adaptec embedded hostraid sata controller

Discussion in 'Gigabyte' started by Kelvin, Feb 10, 2005.

  1. Kelvin

    Kelvin Guest

    i have an 8knxp ultra64. it has two seperate sata controllers. one is a
    siil 4 channel controller, the other is the adaptec embedded hostraid sata
    controller. for one, i couldn't find the appropriate driver on the factory
    driver cd provided by the manufacture. i had to d/l the driver from
    gateway. second, i think that driver i d/led is causing problems because i
    recently put in a seagate 400gb sata drive and after a fresh install of xp
    w/ sp1, after a few reboots it would just stop booting. any suggestions?
    Kelvin, Feb 10, 2005
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  2. Kelvin

    Jeff French Guest

    The Ultra64 has two SATA controllers
    One is built into the Southbridge (Intel 6300ESB Ultra ATA Storage/SATA
    Controller) and can be found listed under 'IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers' in the
    Device Manager. In the BIOS the 'On-Chip SATA', SATA Port0 Configure as',
    'SATA Port1 Configure as' and SATA RAID Function' selections control the
    SATA0_SB and SATA1_SB connectors (nearest the DDR memory slots. The Intel
    6300ESB driver supports these two SATA ports and updates for this
    Southbridge driver can be found on the Intel website.

    The second SATA controller on the board is a Silicon Image chip (Silicon
    Image Sil 3114 SATALink Controller) and can be found listed under 'SCSI and
    RAID Controllers' in the Device Manager. In the BIOS the 'Onboard H/W SATA'
    and 'Serial ATA Function' selections control the SATA0, SATA1, SATA2, and
    SATA3 connectors (near the edge of the motherboard). The Silicon Image 3114
    driver supports these four ports and updates for this SATA controller can be
    found on the Silicon Image website.

    You mention Adaptec.....that is the SCSI 320 on-board controller. Has
    nothing to do with the afore mentioned SATA controllers. In the BIOS the
    'Onboard PCI66 SCSI' selection controls the two 68-pin SCSI connectors on
    the edge of the motherboard. This driver update can be found on the Adaptec

    Hope this clears things up a bit!

    Sounds like you have the BIOS settings set wrong. Please post your entire
    configuration and BIOS settings. This board is a bear to make work properly
    but runs sweet when you've got it right.

    Good Luck
    Jeff French, Feb 10, 2005
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  3. Kelvin

    Kelvin Guest

    no, the u320 controller is something completely different i know. i was
    talking about the embedded adaptec HostRaid sata controller. when i enter
    the bios for this controller, it says adaptec. i'll try to capture a
    screenshot for you if possible and email it to you.
    Kelvin, Feb 10, 2005
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    Udo Kammer Guest

    Udo Kammer, Feb 10, 2005
  5. Kelvin

    Kelvin Guest

    like i already said...there are two adaptec controllers on this board. one
    is the AIC-7902 u320 controller, the other is the embedded adaptec HostRaid
    sata controller. i will post picture.
    Kelvin, Feb 10, 2005
  6. Kelvin

    Jeff French Guest

    Nice picture!
    There is but one Adaptec Controller on this board and it controls SCSI.
    Now what you have taken a picture of is Adaptec SATA HostRAID utilities
    software used by Intel to configure their HostRaid option in the 6300USB
    chip. Intel refers to it as softRaid.

    Now do you want to fix your problem or argue more about the components on
    this board.

    Please keep in mind, my Ultra64 is working fine and I'm willing help you get
    yours working BUT if you insist on carrying on this arguement about a second
    Adaptec controller.....Stuff-It.

    Jeff French, Feb 11, 2005
  7. Kelvin

    Kelvin Guest

    ok, i did as you suggested. i searched the intel website for the driver to
    intel 6300esb controller hub. i was able to locate the driver for the sata
    but it seems to lack the oemsetup.txt file for installing windows. any
    Kelvin, Feb 11, 2005
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    Jeff French Guest

    Quotes from an email direct from Kelvin:

    Kelvin Quote: "well, i'm not here to argue with anyone, i just don't want
    people to
    misinterpret what i'm stating since most people think i'm talking about the
    u320 scsi controller bios. i wasn't aware you can actually use the adaptec
    hostraid utilities software to configure intel hostraid. anyhow, how can i
    fix this? your help is much appreciated."

    Kelvin Quote: "second thing is, i've been using the adaptec embedded
    hostraid sata driver
    from gateway. it was working for a 200gb western digital sata drive, but
    now since i swapped it w/ the seagate 400gb sata drive, it seems to crash
    after i install windows on it."

    1. Please post your entire configuration and BIOS settings.
    2. What exactly are you trying to do? You mention replacing a 200G SATA
    drive with a 400G SATA drive. Did you have a RAID Array, of which this 200G
    SATA drive was one hard drive within how many others? Hard drives within
    this Array should be of the same size and preferred from the same
    manufacture and even manufactured lot (same age - date of manufacture).
    3. Don't email me direct - I will not answer. Post your responses to the
    newsgroup so that others may interact and benefit.

    The driver that should be used is located on the motherboard CD:
    Chipset/HRaid/Setup This will load the Hance Rapids Raid on your computer.
    This means you should load XP on a single SATA hard drive first (disable the
    SATA RAID Function in the BIOS). The other hard drive should also be
    connected so that XP will recognize it as well as the hard drive with XP.
    Once XP has been installed, then install the HostRaid driver from the
    motherboard CD. Now, return to your BIOS and enable the 'SATA RAID
    Function', when XP comes up, the new driver will be requested, since you
    earlier installed it, XP should find the driver and ask for a reboot. Upon
    reboot, enter the Host Raid Configuration Utility (control S) and configure
    your hard drives within the array.

    I think I have that right. I don't use this HostRaid myself (the Silicon
    Image Raid is much better) but if I have steered you wrong I'm sure someone
    else will correct me.

    Please provide answers to above questions and post.


    Jeff French, Feb 11, 2005
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