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K7N2 Delta-ILSR & Plextor SATA DVD burner

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Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
September 14, 2004 3:25:39 AM

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Hi,

I can't seem to get this board to recognise the drive. What am I missing
here?

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Regards,
Tais M. Hansen
OSD
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
September 14, 2004 3:25:40 AM

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"Tais M. Hansen" <tais.hansen@osd.dk> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> I can't seem to get this board to recognise the drive. What am I missing
> here?
>
> --
> --
> Regards,
> Tais M. Hansen
> OSD
>
According to the MSI S-ATA manual and as far as I know, it is designed only
for HD disks as a raid array controller.
I think you would need to use a S-ATA card that supports Serial ATAPI for it
to work.

Dave
September 14, 2004 4:50:03 AM

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"Tais M. Hansen" <tais.hansen@osd.dk> wrote in message
news:41461058$0$157$edfadb0f@dread11.news.tele.dk...
> Hi,
>
> I can't seem to get this board to recognise the drive. What am I missing
> here?
>
> --
> --
> Regards,
> Tais M. Hansen
> OSD
>

Just been through that problem setting up one, found the solution on the MSI
website forums.
You have to set up an array. Firstly make sure it is fitted to SER1 on the
motherboard. Bootup computer, at Fastrak Bios screen press CTRL+F, this
will entry the fastrak bios, press 1 Auto Setup, then press CTRL+Y to make
the array.
It should now be seen.
Now if you are putting window on to it that is another story.

Regards
Pete
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Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
September 14, 2004 12:42:53 PM

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NOSPAM wrote:

>> I can't seem to get this board to recognise the drive. What am I missing
>> here?
> You have to set up an array. Firstly make sure it is fitted to SER1 on the
> motherboard. Bootup computer, at Fastrak Bios screen press CTRL+F, this
> will entry the fastrak bios, press 1 Auto Setup, then press CTRL+Y to make
> the array.

Well, I'd do that if the Fastrak BIOS would actually ASK for CTRL+F. It
skips through this part pretty quickly, claiming no drive was found.

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Regards,
Tais M. Hansen
OSD
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
September 14, 2004 12:54:22 PM

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logized wrote:

>> I can't seem to get this board to recognise the drive. What am I missing
>> here?
> According to the MSI S-ATA manual and as far as I know, it is designed
> only for HD disks as a raid array controller.
> I think you would need to use a S-ATA card that supports Serial ATAPI for
> it to work.

True, but they also claim it's fully compliant with the Serial ATA 1.0
specs.

Plextor claims that "The PX-712SA works on most motherboards when equipped
with Serial ATA interface (SATA)..." and goes on about the motherboard in
some cases needs a BIOS upgrade to support optical devices.

Also, the drive does gets recognized by my other motherboard (an Asus SK8V),
but it won't let me boot from CD.

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Regards,
Tais M. Hansen
OSD
September 14, 2004 4:59:06 PM

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Tais M. Hansen wrote:
> Well, I'd do that if the Fastrak BIOS would actually ASK for CTRL+F. It
> skips through this part pretty quickly, claiming no drive was found.
>
> --
> Regards,
> Tais M. Hansen
> OSD
>

Have you tried setting SCSI as a boot in the BIOS? Set to 1st CD Rom, 2nd
SCSI, 3rd Floppy.

Regards
Pete
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
September 14, 2004 10:44:44 PM

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NOSPAM wrote:

>> Well, I'd do that if the Fastrak BIOS would actually ASK for CTRL+F. It
>> skips through this part pretty quickly, claiming no drive was found.
> Have you tried setting SCSI as a boot in the BIOS? Set to 1st CD Rom, 2nd
> SCSI, 3rd Floppy.

Yes I have because I'm already using a SCSI controller. :)  ... I'll try
unplugging the SCSI controller and see if it makes any difference.

Do you know of any Fasttrack BIOS upgrades? It seems like some do exist, but
I can't figure out which one to use. Also, I found newer WinXP drivers for
the Fasttrack controller over at the Asus site. Not that it made any
difference though.

I've read somewhere that Nvidia ATA and Promise have some conflicts. Hope
it's not something like that I'm messing with. My WinXP starts up real slow
after installing the Fasttrack drivers. It seems like it's scanning for
drives over and over again. The CDdrives light flickers a couple of times
while the WinXP load screen is "hanging". Takes about a minute before it
continues.

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Regards,
Tais M. Hansen
OSD
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