You only have to say that you want to use the driver when Windows is telling you that the driver is not made for that device The SA’s ID strings are not present without mods to the INF file. Silicon Image has everything you need to update the card. This board does not seem to allow INF files as attachments so I coverted the INF to TXT, so make sure you use an inf container, it has the gear displayed in the file and just replace the stock file if you wish. Do you worry about the title when the card is booting? Silicon Image redesigned the site.

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Here’s the new stuff in case you don’t want to read the old topic: I am using a 32 bit driver and a 32 bit version of Vista Business.

This may also have something to do with the motherboard; the Intel DPBZ, of course Intel adxptec also dropped support for this 5 year old design. Here’s what it costs to keep CEOs of the nation’s top companies safe Aug 10, Aadptec lists this unit as one they are NOT planning to upgrade to Vista compatiblility. Only the “Flash image file: To install the drivers without modifying the files every time they are updated, manually update them: ValDar can you help?


Have you updated and do any changes need to adaptev made to the inf file? The flash utility will not recognize the chipset until you flash the BIOS.

Adaptec Serial ATA RAID SA Driver – TechSpot

Newer BIOSes allow you to plug in optical drives as well. I have since upgraded the driver to 1. System Requirements OS Required. XP on the other works great.

The same thing happened to me. Maybe there was a reason why Adaptec dumped development of the sa with Vista. Valdar- links Here are the links for the latest bios, 4. Ask a question and give support. An other point for more buyers.

Adaptec SATAConnect 1205SA – storage controller – SATA 1.5Gb/s – PCI Series

Here are the lines to add in the INF file: The Adaptec sa will go into another box and run some HDs under XP or I may turn it into a sa and experiment with it in a raid situation. Here’s what I’ve done: Click Update Drivers, click no adapec it asks to look on Windows Update, chose to specify the place where the drivers are, click that you’ll choose the drivers to install, click “Have Disk Would one of you two mod the INF file to see?


Well I used the control panel. Why even take the time to respond as you did?

I came upon this site searching for Adaptec driver updates and came across your info on using the updated silicon image drivers and Bios as Adaptec do not support the sa anymore. Don’t cut the cord on cable like a rookie The 3: If you need any more info let me know. Will continue working on this and let you know if I figure it out.

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Adaptec Serial ATA RAID 1205SA

That means that you can provide the latest BIOS on your site. I also installed from a floppy, same result no go.

Unfortunately still no hook into vista, but xp works with everything.