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SCSI instead of SATAII

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by FishPolice, 2 Jun 2006.

  1. FishPolice

    Hitman

    Joined: 22 Aug 2003

    Posts: 685

    Location: Northampton

    Just put together a new system & reinstalled XP (no service packs yet). I have a single SATA drive (Samsung Spinpoint Sata II) but for some reason it's properties describe it as an SCSI drive. Is this normal?

    -this is the 1st time I have used a sata drive & I'm a wee bit confused :confused:

    I made up a floppy disk with the SATA drivers on it and pressed F6 when prompted. The floppy drive lit up for a brief second & then went off (no grinding/juddering noises like when the floppy drive usually operates) so I'm doubtful if the windows install actually accessed the drivers.
    I also installed the drivers again (just to make sure lol) once windows was up & running -this time I used the installation cd instead of the floppy disk. Still shows as SCSI though.

    Have I cocked up somewhere?
     
  2. me227

    Soldato

    Joined: 30 Sep 2004

    Posts: 5,387

    Location: Belfast/Edinburgh

  3. FishPolice

    Hitman

    Joined: 22 Aug 2003

    Posts: 685

    Location: Northampton

    Thanks for the link. Exact same symptoms here & same mobo too. Must be an Asrock thang :D
     
  4. smids

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Dec 2004

    Posts: 6,660

    Location: London/Kent

    Depends on the controller. My Silicon Image SiI 3132 controller is a sata controller but for the purposes of running just a single drive instead of a RAID which it is designed to do, it runs a pseudo-scsi device whereby it emulates SCSI for the purposes of windows.