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Connecting Sata DVD drive

Q: Connecting Sata DVD drive

Hi there, i have recently bought a new Sata DVD drive for my desktop machine, it came with no instructions or cables.

I have a Sata cable which connects into my PSU, does the drive also have to be connected to the motherboard?

I have attached a picture of the cable i have.

Many Thanks

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A: Connecting Sata DVD drive

You'll need a SATA data cable to connect the drive to a SATA port on your Motherboard. If your motherboard does not have SATA ports, you will need to install an adapter in an available PCI or PCI express (preferred) slot. Search for "pci sata card" or "pci express sata card"
a picture of the connector is here:
http://www.satacables.com/html/internal_sata_signal_data_cabl.html

You can get just a data cable, or a combo data/power adapter, a picture of that is here:
http://www.usb-ware.com/sata-data-power-adapter.htm

HTH

Jerry

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Hi, I currently have a IDE dvd drive, and now want to install a Sata DVD drive. I had a card adapter (for sd, xd cards etc), but I did not have another Sata cable, so I have disconnected the card reader, and used the cable for the DVD drive.

Now when I start up the computer, it is continually coming up with "disk boot error please insert system disk and press enter". I have searched google and this forum, but don't understand a few things.

Firstly, I am using IDE cables for one of the DVD drives, and a Sata cable for the other. I was reading that is might be changing it to a master... Not exactly sure what this means, but in Bios, is says 0 Master: Old dvd drive, 2 Master: New DVD drive. What am I doing wrong for this to be coming up? I know the new one should be coming up as 0 Slave, but its not...???

I have disconnected the new dvd drive, and connected the old one (as it was), and it is still coming up with the same error... Have I dont something wrong?

Thanks in advance. I apologise if I haven't included all the information you need. Just reply back with what I have forgotten.
 

A:Connecting a new sata DVD drive - problems

Hi and welcome. Did you disconnect the hard drive?
 

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I purchased a Dell Inspiron 531S desktop and wanted to move my IDE 200 MB HDD from mo old PC to the Dell.

We tried connecting the IDE HDD as an external drive but the Dell would only recognize the case and not the HDD.

The TechSpot Q & A have saved me in the past so I hope someone can give me a solution
 

A:Connecting IDE Hard Drive to SATA PC

It dosen't have any IDE connections at all? You could always try a PCI card that will allow you to use IDE drives, however be warned that it would only be like ATA66.
 

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I connected a second Sata drive and it now seems XP is trying to boot from that drive instead. When I disconnect the second drive it boots normally. The thing is it worked fine until I installed Linux (Debian) alongside XP but I'm not sure why that would cause the issue.

Anyway, what happens is after I connect the drive I get the following:
"strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility"

When I go into setup utility and drive configuration I see the SATA primary drive is the new drive whereas the original drive which I want to boot from is listed as the primary master drive. SATA secondary drive and primary slave drive are listed as "off". Do I need to reconfigure this is some different way or is there perhaps something else going on?

Thanks
 

A:Having problems booting after connecting second SATA drive

Sounds like your new drive is probably connected
to a sata connector that has priority over the other.
You should just need to change the first boot device
back to the original drive in the bios.
 

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I am trying to connect an internal SATA HDD as an external drive for use as a backup medium for my system.

To connect the HDD, I am using a cable-set, consisting of a power-adapter, a cable adapter (6" long, 4-pin to SATA power fitting), two-sided femaile receptacle and ribbon-cable data fitting with a shielded UBS cable attached, 6" ribbon-cable.

With no power on, I connect the power-adapter and assorted cables and adapters to 125V AC power and to a USB port of my computer and to the SATA HDD. Everything seems to fit, mechanically.

I apply power to the computer and to the assembled SATA HDD components. The computer starts normally, but I do not notice any vibration, stirring, whirring of the SATA HDD. Also, when the computer is full booted, and I look at My Computer with Windows Explorer, I find that it does not recognize the presence of anything at a USB port, particularly not my SATA HDD.

I have tried fully booting the computer and connecting the HDD to the USB port afterwards, as I might a memory stick, but it is not recogniz... Read more

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Hello, this is my first post here. I have an HP Workstation x4000 I use at work for Designing CAD Models. This is an old computer. My problem is that I am out of room on the Hard Drive. It is a 58 GB SCSI,68pin HP Hard Drive. My IT support guy purchased me a 1GB SATA Drive,Raid Card,enough Memory to fill the MEC Card, and Norton Ghost to flash over the new Drive. My problem is, the Card he bought will not fit into the Mobo. The ribbon in the Computer has an empty plug and a power plug,but they are for a 68 pin SCSI Hard Drive. Is there a cable made that I can use to simply plug the SATA Hard drive into the 68 pin ribbon,or do I need a card? Do they make such a thing? My boss is extremely frugal and doesn't want to hear that the best thing would be to replace the 12 year old computer! Thanks for any help you guys can give me
 

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I connected a Sata III 240G SSD drive to my computer as an extra drive and it prevents Windows from booting from the other main "C" boot drive. The bios boot sequence is configured correctly. The system hangs on a black screen with a dash. The bios can see the SSD. I can also boot into other programmes from a CD like Aoemi backup or disk genius etc and they can read and copy partitions from the Sata III. Is there anything I can do to be able to boot into Windows and use this Sata III SSD drive?

Kind regards
Chris

A:Connecting a Sata III SSD drive prevents Windows 7 From Booting

Was there another disk in the machine that this SSD replaced by chance?

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I installed a IOCrest Sata III 6GB PCI Express Card into my "Dell Inspiron 560". I installed the necessary drivers, as per the instructions that came with the controller card. It is now registered as a: "Marvell 92xx SATA 6G Controller" under Storage Controllers section in the Device Manager.
Here is a link to the card: SYBAUSA - SI-PEX40064 >> 4-port SATA III PCIe, x1, Revision 2.0, (Full & Low Profile); Marvell Chipset

I do still have 3 drives connected to the motherboard -- SATA... 'AHCI'. Assuming I get this card working. I was planning on moving two of those drives over to the new reportedly 'faster' card. My motherboard is only 'SATA II'. This is with the idea of not using my motherboards Sata Connectors anymore.

However the moment I plug in a new SSD drive or any other drive into the device with a 'brand new' SATA cable. Windows becomes stuck at the start screen. I get 'Starting Windows'. But no swirling logo. I tried letting it sit for about 10-15 minutes.

But - The Bios Post screens do recognize the SATA drive, and it's size as 450GB. (That is when I attempt to connect it) Or any other drive I attempt to connect to it.

I've tried going into the BIOS, and seeing if there were any settings to mess with. The A06 Dell-Inspiron bios is rather limited.

When stuck: The only recourse I had was to 'unconnect the Sata-cable'...Then hard-turn-off, and then turn-back on. Then Windows starts normally. I haven't tried any Safe-Mode s... Read more

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i have 2 old hard drive's with some data in them and im trying to retrive it back to my current computer.
one of the drive's works perfectly, but when i connect the second drive it kills the cable totally.
i cant use the cable anymore.. even for the first drive.
it happend for the second time already so i figured out the hard drive is the problem..
any ideas how to fix the problem? what should i do?
 

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Hello, My WS external hard drive mini usb connector fell off.

Iv'e tried to weld It back to the usb adaptar on the external hard drive, but without succssess.
thus Iv'e totly dissconnected the usb adaptar from the hard drive and tried to connect It directly to the pcs motherboard via a SATA connection.
The Drive shows up on my computer as D: and seems to be empty...
From what Iv'e read from the web, WD drives could It be the encrypted, In that case how do I deal with It?
If you know somthing that might help, It'll be great.

Please help the info on this drive Is very important

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HI there, i'm having trouble with a new hard drive i bought, it's a seagate 80gb sata, my motherboard only accepts ide connectors so i bought a controller card with sata ports connected one cable (bought seperately) to the hard drive and another through a convertor to the power. When i start up windows it recognises the raid controller, that in turn recognises the hard drive but it seems to be under a seperate interface, the normal bios does not recognise the hard drive as slave or master or at all for that matter! Have i connected it wrong or is there something i'm missing? Thanks in advance for any help!
 

A:Problem connecting Sata hard drive via controller card

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Anything to know?

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=36036

Thanks.
 

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HI,

I purchased an adapter on Ebay that was supposed to allow me to connect my ide hard drive to my sata mobo connectors. My mobo has primarily sata but it has one ide which is already connected to my ide hard drives.

I have tried everything I can think of. connecing this and that, reversing connections, nothing workd. The instructions I was given were awful and the person I purchased is not helpful in answering questions. He hasn't responded.

Once connected I can't get it to show up in the bios The hard drive is an IDE Seagate 400gb drive. I am connecting to a sata connector on my mobo. I already have two other sata devices connected, they are two dvdr's .

My computer specs are listed above in the computer icon. The converter I purchased is listed here:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300473666570&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

Is there a trick to doing this?

Thanks.
 

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I want to transfer data from my hard drive in my laptop (Lenovo Y480) to a hard drive in my desktop. the cables for the sata adapter do not fit the hard drive from the laptop. Is there a different form for a 2.5 hard drive and a 3.5 hard drive?
 

A:sata to usb adapter cable dosen't fit sata hard drive in laptop?

Does the drive have an adapter need to remove to expose the SATA conenctors? I don;t see anything about the Y480 not having a standard SATA drive and laptop and desktop SATA connectors are the same.

Maybe post pictures of both the drive and your SATA cables.
 

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I have to replace my original hdd on my 9 year old Dell XPS 8100. The desktop  has an i7 chip so I'd hate to replace it with a new i7 PC because they are expensive.The bad drive is an esata drive. I notice that current crop of hdd's seem to be sata III drives. Will the old Dell PC mother board  on the desktop support the new sata III drivesIf I replace the bad hard drive would I be able to restore the W7 OS and all my data by using a macriumbackup file on the desktops external  backup drive?
Thanks for your help!

A:Can old oem sata hard drive be replaced with a new current generation sata III hdd on an 8 year old xps 8100 with an i7 chip??

Any 3.5" SATA drive will work.
As long as the system is in working order, and you purchase a SATA data cable for the additional drive, you should have no trouble cloning the existing drive to a new one.

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Hi, hopefully should be straight forward enough...

I have just bought one of these space saving Acer Revos which does not come with an Optical drive.

I have a Blu-ray reader (dvd writer) which is SATA, but the Revo only has USB or eSATA.
So... i was wondering what is needed to get this (SATA) drive to work via eSATA or usb?

Is it as simple as a SATA to eSATA cable or will this not give the necessary power to the drive?

Or do i need an eSATA enclosure, and if so what size for an optical drive 5.2?

Cheers for any help.
 

A:New PC with no optical drive or SATA connection (can i use a SATA drive in it?)

Ya no problem use it. For more details contact us at www.sacatech.com
 

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I have 2 drives connected thru IDE to my Asrock dual SATA2. And I just purchased a 250gb SATA drive. I connected the drive to my board and it doesnt show up under my computer. I looked in the Bios and there were references to it and if I wanted to setup a raid array?? I have no experience with the new hard drives(SATA, SATA2. seting up RAID arrays). If someone can help me with my current situation and point to a guide to the new drives that would be great!!!! Thanks!!

Heres the link to the drive... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822144701
Also, can this drive hook up to the SATA2 connector on the drive??
 

A:Connecting IDE and SATA help please......

Have you installed the SATA controller driver for Windows?
Also go to Control Panel-Administrative Tools-Computer Management-Disk Management and see if the the new hard disk shows up there.You will have to configure the partitions of the new hard disk.
 

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My MB is the ASUS M2N MXSE. It has only two Sata ports. When i brought my computer, I installed a Samsung Sata HDD 160 GB and a Samsung Sata based DVD Rom drive. Now, i want to install a SATA 250 GB HDD but there are no ports left. In hindsight, i should have installed an IDD based DVD rom drive. Now, what options do i have? Should i discard the Sata based DVD Rom drive, and replace it with an IDD based one, or should i buy a SATA port. I am a newbie, and i dunno how the latter works. Will it be compatible with my MB. Which is the cheaper alternative?
 

A:Connecting Sata DVD rom to PCI

You could try a SATA PCI daughterboard - such as http://www.ebuyer.com/product/48670
As you don't tell us where you are I cannot suggest a supplier for you.
 

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Hi, i'm new to this site but very familiar with technology, i built this machine myself.
im currently running off my old HD but i want to reinstall windows onto my new SATA hardrive (160GB) this one is an IDE. The BIOS and Nvidia Raid config recognize the drive but the windows installation does not. I was reading this thread on this site that i foudn from google

http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/549769-bios-windows-do-not-recognize.html

because he has the same MB as myself but different hard drives. I am currently in the process of trying what he did but i do not have a floppy drive. I only have a 1 CD drive and a 16GB floppy drive. i'm going to try these routes first for the configuartion software but if not im going to see if i can find one laying around.

IF i cant find one and the CD/flash drive don't work is there another way to try the methods described in the previous web link?

*Hard Drives are Western Digital Caviar
 

A:Installation Problems of Windows XP onto SATA HD. SATA Drive not recognized.

Most newerBIOS allow an Alternate method for SATA . . Go into the bios and check the "Sata Operation" setting, change it to "Raid Autodetect/ATA if it is not already. Now try to install XP ( Verbage will vary by manufacturer )
 

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Hi guys,
My old A215-S4747 has a Toshiba SATA drive (200 GB, model name: MK2035GSS) in it. However when i look at device manager, the drive appears to be configured over IDE bus, rather than SATA bus. I know, old motherboards were providing such option in order to eliminate compatibility issues with older OSes like XP, however this machine has Vista (SP2) by factory default.

I wanted to upgrade the drive (it's really aged) with a new faster SATA drive, but i couldn't find any option to configure it as SATA (not IDE) under BIOS!

I'm attaching screenshots here, and really disappointed about it. If i bus brand-new SATA drive, will it be forced to run over IDE channel (UDMA 5 max) which is really slower than SATA.

It seems Toshiba left no such option in BIOS and configured drives automatically as IDE eventhough they're actually SATA-provided.

Screenshots here:
https://i.hizliresim.com/gOlMEZ.jpg

https://i.hizliresim.com/Z9Nomk.jpg

https://i.hizliresim.com/lOY5mE.jpg

https://i.hizliresim.com/VrpWmP.jpg

https://i.hizliresim.com/nOP0ZR.jpg

Thanks!

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I'm wanting to upgrade to a better mainboard. I don't know much about SATA, but I've been using a SATA I hard drive very successfully through a pci controller card.

My question: If I get a new motherboard with SATA II headers, will it readily accept my SATA I hard drive? I can see how the reverse might not work, that is, not being able to connect a SATA II hard drive in a SATA I header, but maybe I'm wrong on that...?
 

A:Will SATA II mobo headers accept SATA I drive?

Yes, sata 3gb/s ports(commonly called sata II), are designed to be backward compatible. I'm using a sata I hd on my sata 3gb/s port on my chaintech vnf4/ultra, so yeah, it works.
 

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The time has come for me to wipe the hard drive and re-install Windows 7 following a recent disastrous download that's effectively knocked out my Internet Explorer 11 and rendered Internet browsing difficult. My system has since become unstable and progressively slow and unfortunately, for some reason, I am unable to Restore to any previous installation. As I have loads of files I want to access, I've decided get a new Hard Disk and run the original H/drive (if possible) from a SATA drive Docking Station. So essentially, I would like to know if my Dell DXC061 will run and support a new Seagate 1Tb SATA3 7200rpm Barracuda. My BIOS is Ver. 2.4.0 dated 05/24/07. I have opened the CPU to see that the current drive connectors appear similar to those on the SATA Docking Station and think my old drive will fit it. However, it's now occurred to me that its possible the newSATA 3 drive may not be compatible with my BIOS or Motherboard. Any help or comments please? Incidentally I have most of my most useful files backed up on an external drive, so all, hopefully is not lost.

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You need a SATA3 port to connect a SATA3 HDD to be fully compatible.

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Hi guys,
My old A215-S4747 has a Toshiba SATA drive (200 GB, model name: MK2035GSS) in it. However when i look at device manager, the drive appears to be configured over IDE bus, rather than SATA bus. I know, old motherboards were providing such option in order to eliminate compatibility issues with older OSes like XP, however this machine has Vista (SP2) by factory default.

I wanted to upgrade the drive (it's really aged) with a new faster SATA drive, but i couldn't find any option to configure it as SATA (not IDE) under BIOS!

I'm attaching screenshots here, and really disappointed about it. If i bus brand-new SATA drive, will it be forced to run over IDE channel (UDMA 5 max) which is really slower than SATA.

It seems Toshiba left no such option in BIOS and configured drives automatically as IDE eventhough they're actually SATA-provided.

Screenshots here:
https://i.hizliresim.com/gOlMEZ.jpg

https://i.hizliresim.com/Z9Nomk.jpg

https://i.hizliresim.com/lOY5mE.jpg

https://i.hizliresim.com/VrpWmP.jpg

https://i.hizliresim.com/nOP0ZR.jpg

Thanks!

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I have 2 IDE HDs installed and added SATA drive lately. SATA runs in IDE mode in CMOS. Problem is, even though SATA drive is recognized by BIOS, Disk Manager, Norton Ghost & System Works, it doesn't show in My Computer, causing problems with saving and opening files. Tried a couple of tricks (changing the drive letter,disconnecting & reconnecting the drive, reformatting etc. ) nothing seems to work. I use this SATA drive for storage and for now I have to drag the files down there manually.
I don't know if it's of any importance, but I have nVidia GeForce graphics card onboard.
Has anyone encountered this kind of a problem ?
Thanks Carl

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Just wondering if it is possible to connect a sata dvd burner in my system, I know there are no sata connections on the MB but would like to know if there is an adaptor cable that would allow me to do this. Thanks
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A:Connecting a sata DVD burner

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I have a Western Digital SATA hard drive (internal) that I kept out of my old PC. My "new" PC is a Compaq Presario and according to the guy at work who is our IT person, I needed a R-Driver III USB 2.0 to SATA IDE Cable to use my old internal HD as an external extra HD with the new PC. Well, I got the dang thing and yes, I know how to connect the power cord and yes, I see that there is a data cord that - if I open the PC case will plug into an "empty" 4-pin connector, but nothing on the motherboard (the big gray connector ribbon) will connect to the HD. I think I'm supposed to be able to connect this thing via the USB port externally, but the other small cable that came with the R-Driver doesn't seem to have a "normal" USB connector on the end. One end connects on the HD and the other end, well, I've tried two different PCs now and neither of them have any port that will accommodate this thing. It "looks" like a USB but not quite right, if that makes any sense.

What the heck do I need to do, buy, get, stand on my head, etc., to get the dang old HD to work with this PC? Please help - anything would be appreciated! I'm just about out of patience for this whole process! Ugh!
 

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hi there
well my problem is a little tricky but i will try to describe it as best as i can..

i just got my new VGA card installed (ATI HD 4890 TOXIC) and its a pretty big card so it covered all my s-ata sockets on the mother board and i had only 1 sata socket left and available for use..

i wanted to hock up 2 Sata drivers and a CD room so i needed extra sata sockets so i went a head and bought an On-board IDE/sata convertor which converts my IDE socket into 2 sata sockets..

i had Vista 64 installed but i had some trouble with online gaming on it so i tried to dual boot xp with it on the other Sata driver but i had many problems with my boot setting and i lost my xp system!

so here's the question...how can i connect the 2 Sata HD drivers so that i can install each operating system separately on each one and then dual them together..does this convert affects the slave/master settings as it was originally IDE socket?

thnx

P.S: i didn't know which section to post this but i went a head and put it here so move me if i am wrong
 

A:Connecting 2 SATA HD drivers

well..not to be needy or anything but..i see posts that are 5 hours later than mine and they already have 10-15 answers

again..i am not needy, i am just hasty
 

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Just a quesion about connecting SATA HDDs to my motherboard. I have a Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3P motherboard, and I currently have 2 SATA HDDs connected, a 320GB and a 400GB both with 2 partitions each, also connected is an IDE DVD-RW drive.

I am purchasing a 1TB HDD, and I am wondering if I am able to connect that to the motherboard as well, or will I have to disconnect one and only have 2 HDDs connected? If I can connect the third to the motherboard do I need to do anything special? I noticed that there are about 8 SATA connections on the board

Thanks
 

A:Solved: Connecting SATA HDD question

You shouldn't need to do anything special. Just preferably have all SATA devices connected to the Southbridge controlled ports (6 are SB controlled, 2 are controlled by another chip, most probably color-coded)
 

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I installed a replacement SSD for one that crashed. I reinstalled Windows 7 operating system on it and powered off computer and installed the hard drive that has the Libraries and various other programs on it. Now my computer is not seeing the hard drive or the CD/DVD. I have 2 sets of power cables with 3 on each one. Does it matter which power cable I use? I know the SATA cables go in SATA 1, SATA 2, etc. but am not sure about the power cables. It would be easier to use both because of the limited length of using just one.

A:Connecting SATA & Power Cables

The power cables come from the power supply and it doesn't matter if there's 2 or 3 connectors on the lead coming from the power supply.

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Hi all,
This is a problem I've been struggling with for a day or two, and it's only now becoming apparent that this is a problem thats lots of you have had, but I've yet to find a definitive solution.

My friend has a Gigabyte GA-7N400Pro motherboard, and I recently fitted a brand new Hitachi 7K250 40GB SATA drive, which works perfectly. Enter 2nd 7K250 40GB SATA drive, connect it up, and.....2nd drive not seen in BIOS by the Sil chipset and Windows XP fails to boot. Remove the 2nd drive, and everything is ok again.

Now, I put this 2nd drive into my PC, which is a Gigabyte GA-7N400Pro2 and its detected fine. I've not tried connecting 2 SATA drives into my PC.

We've tried swapping cables, swapping connectors and nothing makes any difference.

In my research I've found numerous problems from NCQ drives not working with Non-NCQ controllers, to Sil chipsets having known problems and so on.

Help ! lol. Can anyone out there help with this frustrating problem. Does anyone know of a compatibility list of SATA drives with SATA controllers or motherboards ? Does anyone know what this problem is ?

...and just so no one responds with "Have you made sure WindowsXP has the SATA drivers installed"...this has nothing to do with Windows, the problem lies much further back at the controller not seeing the 2nd SATA drive.

Thanks
Mike
 

A:Troubles connecting 2 SATA Drives

Try the known good drive on SATA 2 by itself...Does this change anything ? ?
That SATA 2 slot could be bad.

patio.
 

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When i connect SATA DVD-Writer an error message showing

'Booting Error: 5S/5P'

Intel DG33FB
Pentium Dual Core E2100
Sony DVD Writer
DDR2 - 667MHz - 1GBX2
 

A:Error when connecting SATA DVD-Writer...

When i connect SATA DVD-Writer an error message showing

'Booting Error: 5S/5P'

Intel DG33FB
Pentium Dual Core E2100
Sony DVD Writer
DDR2 - 667MHz - 1GBX2

Somebody please help
 

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I put together my PC over a year ago and am using an external ZDisc SATA Drive enclosure housing a 500GByte drive connected through a USB 2.0 port. I would like to use the SATA capabilities of the drive rather than the USB for speed purposes.

On my ANTEC Sonata III case (an excellent product) I have eSATA connections but on the drive I only have SATA. What is the best way for me to interconnect these? Is there such a thing as a eSATA to SATA cable? The external drive does not need power over the interface cable since it has a separate power plug-in which is fine for me.

BTW, Tech Support Guy is a great site, I have received great help from you guys!

Thanks for your help.
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A:Solved: Connecting eSATA to SATA H/D

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Hey folks,

I'm trying to hook up a new 1TB hard drive on my old dell dimension 8200. I had both hd slots already filled so I removed the original slave drive to make room, and connected the the new 1TB SATA drive via an adapter that plugs into the slot on the hd and turns into the IDE connection (with pins) and power supply input on the other side,.

The SATA drive came with no jumper, and I read that the jumper settings for SATA had different meanings anyway. Not sure how the motherboard would respond, I started going thru the configs, borrowing the jumper from my old drive to use on the SATA

IDE drive:.....master...master...master..master...master...cable select...cs.....cs
SATA drive:..none......1/2........3/4........5/6.......7/8.......none...........1/2....3/4

etc...

I always get one or more of the following error messages in various combiations.

Primary hard disk drive 0 not found
Primary hard disk drive 1 not found
Plug and play configuration error (x3)

Then I gave up and hooked my old drive back up the original way and it was recognized and the OS booted without hesitation.

So... Anyone have any experience connecting SATA drives to IDE and/or can offer some insight? I must have my TB of storage
***update*** I found the master/slave jumper on the adapter. tried both settings, no luck there either. more specifically: drive 0 (ide) set to master, no jumper on the sata drive itself, tried both settings on adapter.
 

A:connecting a SATA HD to an IDE cable/board

I don't know about connecting SATA drives to IDE connector.. You'd propably have better luck getting a add-on PCI SATA controller card, or a USB cable to connect it. The onboard IDE controller propably won't understand how the SATA drive is configured... Although the adapter is supposed to make it.
 

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Perhaps not a question for sevenforums, but I'd figure you guys would either have the answer, or be able to direct me to the answer. I purchased a Silicon SiI3512 SATA Raid Controller purely to have 2 extra SATA ports which I am using to connect to my case's external drive bays. I have flashed the bios of the controller and updated the driver to put it in "Base" mode so it is not using RAID. I did extensive research on this and it appears that I have this part right. For now, I am trying to connect a WD1600BEVT 2.5" SATA-II hard drive to one of these ports and am having some difficulty. I can see the drive, but when I try to format the drive in Windows, or a command prompt (using the windows recovery DVD) it hangs. I am wondering if this is a compatibility issue with a SATA-II drive on a SATA-I controller, however, most of the forums I have read state that if there is a compatibility issue, the controller won't even recognize the drive. I searched around to see if there was a way to force the HDD to SATA(150), but the jumpers on this drive are for SSC and RPS. Is there a way to fix this or do I need a drive that is capable of forcing SATA-I speeds? Perhaps even a controller capable of at least SATA-II since that is the minimum of all new HDDs?

A:SATA-II Drive on SATA Raid Controller?

SATA II drives are typically not backwards compatible with SATA I ports, especially on add-in cards UNLESS they have what is called "autospeed negotiation". This determines the max speed of the drive and tells it to compensate if it's too high (use SATA 1 vs 2). Unless there is a jumper on your drive, which it doesn't sound like there is, then the add-in card does not have autospeed negotiation. This is taken from Problems encountered installing SATA 3.0 Gb/s hard drives on SATA 1.5 Gb/s controllers.

I suggest finding an addin card that supports SATA II like this card: Newegg.com - Rosewill RC-211 Silicon Image 2 port SATA II PCI Express Host Controller Card(RAID 0/1/JBOD)

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I solved a similar problem in Win 7 by uninstalling an Advanced "6G" Storage Controller and letting Windows install its generic driver but I have no idea what to do in Win 10 because of the dumbed down way everything behind the scenes is displayed, which appears not to have anything remotely resembling such a thing.
Anyone else having similar issues? Or am I doomed with my now-almost-extinct 2009 Alienware machine?

A:W10 Recognizes My External SATA II Drive As SATA I - Why ?

Originally Posted by Ex_Brit


I solved a similar problem in Win 7 by uninstalling an Advanced "6G" Storage Controller and letting Windows install its generic driver but I have no idea what to do in Win 10 because of the dumbed down way everything behind the scenes is displayed, which appears not to have anything remotely resembling such a thing.
Anyone else having similar issues? Or am I doomed with my now-almost-extinct 2009 Alienware machine?



A few questions come to mind: is the drive plugged into a eSATA port on the computer and its cable rated as SATA II? Or is it in an External USB drive case that is plugged into a USB 2.0 port or maybe a USB 3.0 port?

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New build...installed XP Pro and used F6 to install proper drivers from Mobo CD...How can I tell if it's running at SATA 2 speed...3 Gig xfer rate...all device manager says is
UDMA5...
 

A:How can I tell if my SATA drive is running at SATA 2 speed?

http://www23.tomshardware.com/storage.html?modelx=33&model1=117&model2=676&chart=31
 

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I have a HP XW8200

2 hard drives IDe and SATA

Windows is on the IDE HDD, after connecting SATA windows won't start not start, when I manage it to start the SATA HDD is nod displayed neither in my computer nor in the Computer Management > Disk Management

This is what I uset to get
(Non-System disk or disk error.
Replace and strike any key when ready)

SATA HDD is seen in BIOS, IDE is set to first boot and no hard drive jumpers to Master / Slave / Cable select

is present on either HDD.

WIN XP SP3

A:Problems with connecting a SATA HDD 500GB to HP XW8200 Help please

Jumper pins are not required for SATA drives. However, depending on what brand of IDE hard drive you have, you need to have a jumper pin set. Western Digital Drives run as a Master with out a jumper pin. Most other brands require a jumper pin setting. You want to set the IDE drive jumper to be Cable Select. there should be a diagram on the top of the IDE hard drive showing you jumper pin configuration. Then in the Bios set the boot order for the IDE hard drive to be first. If you can get both drives to show up, consider cloning your Windows installation to the SATA hard drive using Ghost or Acronis or other various free cloning software. like clonezila Then making sure the SATA cable is pluged intothe SATA 0 input on the motherboard, set the boot order to be SATA0 first then IDE etc.

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Hi,

We have a PC here with a fried motherboard and the replacement is going to take a few days to arrive. In the meantime, we desperately need to get the userís data off the hard drives. (Sodís law Ė the user hasnít been backing up and the data is essential.)

This PC is the only one we have with SATA hard drives. Iíve bought a Q-Tec 350SA Serial ATA PCI Card. Apparently (in theory) if I fit this to another PC (with IDE) I can then plug the SATA drives in and backup the data on them. If I can do this, at least I can then set the user up on a spare PC until his new mobo arrives.

Iím just a bit nervous about actually doing this. Iíve never done anything more complicated than swapping hard drives or installing RAM and graphics cards and the like. Iíve hooked up laptop hard drives to desktops to remove data, but that was straightforward Ė plug Ďem in via an adaptor cable and they worked straight away.

The guy in the shop I bought the card from said that it should work fine, it shouldnít damage the hard drive or any of the data on itÖ but he wasnít 100% sure. He said itíll work great for connecting a brand new SATA drive to another PC, but wasnít completely sure about connecting an existing drive from another PC to remove the data. Iíve contacted Q-Tec via email but their standard response time is 48 hours, I canít find a telephone number to call and ask them, and the user is desperate to get this data off a.s.a.p.

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A:Connecting SATA hard drives to existing IDE PC...?

It should be very easy. First install the sata card into the working system. Install the drivers and make sure the device is installed correctly in device manager. Next shutdown and connect the drive. Note you will need a power adapter for the drive since sata and ide use different power plugs. The one exception to this is a WD drive; it has both power plugs on the back of the drive. If it is one of these, DO NOT use both plugs. Just install one power plug.

Once the drive is installed and power is connected to it, restart the system. You should see the drive in explorer / my computer; copy whatever you want.

The only problem you might have is some bios [ami] like to reset the boot device. If you have a problem, enter the bios and make sure the system still is set to boot from the original ide drive.
 

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Dear Gurus: Sata Port Color Coding meaningful? There are 4 Sata Ports on the Logic Boards 0,1,2,3. Q1: To what ports? How to connect 3 1/2" HDD? 2 1/2" SSD? DVD Drive? In what orders? Q2. Pertaining to Win 7.1 Pro. I have an old 3 1/2" 80 GB HD which contains the original BootMgr. Later, I installed another 3 1/2" 250 GB with Win7.1pro, for the sake of greater capacity. Yet, Poor Performance. I installed another 2 1/2" 250 GB SSD. I cloned the content of the 250 GB HDD over. Currently! This Desktop cannot boot without the original 80 GB HDD. Work around? Please! Many Thanks! Merry Christmas!Happy New Year! KimberleyAnne Spoiler (Highlight to read)

A:HP DC 7700 CMT SATA Cabling? Color Schemes? Connecting Order...

Hi: As far as I am aware, you need to install the primary hard drive that you boot from in port 0. A second hard drive that will be used for data goes into port 1. DVD drives in ports 2 and 3. I would suggest that you clean install Windows if you can't boot from your preferred drive in port 0.

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Computer: Dell Dimension 5100. 6 years old.
Current hard drive: SATA 250GB (think it's SATA 1). Dell web site says its ATA-133

Looking to: Replace the hard drive due to faults

Question: Can I fit a SATA 3 hard drive in this computer? Would this just work at SATA 1 speeds because of the old mainboard? Most of the hard drives listed for sale are now SATA 3.

Thanks for any replies.
 

A:Solved: SATA 3 hard drive to replace a SATA 1 hard drive?

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Can I hook up a sata II drive to a sata I port or will this not work?
 

A:Sata II drive to sata I port?

Yes this will work but you will just get SATA I speeds and not SATA II speed. But thats not big problem
 

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Ok, so here's the layout. I have windows xp pro installed with 2 non-sata hard drives. primary being windows etc and secondary being just storage/games/music.

I now have a 160gb SATA hd. So i mount it, hook up the sata cable to motherboard, hook up sata power cable, and boot it up.

I go to my computer and see nothing. So i go to find new hardware and find nothing either. I installed scsi component and it showed the 2 things i just installed, the scsi component, and, of course, it shows/detects the new sata drive.

So i'm thinking it's now under 'my computer' i look there and it's not there.

Now what i'm doing is only having this for mass storage, i would even replace the second drive (non sata) i had for this.

(my BIOS under integrated periph has OnChip SATA enabled and OnChip SATA mode is "IDE" [the other option is RAID, but i only have 1 sata hdd])

So right now i'm thinking that I can't use sata and non-sata hdd's together.. but i could've sworn you could! I bet i'm just doing this wrong

oh, and one more weird thing, i ran 'everest' and went under storage devices, it shows 'drive 3' as EPSON usb storage 160gb .. and epson is my printer driver!

So i uninstalled the printer driver now it just says drive 3 (159gb)

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TO SUM IT UP:
I want to run my single sata hdd with my other 1 or both hdd's that are non-sata. Is this possible, and if ... Read more

A:SATA & non-SATA drive interlinking! Help!

You have to partition hard drives before they show up in My Computer.

See Disk Management.
 

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Tried yesterday with an SATA adapter (unpowered) and my Yoga 920 would ding that something was plugged in, but wouldn't show it in File Explorer.Traded the unpowered drive for a powered one and the same result, a ding but nothing shows up. Is there something else that I can do? Thanks in advance

A:Can I remove the hard drive from my Yoga 2 Pro and plug it into an SATA drive and transfer the data?

I am confused.  You are talking about an mSATA -> USB adapter?  mSATA-> 2280 SSD?  What is a powered mSATA adapter?

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I am one of those people who like to gradually transfer over from one technology to another when the price is right. Well the price is right especially since SATA has been out for several years and PATA is an obsolete technology.

I have a PATA drive which is formatted for NTFS, not fat 32. I want to install it on a SATA 2 drive. I want to back it up with Ghost or Acronis and install it on the new sata2 drive.

Will this work? The drives aren't the same size either. Does it matter if it is Acronis or Ghost?

Thanks
 

A:Can I use Ghost or Acronis to back up my PATA drive and install it on a SATA drive

If you have the drivers for the SATA controller installed on your Windows installation then there's rarely any issue cloning the PATA drive to a SATA drive, and there's no issue with cloning to larger drive either, both Acronis and Ghost support going to a smaller or bigger drive. The file system doesn't matter.
 

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I'm playing with a recently retired server running 32bit Windows 7 Professional. Originally it was configured as RAID 0 with 5 SATA drives. Those drives are gone but I want to install a spare 2TB SATA drive that I have. Using the RAID Management software I have created the drive and it shows the correct configured capacity. I initialized the disk with Disk Management and it lists the disk as online but it doesn't show up in the volume list with a drive letter. My intention is to use the 2TB drive as media storage. Other than combing RAID and Windows 7, what am I doing wrong? Am I better off reformatting everything and reloading Windows?

A:Unable to assign drive letter to newly installed SATA drive.

I had the same problem this week with a drive like that. Have you tried to reformat it? Also make sure your system can handle a 2TB drive.

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Hello, I have a Toshiba Satellite Laptop (M45 S2692) I was trying to install a new partition using Partition Magic, apparently it didn't go too well. Upon rebooting it never installed my software and I got the message "Operating System Not Found" I couldn't boot, so I switched back to my primary OS (Windows XP Home) I got a few errors when doing so,
"xmnt 2002 program not found" and "autochk program not found"
I did a little research and found that Some parts of my partition were hidden so I needed to go in and make them visible. Well, lets just say that didn't go over too well. Now it wont boot at all. I get a black screen with a bunch of things on it. So, I gave up and went onto my desktop to see how I can retrieve my data so I can just clear my hard drive and do a fresh install on it and put my files back on. I bought a Manhattan SATA 150 to IDE Converter. I hooked everything up, the problem I am having now is that my computer recognizes the drive, but it is not visible or accessible. I trie4d changing the BIOS, changing it from Master to Slave. still no luck. If I change the pins to slave, I cant find the hard drive in Admin options. When it is there, I figured I would try to change the letter of the drive so it might pop up in my "My Computer". No luck. When I right click it, all I get is the option to delete the partition. I'm lost now, I have no clue what else to do, and I can't afford $150 to get it done... Read more

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