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Gigabyte GBB36X Controller Driver? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a Gigabyte motherboard (GA-MA-790X-UD4P).  Vista Home Premium (32 bit).  I will upgrade to Windows 7 32 bit when it comes out.  My problem - I ran the MS Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor and it was recommended that I upgrade the GIGABYTE GBB36X controller to make it compatible.  That was my only issue.  I asked Gigabyte, they said to get the updated driver from JTech.  I did so, installed the recommended one, ran the Advisor again, and now it says to update the JTech GBB36X controller.  I don't seem to have accomplished anything.

    I'm 67 yrs old, not computer smart, and that's my dilemma.  Do any of you here have any thoughts?  I realize that the advisor thing is beta, so maybe there will be some changes?  If I do nothing more, leave well enough alone, what are the hazards?  I don't use raid, don't understand it.  I don't have any exotic hardware I don't think.  Would my PC be in danger?  This is the last OS I will ever see, can't afford to upgrade any components, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you.
    Friday, September 25, 2009 3:30 PM

Answers

  • Hi BobHolmes,
    As per my understanding eSATA is a kind of technology for external data transfer interface. eSATA driver is required if any of external hardware’s like external Hard disk is using. If u want know more about eSATA you can visit the following links.

     

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ESATA#External_SATA

    http://www.tech-faq.com/esata.shtml

     

    I hope this helps.

    Thanks,

    Bineesh

     

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    Tuesday, September 29, 2009 7:21 PM

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  • Hi BobHolmes,

    Looks like issue is with driver only. You may like to visit the following link to download suitable driver which is compatible with Windows 7

     

    http://jmicron-technology-corp.software.informer.com/

     

    For more clarity on this you can visit the following link also

     

    http://forum.giga-byte.co.uk/index.php?topic=337.0

     

    I hope this helps.

     

    Thanks,

    Bineesh

     

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    Monday, September 28, 2009 10:24 PM
  • Oops!  Misstated where I had gotten the driver from.  It was Jmicron and not Jtech as I previously wrote.  That's what old age does for you I think.  Sorry.

    I do have one more thing to ask, then I promise I'll leave you alone.  When I went to the Jmicron site and found the driver, there was also one there, also for Win 7 if I read correctly, that has to do with eSata, and then one that doesn't specify that.  It is just says for Windows 7.  Can you tell me which one would be applicable here?  I don't even know what esata is.

    Thanks for your patience and help.
    Tuesday, September 29, 2009 3:07 PM
  • Hi BobHolmes,
    As per my understanding eSATA is a kind of technology for external data transfer interface. eSATA driver is required if any of external hardware’s like external Hard disk is using. If u want know more about eSATA you can visit the following links.

     

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ESATA#External_SATA

    http://www.tech-faq.com/esata.shtml

     

    I hope this helps.

    Thanks,

    Bineesh

     

    NOTE - Disclaimer

    The links in this message may lead to third-party Web sites. Microsoft provides third-party resources to help you find customer service and/or technical support resources. Information at these sites may change without notice. Microsoft is not responsible for the content at any third-party Web sites and does not guarantee the accuracy of third-party information.

     

    Tuesday, September 29, 2009 7:21 PM