I have Windows XP Pro x64.
I bought a SATA hub. SATA HUB 5-Port Multiplier using Sil 3726 Chip
Since I have SiI3124 and it requires an SiI3726 chip/firmware, I downloaded the SiI3726 firmware zip file (SiI-SW-0056_3726_0114) and the update (3726FwDownload) from Silicon Image. At this site, it says "This SiI3726 firmware provides the latest microcode for SiI3726 port multiplier. Before you upgrade the SiI3726 microcode, download 3726 Firmware Download Utility and review the release notes within the utility zip file." I couldn't find the 3726 Firmware Download Utility.
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I don't know how to get it to "download it from a Windows XP command prompt" as it says in the readme:
Release notes for the 3726 Firmware Download Utility
This utility is used to download firmware the 3726 SteelVine port multiplier processor from a Windows XP command prompt.
This utility does not require the SteelVine Daemon or any special drivers to access the 3726 SteelVine port multiplier
processor from the host. This utility will not download firmware to the 47xx SteelVine processors.
The following describes the usage and available commands:
3726FwDownload.exe <Mode> <Device> <FW Filename>
-i Display Chip revision and EEPROM FW version
-w Download the FW, display the Chip revision and EEPROM FW version
-d1 to -dn
The firmware filename <.bin format>
It's supposed to have native SATA connection to host and devices. When I connected it to a port on my SATA controller card and connected an eSATA hdd and turned the drive on, it wasn't recognized in My Computer. When I tried to Add New Hardware, the choice for the HUB isn't in the list and the Wizard search didn't find it either. It also isn't listed in Device Manager.
When I unzipped the file using WinZip, it opened the file and when I clicked on the icon, the black DOS box opens for a second and then closes.
Any and all help will be more than appreciated.