I for one knows that in some older OS, your Windows might recognize your SATA HDD as SCSI since SATA is new technology. If it is on an XP built PC, or a Win 95 built PC i can understand. But on Win 7!?
So i went on and do some research. Most complaints come from people who owned one or both of these hardwares and OS: ASUS mobo, Seagate SATA HDD, Windows 7 or Windows XP.
Then i started to question, on my case, is it possible that this happens because Seagate didn't release any drivers for their Barracuda HDD and so Win7 did not have any during win7 installation that is why it is recognized as nearest device, which is SCSI?
But the answer to that from Seagate: They did not release a driver because it is not necessary to have a driver for said HDD. It can run without drivers.
Then or is it because ASUS produce their mobo with modified SCSI components, made and promote them as SATA slots/pins thus making Windows recognize them as such?
Or is it the BIOS Settings? They said you must turn on ASCII before installing windows. I went to BIOS and found my ASCII is installed and enabled. Also in Win7 device managers it showed my ASCII is installed,enabled and working properly.
But then i also read that enabling ASCII is not necessary. It is only for RAID?
Also changing your HDD in BIOS from SCSI/SATA to IDE will literally kill your PC.
Then maybe the wrong cable is plugged to my HDD and mobo?
Before i changed the cable i decided to download this mini app from seagate to check my HDD.
Surprise Surprise! Or not.
The app does recognize my HDD as SATA. Intel Rapid Storage also recognize my HDD as SATA.
Then as it turns out, after more research and time a waste, it is Bill Gate's fault for being illiterate and wrote SATA as SCSI in Windows 7.
So bottomline, although it is written and recognized as SCSI in win7, the HDD will still perform as SATA and will not be hindered at all. It will still run on full performance according with the product's speed and features.
And it is normal for a SATA HDD to be recognized as SCSI by the illiterate bill... i mean windows.
So do not worry about it nor trying to change the settings in BIOS and end up killing your own PC.
As long it runs well with no problem, do not bother what SATA is written as in your device manager.
It can be written as " The Gates of illiteratism " for all i care.
You know what i mean? *cough LOL
Try guessing what "The Gates of illiteratism means"!