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Old Firmware doesn't support Seagate 1TB,
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This review is from: Sabrent Silicon Image Raid Native SERIAL ATA (SATA-150) 4 PORTS Low Profile PCI Controller Host Card Adapter (SBT-SRD4) (Personal Computers)
I bought this controller to support a single new Seagate 7200.11 1TB SATA drive.
I had no intention of using it in a RAID configuration.
As delivered the card would not recognise the drive and my
PC would not boot, hanging at the SATA disk detection screen.
This card comes with some pretty old Silicon Image firmware.
Googling I discovered that there is much newer firmware available
from SII. I downloaded the current non-RAID firmware from SII
but it wouldn't install from win XP. I finally managed to install
the new firmware by setting up a USB stick to boot the PC into
FreeDOS, then flashing the new firmware from DOS.
The card now detects the Seagate drive and works correctly
except for one issue: If I cold-boot the PC with a reset or power
cycle all is well, but if I issue a re-start from winXP the card
will still hang at the disk detect screen. This is only a minor
Overall the card is cheap and it does work but only when upgraded
to current firmware.
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Initial post: May 1, 2009 5:02:37 PM PDT
D. Weller says:
This is quite typical for computer hardware, having to upgrade bios, firmware, drivers, etc. I am willing to be that the firmware that ships on the card were released prior to the Seagate Moose series drives, hence the non-compatability. Good thing that Manufacturers provide updates for these things. I wouldn't let this lower my rating on a functioning piece of hardware.
Posted on Sep 4, 2010 7:42:41 PM PDT
J. Linden says:
Great post. I was pulling my hair out with this exact problem (same drive even!). I could get 500gb or lower drives to work and the Seagate drive even worked in another computer, but not this one. Hopefully your fix will fix mine too. Thanks for the post.
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