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Problems with a SATA 3 PCIe card

I have an older Asus P5N-D MB and all my drives are SATA 3. So I purchased a SATA 3 PCIe 1.0 card (Rosewill RC-227 PCI-Express 2.0 SATA III (6.0Gb/s) Controller Card) and connected it to one of my PCIe 2.0 slots. After I installed it would not work. Windows update found some kind of drivers for it but it shows up in my device manager as a floppy disk drive and a floppy controller. The driver windows update installed was the ATK - system - ATK0110 ACPI UTILITY (I'm not sure if these are the correct drivers). I tried inserting one of my HDD's into the SATA 3 slots and when I restarted the PC I got the message that the drive was unusable until I reformatted it. I want to use the two SATA 3 connectors for my C drive (SSD) and my storage drive (HDD) and I don't want to reformat them because of all the data I have on them.
I have been talking to Rosewill tech support and they had me download the drivers directly from their website but windows will not let me override the drivers windows update installed. I updated them with my current issue and they forwarded the problem to advanced tech support (not sure how long that will take). Is there a manual way to override the windows update drivers. I vaguely remember doing something like this before with a video card, I just don't remember how.

Bruce
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  1. Install the drivers for the card from the vendor download site.

    Unless you are expanding the number of SATA ports on your drive, you won't need to use that add-on card. You won't see any speed increases by using a faster SATA standard as the transfer rate on the drives is the bottleneck even for an SSD. If you had several fast SSD drives in RAID , then you may go over SATA 2 specs, but even then it's a stretch.
  2. Well all my drives (SSD, HDD's) are SATA 3 whereas my MB is only SATA 1, Right now my bottleneck is my SATA 1 limits from my motherboard. I already own the card and it is already in my system. Not to mention I am running out of SATA ports. Plus I'd really like to see if there is any difference for myself. If there is no real difference in performance from SATA 1 to SATA 3 then why is SATA 3 the standard nowadays? I mentioned this in my original post but: As far as installing the drivers from the vendor download site, I did, but windows will not allow me to override the ones windows update installed.

    Maybe I should be more clear on my question...
    Is there a manual way to override the windows update drivers?
  3. Just download the drivers for the card and install them, they will replace the drivers that Windows installed for it.

    According to the motherboard manual, it has 3gig SATA which is SATA 2.0 not 1. 4 xSATA 3 Gb/s ports
  4. I downloaded the drivers and ran the included install program, I then checked them under device manager and it is still the drivers windows update installed.
    I am thinking that the card isn't being identified correctly.
    Bruce
  5. Madmaxneo said:
    I downloaded the drivers and ran the included install program, I then checked them under device manager and it is still the drivers windows update installed.
    I am thinking that the card isn't being identified correctly.
    Bruce


    Try changing the drivers manually, click update drivers and point to the directory you downloaded the drivers to after they are extracted.
  6. That was the first thing I tried when I realized it wasn't using the right drivers. But when I tried it I got this message: "The best driver software for your device is already installed."

    I was asking if there is a way to do a forced install of the drivers. Is there?
  7. Best answer
    It sounds like you are trying to change the driver for the floppy controller that you actually do have and windows is right in blocking you from doing that. If you dont have a floppy drive then delete it from device manager and say yes to the drivers too. then reboot and go into the bios and disable the floppy controller.

    This should put you on the right path to finding the marvel controller and possibly updating the drivers for it.
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