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Help with VIA 6421A PCI SATA card (PCI card used to flash 360)

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7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
I got sent this along with my VIA 6421A PCI SATA card and wondered what exactly it is, i have limited knowledge of PC's as you can most likely tell :D

Thanks for any help,

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7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
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#2
it's part of another thingi took apart, useless, throw it away :thumbsup:
banned#3
yeah is it 2nd hand the stuff you bought/?
#4
t0mm
it's part of another thingi took apart, useless, throw it away :thumbsup:


Ahh cheers, i tried pm'ing you although your PM box is full, cheers again mate will leave feedback later when i get round to it :thumbsup:
#5
ALEXSHEFF92;5137700
Ahh cheers, i tried pm'ing you although your PM box is full, cheers again mate will leave feedback later when i get round to it :thumbsup:

I just emptied it:oops:.
#6
is it not one of those things that when you buy something on ebay from OEM or from dismantled PC the seller by law has to also send something to keep within law rules of ebay etc.
#7
dontasciime
is it not one of those things that when you buy something on ebay from OEM or from dismantled PC the seller by law has to also send something to keep within law rules of ebay etc.


Nah i bought it off t0mm although i cannot get it to work i have shoved it in the PCI slot are there any drivers for it t0mm i have pm'ed you about it seeing as you've used it and will know what to do :-D
#8
Looks like a media switch from a dell laptop??
#9
shanecr
Looks like a media switch from a dell laptop??


Ahh cheers although the guy who sold the pci card to me (t0mm) said i should throw it away as it was useless so i have :-D

I don't know wether you know anything about installing the pci card above, drivers etc.?
#10
shanecr
Looks like a media switch from a dell laptop??


i got it now, its the power button and wifi etc indicator lights from a dell vostro 1000.

Sorry..what pci card is it?
#11
ALEXSHEFF92;5140016
Ahh cheers although the guy who sold the pci card to me (t0mm) said i should throw it away as it was useless so i have :-D

I don't know wether you know anything about installing the pci card above, drivers etc.?

You don't need drivers, it swhould show as a yellow '?' in device manager.
#12
shanecr
i got it now, its the power button and wifi etc indicator lights from a dell vostro 1000.

Sorry..what pci card is it?


Ahh you are good, i didnt know what it was never mind the model it was from
its this card
VIA 6421A PCI SATA card
#13
t0mm
You don't need drivers, it swhould show as a yellow '?' in device manager.


Doesnt show up :(
#14
Think you might find the A version blocking commands with opticals, like if you try to unlock game partition using samsung 163 connected to that sata card you cannot unlock partition with xbc /kreon flashed sammy etc, so for flashing I would expect you will hit same problem I did with commands being blocked by that revision card.
#15
dontasciime
Think you might find the A version blocking commands with opticals, like if you try to unlock game partition using samsung 163 connected to that sata card you cannot unlock partition with xbc /kreon flashed sammy etc, so for flashing I would expect you will hit same problem I did with commands being blocked by that revision card.


So you think i need a different card is what your saying as i spoke to dudeygeeza an expert by the sounds of it on 360 flashing i told him my PC and he reccomended this card

Edit: just re-read my post thought it sounded a bit rude, i wasn't trying to be, not too clued up on PCs and didnt realise what a faff flashing 360s was!
Thanks for your time to read and help! :thumbsup:
#16
chipset works fine flashing 360
what os are you using ? ( if i remember vista has the driver so will not show as yellow)
#17
ALEXSHEFF92
So you think i need a different card is what your saying as i spoke to dudeygeeza an expert by the sounds of it on 360 flashing i told him my PC and he reccomended this card


Lol, not exactly an expert but an enthusiast like any other of the thousands of people that know how to do this...but yes, the via 6421A is the card you need, forget anything else people are saying, bascially for a liteon, you cant have any via drivers installed (for all other drives you need to).

Just install jungleflasher, portIO that comes with it, and you are away, but I did say it's not for first time flashers, you were warned dude,:thumbsup:
#18
djnaff
chipset works fine flashing 360
what os are you using ? ( if i remember vista has the driver so will not show as yellow)


Yes, came accross this, Vista has the 6421A driver "in box" so you have to uninstalll and find the vmraid.sys in the system32 folder and delete it, just like when a via driver has been installed really, that way when it asks, you just say you dont want to install a driver now, and tell it not to prompt you again.
#19
well i can tell you now using an MSI 975 PUE with a VIA 6421 A is not good the L version is the one to have from what I remember

The A version and samsung SATA drives do not get on. Don't believe me get hold of a Sammy SATA DVD ROM like the 163A/B/ or a DVD writer and watch how Certain MMC commands are blocked . I beta test ImgBurn and have lots of sata addon cards dvd writers etc and also backup all my originals and my 2 Via 6421A cards are having commands blocked one example is the 163d as mentioned before cannot unlock game partition on 360 I also could not flash my samsung drives correctly whilst they were connected to this revision Via 6421 and (I also remember something about MTK flash mentioning the A and L version.

Oh well maybe it has somethign to do with my MSI 975x ICH7 though I am pretty sure I at least also tried it in my asus m2n32 deluxe and I recall trying also on another 2 or 3 computers before getting fed up and pretty sure that the A version was indeed not very good for 360 flashing/samsung/unlocking etc,

Maybe something has been released since I messed on with them that patches these sata cards to be more friendly with opticals.

May 2 2008, 08:26 PM was last time I messed on as i just checked my posts on ImgBurn forum

Edit

Did a quick search on google might be OK for 360 flashing (I know on my computers sammy drives suffered PMA update failure when writing to dvd+r and that kreon flashed sammy drives could not unlock game partition with xbox backup Creator to backup game etc and a few other issues and I probably just decided that i would not take the risk flashing 360 drives with this card)

So try this http://www.360-hq.com/xbox-tutorials-74.html

http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&safe=off&newwindow=1&q=via+vt6421+kreon&meta=
#20
dontasciime
well i can tell you now using an MSI 975 PUE with a VIA 6421 A is not good the L version is the one to have from what I remember

The A version and samsung SATA drives do not get on. Don't believe me get hold of a Sammy SATA DVD ROM like the 163A/B/ or a DVD writer and watch how Certain MMC commands are blocked . I beta test ImgBurn and have lots of sata addon cards dvd writers etc and also backup all my originals and my 2 Via 6421A cards are having commands blocked one example is the 163d as mentioned before cannot unlock game partition on 360 I also could not flash my samsung drives correctly whilst they were connected to this revision Via 6421 and (I also remember something about MTK flash mentioning the A and L version.

Oh well maybe it has somethign to do with my MSI 975x ICH7 though I am pretty sure I at least also tried it in my asus m2n32 deluxe and I recall trying also on another 2 or 3 computers before getting fed up and pretty sure that the A version was indeed not very good for 360 flashing/samsung/unlocking etc,

Maybe something has been released since I messed on with them that patches these sata cards to be more friendly with opticals.

May 2 2008, 08:26 PM was last time I messed on as i just checked my posts on ImgBurn forum

Edit

Did a quick search on google might be OK for 360 flashing (I know on my computers sammy drives suffered PMA update failure when writing to dvd+r and that kreon flashed sammy drives could not unlock game partition with xbox backup Creator to backup game etc and a few other issues and I probably just decided that i would not take the risk flashing 360 drives with this card)

So try this http://www.360-hq.com/xbox-tutorials-74.html


Seriously not debating what you are saying, you may well be right, but the 6421A is the one you need to flash a Lite-on Drive, but now you mention it, I have had some issues but not always when trying to flash a sammy on one, those few times i have issues i use my nvidia chipset.

I do have a KREON SH163B attached to the Via card though, never had an issue myself.
#21
DudeyGeeza
Seriously not debating what you are saying, you may well be right, but the 6421A is the one you need to flash a Lite-on Drive, but now you mention it, I have had some issues but not always when trying to flash a sammy on one, those few times i have issues i use my nvidia chipset.

I do have a KREON SH163B attached to the Via card though, never had an issue myself.


maybe kreon released a new firmware that fixed 6421a issue or maybe you are not using xbc to backup games or redline updated to fix also since I last tried mine

http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&safe=off&newwindow=1&q=via+vt6421a+kreon&btnG=Search&meta=

cant' give you link to research in imgburn forum as as the bit I posted in is beta

also if you have flashed the eeprom on the 6421a with jungle flasher or via any other means to take it out of raid mode etc maybe that allow it to communicate with opticals better, sata add on cards are really designed for hard drives and not really odd use.

Also I trust what you are telling op - I was merely mentioning what I found as they were having issues
#22
Will have a read through in the morning when i have more time, cheers for the replys guys, a lot of technical talk thats confusing me in this thread, as i said dudeygeeza i'd not be attempting to flash it although the amount ive already spent on equipment to get this far, i see it as a bit of a waste of money if i don't use it, i'm only a student after all, in hindsight wish i'd sent it away to get flashed from day 1 before spending all my money would of been alot cheaper too i belive, i do appreciate your help though mate :thumbsup: you too dontasciime
#23
I have it all plugged in my PC recognised the card it asked me to install drivers i clicked no, i then clicked find system ports on ck3 tool and it doesnt find my drive, not sure why?!
#24
ALEXSHEFF92
I have it all plugged in my PC recognised the card it asked me to install drivers i clicked no, i then clicked find system ports on ck3 tool and it doesnt find my drive, not sure why?!



Windows won't see ur drive as there are no drivers installed, but jungleflasher will if u have installed PortIO. And that's all u need, then use it to flash the drive, you know the drive has to be opened up, case off, upside down so u can put the probe in R707 and hold it on there when u click read and create dummy etc...??
#25
DudeyGeeza
Windows won't see ur drive as there are no drivers installed, but jungleflasher will if u have installed PortIO. And that's all u need, then use it to flash the drive, you know the drive has to be opened up, case off, upside down so u can put the probe in R707 and hold it on there when u click read and create dummy etc...??


Yeah ive got it all plugged in case off and everything in position, i stupidly wrote the comment then looked up at your comments and saw you need the jungleflasher PortIO things and is there a comprehensive tutorial of where to hold the probe and when etc. as the one on team-executer doesnt seem to detail this

Thanks again mate
#26
ALEXSHEFF92
Yeah ive got it all plugged in case off and everything in position, i stupidly wrote the comment then looked up at your comments and saw you need the jungleflasher PortIO things and is there a comprehensive tutorial of where to hold the probe and when etc. as the one on team-executer doesnt seem to detail this

Thanks again mate




Good luck
#27
DudeyGeeza
Good luck


Thanks ill definately need it::oops:-D
#28
Please ignore - found what I needed
#29
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Liddle ol' me
Please ignore - found what I needed



Whatever might that be ?
#30
dontasciime
:thumbsup:


Whatever might that be ?


Couldn't find the thread where I bought mine but then did with a different search term. I wanted to put it back up for sale (now done) :)
#31
Liddle ol' me
Couldn't find the thread where I bought mine but then did with a different search term. I wanted to put it back up for sale (now done) :)


bloody hard sometimes finding stuff on here when not subscribed. :viking:

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