Thinking I had to install a new drive no matter what, I bought a new sata drive and went into the array setup and was able to add it as a drive and recognize it. Your computing wife will need another disk, so you could wait and attach the suspected drive later to her system. Am I correct on all this? I did try the Ubuntu cd with ASUS and was impressed with it, but running computer with it, it showed drive but did not let me access it so it must be down for the count. MSI is earthquakingly slow today, so I have trouble being more specific. Never rely on HDD for permanent storage of important stuff.

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Thanks again for all the help.

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No as XP can look for drivers in a floppy only. You guys are really the best. When mwi to set it up for the raid on MSI it also showed it as being there but just not able to access it.

Will give it a go and report back. Your computing wife will need another disk, so you could wait and attach the suspected drive later to her system. And none of those options after entering them has promise Raid. Never rely on HDD for permanent storage of important stuff. Instead of trying to get it to work in your PC there is another option.

It is a RAID setup. Am I correct on all this? If you don’t have the Promise floppy that came with the MB you can download here: Sorry if long winded but just want to make sure.


Any thoughts on this or do you feel after doing as you suggest it will not ask me to re-format drive? To get the ser1 input to work by doing this array thing seems to be confusing or am I not setting up the array correctly?

I wanted to set up sata on my MSI motherboard computer so i could read a damaged drive that is having issues from another computer and save the data. Double check ‘Drive Assignment’ that it shows: Thank you very much for response.

Obviously if the hard drive is not recognised it might be dead or corrupt. If not I would guess I enter the define array and set the 0 array up which does nothing but lets me add a new sata drive to the mix which is the damaged one and not copy any files from the existing hard drive running on the MSI onto it and msk hopefully will be able to then read the data I want off of it.

You posted while I was still typing but as mentioned above it seems you need to download the drivers if you don’t have the floppy.

mis If you never installed o7n2 drivers then no SATA until you do. I did take note having the new drive set up in an array and then taking it out again did not cause any issues and it looks like it will switch back and forth. And what you found is the controller, which seems to work well. You could try jumper it to SATA 1. After your response to driver question, what you are saying is take a jumper and attach it to the pins on back of hard drive marked 1 and 2 and then take sata connector and put it into ser 1?


What I am seeing now with the fastbuild Utility in promise Technology is I think you are saying I can use this to copy the data from a bad drive to a new drive if i set it up that way and save k7nn2 whole hard drive to a new hard drive.

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You will need to set up single drive RAID 0 array. I tried a Jumper on pin 1,2 to make it a slave I did not think I had to k7n jumpers on for sata but tried anyway with no sta. I tried to attach it to my trusty K7N2 board on my personal computer and do a check on the disk and see if I can get back any data which is very precious. Saha Help Search Login Register. Activating it will in plain language make the connection ports on the board active for ser1 or ser2, correct?

If I disabled this on her computer could the disk possibly boot up windows allowing me to transfer some things before it 7kn2 bad for good? The sata setup was just to have the ability to read the drive and thus wanting to have sata running. Also mentioned was ensuring drivers were loaded in c drive. I did not mention that the error I get from the wifes computer is during boot up the warning is S.

Have your computing friend in life gotten herself a new disk yet?