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    rickb77904 is offline Junior Member
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    Exclamation SATA drive shows as SCSI

    Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-MA770-UD3 (Rev 1.0)
    BIOS: Award Software International, Inc. F4, 12/31/2008
    CPU: AMD Athlon X2 4850e
    Memory: G.SKILL F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK (DDR2 1066)
    HDD: WD Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-S223Q
    Power Supply: Rosewill RD500-2DB
    Operating System: WinXP Pro SP3

    I have one SATA hard drive connected to SATAll0 on the motherboard. I am not going to use RAID. Why is my hard drive displaying as SCSI in Windows XP Device Manager, even though I loaded the SATA driver from floppy during the OS install on the new HDD?

    These are the settings I chose for install:

    When I created the Driver Diskette from the GIGABYTE installation drivers disk for Windows XP Pro, I chose number 5 from the following options:
    1)GIGABYTE SATA-RAID Driver(x86)
    2)GIGABYTE SATA-RAID Driver(x64)
    3)SB600 SATA
    4)SB600 SATA(Vista)
    5)SB700/750 SATA
    0)exit

    These are my SATA settings from the BIOS Integrated Peripherals:
    OnChip SATA Controller [Enabled]
    OnChip SATA Type [AHCI]
    OnChip SATA Port4/5 [IDE]

    Isn't SCSI for RAID? I don't want to RAID, only want it to recognize as SATA.

    Also, I read in this forum that you can download the SB driver seperate from the RAID driver at the ATI website. Would it be different if I reformatted and only use the SB driver from ATI website?

    Thanks for your help. I love the GIGABYTE board and just want to set it correctly.

    Rick

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    Default Re: SATA drive shows as SCSI

    Quote Originally Posted by rickb77904 View Post
    Isn't SCSI for RAID?
    No, SCSI is a peripheral interface just like ATA is. Nothing to do with RAID.

    This looks like explanation. (First hit for Google: "SATA shows as SCSI") Ie answer is: "normal"

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    Default Re: SATA drive shows as SCSI

    Thanks mv2devnull!

    Please forgive my ignorance. I haven't built a computer in 7 years and a lot has changed since then. This new rig is a budget build and I just want to make sure i am getting the most of each component. Oh, and don't worry...I am not EVEN considering overclocking

    I have a question about memory i'll ask in another forum but...

    If someone would induldge one more question. After the BIOS posts, a screen for ACHI prompts me to control>A if I want to use the Hyperdrive Utility. What is the Hyper Drive Utility and what is it used for?

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: SATA drive shows as SCSI

    Yes it is normal, you are using AHCI and that and or RAID will show as SCSI. Kind of the same as SATA (NON AHCI/RAID) will show as IDE Devices

    Using an ATI Direct driver would only give you a newer driver is all, up to you if you feel you need the latest. Normally this is suggested at the begining of installs not later, or for users having issues with pre-packaged drivers, but you can do it anyway you like.

    Just either get your drivers direct from the sources (RealTek, ATI, Ect) or at least download them directly from the Gigabyte web page for your board as the ones on the CD are likely dated >>
    GIGABYTE - Support&Download - Motherboard - Driver - GA-MA770-UD3 (rev. 1.0)

    Hyperdrive, do you mean AMD Overdrive? If so you can get the utility here >>
    Drivers & Tools | GAME.AMD.COM

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    Default Re: SATA drive shows as SCSI

    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    Hyperdrive, do you mean AMD Overdrive? If so you can get the utility here >>
    Drivers & Tools | GAME.AMD.COM
    I'm not sure. This is what shows up after my BIOS POST:

    AHCI BIOS Version 0001.0078
    Copyright 2007 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. All Rights Reserved

    AHCI Drive Init...
    ID Device Attached
    0000 WDC WD3200AAKS

    Press CtrL+A to enter Hyper Drive Utility

    Can you help clarify?

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    Default Re: SATA drive shows as SCSI

    Quote Originally Posted by rickb77904 View Post
    I'm not sure. This is what shows up after my BIOS POST:

    AHCI BIOS Version 0001.0078
    Copyright 2007 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. All Rights Reserved

    AHCI Drive Init...
    ID Device Attached
    0000 WDC WD3200AAKS

    Press CtrL+A to enter Hyper Drive Utility

    Can you help clarify?
    Cool Rickb77904!

    I'm pretty sure that if I say that my first inclination is- if I'm wrong, I'll be corrected - to say that the "Press CtrL+A to enter Hyper Drive Utility" option is to access the DOS version of the Hyper Drive Utility that Lsdmeasap mentioned. (Drivers & Tools | GAME.AMD.COM ty Lsdmeasap.)

    You said that you haven't built in seven years, so basically around six to seven years ago these types of utilities became very popular.

    But the problem is they have delivered very mixed results. A kind of rule of thumb developed as a result, which was/is to always Overclock manually, directly from inside BIOS and maybe, just maybe, don't even install them. But I say maybe because there are many good things about them. For example, you can still use them (Windows based Overclocking Utilities) for many useful things like temperature and Voltage readings and verification of other Utility's readings. So they can be extremely helpful and always investigated.

    Right away I noticed in the middle of the first page of the site, that Lsdmeasap was so kind to provide a link to, (Drivers & Tools | GAME.AMD.COM ty Lsdmeasap.) and the beginning of its following description and how it just jumps out as being so typical:

    Overclocking* made easy
    Novice and beginner users need not be intimidated. AMD OverDrive™ provides a simple performance slider and even a single-click performance tuning option.
    (From Drivers & Tools | GAME.AMD.COM ty Lsdmeasap.)
    Another thing, is that maybe they have made a masterpiece or finally, a utility for OCing that is as good as just using BIOS settings. And the option to "Press CtrL+A to enter Hyper Drive Utility" is maybe a clue, because not all of these utilities have included it (DOS versions). Maybe this is more than a DOS version and directly controls the actual BIOS setting threw a GUI style version of BIOS.

    So the first of two possibilities are: to find out everything about the use of the Windows based and the DOS based "Hyper Drive Utility". Along with success stories, plus the rudimentary, and advanced potentials of it. And maybe its only worth partially using it and maybe its worth fully implementing. All I know is that having it as an option can be a mixed blessing. But better to have it, as a possibility, no matter how big or small a tool, than not at all.

    The second possibility is: to uninstall it. (It might be built into a non-volatile chip on your mobo but IDK yet. And in that case you'd simply disable it in BIOS.)

    I haven't researched yet, but if you have a new Motherboard with a dual BIOS... well that may be a really sweet! And a tool that makes the "Hyper Drive Utility" practically insignificant. And a much bigger opportunity when it comes to Optimal and stable OCing.

    But please add all your Specifications to your Tweak Town Signature.

    1. Click where it says "User CP" at the top of any page on this forum when your logged in. Or maybe this might work: http://forums.tweaktown.com/usercp.php .

    2. Click, " Edit Signature " on the left of your Control Panel.

    3. Copy/paste your signature:

    Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-MA770-UD3 (Rev 1.0)
    BIOS: Award Software International, Inc. F4, 12/31/2008
    CPU: AMD Athlon X2 4850e
    Memory: G.SKILL F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK (DDR2 1066)
    HDD: WD Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-S223Q
    Power Supply: Rosewill RD500-2DB
    Operating System: WinXP Pro SP3

    4. Preview and save it.

    And then we'll be able to see all your Specifications on every post you make.

    Thanks and GL with your first build in seven years Rickb77904!




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    Thanks very much Bee_Dee_3_Dee I will follow your graciuos advice.

    Sounds like the AMD OverDrive™ is something I'd feel comfortable tinkering with. Will give it a try. I'm just gonna ignore the "Press CtrL+A to enter Hyper Drive Utility". My head is already spinning. Things have changed so fast. I also didn't have 3 children back when I was able to keep up with computer technology

    My motherboard does have a dual bios and I believe the AHCI BIOS is on chip.

    Thanks for the signature suggestion. My specs have changed since I last posted them. Flashed my BIOS from F4 to F5...just couldn't resist.

    And if your'e reading this Lsdmeasap, don't worry, I used Q-Flash, not the @BIOS

    Thank you all for your help.
    Rick

    Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-MA770-UD3 (Rev 1.0)
    BIOS: Award Software International, F5
    CPU: AMD Athlon X2 4850e (socket AM2)
    Memory: G.SKILL F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK (DDR2 1066)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 3450
    HDD: WD Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-S223Q
    Power Supply: Rosewill RD500-2DB
    Monitor: Acer x223w
    Operating System: WinXP Pro SP3

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    Default Re: SATA drive shows as SCSI

    Quote Originally Posted by rickb77904 View Post
    Thanks very much Bee_Dee_3_Dee I will follow your graciuos advice.

    Sounds like the AMD OverDrive™ is something I'd feel comfortable tinkering with. Will give it a try. I'm just gonna ignore the "Press CtrL+A to enter Hyper Drive Utility". My head is already spinning. Things have changed so fast. I also didn't have 3 children back when I was able to keep up with computer technology

    My motherboard does have a dual bios and I believe the AHCI BIOS is on chip.

    Thanks for the signature suggestion. My specs have changed since I last posted them. Flashed my BIOS from F4 to F5...just couldn't resist.

    And if your'e reading this Lsdmeasap, don't worry, I used Q-Flash, not the @BIOS

    Thank you all for your help.
    NP Rickb77904.
    Gratz on the Dual BIOS
    !!!
    And don't hurt yourself. (Lame, but I never pass up an opportunity to use the
    grenade smiley face.)

    Fill me in on any really cool stuff you learn about your MOBO and its Dual BIOS. I cant wait to have the technology myself. I hope it does more than wash the dishes.

    c ya;)
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    > Chipset : Intel X58
    > Mainboard : Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R (REV.2.0) (FB BIOS)
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    > Processor : i7-950 (Revision D0) 3.0GHz @3.84GHz
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    Link)
    > Video Card : BFG Geforce GTX295
    > DVD-Rom Drive : TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203B ATA Device
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    Default Re: SATA drive shows as SCSI

    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    Ya, I bet Hyper Drive is actually OverDrive just lost in Translation is all
    As long as its not a nuclear Warhead's shutdown protocol, its cool.
    <<< LGA1366 System Summary >>>
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    Corsair 620HX (NE Link TT Link)
    >>>Upgrade PSU (2012-01) : CORSAIR AX850 (CMPSU-850AX) 850W (NE Link MPP Link)
    > Chipset : Intel X58
    > Mainboard : Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R (REV.2.0) (FB BIOS)
    (NE Link MPP Link)
    > Processor : i7-950 (Revision D0) 3.0GHz @3.84GHz
    (NE Link MPP Link)
    > HSF:
    Noctua NH-D14 (NE Link MPP Link)
    > Physical Memory :
    >>>Original RAM (2011-01) : G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Model F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ (NE Link MPP Link)
    >>>Upgrade RAM (2012-01) : Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) w/FrostByte Heatsink Model 998990 (NE Link MPP Link OverClockersClub Dot Com Article)
    > Video Card :
    >>>Original Vid Card (2011-01) : BFG Geforce GTX295 (
    NE Link MPP Link)
    >>>Upgrade Vid Card(2012-01) : (2) EVGA 02G-P3-1568-KR GTX 560 Ti (2GB)-SLI (
    NE Link MPP Link)
    >>>Upgrade Vid Card(2013-07) : (2) GTX 760-SLI Gigabyte GV-N760OC-4GB (NE Link MPP Link)
    > DVD-Rom Drive : TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203B ATA Device
    > Monitor :
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    NE Link MPP Link)
    > Operating System : Windows 7 Ultimate
    > Case : COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel (
    NE Link MPP Link)

    <<< LGA775 System Summary >>>
    > Power Supply: Corsair 620HX (
    NE Link MPP Link)
    > Mainboard : Gigabyte P35-S3G (F2 BIOS)
    > Chipset : Intel P35
    > Processor : Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale (Revision C0) 3.0GHz @ 3950 MHz
    > HSF: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
    > Physical Memory : CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) (
    Link)
    > Video Card : BFG Geforce GTX295
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