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SATA pci card installation with XP


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#1 Stroller

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 07:20 PM

Ok I gave up on my other pci sata card as I found out is more generic than that word itself.

Here we go I bought a new card. To make it quick and to the point the installation instructions say to connect the HDD LED connector from the computer case to the 2-pin header on the Serial ATA host controller card, but beware of the polarity of the LED.

Do I need to do that for this thing to work?

My pc is an older Dell Dimension 4550. This this is anything but what it was when I bought it.

If I do need to hook them little wires where on earth would I find where to hook them up in my computer?


A little info on the card, Model # SD-SATA-1E11 is has the Silcon Image SIL3512 Serial ATA (SATA) host controller chip set. I think the card is made by SYBA.

I know where the 2 pins are on the card if that offers anything. Also why would I need an LED connector attached to this thing?

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 12:24 AM

Do I need to do that for this thing to work?

No. It won't matter if an indicator LED isn't connected. It just gives a visual indication of drive activity.
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