Hi, please can someone tell me if this card is bootable, here is what im gonna buy http: In the properties of your controller card device manager , there should be a separate tab that allows you to flash the firmware within Windows. The card is bootable, but you need to make sure your motherboard BIOs will allow this too. There was no jumper on the card that disables the esata port, the port was just defective. But at least you were able to flash the non-Raid Bios onto the card, if I have seen that correctly. I am wrong with that assumption?
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So how are we to know which particular card has an e-Pad chip package or not and thus which BIOS silicin use e suffix or not?
Btw eilicon can attach screenshots directly – see my signature for details. WOOOW, this was realy faaast jajaja…. If I remember correctly, then only two of the three existing ports can be used. There was no jumper on the card that disables the esata port, the port was just defective. But until now no luck to start with a drive conected. I, liked this forum. Since this card has an external connector, you might play with the jumpers. You can use the Bios from SiI. But I just change the pci card to another slot, and the bios did not hang up during booting.
Manufacturers have the choice what flash chip they use. Turns ailicon one sjlicon 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. Well i just install the card, but it freeze during boot dos when i conect a sata hdd. If so, then the BIOS is be. But at least you were able to flash the non-Raid Bios onto the card, if I have seen that correctly.
Btw you can attach screenshots directly – see my signature for details Michael P. I am not aware of such an issue.
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Also, the driver version is to be matched with the BIOS version and type. Thank you, that was fast jejej…. I am wrong with that assumption? I found out what the problem is!!! Is there anything I need to look for?
Hope you could help me guys. Also, when I tried to flash it under DOS, it gives me a long list flash chips to choose from. Thanks for all your help! Erasing the BIOS should be a harmless it is easy enough to reflash afterall but if you like, I will try it when I get my card and follow up. Which one do I choose? In case you want the non-Raid, then have latest non-Raid drivers ready in order to install them after a reboot. It comes with Raid Bios, so I had to flash it.
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You need to look at your card then. Both drives are listed during POST of the controller. Then try again, please.
Hi, please can someone tell me if this card is bootable, here is what im gonna buy http: Connect a working drive to the controller and install latest drivers you need the Raid version at the moment. 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.
In the properties of your controller card device managerthere should be a separate imagw that allows you to flash the firmware within Windows.