July 9th, 2009, 12:58 AM #1
Raid card for sata how to change to non raid?
For some reason bought this card Newegg.com - Koutech PSA150 PCI SATA Dual Channel Host Controller Card RAID 0/1 - Controllers / RAID Cards
Found that I can't run 1 sata hard drive that I need to have 2 hard drives so I try to change to non raid but this card's bios don't have that but it say create raid set up or delete raid set up
when I try create raid it pop say not enough drives.
it 250 gb seagate hard drive SATA 3
Problem is how can I get this work with 1 not 2. There no room for #2 hard drive fit.
I read some reviews at newegg say need download non raid bios but try find at silicon image'ssorry for my bad grammar!
July 9th, 2009, 05:09 PM #2
July 9th, 2009, 10:26 PM #3
Not sure why you would look for drivers @ Silicone image, Unless Koutech is Silicone image.
Here is their sight,
Welcome to Koutech System Inc.
They Imply in the FAQ that you don't have to use as a RAID, so a single drive should be possible.
My guess is that you don't have to do anything in the cards BIOS unless you are using a RAID setup.
Just boot up the computer and check in Disk Management and see if it shows up there.
It won't show up in My Computer until it is partitioned.
The FAQ said the RAID drivers have to be installed even if you don't use a RAID
Last edited by stroyal; July 9th, 2009 at 10:42 PM.Hard Sayin Not Knowin
July 9th, 2009, 11:44 PM #4
it won't boot up it hang up on screen say
press ctrl S or F4 for bios ulitiy for hard drive.
Try Ctrl S it just black screen with white dot flash
Press F4 it pop bios
say set up raid.
on review at newegg say it need flash to non raid bios.sorry for my bad grammar!
July 10th, 2009, 09:24 AM #5
Did you install the drivers that came with the card?
Here are the drivers from their web sight.
Welcome to Koutech System Inc.
Looks like they use a silicone image chip, and you need to know what one it is.
Check the 2 bottom drivers, as the first 2 are for vista and 64 bit.Hard Sayin Not Knowin
July 11th, 2009, 10:47 PM #6
ok it install driver it boot to window 2000 no problem
until I plug Sata hard drive then try turn on it boot after raid control bios
then it just black blank nothing happened.
window 2000 is on IDE hard drive
that mean I need install window 2000 on sata?sorry for my bad grammar!
July 12th, 2009, 12:47 AM #7
Let me get this straight Windows 2000 is on the IDE hard drive.
There is nothing on the SATA hard drive, which you will connect to the controller card.
If you still want to boot from the Windows 2000 IDE hard drive and have the SATA hard drive as a storage drive, change your Bios setting.
Go into the motherboard Bios, change your boot device. Be sure that the onboard Sata is the first device and not an Add-on or PCI Add-on. The PCI Add-on as the first device would try and boot from any device plugged into the controller card.
July 12th, 2009, 10:50 AM #8
compaq Presario 5441 I don't think they have sata option in bios.sorry for my bad grammar!
July 12th, 2009, 01:58 PM #9
Oops, sorry, meant to say have the onboard IDE as the first device, then the PCI add-on card.
July 12th, 2009, 06:59 PM #10
As for the boot order option in the BIOS, it could be referred to as SCSI BOOT DEVICE even though it is a SATA/PCI expansion card.
Older BIOS call all storage PCI expansion cards that boot SCSI.
Last edited by stroyal; July 12th, 2009 at 08:13 PM.Hard Sayin Not Knowin
July 10th, 2012, 09:26 PM #11
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I have a similar problem.. with windows xp pro sp3... it's a Dell dimension 8250 computer with no SATA ports so i got a SiI3114 pci card... after finding the right slot that it worked the only driver i found on the disc i guess was the RAID driver.. I am only needing this card to run a ASUS dvd r/w drive... after much reading now i see that i should have used nonRAID drivers.. i found the right driver and chose update driver in the device manager.. it said it updated it but on boot up it is still going the RAID set up choices ..having to press F1 to start windows.. I'm looking for how to get it back to just starting windows normally...without having to choose F1 to start windows...
July 10th, 2012, 11:35 PM #12
The first thing I would try is nothing, especially if you are not using RAID, as XP has tons of drivers, built in.
Just see if it works, and check in Computer management / disk management.
You can also check windows update, for drivers.
If they have them, update will identify the card.
A word of caution, some of those cards, won't run CD/DVDs.
I have an IDE/PCI card, that only runs hard drives.
Welcome to TechIMO!
The card has it's own BIOS screen, after the main BIOS, check those settings.
You should start your own post, instead if redirecting an ancient one.
Last edited by stroyal; July 11th, 2012 at 12:07 AM.Hard Sayin Not Knowin
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