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Offline Legerdemain

FastATA - Can't find the devices?
« on: October 19, 2002, 03:11:09 PM »
Hello!

Just a little quick question. I recently got hold of the Elbox FastATA IDE-controller, but for some reason it can't seem to find the devices I attach to it.

I figured it might have something to do some hardware being broken, but then on the other hand... the internal IDE-controller works fine, and the FastATA is brand new.

People I've taked to are asking me if the drivers are installed correctly, but how on earth can I install the drivers when I can't find the harddrives attached at all?

Am I missing out on something, 'cause I really doubt I'm having to do with a Catch 22 here! Shouldn't the harddrives work at once when attached to the controller if they are pre-formated and have Workbench installed on them? When connected to the internal IDE-controller they boot up just fine.

If someone knows anything about this issue, please help me out.

Thanks already!

//Frustrated
Amiga 1200, Mirage Tower, PC-Key 1200, Blizzard 1260/50, SCSI Kit, 256MB RAM, 40GB HD, Mediator SX, Soundblaster 128, Voodoo 3 and Realtek 8139.
 

Offline JaXanim

Re: FastATA - Can't find the devices?
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2002, 05:51:50 PM »
The drivers are on the floppy which should come with the Power Flyer.

If you don't have any software(drivers) installed, the PF merely acts
as a single IDE controller on the Primary port.

If you don't have the floppy you're in schtuk!

Cheers,

JaXanim
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Offline Legerdemain

Re: FastATA - Can't find the devices?
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2002, 06:49:29 PM »
JaXanim: I guess you didn't read what I wrote.

The problem is that it doesn't find the harddrives, not that I don't have the drivers.

I just found out that it has to do with the Gayle-chip. Some revisions of the A1200 has problems with a weak signal from the Gayle-chip, and that is what my problem seems to be.

If I connect a 2.5" HD to the 2.5" port on the FastATA it works sometimes, but a 3.5" doesn't work at all, yet.

I guess there is nothing for me to do but to find a another A1200 motherboard with a good Gayle-chip.
Amiga 1200, Mirage Tower, PC-Key 1200, Blizzard 1260/50, SCSI Kit, 256MB RAM, 40GB HD, Mediator SX, Soundblaster 128, Voodoo 3 and Realtek 8139.
 

Offline BADHead

Re: FastATA - Can't find the devices?
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2002, 07:48:32 PM »
I have just got my powerflyer up and running
again the first hard drive 2.5" does not need
any software to run i then managed to get
the cd running once i had insalled the drivers
check that the driver is picking up the
drives by   workbench/prefs (show all files)
double click on ATA3.Prefs file and execute
updated drivers which i need you can get
them from www.elbox.com
Crazy on a ship of fools  :whack:
 

Offline Legerdemain

Re: FastATA - Can't find the devices?
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2002, 08:15:22 PM »
Well, the thing is that it doesn't take the first 3.5" master at all. It won't boot, it won't find it, it won't work at all.

It is not a driver issue, it is a Gayle issue. My motherboard is simply not fit for the FastATA.
Amiga 1200, Mirage Tower, PC-Key 1200, Blizzard 1260/50, SCSI Kit, 256MB RAM, 40GB HD, Mediator SX, Soundblaster 128, Voodoo 3 and Realtek 8139.
 

Offline The_Editor

Re: FastATA - Can't find the devices?
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2002, 08:23:30 PM »
Amazing !!

My A1200 is a Rev1A  It dont have that problem !!
The Reluctant Pom