View Full Version : PCI IDE Raid Card Setup

11-10-2004, 11:22 PM
I have a card as above with a Silicone Image 0680 chip.
What is BAR5 ? Should it be enabled or disabled ?
I'm not using it as a raid card, but I have intermittent problems with the computer locking up when trying to transfer a large file from one drive to another

XP Pro 768Ram, P4 2.4. ASUS P4S8X-X MB,


11-10-2004, 11:30 PM
How big is file
what o/s
what file system
how much memory
how big is page file (If applicable)

when was last defragg done on recipient drive.

Relevence, free space = enough for file. But spaces between fragments to small for file.

Puts half in and goes oh s where do I put the rest, stalls, crashes, very simply put.

What is BAR5?



12-10-2004, 12:17 AM

Seems to be a common problem unit.


Pete O\'Neil
12-10-2004, 08:17 AM
Have you tryed the latest drivers?

12-10-2004, 10:08 PM
I've got the newest drivers last night, uninstalled the old ones & installed the new. Still no good. I went to the link, looks like I might have bought some junk to go with the pixelview tv card, that's junk too. The ST Lab & Silicone Image sites are useless. Ho hum do some research & buy another one I think
Thanks for the help

12-10-2004, 11:10 PM
Actually, the Silicon Image website is very good, they have a separate
support site, that has drivers and bioses, raid or IDE and a lot of FAQ's
I have used a few cards based on the Silicon Image chip and they have work well (Z-cyber) The problem is not so much the chip but more the
Maker of the card, some could not even be flashed to upgrade the bios.
I don't know what bar5 is but on my card it is enabled by default and
cannot be changed.
Here is the link to the support site http://www.siliconimage.com/home.asp and click on product search and support
I have even email them and got a prompt reply, unheard of in this day and age.
Try there newest driver and bios (if you have a flashable one)
The card may of course be faulty, I did have one that was.
Good luck.

12-10-2004, 11:39 PM

Promise make some nice PCI IDE 0+1 Raid cards.