Solved how do make a PCI express card bootable ?

February 4, 2012 at 12:41:25
Specs: Windows XP
I installed a SATA PCI Express card & applicable drivers...in a Lenovo Thinkcentre running Windows XP.I can see the card in Windows and all is good & working.... when I disconnect the one & only internal hard and connect it to the PCI Express card... upon restart, no bootable devices can be found. I thought there was a way of over-riding the BIOS to point to the SATA PCI Express card now hooked to my hard drive but can't seem to find out how. Or a way of making the Express card Bootable ??? Any help would be appreciated... Thanks in Advance. Pat

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February 4, 2012 at 14:24:32
The short answer is that in some systems you can get it to work and other will not.

When you power it down and move the drive to the add on card boot to bios and see if the drive shows. It may or may not, hopefully it shows under hard drive choice. Also having an option to boot from choices may help. Even a pci-express boot option may have to be selected. I suspect that the boot order needs to be edited each time you swap between internal and pci-e.

I doubt all of this will speed up your system.

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#1
February 4, 2012 at 12:43:51
Does SATA PCI Express Card have its own BIOS, if not it is just an add-in card.

Though the manufacturer/model of the card seems to be missing from posting ?

Googling is quicker than waiting for an answer....


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#2
February 4, 2012 at 13:22:47
Can you explain what you hope to accomplish by running the HDD from the card rather than the onboard SATA controller? Did you change the BIOS settings?

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February 4, 2012 at 13:31:32
Thanks for the quick replies... The PCI card is a BelkinSATA Raid 2-Port PCI Express card Model F5U251.

I thought by installing this... and connecting it to the hard drive... the data transfer rate would improve... Is my assumption incorrect??


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#4
February 4, 2012 at 14:09:27
Nothing about Bootable BIOS here:

http://www.belkin.com/uk/IWCatProdu...

Googling is quicker than waiting for an answer....


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February 4, 2012 at 14:24:32
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The short answer is that in some systems you can get it to work and other will not.

When you power it down and move the drive to the add on card boot to bios and see if the drive shows. It may or may not, hopefully it shows under hard drive choice. Also having an option to boot from choices may help. Even a pci-express boot option may have to be selected. I suspect that the boot order needs to be edited each time you swap between internal and pci-e.

I doubt all of this will speed up your system.

A Pit Bull is like a gun you can pet. And there is no safety on it.


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