Here we go again
Via 6421 is only good for Samsung MS25-28 and Hitachi78.
For the other Hitachis it very rarely works, but most of the time not.
So.. for them you use another chipset. A SIL3112 ALWAYS works for these hitachis.
Sosotit, could this be put somewhere as (part of) a sticky ? (not that anyone ever reads those.. but hey ;-) ).
QUOTE(jo3c00l @ Apr 10 2007, 03:56 AM)
This post has been edited by idog: Apr 12 2007, 07:14 AM
Ok the chipset im using is via6421a
My operating system is xp
Windows will freeze if i try the hotswap method when i connect the hitachi drive - it stays frozen until i unplug the drive.
If i use the two wire method or slax method for mode b, windows freezes while booting. I eject and close the drive a few times and it boots up. But once windows is loaded the drive is not there. My sata card at this point will have some type of error. It displays ! (exclamation) next to it in the devices page for my system.
I have also tried putting the drive in mode b, booting windows with the drive unplugged, then plugging it in once in windows. This still doesn't work. Windows freezes again if the drive is plugged in but unfreezes once the drive is unplugged.
This leads me to believe its a sata card problem, but the via6421a is supposed to work with the hitachi i thought. I know my card is installed properly because it works in windows and i have also flashed a few samsungs with it.
Thanks for the help trying to get this resolved....