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P4PE SATA/RAID Hanging System

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November 17, 2004 12:50:10 PM

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I have a Asus P4PE MB with the Promise FastTrack376 controller onboard. The
system is configured with a DVD reader on the Primary MB IDE MB connection
and a CDRW burner on the Secondary MB IDE connection. I have a Promise
Ultra133TX2 card in slot 5 and have two Maxtor 60 GB DiamondMax 9 drives
attached to it. No problems for the last year and a half!! I got the bug
to add a SATA drive for more storage so I bought a Maxtor 300 GB DiamondMax
10 SATA drive. It's all been down hill since. First I had to buy a new
power supply to get the 3.3 volt connector and now after everything is ready
to go there is a problem (I think) with more controllers than the MB can
handle??

The system boots and runs ok with the new drive installed and the SATA/RAID
controller disabled in the BIOS. The drive has power and is running.
The system will allow me to format an array (used option 1) when the
SATA/RAID controller is enabled in the BIOS.
Then when booting....
The system hangs (won't even boot a floppy) if the ATA DEVICE FIRST in the
BIOS set to NO.
The system asks for a boot disk if the ATA DEVICE FIRST is set to YES.

I guess my next step down the hill is to connect the IDE Disk drives to the
MB connectors and remove the Ultra133TX2 card. Hopefully, that will allow
me to boot and see the new SATA drive? However, I really didn't want RAID
in the equation with only one drive. All I really wanted was more fast
storage using the newer technology. Since that the DiamondMax 10 has all
the latest stuff a new controller is needed to get the most out of it.
So... do I want to buy the Promise SATAII150TX4 card? And... if I do than
how do I configure the Asus P4PE MB? If I don't buy a new card and just go
with the onboard controller am I on the right track?

As you can see a little help would be greatly appreciated!

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November 17, 2004 9:22:29 PM

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Hi

What do you have in PCI 3? That is shared with RAID.

BR

Risto

"Ken" <krlorenz@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:D bKdnfpzb7mu7gbcRVn-ig@comcast.com...
>I have a Asus P4PE MB with the Promise FastTrack376 controller onboard.
>The system is configured with a DVD reader on the Primary MB IDE MB
>connection and a CDRW burner on the Secondary MB IDE connection. I have a
>Promise Ultra133TX2 card in slot 5 and have two Maxtor 60 GB DiamondMax 9
>drives attached to it. No problems for the last year and a half!! I got
>the bug to add a SATA drive for more storage so I bought a Maxtor 300 GB
>DiamondMax 10 SATA drive. It's all been down hill since. First I had to
>buy a new power supply to get the 3.3 volt connector and now after
>everything is ready to go there is a problem (I think) with more
>controllers than the MB can handle??
>
> The system boots and runs ok with the new drive installed and the
> SATA/RAID controller disabled in the BIOS. The drive has power and is
> running.
> The system will allow me to format an array (used option 1) when the
> SATA/RAID controller is enabled in the BIOS.
> Then when booting....
> The system hangs (won't even boot a floppy) if the ATA DEVICE FIRST in the
> BIOS set to NO.
> The system asks for a boot disk if the ATA DEVICE FIRST is set to YES.
>
> I guess my next step down the hill is to connect the IDE Disk drives to
> the MB connectors and remove the Ultra133TX2 card. Hopefully, that will
> allow me to boot and see the new SATA drive? However, I really didn't
> want RAID in the equation with only one drive. All I really wanted was
> more fast storage using the newer technology. Since that the DiamondMax
> 10 has all the latest stuff a new controller is needed to get the most out
> of it. So... do I want to buy the Promise SATAII150TX4 card? And... if I
> do than how do I configure the Asus P4PE MB? If I don't buy a new card
> and just go with the onboard controller am I on the right track?
>
> As you can see a little help would be greatly appreciated!
>
November 17, 2004 9:22:30 PM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?)

Slot 3 and 4 are empty. Slot 2 has an MSI TV Tuner card.

"Risto Pirhonen" <ripir@koti.soon.fi.nospam> wrote in message
news:cnfts4$bqk$1@phys-news1.kolumbus.fi...
> Hi
>
> What do you have in PCI 3? That is shared with RAID.
>
> BR
>
> Risto
>
> "Ken" <krlorenz@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:D bKdnfpzb7mu7gbcRVn-ig@comcast.com...
>>I have a Asus P4PE MB with the Promise FastTrack376 controller onboard.
>>The system is configured with a DVD reader on the Primary MB IDE MB
>>connection and a CDRW burner on the Secondary MB IDE connection. I have a
>>Promise Ultra133TX2 card in slot 5 and have two Maxtor 60 GB DiamondMax 9
>>drives attached to it. No problems for the last year and a half!! I got
>>the bug to add a SATA drive for more storage so I bought a Maxtor 300 GB
>>DiamondMax 10 SATA drive. It's all been down hill since. First I had to
>>buy a new power supply to get the 3.3 volt connector and now after
>>everything is ready to go there is a problem (I think) with more
>>controllers than the MB can handle??
>>
>> The system boots and runs ok with the new drive installed and the
>> SATA/RAID controller disabled in the BIOS. The drive has power and is
>> running.
>> The system will allow me to format an array (used option 1) when the
>> SATA/RAID controller is enabled in the BIOS.
>> Then when booting....
>> The system hangs (won't even boot a floppy) if the ATA DEVICE FIRST in
>> the BIOS set to NO.
>> The system asks for a boot disk if the ATA DEVICE FIRST is set to YES.
>>
>> I guess my next step down the hill is to connect the IDE Disk drives to
>> the MB connectors and remove the Ultra133TX2 card. Hopefully, that will
>> allow me to boot and see the new SATA drive? However, I really didn't
>> want RAID in the equation with only one drive. All I really wanted was
>> more fast storage using the newer technology. Since that the DiamondMax
>> 10 has all the latest stuff a new controller is needed to get the most
>> out of it. So... do I want to buy the Promise SATAII150TX4 card? And...
>> if I do than how do I configure the Asus P4PE MB? If I don't buy a new
>> card and just go with the onboard controller am I on the right track?
>>
>> As you can see a little help would be greatly appreciated!
>>
>
>