MSI Motherboard with on-board Serial-ATA chipset (e.g. PDC20579) Driver Download

MSI Drivers

The Motherboard with on-board Serial-ATA chipset (e.g. PDC20579) is a disk drive controller manufactured by MSI. This driver fixes problems with drive not found, slow or unreliable data transfer, intermittent connection or hardware conflicts. This driver - "" - has been downloaded 680 times and is rated 5 out of 5 stars based on 12 reviews. It is compatible with PCs running Windows XP, among other operating systems. The total disk space used for this update is 4.7 MB.

12 Ratings

Supported Models

Motherboard with on-board Serial-ATA chipset (e.g. PDC20579)


Win Server 2003 Promise RAID Console SCSI Processor Device

Win2000 Promise RAID Console SCSI Processor Device

WinXP Promise RAID Console SCSI Processor Device




Supported Operating Systems

Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows 98SE

File Name

Versions (2004-02-10) via .inf

Additional Notes

Driver version:

AP version:

Uploaded By

Jayakumar (DG Staff Member) on 25-May-2004

Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
PDC20579_DR-UT/Driver/WIN2003/ftsata2.INF 3.3 KB 10 Feb 2004
PDC20579_DR-UT/Driver/WIN2003/ 8.9 KB 17 Feb 2004
PDC20579_DR-UT/Driver/WIN2003/bb-run.sys 17.4 KB 17 Dec 2003
PDC20579_DR-UT/Driver/WIN2003/ftutil2.dll 106.5 KB 17 Dec 2003
PDC20579_DR-UT/Driver/WIN2003/ftsata2.sys 140.8 KB 10 Feb 2004
PDC20579_DR-UT/Driver/WIN2000/ftsata2.INF 3.3 KB 10 Feb 2004
PDC20579_DR-UT/Driver/WIN2000/ 8.9 KB 23 Feb 2004
PDC20579_DR-UT/Driver/WIN2000/bb-run.sys 17.4 KB 17 Dec 2003
PDC20579_DR-UT/Driver/WIN2000/ftutil2.dll 106.5 KB 17 Dec 2003
PDC20579_DR-UT/Driver/WIN2000/ftsata2.sys 185.4 KB 10 Feb 2004
PDC20579_DR-UT/Driver/README.TXT 1.2 KB 10 Feb 2004
PDC20579_DR-UT/Driver/ftsata2 11 bytes 4 Nov 2003
PDC20579_DR-UT/Driver/WINXP/ftsata2.INF 3.2 KB 10 Feb 2004
PDC20579_DR-UT/Driver/WINXP/ 8.9 KB 17 Feb 2004
PDC20579_DR-UT/Driver/WINXP/bb-run.sys 17.4 KB 17 Dec 2003
PDC20579_DR-UT/Driver/WINXP/ftutil2.dll 106.5 KB 17 Dec 2003
PDC20579_DR-UT/Driver/WINXP/ftsata2.sys 173.6 KB 10 Feb 2004
PDC20579_DR-UT/Driver/txtsetup.oem 2.3 KB 5 Nov 2003
PDC20579_DR-UT/Utility/RAID/Readme.txt 1.9 KB 15 Jan 2004
PDC20579_DR-UT/Utility/RAID/PAMsetup.exe 4.6 MB 15 Jan 2004

How to Update Motherboard with on-board Serial-ATA chipset (e.g. PDC20579) Device Drivers Quickly & Easily

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

To get the Motherboard with on-board Serial-ATA chipset (e.g. PDC20579) driver, click the green download button above. After you complete your download, move on to Step 2.

If the driver listed is not the right version or operating system, search our driver archive for the correct version. Enter MSI Motherboard with on-board Serial-ATA chipset (e.g. PDC20579) into the search box above and then submit. In the results, choose the best match for your PC and operating system.

Tech Tip: If you are having trouble deciding which is the right driver, try the MSI Driver Update Utility. It is a software utility which automatically finds and downloads the right driver.

To find the newest driver, you may need to visit the MSI website. Most major device manufacturers update their drivers regularly.

Step 2 - Install Your Driver

Once you have downloaded your new driver, you'll need to install it. In Windows, use a built-in utility called Device Manager, which allows you to see all of the devices recognized by your system, and the drivers associated with them.

How to Open Device Manager

  • In Windows 11, Windows 10 & Windows 8.1, right-click the Start menu and select Device Manager

  • In Windows 8, swipe up from the bottom, or right-click anywhere on the desktop and choose "All Apps" -> swipe or scroll right and choose "Control Panel" (under Windows System section) -> Hardware and Sound -> Device Manager

  • In Windows 7, click Start -> Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Device Manager

  • In Windows Vista, click Start -> Control Panel -> System and Maintenance -> Device Manager

  • In Windows XP, click Start -> Control Panel -> Performance and Maintenance -> System -> Hardware tab -> Device Manager button

How to Install a driver from Device Manager

  1. Locate the device and model that is having the issue and double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  2. Select the Driver tab.

  3. Click the Update Driver button and follow the instructions.

In most cases, you will need to reboot your computer in order for the driver update to take effect.

Tech Tip: Driver downloads and updates come in a variety of file formats with different file extensions. For example, you may have downloaded an EXE, INF, ZIP, or SYS file. Each file type has a slighty different installation procedure to follow.

For more help, visit our Driver Support Page for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

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