Compatibility issue between Promise FastTrak 378 (tm) Controller and Windows 7

#1
Hi,

After some tweaking, I finally managed to install Windows 7

My next problem is that I cant find my SATA drivers.

I think this might be the problem:

Compatibility issue between Promise FastTrak 378 (tm) Controller and Windows

Which is the message I got when I am trying to add the hardware. (Mobo: Asus K8V Deluxe).

Is it a way to work around this problem, or do I have to go back using WinXP to get to use my SATA harddrives?

Problem solved when I used the XP drivers.
 


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#2
Problem solved when I used the XP drivers.
@unwill - I've also got this problem, however, my mobo is an ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe. Do you mean to say that on Windows 7 using the XP drivers works? Or do you mean that on Windows XP the XP drivers work?
 


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nitewulf

Honorable Member
#3
The Winxp drivers will work. I also have a P4C800 (not E-Deluxe). I couldn't find the right driver on the MB CD nor the Asus website. I did quite a few Google searches and finally found the right drivers. Once loaded, my SATA storage drive was finally recognized by Win7.
 


#4
nitewulf, please can you tell me which are the right drivers.
I have a p4c800e deluxe mobo.
Thanks Jan Wolfs
 


#6
Wow, am I glad I found this forum!

I have the ASUS P4P800-E Deluxe motherboard with the integrated Promise FastTrak 378 RAID controller.

I just installed Windows 7 and it didn't have a driver for the RAID controller and all my data on the RAID array was unavailable.

I checked out Microsoft's solutions, but they didn't really have any. Just said they were working with the manufacturer to check compatibility. I doubt they are doing this.

I called Promise and they said it was ASUS's issue.

I called ASUS and the tech support guy said it was an old motherboard and that they would not be writing Windows 7 drivers for it. I asked if the XP driver would work and he said no.

He was wrong. I downloaded the above file and my RAID array is now recognized by Windows 7!

Thanks so much to nitewulf for passing the work on. You just saved my bacon! :)
 


nitewulf

Honorable Member
#7
Glad I could be of help. I was about ready to give up when I found those drivers after hours of searching.
 


reghakr

Essential Member
#8
Compatibility issue between Promise FastTrak 378 (tm) Controller and Windows
I would take this out immediately. That';s what caused my hard drive failure.
 


nitewulf

Honorable Member
#9
You mean the driver, reghakr? My harddrive has been working fine. As far as I know, these were actual drivers from Promise and were not modded.
 


reghakr

Essential Member
#10
At first the driver seemed to be OK, but I would loose the drive occasionally.

I made some major changes to the system and I figured I should pull the card out and when I out put it back in, I got the ckick of death 900.00 to revcover the data, I said screw it and tossed the card in the garbage,

If yours is newer andd hvrs Vista driver syou may be alright, but head ny warning,
 


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