SATA Adaptec controller card problems - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-18-2006, 10:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 2
Unhappy SATA Adaptec controller card problems

Hi there people,
Tried to post email to Adaptec with query, but won't let me post to them. Getting desperate!!

System = PC, Pentium 4, 1Gb RAM. Windows XP.

Bought Adaptec ASH 1205SA PCI 2 port SATA controller card recently.
Have 3 hard drives but only 2 SATA connectors on mobo, so SYSTEM drive is linked directly to mobo, and other 2 drives linked via new card.

SOMETIMES, all boots up fine. Card is installed and recognised, drivers all o.k., drives recognised and work fine.

SOMETIMES, on boot up, it freezes at the point where Adaptec BIOS info is displayed, just before it lists the drives that are connected to the card. It just stops, and I have to reboot (who knows how many times) to get past this. Sometimes it picks up the drives, sometimes it doesn't.

Any ideas? REEAALLY frustrating.

Thanks in advance.
K
__________________

kateoc is offline  
Old 06-18-2006, 03:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
suicide007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: inside.
Posts: 279
Default

where did you get the controller card? try to return it. tell them it never worked. but thats a last resort.

Try putting the card in a different pci slot
__________________

__________________
Intel Conroe e6750
SLI EVGA 8800gts KO's
4GB Patriot DDR2 800mhz
22" Widescreen Sceptre LCD monitor 5ms
OCZ 700W psu
320gb seagate w/ perpindicular tech.
Creative SB X-Fi Fatality
Thermaltake Armor: Extreme Edition
suicide007 is offline  
Old 06-19-2006, 04:03 AM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 2
Default

Have tried putting card in 3 different slots, same problem.

Have also tried different SATA cables, changing the order of the drives, connecting one drive and then the other...still the same problem.

Maybe it's a problem with the BIOS???

Don't know. I don't think much to Adaptec's customer service...seems like they don't like you to ask them questions...

If anyone can think of anything else, I'd be so grateful...
K
kateoc 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 On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.