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nforce4 or silicon image controller for sata

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by builder22, 31 Dec 2005.

  1. builder22

    Mobster

    Joined: 14 Dec 2005

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    what's the difference ?
    best to use?
     
  2. gary996

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    Joined: 24 Aug 2003

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    Location: Gillingham Kent

    most people say the nforce4 is quicker
     
  3. Dirk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Dec 2005

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    If you're only using one sata hard drive it's easiest to use the nforce controller. This way you shouldn't need to install any drivers at the f6 prompt when you install Windows.
     
  4. ed3203

    Associate

    Joined: 25 Jan 2006

    Posts: 16

    Arrrh, i've heard that loads of times the driverless install. Running a nForce A8N-SLI deluxe with Maxline III 250 plugged into nForce SATA port 1. I figure there must be a bios setting wrong somewhere like Silicon sata controller enabled or NVraid enabled and specifying which sata port is enabled. Also tried the asus cd sata drivers in the f6 option. Maxblast 4 works sometimes varying with the previous bios settings. hope i at least give some ppl some ideas
     
  5. hank

    Gangster

    Joined: 12 Mar 2005

    Posts: 203

    Location: stoke on trent

    got 2 36 gig raptors in raid 0 definately say that they run alot faster on the nforce raid
     
  6. hank

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    Joined: 12 Mar 2005

    Posts: 203

    Location: stoke on trent

    make a floppy off cd you have to add both drivers for nvidia sata
     
  7. ed3203

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    Joined: 25 Jan 2006

    Posts: 16

    the system is up, and i would like to confirm that for the above sys you do not need drives during a clean windows install, just a working drive without bad pcb or what ever, maybe even a lose connection, however the drive is still tempermental.
    Summary don't by MAXTOR