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Cannot find 3ware 8506-8 digitally signed driver for x64

I am trying to run a 3ware 8506-8 SATAII raid controller and cannot find a digitally singed driver anywhere

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    Eric Tucker Mar 23, 2014

    I am running Server 08 R2 X64 on a Supermicro H8DAE2

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Windows 7 driver needed


If you have Windows 7 32-bit, the XP driver will probably work. http://www.driverguide.com/driver/detail.php?driverid=754345 has a copy. However most copies of Windows 7 are the x64 version. To check your OS version, click on Start and choose the Control Panel from the right hand column. Click on the System and Security link and then the System link. Read the version information. If it ends with x64, you aren't going to find a driver. You can try the compatibility mode with this driver but it often doesn't work for drivers. (Right click on the exe after downloading and choose properties. Go to the Compatibility tab and try setting it to Always Run in the compatibility mode with XP. Then right click again and choose Run As Administrator.) You may need to repeat this for the installed software as well; note the folder destination for the files.

If you have Win7 x64 and the compatibility mode fails, you would be better off upgrading to Windows 7 Pro and installing Virtual PC and XP mode. Then use the above driver in the XP virtual computer that is created. Alternatively, look into getting a new racing wheel controller that has a Windows 7 x64 driver.

This product was produced for systems with 16-bit and 32-bit versions of Windows. Since Microsoft requires digital signatures on x64 drivers, there would be significant costs to writing new drivers and getting them approved and signed. I'm not sure Game Elements is still in business.

I wish that I had better news for you.

Cindy Wells

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I can t use on win 7 64 bits.i don t have drivers


Hi!
For most driver
here is
a web site that lets you scan your computer and automatically display the different systems drivers compatible.
Just launch detection and follow the instruction
http://www.touslesdrivers.com/index.php?v_page=29
thank you for choosing Fixya

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Have an SYBA PCI IDE RAIDx2 and very urgent need the driver for Windos 7 Ultimate x64. The VIA site is out of service..!!


hi I found this link below for all syba driver updates and downloads, hope this helps.


http://it.us.syba.com/support_download/download/index.html

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3Ware RAID card is the only game in town!
Use SSD for parity to best performance.
IDE is slow.
Use SATA or SCSI 3Ware card for the job.

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I recently upgraded my school server computer from 32 bit window xp to 64 bit window7. After that my raid drives were not detected. My raid drives are AMCC 9650SE-8LPML model, though. I think I need to...


Supposedly, there are no additional drivers required. Windows 7 should be able to use it by default:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/Windows-7/en-us/Details.aspx?type=Hardware&p=3ware%209650SE-8LPML%20RAID%20Controller&v=3ware&uid=&pf=2&pi=8&c=Graphics%20Cards%20%26%20Components&sc=Other%20Components&os=32-bit

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How to install raid controller for my PM 800 BMS motherboard pc


hi,
here's the document I used to configured my raid.

http://www.3ware.com/support/UserDocs/InstallGuide-9.2.1.1.pdf

see if it helps you.

good luck.

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HARD DRIVE INCOMPATABILITY ISSUES


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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