Installing WD Raptor - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Tips, Tricks and FAQ
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-12-2005, 03:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 1
Default Installing WD Raptor


I have just installed a Western Digital raptor on my Abit AS8 based system with a
fresh install of windows xp. The Raptor is now the system disc and is running windows.
I also have 2 other IDE hard drives for data storage.

I have noticed that the raptor is only running on 100 rather than the 150 it's capable
of I also noticed it is on Udma 5 rather than 6. When I look in device manager it
shows the driver as being a Microsoft one rather than the Intel it should be. In
fact it is the same driver as my IDE drives are using.

The truth is I am not sure how to set this up to run as it should do and I don't
quite understand the motherboard manual about the bios settings for sata. Can any body tell me how to
set this up correctly - any help greatly appreciated as I'm going nuts about this.



thebigbopper is offline  
Old 03-26-2005, 12:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
Apokalipse's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 14,556

if you got a CD with your motherboard, try updating the SATA drivers.

Apokalipse is offline  
Old 04-01-2005, 09:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
True Techie
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 136

I know I'm going to get a lot of S**t for this, but I realy dislike Asus products. Actually, I hate their MOBO's. They seem to be the most touchy MOBO's out there. They seem to have conflicts with just about everything. Their Tech support can be great or absolutely terrible. Their website used to be horrible for finding drivers, hoppefully they have improved it in the last year.

Good luck with your MOBO. Try downloading the new SATA drivers from the web site.
mikepg is offline  
Old 04-02-2005, 02:59 AM   #4 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
Apokalipse's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 14,556

or you might have to install the drive manufacturer's own SATA drivers
Apokalipse is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:37 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.