Trouble installing SATA harddrive


Senior Member
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

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


Extraordinary Member
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

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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