Feb 9 2007, 04:08 PM
I have a Hitachi 78k and a via 6421L sata card. I know that upon read or flash that it will freeze with this sata card. What pci sata cards work with the Hitachi 78k? I looked around the forum and found nothing.
Feb 9 2007, 04:15 PM
I used a VIA VT6421L card with a 78 and it worked perfectly. Only issue is that it will only work on the primary port, which is the one farthest away from the back of the case.
Found the link to my card, if that helps at all:http://www.microcenter.com/byos/byos_singl...oduct_id=246248
Feb 9 2007, 04:22 PM
Well I tell you I can get it into modeb with the card but it just won`t show up under windows. I read the tutorial to the T, but windows just won`t see it. When I hook the sata to usb device I see it in windows but not when it`s plugged into the sata card. Maybe i`m a dummy but do you know how to get windows to see it?
Feb 10 2007, 06:30 PM
i am having the same exact problem, i have the vt6421L and when using the slax 2.0 cd i can get the drive into modeb but when i restart my comp it freezes at the ide drive detect, when i try the 2-wire trick at the windows loading screen i am in modeb but cannot get windows to recognize. lastly when i use the slax method, i have to wait until after my pci vt6421L card scans devices to turn on my 360 to get slax to boot modeb. I f i turn it on before the scan devices it will detect the hitachi gdr-3120L but just hang there and tell me to hit "tab" to go into user setup. i have flashed many other hitachis using the 2 wire trick at the windows loading screen and many samsungs fine. Any suggestions?
Feb 10 2007, 08:11 PM
I got it! ok heres what i did, i have a total of 6 serial ports, 4 onboard (2 non-raid, 2 raid) and 2 ports from the vt6421L. First of all i downloaded the slax 2.1 boot disc (don't know if this was the problem) then rebooted, in my bios i had to disable the 2 onboard sata ports that are non-raid. after getting into modeb with slax 2.1 i rebooted and whalla! my raid card detected the hitachi gdr3120 0078 and didn't just hang! it continued to boot my 2 raid ports(which i cant figure out how to disable) and booted into windows. The strange thing though is that the only cd-rom devices that it detected were the hitachi drive and my virtual drive alcohol120% makes. Regardless, i could dump and write like a champ and everything went smoothly. Hope this helps, lemme know if u need any more info. also this is all after a driver update to 5.40 for the vt6421L.
Feb 10 2007, 08:18 PM
Well I don`t have a problem getting it into modeb that`s easy, it`s just getting windows to recognize it. I did exactly as the tutorial told me, when I see that windows is loading hit the eject button a couple of time so that windows can see it. Windows does not freeze on me at all. It`s when I check in my system hardware it`s not there and the 3.0 flashing program does not see it. Is there any update to the tutorials that would explain getting windows recognition?
Feb 15 2007, 11:32 AM
Well I can now officially say that the vt6421L does work without a hitch. I was not being detected because I putting the dvd in to early. I just like to say thanks for the replys all you guys are great!
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