Win7 not seeing Sata Drive

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  1. thomsonr2000

    thomsonr2000 New Member

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    I have both a Sata (Seagate 500mB) and ATA Samsung installed in my computer. Vista installed on the Sata without problem and sees my ATA which I use mostly for backups.

    When I ran the install for Win 7 I installed on the ATA, install did not see the Sata. Now up and running I still cannot see the Sata drive. In device manager under storage controllers is a raid controller with an yellow exclaimation. Raid is disabled in the bios. Under the "Disk Drives" section of device manager only the ATA is there. I see the same driver in Vista and its working fine. Vista also shows my Seagate SATA installed as a SCSI device.

    I did try to find a driver unsucessfully for the raid controller M1573 (MSI RD480 Neo2 MB) but as I have it disabled in the bios don't really know why I'd need it?

    Any ideas? All my media files are on the Sata.
     
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  2. Matt

    Matt Senior Member

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    I'm pretty sure it's because windows will show a SATA controller that it doesn't have drivers for as RAID. Have you tried the drivers here? MSI -- MICRO-STAR INT'L CO., LTD. There for XP, so they might not work with Windows 7 though.

    Also, does Windows update offer a driver for the SATA/RAID controller?
     
  3. Kyle

    Kyle New Member

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    Some SATA Drives still need to have drivers available, as opposed to being included in the OS.
     
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    thomsonr2000 New Member

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    Didn't mention that but I did try it to no avail. On thought that comes to mind is if I could copy/use the Vista driver which is installed and working correct.

    I will try windows update later this evening.
     
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    thomsonr2000 New Member

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    Kyle,
    Checked the Seagate site, they say there is no driver for download as it comes with Vista.
     
  6. kloe

    kloe New Member

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    Did you resolve your issue?
    I have the exact same problem with the exact same motherboard,
    I know this thread is a bit old, but i can't seem to resolve the problem.

    I would be much obliged for some help please.
     

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