Adaptec SATAConnectTM
ASH-1205SA
Installation Guide
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In this Booklet
Kit Contents
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System Requirements
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This Is Your ASH-1205SA
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Installation Overview
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Installing the ASH-1205SA Card
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Installing and Connecting Devices
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Installing the ASH-1205SA Driver
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Getting Help
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This Installation Guide describes how to install the Adaptec SATAConnect
ASH-1205SA card and its device drivers in Windows® desktop
computers. It also describes how to connect internal Serial ATA devices
to your ASH-1205SA card.
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Kit Contents
Your SATAConnect ASH-1205SA kit includes:
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Adaptec ASH-1205SA Serial ATA (SATA) card
Internal SATA cable
SATAConnect CD, including drivers, software, and documentation
SATAConnect floppy disk, including drivers for use during
Windows XP or Windows 2000 installation
Adaptec SATAConnect ASH-1205SA Installation Guide
System Requirements
To use your ASH-1205SA card, you need a PC-compatible desktop
computer with:
■ A Pentium processor, or higher
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■ Windows 98SE, Microsoft Windows 2000 , Windows Me , or
Windows XP®
■ An available PCI 2.2-compliant slot
■ An available SATA drive
■ CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
■ Floppy disk drive
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This Is Your ASH-1205SA
SATA Connector 1
SATA Connector 2
PCI Connector
Installation Overview
To successfully complete the installation of your ASH-1205SA, complete
the following tasks:
■ Install the ASH-1205SA card. See page 4.
■ Install and connect your internal SATA devices. See page 6.
■ Install the ASH-1205SA driver. See page 7.
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Installing the ASH-1205SA Card
To install your ASH-1205SA:
1 Turn off your computer, disconnect the power cord, and ground
yourself by touching the metal chassis.
2 Remove the computer cabinet, following the manufacturer’s
instructions.
3 Find an unused, unobstructed PCI expansion slot. Unscrew the
expansion slot cover screw and remove the slot cover to provide an
opening. Save the slot screw for use in Step 6.
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Remove the ASH-1205SA card from its antistatic packaging. Always
handle the card by its edges.
Place the card in the PCI expansion slot and press down firmly until
the card is fully seated.
Secure the card bracket with the screw you removed in Step 3.
Do not close the computer cabinet or reattach the power cord yet.
Continue with Installing and Connecting Devices on page 6.
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Installing and Connecting Devices
You will need one SATA cable and one standard or SATA power cord for
each SATA device you plan to connect to your ASH-1205SA. (Refer to
your device’s documentation to determine which type of power cord to
use.)
One SATA cable is included in your SATAConnect kit.
You can connect a maximum of two SATA devices to your ASH-1205SA,
one to each connector on the card.
To complete the installation:
1 If your computer is not already open, follow the instructions
provided in Step 1 and Step 2 on page 4.
2 Mount the first device in an available bay inside your computer.
Refer to the computer’s documentation for instructions.
3 Plug one end of the SATA cable into Connector 1 on the ASH-1205SA.
4 Plug the other end of the SATA cable into the SATA port on your
device.
5 Repeat Step 2 to Step 4 to install a second device, using Connector 2.
6 Connect a power cord to each device. (Refer to your device’s
documentation to determine which type of power cord to use.)
7 Close the computer cabinet, reattach the power cord, then power on
your computer.
Continue with Installing the ASH-1205SA Driver on page 7.
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Installing the ASH-1205SA Driver
When Windows is Already Installed
To complete the driver installation when Windows is already installed
on your computer, follow the instructions provided for your operating
system:
■ For Windows XP see page 8.
■ For Windows 2000, see page 9.
■ For Windows Me, see page 10.
■ For Windows 98SE, see page 10.
For instructions on verifying driver installation, refer to the User’s Guide
on the CD.
When Installing Windows XP or 2000
To complete the driver installation when you are installing Windows XP
or 2000, follow the instructions provided on page 11.
For instructions on verifying driver installation, refer to the User’s Guide
on the CD.
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Windows XP
Note: If you are installing your ASH-1205SA at the same time you
are installing Windows XP, see page 11 for instructions.
After you install the ASH-1205SA and your devices, and power on your
computer, the Found New Hardware Wizard opens.
To complete the driver installation:
1 Insert the SATAConnect CD.
2 Select Install the software automatically..., then click Next.
3 Click Continue Anyway.
Note: Adaptec drivers have been fully tested and certified to
work with the ASH-1205SA card.
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When the installation is complete, click Finish.
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Windows 2000
Note: If you are installing your ASH-1205SA at the same time you
are installing Windows 2000, see page 12 for instructions.
After you install the ASH-1205SA and your devices, and power on your
computer, the Found New Hardware Wizard opens.
To complete the driver installation:
1 Insert the SATAConnect CD, then click Next.
2 Select Search for a suitable driver..., then click Next.
3 Select only CD-ROM drives, then click Next.
4 Click Next again.
5 Click Yes.
Note: Adaptec drivers have been fully tested and certified to
work with the ASH-1205SA card.
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When the installation is complete, click Finish.
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Windows Me
After you install the ASH-1205SA and your devices, and power on your
computer, the Found New Hardware Wizard opens.
To complete the driver installation:
1 Insert the SATAConnect CD.
2 Select Automatic search for a better driver..., then click Next.
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When the installation is complete, click Finish.
Windows 98SE
After you install the ASH-1205SA and your devices, and power on your
computer, the Found New Hardware Wizard opens.
To complete the driver installation:
1 Insert the SATAConnect CD, then click Next.
2 Select Search for the best driver..., then click Next.
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Select only CD-ROM drive, then click Next.
Click Next again.
Click Finish.
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Windows XP/2000 (New Windows Installation)
Note: Follow these instructions only if you are installing
Windows XP or Windows 2000 at the same time you are installing
your ASH-1205SA. If your computer already has Windows
installed, see page 7 to find the appropriate driver installation
instructions.
After you have installed your ASH-1205SA and SATA devices, power on
your computer. To complete the driver installation:
1 Insert your Windows CD (or Windows 2000 boot disk #1).
2 Press F6 when the Setup screen displays this text:
Press F6 for third party SCSI or RAID driver installation.
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Press S to specify an additional device.
Insert the SATAConnect floppy disk, then press Enter.
Select Adaptec Serial ATA 1205SA Host Controller, then press Enter.
Follow the on-screen instructions to select your partition and file
system.
Files are copied to your SATA hard drive, then your system restarts.
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Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
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Getting Help
If you have any problems installing or using your ASH-1205SA, check
these items first:
■ Did the ASH-1205SA drivers install correctly? Refer to the User’s
Guide on the CD to learn how to verify driver installation.
Try disconnecting your SATA devices from your ASH-1205SA card
before checking that the card and its drivers are working properly.
Is the ASH-1205SA card firmly seated and secured in the PCI
expansion slot? Turn off the power to your computer before checking
the card.
■ Are the SATA cables connecting your SATA devices to the
ASH-1205SA plugged in completely and securely?
■ Are your SATA devices properly connected to power cables?
■ Is the ASH-1205SA detected during boot? If not, try moving the card
to another free PCI slot. Follow the instructions in Installing the
ASH-1205SA Card on page 4.
If you are still unable to resolve a problem, you can find additional
troubleshooting information and direction on the Adaptec Web site at
www.adaptec.com and the Adaptec Support Knowledgebase at
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ask.adaptec.com.
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