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98SE Driver for Silicon Image SATA RAID Card?

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Just got a card to use SATA drives on my system.

It's a Silicon Image 3124 card.

Works fine in XP of course, but the driver doesn't actually work in 98SE.

It appears to install OK, and appears normally in Device Manager, but no driver files are loaded and needless to say it doesn't work!

:no:

I've combed the web but can find no evidence that a Windows 98 driver was ever issued for the card.

Does anyone know of any generic SATA interface card driver that might work with it?

Thanks, Dave.

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Edited by Dave-H, 01 September 2013 - 05:21 PM.

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I have modified INF Files for SATA Cards that go with my SATA Patch. These can handle most PCI and PCI-E SATA Cards.
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Thanks Rudolph!

That's good to know, and I'll happily buy the patch of course.

The card I have is actually a PCI-X card.

Does that make any difference?

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Thanks Rudolph!
That's good to know, and I'll happily buy the patch of course.
The card I have is actually a PCI-X card.
Does that make any difference?
:)

I don't think so. They are supposed to be backwards compatable with PCI.
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Thanks!

I've looked at your catalogue, and I assume what I need is the item simply called "SATA", which is in the "Prerelease and Beta Software" section.

It says to contact you about it, so what do I do next?

It also says "This file is not for use with separate SATA Motherboard Controllers or SATA Cards. Does not support RAID or AHCI."

Is that OK, as I'm proposing using it with an add-on card?

It is a four port RAID card, two SATA and two eSATA, although I'm only intending to use it for single drives.

Thanks, Dave.

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Thanks!
I've looked at your catalogue, and I assume what I need is the item simply called "SATA", which is in the "Prerelease and Beta Software" section.
It says to contact you about it, so what do I do next?
It also says "This file is not for use with separate SATA Motherboard Controllers or SATA Cards. Does not support RAID or AHCI."
Is that OK, as I'm proposing using it with an add-on card?
It is a four port RAID card, two SATA and two eSATA, although I'm only intending to use it for single drives.
Thanks, Dave.
:)

The default INF File that comes with the SATA Package is for Motherboard SATA.
You need an alternate INF File, so you cannot just order it without my knowing what you need.
Also to prevent problems, I have been adding entries for specific cards to it rather than making it Generic.
I would send you a test Program to identify and check the Card before making and sending the Package.
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Thanks Rudolph.

What should I do now?

You should have my e-mail address from when we've done business before, will you e-mail me the test program or give me a link to download it?

Cheers, Dave.

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