >>
    >>
    >> On Thu, 16 Sep 2004 18:14:01 +0100, "BigBadger"
    >> <> wrote:
    >>
    >>>"Little TeaPot" <> wrote in message
    >>>news:...
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> And will the second ATA drive show up ? and be usable and not
    >>>> interfere with the SATA drives speed ?
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>Yep, it will show up and run just fine

    >>

    >
     
    Little TeaPot, Sep 17, 2004
    #7
  8. The ones on the Silicon Image site are the latest (if it is Windows, the
    RAID driver is 1.0.0.50). Remember, it is their chip that provides SATA on
    the NF7-S V2.0 not nvidia. Also remember that the SATA chip has a BIOS and
    that is updated by updating the main MB BIOS. You should update that as well
    if you have not done so allready. The latest BIOS from Abit provides the
    4.2.47 SATA BIOS, which is also the version listed on the Silicon Image
    website as the latest SATA BIOS for this chip.


    "Little TeaPot" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > Their latest drivers and different to the nvidia drivers ?
    >
    > Or the same ?
    >
    >
    > On Fri, 17 Sep 2004 12:31:27 +0100, "Mike Bernstein"
    > <> wrote:
    >
    >>http://www.siliconimage.com/home.asp. Enter 'drivers' in the search box
    >>and
    >>click 'Go'. On the next page click 'Downloads' in the list on the left,
    >>then
    >>'Drivers', then 'Sil3x12' and pick what you want.
    >>
    >>
    >>"Little TeaPot" <> wrote in message
    >>news:...
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Yeah did a Hdtach test on my new SATA drive did 100 old drive does 50
    >>> :), all the partitions are setup, using PartitionMagic XP now.
    >>>
    >>> Where can i get the SATA drivers, well new ones for my NF7-S 2.0 ?
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Thanks.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> On Thu, 16 Sep 2004 18:14:01 +0100, "BigBadger"
    >>> <> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>"Little TeaPot" <> wrote in message
    >>>>news:...
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> And will the second ATA drive show up ? and be usable and not
    >>>>> interfere with the SATA drives speed ?
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>Yep, it will show up and run just fine
    >>>

    >>

    >
     
    Mike Bernstein, Sep 17, 2004
    #8
  9. Upgraded to the latest bios the other day, 26 i think.


    Thanks.


    On Fri, 17 Sep 2004 14:59:57 +0100, "Mike Bernstein"
    <> wrote:

    >The ones on the Silicon Image site are the latest (if it is Windows, the
    >RAID driver is 1.0.0.50). Remember, it is their chip that provides SATA on
    >the NF7-S V2.0 not nvidia. Also remember that the SATA chip has a BIOS and
    >that is updated by updating the main MB BIOS. You should update that as well
    >if you have not done so allready. The latest BIOS from Abit provides the
    >4.2.47 SATA BIOS, which is also the version listed on the Silicon Image
    >website as the latest SATA BIOS for this chip.
    >
    >
    > "Little TeaPot" <> wrote in message
    >news:...
    >>
    >> Their latest drivers and different to the nvidia drivers ?
    >>
    >> Or the same ?
    >>
    >>
    >> On Fri, 17 Sep 2004 12:31:27 +0100, "Mike Bernstein"
    >> <> wrote:
    >>
    >>>http://www.siliconimage.com/home.asp. Enter 'drivers' in the search box
    >>>and
    >>>click 'Go'. On the next page click 'Downloads' in the list on the left,
    >>>then
    >>>'Drivers', then 'Sil3x12' and pick what you want.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>"Little TeaPot" <> wrote in message
    >>>news:...
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Yeah did a Hdtach test on my new SATA drive did 100 old drive does 50
    >>>> :), all the partitions are setup, using PartitionMagic XP now.
    >>>>
    >>>> Where can i get the SATA drivers, well new ones for my NF7-S 2.0 ?
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> On Thu, 16 Sep 2004 18:14:01 +0100, "BigBadger"
    >>>> <> wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>>"Little TeaPot" <> wrote in message
    >>>>>news:...
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> And will the second ATA drive show up ? and be usable and not
    >>>>>> interfere with the SATA drives speed ?
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>Yep, it will show up and run just fine
    >>>>
    >>>

    >>

    >
     
    Little TeaPot, Sep 17, 2004
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  10. Little TeaPot

    Greger Hoel Guest

    On Fri, 17 Sep 2004 12:31:27 +0100, "Mike Bernstein"
    <> wrote:

    >http://www.siliconimage.com/home.asp. Enter 'drivers' in the search box and
    >click 'Go'. On the next page click 'Downloads' in the list on the left, then
    >'Drivers', then 'Sil3x12' and pick what you want.


    So Sil3x12 == Sil3112A , or what?
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    Greger Hoel, Sep 20, 2004
    #10
  11. Yes

    "Greger Hoel" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Fri, 17 Sep 2004 12:31:27 +0100, "Mike Bernstein"
    > <> wrote:
    >
    >>http://www.siliconimage.com/home.asp. Enter 'drivers' in the search box
    >>and
    >>click 'Go'. On the next page click 'Downloads' in the list on the left,
    >>then
    >>'Drivers', then 'Sil3x12' and pick what you want.

    >
    > So Sil3x12 == Sil3112A , or what?
    > --
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    >
    > To reach me, swap spammers get bent with softhome
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    Mike Bernstein, Sep 21, 2004
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