Yes, that’s VIA. You may be out of luck here, but don’t give up yet.
- Check the BIOS for any RAID setting and whether this can be disabled, without disabling SATA altogether obviously.
- Uninstall any VIA V-RAID drivers that may be on your system (from a previous 4-in-1 or Hyperion driver package).
- Install the VIA IDE Falcon Storage Device Driver (from here, at the bottom: http://www.viaarena.com/default.aspx?PageID=420&OSID=1&CatID=1180&SubCatID=143 ).
- If this doesn’t solve the problem, uninstall the Falcon driver (run setup again) and try with the latest VIA Hyperion Pro Driver Package (from here: http://www.viaarena.com/default.aspx?PageID=420&OSID=1&CatID=1070 ).
Let us know how it goes.