HI. I HAD TWO WD VELOCIRAPTORES INSTALLED IN MY PC AND CONTROLLED VIA AN ADD-IN 3WARE RAID CONTROLLER AND SET AS RAID 0. I RECENTLY PULLED ONE HARD DRIVE OUT AND THE 3WARE RAID CONTROLLER CARD OUT AND RELOADED MY VISTA/64 BIT OPERATING SYSTEM. EVERYTHING WORKS FINE, BUT I KEEP GETTING '' SECONDARY SLAVE DRIVE ADAPI INCOMPATABLE ' EVERY TIME MY PC BOOTS UP. MY MOTHERBOARD IS THE ASUS P5E3 DELUXE WIFI APP. NEITHER OF MY VELOCIRAPTORS CAME WITH ANY ' JUMPER ' ON THE BACK OF THEM. I ONLY HAVE THE ONE HARD DRIVE AND MY DVD PLAYER INSTALLED. CAN YOU HELP ME?? Thank you.
I evidently figured this problem out on my own. Because I pulled these two drives apart and they were part of a two disc array, the 3Ware Raid controller assigned one as "master" and one as "slave". So, even though they will appear as perfectly good hard drives to ANY pc and you can load an O S on them, they will read as either a slave or master upon hard boot-up. There are two ways around this. One--you can leave them in your pc and "delete" the array in the BIOS and then re-format them, or Two--before or after you reload your O S, power down and unplug your pc. Then pull the COSMOS battery out and reset the "clear cosmos pins" on the motherboard. Leave the battery out for 3 to 5 minutes and then re-install the battery and re-set the "jumper pins" back to their original position. Ofcourse, if you had any overclocking settings previously set in the BIOS, you will have to set the parameters of your choice once you re-boot. It actually takes longer to write this explanation than to do the deed. Problem solved.
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If by USB; The time given is about right for USB 1.0 speeds. Is the machine you are connecting it an older model and does not support USB 2.0? It could be that, although you are connecting to a a faulty or inferior cable, or a device that provides multiple USB ports?
If it is connected to a motherboard, then it may not have the DMA (Direct memory access) enabled. This can produce similar very slow transfer rates.
To check this, go into control panel. Select System, Select Hardware, Select Device manager, Select IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers, There are two, the Primary and the Secondary Channel. Select one and go into advanced settings. There are two devices, 0 and 1 They should be on Auto Detection, and DMA if available. If you see PIO only, Change it!
These are instructions for XP, which can drop to PIO only for some reason.
HI have been advised by a source I trust that full format is not required, and takes ages on the latest drives. I have had no problems since i have been using it. Having started a full format, it might be best to complete one, rather than see if quick format works.
Always a good idea to mirror your OS drive for quick recovery. So yes I would use 40GB of the velociraptor for a mirror. However if your board supports it I would actually suggest you would be better served for your dollar to buy some 500GB+ WD greens or seagate 7200.12's(do NOT buy 7200.11) then set them up as raid5, frankly you'll get redundancy and speed, with more space. 4 Greens will perform as well as three VRs and cost less.
I currently run two Greens and 2 7200.12's on my home server and the 7 rating is 7.6 for my HDD and I've got 4.2TB of space for under $500.
I mentions some of the pro's and cons in detail on my blog last week Pro's and Cons.
A Network Drive, that which is connected via an Ethernet cable will not appear as new hardware. You should have connected it to the router on your network, then seen it as a network device. Check My Network Places. You will need to Map a drive to see it every time you boot.
THere are a number of different ways to do this depending on what type of computer you are using and how it is equipped.
Ideally, you would have a hardware RAID controller and would configure the two disks as a RAID 1 mirror. Any server should have the capability. Most engineering workstations also have it and an icnreasing number of desktop computers and even laptops now include SATA RAID controllers.
If this does not provide you enough information, please let us know more specifically what you have to work with and the answer will be more specfic as well.
When connected to a 1394a port on a FireWire dual speed controller (1394a/b) the WD My Book hard drive would not be detected.
Cause: This is an enumeration issue related to pin assignments of the FireWire controller and the FireWire ports on the hard drive.
Resolution: Connect the hard drive to a FireWire controller that is either 1394a (FireWire 400) or 1394b (FireWire 800).
If you are using Vista :
You have install the following hotfiexes from the microsoft site
You can also try the following steps to resolve this issue:
This is most likely caused by a corrupted INFCACHE.1 file. This file stores the location of drivers and their INF files. This file is hidden, has restricted access, and can be found in “c:\windows\inf”.
Delete the INFCACHE.1 file and it will force Windows to rebuild the INFCACHE.1 file the next time Windows searches for drivers. To delete this file, you have to set the security permissions of it to allow Full Control for the User Group Administrators or full control for your user account. Please follow the directions below:
Open a Windows Explorer window by right clicking on Start and then clicking on Explore.
In the address bar, type C:\windows\inf and press Enter.
Find and then right click on the file named INFCACHE.1.
Click on the Security tab.
Click on Edit to edit the permissions of the file.
Click on Add to add User Groups.
Type Administrators in the User Groups field and click on OK.
Set Administrators to Full Control and click on OK.
Move or delete the file INFCACHE.1.
Reinstall a device to force Windows to rebuild the INFCACHE.1 file (DO NOT reinstall the same external hard drive that you were having issues detecting before. Please connect another USB device other than the one that Vista had an issue detecting). This detection issue can happen several times in a row, but repeat the steps 1-11 and try again until this works.
You can download a software to run test on the had drive which can be downloaded from
Here is a tedious solution that works. Use MioNet and move all the files you want to keep to another drive or another computer, then delete everything from the MyBookWorld. Remove MioNet from all computers. Next access the drive's built in Shared Storage Manager with a web browser. Check the pdf manual on the install disk to find out how. Create a new shared folder and then move everything you want on the drive into the new folder WITHOUT using MioNet. Map the shared folder as a network drive for easy access. Never, ever, EVER use MioNet again and all should be good. The drive works, the MioNet software does not.
Typically, Windows XP installer does not provide full support for SATA HDs (drives) nor for all kinds of SATA Controllers (on the motherboard or add-on card).
However, Windows XP installer provided a way out by prompting the user to press F6 and load the necessary drivers in the FDD. The diskette containing the drivers may either come from: manufacturer of motherboard; manufacturer of controller; or manufacturer of HD.
If none was provided nor available, then perhaps you can DIY (do-it-yourself). More often than not, it is inside the MB installer/driver CD in D:\Drivers\SATA or something like that and copy to a floppy diskette. Alternately, you can download from the manufacturer's website, decompress and copy to FD.
When the Windows XP installation CD puts out the message "Press F6 if you need to install a third party SCSI or RAID driver", press "F6" as instructed. Thereafter, press "S" to specify additional device on the next pop up screen. Insert the driver floppy disk in and press enter to continue. If the floppy disk is made
successfully, the installation program will ask for selecting driver. Please then select "Motherboard chipset (VIA, Intel etc Serial ATA RAID Controller(Windows XP)".) After the SATA driver loaded, Windows XP will now recognize the
SATA HDD, proceed and continue to install Windows XP.
If you do not have a FDD, one of your option is to DIY a slipstream WinXP installer CD. This is better explained in this article .
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