December 5, 2018


This leads me to believe there is a proprietary quirk for lack of a better term in the design of the sa and it may not have followed the Silicon Image design specification, but of course thats only speculation. Joined Apr 23, Messages The same thing happened to me. TechSpot is dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power users. Everything is working fine. An other point for more buyers. I have installed many drivers in my life but none has been more problematic then this adaptec sa and Vista.

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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, adapteec has the gear displayed in the file and just replace the stock file if you wish.

I guess I overlooked the possibility of a driver conflict as my generic card worked fine. Well I used the control panel.

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I also installed from a floppy, same result no go. Joined Jan 22, Messages 71, Pressing F3 for setup does nothing and hitting capslock also does not make the led on the keyboard light up. This may also have something to do with the motherboard; the Intel DPBZ, of course Intel has also dropped support for this 5 year old design.


No, create an account now. I don’t think anyone cares.

You must log in or sign up to reply here. The link I provided was the exact same thing. Silicon Image just updated the drivers to 4.

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Employee Survey – Win prizes worth R4, They also have new non-RAID drivers. Hey DragonMaster,Thanks for the lines to add to the INF file, unfortunately it did not work; same result error 10 could not load driver although I did see the Adaptec sa label as opposed to silicon image.

Download the first file here http: ValDar can you help? Well I did a little light surgery and replaced the Adaptec sa with a generic Bafo vintage sata controller and low and behold it works with both Vista and XP.

You can go in the system panel and go in the proprieties of the controller too to flash it. Hopefully it will be able to work with Vista in the future. adaptev

Sil also has some very new BIOS versions for this chipset but I’m a bit wary of trying them on a Adaptec card in case they did some custom stuff which is doubtful but I reckon I’ll give it a go anyway as the card was just lying in a drawer anyway. Do you worry about the title when the card is booting? Have you updated and do any changes need to be made to the inf file? Join the community hereit only takes a minute.


Yes, my password is: Both are for non-RAID.

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My BIOS is the latest available version. Only the “Flash image file: Oh well at least XP works flawlessly as my main workhorse and sees all the hardware. TechSpot Account Sign up for freeit takes 30 seconds. Hi DragonMaster and thank you for keeping this thread alive.

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For other SiI cards: I will now go into testing mode with this generic card and make sure it is fully operational. The flash utility will not recognize the chipset until you flash the BIOS. The Adaptec card uses a SilA chipset. Aadptec links Here are the links for the latest bios, 4.