problems instaling a sata drive

hi i have got a asus a7n8x deluxe mobo and i'm trying to install a single samsung p120s sata 2 drive but when i run the windows install it can't see the drive, am i doing something wrong (my first sata drive)

  Dumfy 06:06 31 May 06

Are you installing this drive for storage/back-up use? If so you'll probably need to make it a logical drive and format it.

Right Click on My Computer and select "manage".
Select "disk management" and your new drive should be displayed there. Right click it and choose "format" Windows should allocate a drive letter when you re-boot. Make it a Logical Drive for storage.

Hope this helps


  Grantrh 10:11 31 May 06

You need to press F6 during the installation process (it will ask you at a certain point) and insert a floppy disk with SATA drivers on it.

You can download these drivers from the asus website or if you can't do that I will email or send them to you.

  Grantrh 10:15 31 May 06

Download from here:

click here

You MAY have to update your BIOS too from the same link above before you can do that.

i'm looking at the website i'm downloading this driver Silicon Image Serial ATA driver version V1.0.0.22 and Utility V1.0.0.11 is this the right one ??

  Grantrh 10:45 31 May 06

Yes I think so.

  Grantrh 10:49 31 May 06

The files you need are:

Si3112r (setup files)
Si3112r (system information)

These files must be copied to a floppy disk.

ok i've now got them onto floppy brb and let you know thanks

  slowhand_1000 13:20 31 May 06

When I installed my lads Asus mobo I'm sure the drivers for the drive were on the mobo cd

ok many thanks to everyone (Grantrh) all sorted now cheers

  yaesu 19:35 31 May 06

Hi, OK if you've got a floppy drive, what if you haven't? yaesu

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