Trouble installing SATA harddrive

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Hardware' started by CubSteve, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. CubSteve

    CubSteve Senior Member

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    I am about to tear my hair out so before I do that, maybe somebody here can help.

    I am working on building a home server so I am trying to install a second hard drive in a Compaq desktop running Windows 7 Ultimate. The drive is a 2T Western Digital SATA WD20EADS. I have also installed a Sabrent 4-port serial ATA PCI Host Controller Card with RAID function. When I plug the drive into one of the and restart the box, I get the following message:

    Press <Ctrl+S> or F4 to enter RAID utility
    0 WDC WD20EADS-00S2B0

    I've tried all 4 ports on the SATA card and get the same message.

    Any suggestions or ideas would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks - Steve
     
  2. Highwayman

    Highwayman Extraordinary Member

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    the message is merely a prompt to create a raid, it should be able to be disabled from bios, failing that contact the raid card maker as could be it's only for raid mode
     
  3. bassfisher6522

    bassfisher6522 Essential Member

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    Question; are you going to use a raid setup? If not why get the RIAD card? If your are going to use the raid setup, you will need a minium of 2 hards to use RAID and more depending on what type of RAID.
     

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