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06-30-2009 09:17 AM
OK...the latest drivers from VIA did not help. I can see the SATA/RAID controller in device manager (under IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers?) but Windows still does not recognize that a drive is attached. I can tell from vibration and heat that the new drive is connected and powered.
I flashed the BIOS anyway, per LSUNewOrleans suggestion, with no change...I still don't show any kind of support for PATA/SATA in the BIOS setup screens. My screen goes directly from "PS/2 Mouse" to "Onboard LAN", skipping the two lines shown in the photo you reference. The 1300NX and 1500NX supposedly have the same MOBO, I'm curious about the difference in our results, but that's secondary to getting my purchase to work.
I also tried using RAID tools from VIA and Western Digital, but they also don't recognize the additional drive.
Looking for more help.
07-27-2009 05:29 AM
Is it working?
Thie HP PC MB does not support 300 but supports 150 speed. I have several SATA drives. The MB does not see the 300 MBPS SATA but the Asusteck MB sees the 150 MBPS SATA drives.
Jutt a thought
07-27-2009 05:32 AM
I buy 80 - 100 GB hd's for $10.00 plus $8.00 shipping if you need any.
Enjoy the rest of your day and the rest of your Crawfish
07-28-2009 01:17 PM
I never got it to work, either on my regular machine, or the kids' machine (which is only 9 months old), or the computer at my local PC repair shop. I simply returned it.
I did try the jumper that was there to change from 3 to 1.5 with no success (obviously).
I ended up grabbing an old 40G IDE and using that...not my druthers though. I'd love to try one of your 100G's - SATA? I'm still hopeful!
If you reply here again and also PM me, let's see what we can work out.
thanks for the followup.
07-28-2009 02:39 PM
If you want to check prices CACRC of Baton Rouge has them on eBay. I have been buying from them for 5 yrs cause they are a local pickup and a non-profit without the need to be slick or make a profit.
$18.00 aint bad for one shipped to your house. eBay = corpcouncil
07-28-2009 02:42 PM
I am an old retired PC tech but I had never used SATA. I bought a DELL Optiplex with SATA from CACRC for $40.00 which lets me practice and learn about SATA. All I had to do was add some RAM and away it went.