Setting up Vista on a Sil3x12 RAID - please help.

Posted: 01-15-2009, 01:07 PM

Hi

This is my first post here but as I'm just about to start delving int
Vista I doubt it will be my last (by any means!

I have a moderately old m/b, a Gigabyte GA-K8NS Ultra-939, which has a
on-board Sil3x12 RAID controller running 2 discs in RAID 0. Previously
was booting XP on this array and I wish to wipe XP and start again wit
a clean install of Vista 32-bit. I will confess that I am wholl
unconfident when it comes to RAID installations as I don't know what I'
doing - think I was just lucky when I set up XP

Can anyone tell me whether the original pre-boot driver that I used fo
XP will function with Vista or does Vista require a new one? Does Vist
then incorporate this driver into its installation or will I then nee
to find another driver to run Vista

I've looked at finding the latest drivers. Gigabyte's site appear
useless as the driver section for my m/b makes no mention of Vist
drivers anywhere. Silicon Image has BASE drivers and RAID drivers
what's the difference? Only the BASE drivers mention compatibility wit
Vista. Does anyone have any idea which one I will need

Basically I'm all confused as I'm asking for help with getting som
clarity

Many thank

J

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JTHM

Setting up Vista on a Sil3x12 RAID - please help.


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DL
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Re: Setting up Vista on a Sil3x12 RAID - please help.
Posted: 01-15-2009, 04:01 PM
Generally, a Vista installation will recognise the sata controller and
install without the need for doing the F6 option to install third party
drivers, early in the process. If drivers are required they can be installed
from memory stick, Unlike floppy in prevous versions of win.
*However* there are no Vista drivers listed for this mobo, so whether the
winxp drivers will work is unknown

You should run the Vista upgrade advisor

"JTHM" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
news:02a4e5132694f64d8b3298ccca6173df@nntp-gateway.com...
>
> Hi,
>
> This is my first post here but as I'm just about to start delving into
> Vista I doubt it will be my last (by any means!)
>
> I have a moderately old m/b, a Gigabyte GA-K8NS Ultra-939, which has an
> on-board Sil3x12 RAID controller running 2 discs in RAID 0. Previously I
> was booting XP on this array and I wish to wipe XP and start again with
> a clean install of Vista 32-bit. I will confess that I am wholly
> unconfident when it comes to RAID installations as I don't know what I'm
> doing - think I was just lucky when I set up XP!
>
> Can anyone tell me whether the original pre-boot driver that I used for
> XP will function with Vista or does Vista require a new one? Does Vista
> then incorporate this driver into its installation or will I then need
> to find another driver to run Vista?
>
> I've looked at finding the latest drivers. Gigabyte's site appears
> useless as the driver section for my m/b makes no mention of Vista
> drivers anywhere. Silicon Image has BASE drivers and RAID drivers -
> what's the difference? Only the BASE drivers mention compatibility with
> Vista. Does anyone have any idea which one I will need?
>
> Basically I'm all confused as I'm asking for help with getting some
> clarity.
>
> Many thanks
>
> JT
>
>
> --
> JTHM

andy
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Re: Setting up Vista on a Sil3x12 RAID - please help.
Posted: 01-15-2009, 10:41 PM
SiI3x12 32-bit Windows SATARAID Driver 3/14/2007 1.0.60.0
159 kb
The readme.txt inside of the archive mentions Vista.

On Thu, 15 Jan 2009 07:07:47 -0600, JTHM <guest@unknown-email.com>
wrote:
>
>Hi,
>
>This is my first post here but as I'm just about to start delving into
>Vista I doubt it will be my last (by any means!)
>
>I have a moderately old m/b, a Gigabyte GA-K8NS Ultra-939, which has an
>on-board Sil3x12 RAID controller running 2 discs in RAID 0. Previously I
>was booting XP on this array and I wish to wipe XP and start again with
>a clean install of Vista 32-bit. I will confess that I am wholly
>unconfident when it comes to RAID installations as I don't know what I'm
>doing - think I was just lucky when I set up XP!
>
>Can anyone tell me whether the original pre-boot driver that I used for
>XP will function with Vista or does Vista require a new one? Does Vista
>then incorporate this driver into its installation or will I then need
>to find another driver to run Vista?
>
>I've looked at finding the latest drivers. Gigabyte's site appears
>useless as the driver section for my m/b makes no mention of Vista
>drivers anywhere. Silicon Image has BASE drivers and RAID drivers -
>what's the difference? Only the BASE drivers mention compatibility with
>Vista. Does anyone have any idea which one I will need?
>
>Basically I'm all confused as I'm asking for help with getting some
>clarity.
>
>Many thanks
>
>JT
JTHM
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Re: Setting up Vista on a Sil3x12 RAID - please help.
Posted: 01-20-2009, 12:41 PM

H

Between working all the hours available and nursing sick children
finally got around to updating to this driver and it works perfectly!
I'd initially installed using the XP driver but while working it wa
pretty flakey and caused BSODs every 20mins or so but not so now

Thanks for the advice Andy

Can I ask another question? Windows Update is offering another update
Sil3512 driver but I've read elsewhere on here about a Windows Updat
offering an Sil3512 driver that caused the need for Vista to b
reactivated

Does anyone know whether this driver is ok

Cheers

J

andy;940700 Wrote:
> SiI3x12 32-bit Windows SATARAID Driver 3/14/2007 1.0.60.
> 159 k
> The readme.txt inside of the archive mentions Vista
>
> On Thu, 15 Jan 2009 07:07:47 -0600, JTHM <guest@xxxxxx-email.com
> wrote
> > > >
> >
> > >Hi
> >
> > >This is my first post here but as I'm just about to start delving int
> > >Vista I doubt it will be my last (by any means!
> >
> > >I have a moderately old m/b, a Gigabyte GA-K8NS Ultra-939, which ha
> > a
> > >on-board Sil3x12 RAID controller running 2 discs in RAID 0. Previousl
> >
> > >was booting XP on this array and I wish to wipe XP and start agai
> > wit
> > >a clean install of Vista 32-bit. I will confess that I am wholl
> > >unconfident when it comes to RAID installations as I don't know wha
> > I'
> > >doing - think I was just lucky when I set up XP
> >
> > >Can anyone tell me whether the original pre-boot driver that I use
> > fo
> > >XP will function with Vista or does Vista require a new one? Doe
> > Vist
> > >then incorporate this driver into its installation or will I then nee
> > >to find another driver to run Vista
> >
> > >I've looked at finding the latest drivers. Gigabyte's site appear
> > >useless as the driver section for my m/b makes no mention of Vist
> > >drivers anywhere. Silicon Image has BASE drivers and RAID drivers
> > >what's the difference? Only the BASE drivers mention compatibilit
> > wit
> > >Vista. Does anyone have any idea which one I will need
> >
> > >Basically I'm all confused as I'm asking for help with getting som
> > >clarity
> >
> > >Many thank
> >
> > >JT >
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JTHM
andy
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Re: Setting up Vista on a Sil3x12 RAID - please help.
Posted: 01-20-2009, 10:50 PM
The SiI3512 is an improved version of the SiI3212. It comes in a
physically smaller package and complies with the most recent version
of the PCI specs. In general, you should avoid installing hardware
drivers from Windows update, because you're not sure exactly what
you're getting.

On Tue, 20 Jan 2009 06:41:07 -0600, JTHM <guest@unknown-email.com>
wrote:
>
>Hi
>
>Between working all the hours available and nursing sick children I
>finally got around to updating to this driver and it works perfectly!
>I'd initially installed using the XP driver but while working it was
>pretty flakey and caused BSODs every 20mins or so but not so now.
>
>Thanks for the advice Andy.
>
>Can I ask another question? Windows Update is offering another updated
>Sil3512 driver but I've read elsewhere on here about a Windows Update
>offering an Sil3512 driver that caused the need for Vista to be
>reactivated.
>
>Does anyone know whether this driver is ok?
>
>Cheers!
>
>JT
>
>
>andy;940700 Wrote:
>> SiI3x12 32-bit Windows SATARAID Driver 3/14/2007 1.0.60.0
>> 159 kb
>> The readme.txt inside of the archive mentions Vista.
>>
>> On Thu, 15 Jan 2009 07:07:47 -0600, JTHM <guest@xxxxxx-email.com>
>> wrote:
>> > > >
>> > >
>> > >Hi,
>> > >
>> > >This is my first post here but as I'm just about to start delving into
>> > >Vista I doubt it will be my last (by any means!)
>> > >
>> > >I have a moderately old m/b, a Gigabyte GA-K8NS Ultra-939, which has
>> > an
>> > >on-board Sil3x12 RAID controller running 2 discs in RAID 0. Previously
>> > I
>> > >was booting XP on this array and I wish to wipe XP and start again
>> > with
>> > >a clean install of Vista 32-bit. I will confess that I am wholly
>> > >unconfident when it comes to RAID installations as I don't know what
>> > I'm
>> > >doing - think I was just lucky when I set up XP!
>> > >
>> > >Can anyone tell me whether the original pre-boot driver that I used
>> > for
>> > >XP will function with Vista or does Vista require a new one? Does
>> > Vista
>> > >then incorporate this driver into its installation or will I then need
>> > >to find another driver to run Vista?
>> > >
>> > >I've looked at finding the latest drivers. Gigabyte's site appears
>> > >useless as the driver section for my m/b makes no mention of Vista
>> > >drivers anywhere. Silicon Image has BASE drivers and RAID drivers -
>> > >what's the difference? Only the BASE drivers mention compatibility
>> > with
>> > >Vista. Does anyone have any idea which one I will need?
>> > >
>> > >Basically I'm all confused as I'm asking for help with getting some
>> > >clarity.
>> > >
>> > >Many thanks
>> > >
>> > >JT > >
Gary G. Little
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Re: Setting up Vista on a Sil3x12 RAID - please help.
Posted: 01-20-2009, 11:48 PM
The best source of HBA drivers should be the OEM itself. Check Silicone
Image's web page
(http://www.siimage.com/support/searc...29&cat=3&os=10) for
the latest, which looks like it was released in June of 2007.

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"andy" <bogusaddress@bogusaddress.123> wrote in message
news:lqkcn4dr8jvk88rm0di6s3dq0ml7bd72f9@4ax.com...
> The SiI3512 is an improved version of the SiI3212. It comes in a
> physically smaller package and complies with the most recent version
> of the PCI specs. In general, you should avoid installing hardware
> drivers from Windows update, because you're not sure exactly what
> you're getting.
>
> On Tue, 20 Jan 2009 06:41:07 -0600, JTHM <guest@unknown-email.com>
> wrote:
>
>>
>>Hi
>>
>>Between working all the hours available and nursing sick children I
>>finally got around to updating to this driver and it works perfectly!
>>I'd initially installed using the XP driver but while working it was
>>pretty flakey and caused BSODs every 20mins or so but not so now.
>>
>>Thanks for the advice Andy.
>>
>>Can I ask another question? Windows Update is offering another updated
>>Sil3512 driver but I've read elsewhere on here about a Windows Update
>>offering an Sil3512 driver that caused the need for Vista to be
>>reactivated.
>>
>>Does anyone know whether this driver is ok?
>>
>>Cheers!
>>
>>JT
>>
>>
>>andy;940700 Wrote:
>>> SiI3x12 32-bit Windows SATARAID Driver 3/14/2007 1.0.60.0
>>> 159 kb
>>> The readme.txt inside of the archive mentions Vista.
>>>
>>> On Thu, 15 Jan 2009 07:07:47 -0600, JTHM <guest@xxxxxx-email.com>
>>> wrote:
>>> > > >
>>> > >
>>> > >Hi,
>>> > >
>>> > >This is my first post here but as I'm just about to start delving
>>> > >into
>>> > >Vista I doubt it will be my last (by any means!)
>>> > >
>>> > >I have a moderately old m/b, a Gigabyte GA-K8NS Ultra-939, which has
>>> > an
>>> > >on-board Sil3x12 RAID controller running 2 discs in RAID 0.
>>> > >Previously
>>> > I
>>> > >was booting XP on this array and I wish to wipe XP and start again
>>> > with
>>> > >a clean install of Vista 32-bit. I will confess that I am wholly
>>> > >unconfident when it comes to RAID installations as I don't know what
>>> > I'm
>>> > >doing - think I was just lucky when I set up XP!
>>> > >
>>> > >Can anyone tell me whether the original pre-boot driver that I used
>>> > for
>>> > >XP will function with Vista or does Vista require a new one? Does
>>> > Vista
>>> > >then incorporate this driver into its installation or will I then
>>> > >need
>>> > >to find another driver to run Vista?
>>> > >
>>> > >I've looked at finding the latest drivers. Gigabyte's site appears
>>> > >useless as the driver section for my m/b makes no mention of Vista
>>> > >drivers anywhere. Silicon Image has BASE drivers and RAID drivers -
>>> > >what's the difference? Only the BASE drivers mention compatibility
>>> > with
>>> > >Vista. Does anyone have any idea which one I will need?
>>> > >
>>> > >Basically I'm all confused as I'm asking for help with getting some
>>> > >clarity.
>>> > >
>>> > >Many thanks
>>> > >
>>> > >JT > >
>
JTHM
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Re: Setting up Vista on a Sil3x12 RAID - please help.
Posted: 01-21-2009, 07:57 AM

Thanks everyone

It's working so I'll stick with what I've got and hide the update s
that I'm not tempted again

J

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Re: Setting up Vista on a Sil3x12 RAID - please help.
Posted: 01-21-2009, 07:57 AM

Thanks everyone

It's working so I'll stick with what I've got and hide the update s
that I'm not tempted again

J

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JTHM
 
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