Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: K8S8X and RocketHead 100s

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    98
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked
    10 times in 4 posts

    K8S8X and RocketHead 100s

    I recently got an ASRock K8S8X and two Highpoint RocketHead 100 ATA-SATA adaptors from Scan. I'm using them on two identical Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 8 40GB HDs... well, trying to use them at least. About 98% of the time they aren't detected during the SATA startup scan, and on the (very) odd occasion that they are they disappear after a reboot or two. It's identical on both SATA channels, both RocketHeads, both drives and three SATA cables, so I'm suspecting incompatibility between the board and the adapters.

    I've tried master, slave and CS jumper settings, different power cables, even upgraded the mobo BIOS from 1.50 to 1.60, but never makes any difference.

    All suggestions welcome...

  2. #2
    HEXUS.social member Agent's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Internet
    Posts
    19,158
    Thanks
    732
    Thanked
    1,604 times in 1,043 posts
    Are the drives set to master ?
    Also, are you trying to use them across RAID ? If so :

    Supports RAID 0, 1, JBOD, when two RocketHead 100 converters are used with the RR1520, RR1540, or RR1542 SATA host adapters.
    From the offical website. So id guess you'd have to be using a SATA controler based on one of those chipsets.
    Last edited by Agent; 05-06-2004 at 01:56 AM. Reason: typo's
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    98
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked
    10 times in 4 posts
    Cheers Agent, that could well be the problem. It's an onboard RAID controller built in to the Sis southbridge, so I guess it doesn't work with it, RAID or not.

    There are generic adapters available, I actually paid a few pounds more to get the brand-name type. Grrr... I don't know whether to try and return them (restocking fee?), sell them, get a Highpoint controller... ugh.

    Guess I'll contact Scan and find out my options. Thanks again.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •