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Old 03-12-2005, 04:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi

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.

regards

Phil
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if you got a CD with your motherboard, try updating the SATA drivers.
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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.
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or you might have to install the drive manufacturer's own SATA drivers
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