IDE Controllers (The definitive Thread )

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#430

Stereo, the card-hanging symptom might be a driver issue.

Were the instructions confusingly written? Was there frequent misspellings? I found some that had Folder Names and Driver Names slightly misspelled and then I went thru and tried several drivers - always trying to uninstall them when they failed.


#431

@Stereodude

The Marvell SATA/IDE needed much more time in the PC I tested it. Maybe not as long as a professional RAID-controller but much longer than other cheap controller-cards.

A W7 64Bit-driver exist but I think it´s a bit buggy. And you don´t find that driver at siliconimage.com, I looked on many pages and find it then in this topic.


#432

[QUOTE=Wischmop;2698157]A W7 64Bit-driver exist but I think it´s a bit buggy. And you don´t find that driver at siliconimage.com, I looked on many pages and find it then in this topic.[/QUOTE]
As far as I remember, Windows update provided that driver for my Win7 x64 installation.


#433

Uhm, I never used that ^^

Anyone did it? I remember I tried it for a printer and Windows searched eternal for a driver


#434

[QUOTE=ChristineBCW;2698139]Stereo, the card-hanging symptom might be a driver issue.[/quote]Probably not when it hangs at the BIOS screen for the adapter card before the OS is even loaded.

Were the instructions confusingly written? Was there frequent misspellings? I found some that had Folder Names and Driver Names slightly misspelled and then I went thru and tried several drivers - always trying to uninstall them when they failed.
I admit I didn’t look at them very closely. The driver from the CD worked with the card without any issues. The SATA ports didn’t need a driver for an optical drive to work off it. The IDE port needed a driver.

FWIW, the card is on it’s way back to Amazon. I’m going to try out a Startech PEX2IDE next. I don’t expect any issues since the BenQ DW1650 works fine off a JMB36x in one of my other PCs.


#435

[QUOTE=Stereodude;2698353]I’m going to try out a Startech PEX2IDE next. I don’t expect any issues since the BenQ DW1650 works fine off a JMB36x in one of my other PCs.[/QUOTE]The Startech PEX2IDE arrived today. As expected, it works fine. The BenQ DW1650 scans nicely while connected to it. I even tried using two IDE optical drives on the PEX2IDE with no issues. FWIW, the 2nd drive was a Optiarc AD-7200A.


#436

A few of months ago, a russian (I think) guy in the ixbt forum (his nick is Skunks) preserved and compiled (before than Silicon Image pulled the downloads related to the Silicon Image 680 chip) the near entire set of drivers, ROMs, docs… related to the Silicon Image 680 chip, without repacking anything. That is, the original .zip files provided by Silicon Image.

Links:


http://forum.ixbt.com/topic.cgi?id=11:28645:295#287
http://forum.ixbt.com/topic.cgi?id=11:28645:295#295

He pulled recently these packs, but fortunately I could mirrored them before of that:

The compact version:

http://yadi.sk/d/Aymetqrz7hvXw

The full version:

http://yadi.sk/d/z3w2tHFg7hv44

P.S: If you click into View instead of Download, you can view the contents of the rar file, and download just the file you need without downloading the entire pack.


#437

Nice work, thank you for that!
I’ll download the archive for my records.


#438

You are welcome.

Another mirrors, just in case those files get deleted:

Compact compile:


https://www.dropbox.com/s/tnqg8cb59t2ehpv/SiI%200680%20-%20PCI%20to%202%20Port%20IDE.rar


http://www.mediafire.com/?nw5x8r5rcbckpn6

Full compile:


https://www.dropbox.com/s/038zwuw2bh9ptje/Bios-3210-3400-SiI0680A-PCI-to-2%20Port-IDE-PATA.rar


http://www.mediafire.com/?31wh83p6i9bnq3x


#439

For SI 0680 you can also find Bios, non-raid bios and drivers here:

http://www.delock.com/produkte/F_316_IDE_70098/treiber.html?setLanguage=en

(Treiber = Driver)


#440

Yes! And they matches (identical hashes) the files posted above, so that they are the original files published by Silicon Image.

Submitted that page and the downloads to archive.org, to create yet another mirror.

http://web.archive.org/web/20131122161825/http://www.delock.com/produkte/F_316_IDE_70098/treiber.html?setLanguage=en

#441

[QUOTE=Stereodude;2697522]I’ll be curious to know if / how it works. I have reservations about the PCI slots on the Z87 motherboards since the Intel chipset dropped PCI and the PCI bus is being provided by 3rd party PCIe to PCI bridge chipset. It’s putting another layer of complexity on top of the situation. It’s anyone’s guess how good the implementation of the PCI bus is by the 3rd party chipset and if it will cause problems or not with a PCI drive controller.

Frankly, I wish my ASRock Z87 Extreme 6 had only PCIe slots instead of having 2 PCI slots.[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=Lebowsky;2697526]I fail to read before acting again. :sad:oh well. The 0680 PCI card is ordered, we’ll see how that goes. I’ll be more than happy to report bacj with results, it won’t be before a month or so though, the mobo is currently delayed… (Intel DZ87KLT-75K)[/QUOTE]

Well it took 3 months, but I’m working on it. I just flashed the SIL680 on my older machine (didn’t want to take any risk with the PCIe -> PCI conversion, besides it was easier to boot to dos from a floppy ;)), worked fine.

I plugged the card in the Z87 box, Device manager said unknown hardware. Windows didn’t want to accept the 1.2.7.1 driver. So I just put the Delock CD in, let it scan, and Windows chose the 1.2.4.0 driver! Seems to be working fine! I ran a windows update check… winupdate detected an available driver update. I won’t install it for now, we’ll see how it goes like this for a while (haven’t plugged the Plextor Premium yet - now it’s doing a lot of windows critical updates). Wischmop, do you remember if the buggy driver you were mentioning was the 1.2.4.0?


#442

btw, how can I check that the drive is working properly? DAE test in cd speed? or should I scan a cdr or retail audio cd?


#443

I posted this in another thread but meant to post here!

Just bought a Sil0680 PCi card with 2 IDE ports. It’s raid and I’m trying to figure out how to make it non raid as mentioned in this thread.

It’s for my optical drives only. Will it work as RAID? Or should I flash? That UPDFLASH utility doesn’t want to open in Win7…


#444

To flash mine I installed it on a winxp machine, where I booted to dos on floppy and flashed it that way


#445

[QUOTE=cd pirate;2736706]I posted this in another thread but meant to post here!

Just bought a Sil0680 PCi card with 2 IDE ports. It’s raid and I’m trying to figure out how to make it non raid as mentioned in this thread.

It’s for my optical drives only. Will it work as RAID? Or should I flash? That UPDFLASH utility doesn’t want to open in Win7…[/QUOTE]

Years ago I flashed the bios of a 0680 card ( raid to non-raid ) using the firmware tab in Device Manager of windows.


#446

I have been using the SIIG SCPE4B12S4 PCI IDE Controller Card with Sil 0680 chipset for years, even with my new Z97 build, I found a motherboard ( Asrock Killer Z97 Fata1ty One ) that still supports PCI lanes, and I can use my BenQ drives perfectly.


#447

[QUOTE=Lebowsky;2736709]To flash mine I installed it on a winxp machine, where I booted to dos on floppy and flashed it that way[/QUOTE]

Unfortunately I don’t have XP or a floppy drive…

[QUOTE=zhadoom;2736721]Years ago I flashed the bios of a 0680 card ( raid to non-raid ) using the firmware tab in Device Manager of windows.[/QUOTE]

I tried looking for the firmware tab but can’t seem to find it. There is a flash BIOS tab but the options within are greyed out. ’

I’ve currently hooked up a Samsung 162z and a Pioneer 115 so far without issue. Here are some TRT’s. The drives are both hooked up on the same IDE port and I’ve jumpered them to cable select. Will hook up another drive and see what happens soon, when I have some more free time.




#448

[noparse]http://rufus.akeo.ie/[/noparse]

In order to prepare a bootable USB stick where to boot from (any more or less recent mainboard can boot from USB storage devices properly prepared); you can select either FreeDOS or MS-DOS OSs. Just copy the UPDFLASH.EXE and the b3400.bin files, delete the autoexec.bat and config.sys (they are hidden and system files, and they are useless) files and boot from that bootable USB stick.

UPDFLASH.EXE b3400.bin to program the latest non-RAID binary.

UPDFLASH.EXE You will be shown a menu, select the option to erase the flash memory and confirm. This reverts the card to non-RAID mode as well, saves time in the boot process (you do not need any programmed ROM if you are not interested in booting from drives attached to that card) and you can eventually reprogram anyway the ROM if needed later.

P.S.: Of course, flash memory device installed on the PCB has to be supported by the UPDFLASH.EXE program.


#449

Hi, thanks for that guide. I’ve managed to follow it up to running UPDFLASH.

It asks me to select which ROM I have, or something along those lines and there’s about 15 or so options to select from. No idea what to select from there…? Any ideas?

EDIT: Selected Windbond as I unplugged the card and peeled back a sticker on one of the chips and it was Windbond. UPDFLASH did not support this particular model but I went ahead anyway…

Erased the chip.

Restarted windows.

Could not select the b3400 drivers… so I just put the install cd in and tried that. It installed non raid drivers.

Drives are working and PC starts up quicker too!

Thank you very much pablogm123! :bow: