Serial ATA PCI
Quick Installation Guide
Introducing the Serial ATA PCI
The Serial ATA PCI is an ultra high-speed dual channel
Serial ATA controller board for use in Pentium-class
computers. It achieves burst data transfer rates up to
150MB/s (1.5Gb/s) and supports various brand of hard
disk drives with capacities greater that 137GB.
Features and Benefits
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Add up to two high-speed SATA hard drives
New Serial ATA cable - easier to install & provides
better air circulation
Compliant with Serial ATA 1.0 specification
Compliant with PCI 2.3 specification
Supports data transfer rate up to 1.5Gb/s
(150MB/s)
Two independent bus master DMA channels with
256-byte FIFOs per channel for host reads and writes
Breaks the 137GB barrier! Works with various brands
of large capacity Serial ATA hard disk drives
System Requirements
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Pentium or equivalent PC with an available PCI slot
Windows® 7 (32-/64-bit) / Vista (32-/64-bit) / XP
(32-/64-bit) / Server 2003 & 2008 (32-/64-bit) / 2000
/ NT 4.0 / ME / 98SE
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Package Contents
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Serial ATA PCI adapter
Serial ATA cable
Serial ATA power cable
Driver CD
Quick installation guide
Board Layout
CN1
Serial ATA
connector
CN2
Figure 1. Serial ATA PCI Board Layout
Hardware Installation
General instructions for installing the card are provided
below. Since the design of computer cases and
motherboards vary, refer to your computer’s reference
manual for further information, if needed.
Static Electricity Discharge may permanently damage
your system. Discharge any static electricity build up in
your body by touching your computer case for a few
seconds. Avoid any contact with internal parts and
handle cards only by their external edges.
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Turn OFF the power to your computer and any
other connected peripheral devices.
Unplug the power cord from the back of the
computer.
Remove the computer cover.
Remove the slot bracket from an available PCI slot.
To install the card, carefully align the card bus
connector to the selected PCI slot on the
motherboard. Push the board down firmly, but
gently, until it is well seated.
Replace the slot bracket holding screw to secure the
card.
Device Connection
The Serial ATA PCI is a dual channel Serial ATA controller
that supports up to two Serial ATA hard disk drives. If
you plan to use the second Serial ATA channel, you will
need to purchase another Serial ATA cable.
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Install hard disk drive(s) in chassis.
Connect the Serial ATA hard disk drive to the system
power supply using the Serial ATA power cable.
Connect one end of the Serial ATA cable to the hard
disk drive.
Serial ATA cable
Serial ATA power
cable
Figure 2: Hard disk drive connecrions
4.
Attach the other end of the Serial ATA cable to the
Serial ATA connector on the Serial ATA PCI.
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Serial ATA
cable
Figure 3. Connecting the Serial ATA cable
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Follow the same instructions when connecting a
second hard drive. Device connection is now
complete.
Replace the computer cover and reconnect the power
cord.
Driver Installation
This section provides information on how to install the
Serial ATA PCI drivers.
Windows 7 (32-bit)
For New Windows 7 Installation
1. Install the board and follow Microsoft procedures
to install Windows 7 accordingly.
2.
At the Where do you want to install Windows?
screen, click Load Driver.
3.
Insert the driver CD, then click Browse.
4.
Double click CD Drive...Drivers, double click Win7
folder, select 32bit, click OK.
5.
Click Next.
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At Where do you want to install Windows?, reinsert the Windows Installation disk, wait several
seconds, then follow the on-screen instructions to
complete Windows 7 installation.
For Existing Windows 7 Installation
1.
Install the board and boot up Windows, when the
message Device driver software not successfully
installed appears on the taskbar by the system
clock, insert the driver CD.
2. Right click Computer, click Manage, click Device
Manager.
3.
Right click Serial ATA Controller, click Update
Driver software.
4.
Click Browse my computer for driver software.
5.
Type D:\Win7\32bit, then click Next. (Change D:
to match your CD/DVD-ROM drive letter)
6.
At Windows has successfully updated your driver
software, click Close.
Windows 7 (64-bit)
For New Windows 7 (64-bit) Installation
1.
Install the board and follow Microsoft procedures
to install Windows 7 accordingly.
2. At the Where do you want to install Windows?
screen, click Load Driver.
3.
Insert the driver CD, then click Browse.
4.
Double click CD Drive...Drivers, double click Win7,
double click 64bit,.
For non-Itanium processors: Select AMD64, then
click OK.
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For Itanium processors: Select IA64, then click OK
Click Next.
At Where do you want to install Windows?, reinsert the Windows Installation disk, wait several
seconds, then follow the on-screen instructions to
complete Windows 7 installation.
For Existing Windows 7 (64-bit) Installation
1.
Install the board and boot up Windows, when the
message Device driver software not successfully
installed appears on the taskbar by the system
clock, insert the driver CD.
2.
Right click Computer, click Manage.
3.
Click Device Manager, right click Serial ATA
Controller, click Update Driver software.
4.
Click Browse my computer for driver software.
5.
Type D:\Win7\64bit, then click Next. (Change D:
to match your CD/DVD-ROM drive letter)
6.
At Windows has successfully updated your driver
software, click Close.
To Verify Windows 7 Installation
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2.
Right click Computer and click Manage, click Device
Manager.
Double click Storage controllers, Silicon Image
SiI... Controller should be displayed.
Windows Vista (32-bit)
For New Windows Vista Installation
1.
Install the board and follow Microsoft procedures
to install Windows Vista accordingly.
2.
At the Where do you want to install Windows?
screen, click Load Driver.
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Insert the driver CD, then click OK.
Select Silicon Image SiI... SATALink Controller...,
then click Next.
Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the
Windows Vista installation.
For Existing Windows Vista Installation
1.
At the Found New Hardware Wizard, click Locate
and install driver software (recommended).
2.
Click Continue, insert the driver CD, click Next.
3.
Click Close to complete the installation.
Windows Vista (64-bit)
For New Windows Vista (64-bit) Installation
1. Install the board and follow Microsoft procedures
to install Windows accordingly.
2.
At Where do yo want to install Windows? screen,
click Load Drivers.
3.
Insert the driver CD, click Browse.
4.
Click on the Plus (+) sign next to the CD-ROM drive,
then double click the 64bit folder.
5.
Highlight AMD64 (for 64-bit extended processors)
or IA64 (for 64-bit Intel Itanium processors), then
click Ok.
6.
Select Silicon Image... SATALink Controller, then
press Next.
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Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the
installation.
For Existing Windows Vista (64-bit) Installation
1. Install the board and boot up Windows.
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2.
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4.
At the Found New Hardware Wizard, select Locate
and install driver software (recommended), click
Continue. Click Don't search online.
Insert the driver CD, click Next.
At The software for this device has been successfully
installed, click Close to complete the installation.
To Verify Windows Vista Installation
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2.
3.
Right click My Computer and click Manage.
Click Continue, click Device Manager.
Double click Storage controllers, Silicon Image
SiI... Controller should be displayed.
Windows XP (32-bit) / Server 2003 (32-bit)
For New Windows XP / Server 2003 Installation
A new installation of Windows XP / Server 2003 requires
a floppy disk for the driver installation. To make this
floppy disk, copy the contents of the Floppy folder,
found on the driver CD, onto a blank floppy disk then
follow the directions below.
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Install the board and follow Microsoft procedures
to install Windows accordingly.
Restart your system if prompted by Windows
installation.
At the Windows Setup screen, press F6 to install the
driver.
Insert the driver diskette. Press S then press Enter.
Select Silicon Image SiI... Controller and press
Enter.
Press Enter to continue and follow the on-screen
instructions to complete the installation.
For Existing Windows XP / Server 2003 Installation
1.
Install the board and boot up Windows.
2.
At the Found New Hardware Wizard:
XP (w/SP1 or earlier) / Server 2003: Continue to
step #3
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4.
XP (w/SP2 or later) / Server 2003 (w/ SP1 or later):
Select No, not at this time, then click Next.
Insert the driver CD, select Install the software
automatically (Recommended), and click Next.
Click Finish and restart Windows to complete the
installation.
Windows XP (64-bit) / Server 2003 (64-bit)
For New XP (64-bit) / 2003 (64-bit) Installation
A new installation of Windows XP (64-bit) / Server 2003
(64-bit) requires a floppy disk for the driver installation.
To make this floppy disk, copy the contents of the 64bit
folder, found on the driver CD, onto a blank floppy disk
then follow the directions below.
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6.
Install the board and follow Microsoft procedures
to install Windows accordingly.
Restart your system when prompted by Windows
installation.
At the Windows Setup screen, press F6 to install the
driver.
Insert the floppy disk you made above. Press S then
press Enter.
Select Silicon Image SiI 3512... that matches your
system processor, then press Enter.
Press Enter to continue and follow the on-screen
instructions to complete the installation.
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For Existing XP (64-bit) / 2003 (64-bit) Installation
1.
Install the board and boot up Windows.
2.
At the Found New Hardware Wizard, select No, not
at this time, then click Next.
3.
Insert the driver CD, select Install the software
automatically (Recommended), and click Next.
4.
Click Finish and restart Windows to complete the
installation.
Windows 2000
For New Windows 2000 Installation
A new installation of Windows 2000 requires a floppy
disk for the driver installation. To make this floppy disk,
copy the contents of the Floppy folder, found on the
driver CD, onto a blank floppy disk then follow the
directions below.
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Install the board and follow Microsoft procedures
to install Windows 2000 accordingly.
Restart your system when prompted during
Windows' installation.
At the Windows 2000 Setup screen, press F6 to
install the driver.
Insert the driver diskette. Press S, then press Enter.
Select Silicon Image SiI... Controller and press
Enter.
Press Enter to continue and follow on-screen
instructions to complete the installation.
For Existing Windows 2000 Installation
1. Install the board and boot up Windows 2000.
2. At the Found New Hardware Wizard, click Next.
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Select Search for a suitable driver for my device
(recommended) and click Next.
Insert the driver CD, check CD-ROM drives, uncheck
the other boxes, and click Next. Click Next again to
continue.
Click Finish, remove the driver CD and restart
Windows to complete the installation.
To Verify Windows 2000/XP/2003 Installation
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3.
Right click My Computer and click Manage.
Select Device Manager.
Double click SCSI and RAID Controllers, Silicon
Image SiI 3512... Controller should be displayed.
Windows Server 2008 (32-bit)
New Windows Server 2008 Installation
1.
Install the board and follow Microsoft procedures
to install Windows accordingly.
2.
At Where do you want to install Windows?, click
Load Driver.
3. Insert driver CD, then click Browse.
4.
Click CD Drive...Drivers, then click OK.
5. Select Silicon Image Sil 3512 SATALink
Controller..., then click OK
6. Follow on-screen instructions to complete Windows
Server 2008 installation.
Existing Windows Server 2008 Installation
1. Install the board and boot up Windows.
2.
At the Found New Hardware Wizard, select Locate
and install driver software (Recommended), then
click Don't search online.
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5.
Insert the driver CD. The driver will install
automatically.
Click Close.
Remove the driver CD and restart your Windows to
complete the installation.
Windows Server 2008 (64-bit)
New Windows Server 2008 (64-bit) Installation
1.
Install the board and follow Microsoft procedures
to install Windows accordingly.
2.
At Where do you want to install Windows?, click
Load Driver.
3.
Insert driver CD, then click Browse.
4.
Double click CD Drive (D:). (change D: to match
your CD-ROM drive letter)
5.
Double click 64bit folder, highlight AMD64 (for 64bit extended processors) or IA64 (for 64-bit Intel
Itanium processors), then click Ok.
6. Select Silicon Image Sil 3512 SATALink
Controller..., then click Next.
7.
Follow on-screen instructions to complete Windows
Server 2008 installation.
Existing Windows Server 2008 (64-bit) Installation
1.
Install the board and boot up Windows.
2.
At the Found New Hardware Wizard, insert the
driver CD, select Locate and install driver software
(Recommended), then click Next.
3.
The driver will install automatically.
4.
Click Close.
5. Remove the driver CD and restart Windows to
complete the installation.
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Verify Server 2008 Installation
1.
2.
Right click Computer, click Manage, double click
Diagnostics, click Device Manager.
Double click Storage controllers, Silicon Image
SiI... Controller should be displayed.
Windows NT4.0
For New Windows NT4.0 Installation
A new installation of Windows NT4.0 requires a floppy
disk for the driver installation. To make this floppy disk,
copy the contents of the NT4 folder, found on the driver
CD, onto a blank floppy disk then follow the directions
below.
1.
Install the board and follow Microsoft procedures
to install Windows NT4.0 accordingly.
2.
At the Windows NT Setup screen, press F6 to
specify and add the driver.
3.
Press S, select Other, then press Enter.
4.
Insert the driver diskette then press Enter.
5.
Select Silicon Image... for Windows NT 4.0 and
2000 and press Enter.
6.
Press Enter to continue, then follow the on-screen
instructions to complete Windows NT4.0
installation.
For Existing Windows NT4.0 Installation
1.
Install the board and boot up Windows NT4.0.
2.
Double click My Computer/Control Panel/SCSI
Adapters, then click the Drivers tab.
3.
Click Add..., then click Have Disk....
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Insert the driver CD, type D:\NT4, then click OK.
(Change D: to match the drive letter of your
CD-ROM)
Highlight Silicon Image in the left column, then
select Silicon Image SiI... SATALink Controller,
and click OK.
Click OK, remove the driver CD and restart NT4.0 to
complete the installation.
To Verify Windows NT4.0 Installation
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2.
Double click My Computer/Control Panel/SCSI
Adapters.
Highlight Silicon Image... Controller from SCSI
Adapters listing and click Properties. A message
This device is working properly is displayed in the
dialog box when the driver is correctly installed.
Windows ME
For New Windows ME Installation
1.
Install the board and follow Microsoft procedures
to install Windows ME accordingly.
2.
Once Windows has been installed, right click My
Computer, then click Properties. Select Device
Manager tab.
3.
Double click PCI Mass Storage Controller listed
under Other Devices.
4.
Select Driver tab, then click Update Driver button.
5.
Insert the driver CD, select Specify the location of
the driver (Advanced), then click Next.
6.
Check Specify a location, uncheck the other box,
type D:\ME, click Next. (Change D: to match the
drive letter of your CD-ROM)
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7.
Click Next, then click Finish. Remove the driver CD
and restart Windows to complete the installation.
For Existing Windows ME Installation
1.
Install the board and boot up Windows ME.
2.
At the Add New Hardware Wizard, insert the driver
CD.
3.
Select Specify the location of the driver (Advanced),
then click Next.
4.
Check Specify a location, uncheck the other box,
type D:\ME, click Next. (Change D: to match the
drive letter of your CD-ROM)
5.
Click Next, then click Finish.
6.
Remove the driver CD and restart Windows to
complete the installation.
Windows 98SE
For New Windows 98SE Installation
1. Install the board and follow Microsoft procedures
to install Windows 98SE accordingly.
2.
Once Windows has been installed, right click My
Computer and click Properties. Select Device
Manager tab.
3.
Double click PCI Mass Storage Controller listed
under Other Devices.
4.
Select Driver tab, then click Update Driver button.
5.
Insert the driver CD and click Next.
6.
Select Search for a better driver..., then click Next.
7.
Check Specify a location, uncheck the other boxes,
then click Next.
8. Click Next, then click Finish.
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9.
Remove the driver CD and restart Windows to
complete the installation.
For Existing Windows 98SE Installation
1.
Install the board and boot up Windows.
2.
At the Add New Hardware Wizard, click Next.
3.
Select Search for the best driver for your device and
click Next.
4. Insert the driver CD, check Specify a location,
uncheck the other boxes, type D:\98SE, then click
Next. (Change D: to match the drive letter of your
CD-ROM)
5. Click Next, then Finish.
6.
Remove the driver CD and restart Windows to
complete the installation.
To Verify Windows 98SE/ME Installation
1.
2.
3.
Right-click My Computer, then click Properties.
Select Device Manager tab.
Double click SCSI controllers, Silicon Image SiI...
Controller should be listed.
Double click Silicon Image SiI... Controller and
click Properties. A message This device is working
properly is displayed in the dialog box when the
driver is correctly installed.
Bios Configuration
The Serial ATA PCI BIOS will appear everytime your
system starts up. If the bios doesn't show, please install
your controller in another PCI slot. During this (Post)
process, the bios will show up and indicate the devices
attached to it.
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SIIG offers a lifetime manufacturer warranty with this product. Please
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• Clearly write your RMA number on the top of the returned
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6078 Stewart Avenue
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RMA #:
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PRODUCT NAME
Serial ATA PCI
FCC RULES: TESTED TO COMPLY WITH FCC PART 15, CLASS
B OPERATING ENVIRONMENT: FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE
FCC COMPLIANCE STATEMENT:
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
THE PARTY RESPONSIBLE FOR PRODUCT COMPLIANCE
SIIG, Inc.
6078 Stewart Avenue
Fremont, CA 94538-3152, USA
Phone: 510-657-8688
Serial ATA PCI is a trademark of SIIG, Inc. SIIG and the SIIG logo are registered trademarks of SIIG,
Inc. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. All other names
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November, 2009
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