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Lost when it comes to booting with PCI SATA III card

post #1 of 10
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Drivers driver drivers. All that seems to be working fine...

I just can't seem to make it past the BIOS when the SSD is plugged into the card. I got a Rosewill RC-225.

Order of how things went.

Product arrived

Power down, Installed product (did not plugin SSD into it yet)

Power up, install drivers, drivers hang at end of install. Power down, make sure card is in right, power back up, problem solved.

Power down, plug SSD into drive.

Try to boot. I see the SSD in the BIOS screen for the card. But it's nowhere in the motherboard BIOS, also I can't seem to find any conceivable way to boot.


Google hasn't done much in this department.

Edit: Did more googling and came upon a post about "Installing windows in AHCI" If this were something I had to do I'm sure I didn't do it. Could this be the culprit? I saw something about this in the BIOS and tried with it on and no luck.
Edited by Plasma - 1/21/11 at 5:12pm
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post #2 of 10
I wouldn't be surprised if you can't get it to boot at all, to be honest.

PCI SATA adaptors are notorious for being difficult/impossible to boot from.
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Crap, not what I wanted to hear.
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There is definitely a chance you can get it to work; I don't know much about it really, I've just heard a lot of people saying that PCI SATA adaptors work fine for storage drives most of the time, but are very difficult to use with boot drives.

Perhaps someone else with more expertise on the subject will be able to shine a little light on it.

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I can see my older HDD on the controller just fine. Can't boot to that one either. Starting to think it's impossible. Waste of money if I can't get this to work -_-x.
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post #6 of 10
And you can't find any info on your particular card on Google?

*calls for help from someone who knows more about PCI SATA adaptors*

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post #7 of 10
I have an ASUS U3S6 and until I flashed the firmware, it booted fine. The OP should make sure AHCI mode is enabled and that his ports are in IDE not SATA mode (I forget the exact setting and can't reboot right now to check)
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AHCI is enabled, I think. I did the registry change and BIOS change. I did change it to SATA though. Why would that stop it being being able to boot? I changed it after a lot of trial and error.
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I don't know why but mine wouldn't boot until I changed it from SATA mode to IDE. Like I said, I can't reboot yet so I don't know the exact settings only that one is AHCI (not IDE or RAID) and the other is IDE (not SATA)
post #10 of 10
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Thanks I'll give it another shot and report back.

No progression.
Edited by Plasma - 1/22/11 at 5:19am
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