VistaPE 11 + DriverIntegrator Script for eSATA + Mustang's VistaPE ATI-11 Plugin

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by atitlan, Feb 20, 2008.

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  1. atitlan

    atitlan Registered Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    Note for Mustang, K0lo, MudCrab, and Boot Disk Builders & further to this Acronis Forum thread:

    Just as I was trying to figure out the DriverIntegrator script for use with VistaPE 11, I noticed MudCrab's exhange at the boot-land forum from February 18 re a Silicon Image 3132 driver:

    The chip on my PCI eSATA card is a Silicon Image, the drivers for which are SI3212. Oddly enough the DriverIntegrator script ran 'normally' in my WinBuilder 074. The path to the actual driver files is the same as MudCrab's, excepting the different name of the last subfolder:


    In the event, the Boot Disk burned from the iso built with the 3112's 'Integrated' yields VistaPE recognition of the eSATA drive; hot-swapping, as in Vista; and about half the time for all ATI 11 VistaPE Plugin operations in comparison to a USB 2 connection.

    Absent the DriverIntegrator script, two earlier version 11 VistaPEs would not 'read & load' the eSATA drivers located in C:\Drivers. This seems to work for Network drivers from what I have read, but not for Mass Storage drivers — at least not my eSATA's.

    I imagine as VistaPE evolves, the 'your mileage may vary' experience of individual builds and special cases will diminish.
  2. K0LO

    K0LO Registered Member

    Mar 9, 2006
    State College, Pennsylvania
    Good job! Glad that you (and MudCrab) have gotten it working. And here all along I've been satisfied with 1 GB/min speeds from USB2.

    >3 GB/min does sound very appealing.
  3. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

    Nov 3, 2006

    Good to hear you got it working and that my attempt helped someone else. I thought the SiI3132 chipset was common enough that the drivers would be included and work without needing anything. Apparently, the drivers included in the SATA driver pack are not installed properly or are not updated to detect some of the newer chips/cards.

    Make sure to keep your Winbuilder/VistaPE/TI setup that works. If you want to play around with other programs/features, copy it to another directory. That way you still have your working build available later if you need it.

    I still need to get my final build done, but at least I know the simple build I have now works.
  4. nhraj700

    nhraj700 Registered Member

    Jan 14, 2008
    I would like to chime in. I too was doing the same with a 2TB Raid array with the Silicon Image 3132R5 SoftRaid Driver, VistaPE along with Mustang's scripting. I made the fatal mistake of locating Winbuilder in the "Program Files" area instead of at the root of C: and couldn't get the drivers to work. With the great help of some dedicated folks, I now have a great bootable restore CD for Acronis. It's too bad that Acronis can't get a better booting CD. It won't even recognize my 6 year old wireless mouse. I just logged my driver problem with them to see if they can get those drivers on their BOOT CD as more and more folks are getting larger backup systems.

    Lessons learned.

    VistaPE is awsome.
    Mustang's Script is Awsome
    Drive Integrator works well as long as you don't have spaces in any path.
    Mudcrab, Allanf and Galapo were very helpful...Thanks guys
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