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Using promise tx2 ultra133 ata/133 controller for raid (performance)

I have 4 hdd's 3 of which are identical and 2 80 wire ribbons(the product came with 1),.the manual only describes setting up with 1 hdd,.so my problem is how do i set up this controller/hdd's for striped raid or striped raid with backup?,.i dont mind going without backup if need be as my issue is pure performance,.i should also add all these hdd's are 40 gb @ 7,200 rpm,any help or instruction would be greatly appreciated as i seem unable to find a detailed article on the web, thank you.

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Re: using promise tx2 ultra133 ata/133 controller for...

Well, first of all, the card only supports 2 drives from what I see... and secondly, the card doesn't do RAID either. This is the spec sheet that I made the determination from... If I'm mistaken about what the device is, please provide more information about the card that you have. If I have the correct card, then unfortunately you'll have to get another card. If you'll tell me what your technical requirements and financial restrictions are, maybe I can give you some advice on what to purchase.

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64 bit driver promise ultra

There is no official Window 7 driver for the Promise Technology Ultra 133 TX2, but you can use the Vista driver. It should also work for both the Ultra 66 and the Ultra 100 cards.
I found the Vista driver at:
The file name is: Ultra133 TX2 windows logo driver.rar
This file is compressed in the rar format. I decompressed it using 7-Zip. Folder amd64 contains the 64 bit driver. The amd64 driver worked even though my mother board has an Intel CPU and chip set.

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Maxtor ultra 133 raid drivers windows 7

Driver is for Vista but should hopefully for Windows 7. This is a legacy card no further driverswill be added past Vista.

Nov 16, 2011 | Maxtor Ultra ATA/133 PCI Adapter Card...

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Hi, I have a promise fasttrack 100 tx2 controller on windows seven 64 bit. But i can't find any drivers for 64 bits and it's not running.

you could try this although for xp its an update
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hope this helps you

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Silicon Image Ultra-133 Medley ATA (Maxtor Ultra ATA/133 PCI Card

No I do not think there is unfortunaely. Contact Maxtor and ask if they are going to support it under Windows 7?

Jan 21, 2010 | Maxtor Ultra ATA/133 PCI Adapter Card...

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Promise Ultra133TX2 runs at 66MB cannot see beyone 32GB

1) Flash the BIOS to the latest one. It's here.

2) Use this driver which is the newest one. Here.

This should fix your issue.

Nov 21, 2008 | Promise Ultra133 TX2 ATA Controller

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Conflict between Promise Ultra133 and SATA RAID controller

Check that your RAID controller and onboard SATA controller aren't in a compatibility mode. You can put them in this mode while you have no SATA driver installed in Windows.

This tricks Windows into seeing the SATA drives as regular IDE drives. Your BIOS then has a spasm when it see's another IDE controller there, and just uses the card instead.

Make sure the SATA drivers are installed first, otherwise anything SATA will stop showing up. (and your Windows just won't boot if it's on a SATA disk and you take compatibility mode off) =-]

Aug 09, 2008 | Promise Ultra133 TX2 ATA Controller

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Incompatible issues with promise ultra 100 ata

This is the driver that you need. Has both Vista x86 and x64 drivers.

Jan 12, 2008 | Promise Ultra100 ATA/100 Pci (ultra100 tx2...

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Installing a 2 port ATA-133 IDE adapter card to a desktop w/a hard drive & DVD

I don't think you can boot off of the ATA-133 so you will have to boot off of the IDE on the mobo and have the DVD drive jumpered cable select on the 2nd IDE. Boot that way to make sure the system boots. Shut down. Then instll the ATA-133 adapter with NO DRIVES on it and boot. The system should ask you for drivers for the new hardware. Intall the drivers. Shut down. Attach the new drives to the ATA-133. Reboot. You still might have to go into admin in windows and assign drive letters to the new drives. Anyway, if you are trying to boot off of a drive on the ATA-133 adapter, I don't think you can do it. I have mostly used Asus boards with Award Bios and there was no way to point the boot process to an add-on ATA Controller.

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Bios problem

if worse comes to worse. put the hard drives on external 3.5 cases.. i had this card i did a firmware update on it for some cdrom issue. bought it in 2000

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