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Solved: Installation of XP on MOBO/SATA drive

Q: Solved: Installation of XP on MOBO/SATA drive

Machine configuration

Computer Type: Advanced Micro Devices 2180 MHz.
BIOS: AT/AT COMPATIBLE Date: 04/04/06
Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 6200 TurboCache(TM)

BIOS Manufactured: American Megatrends Inc.
BIOS Date: 04/04/2006
BIOS Version: 080011
BIOS Size: 512 KB

System Manufacturer ECS
System Model MOBO K8T890-A
System Type X86-based PC

VIA SATA RAID Controller
Win2000 Promise Ultra133 TX2 (tm) IDE Controller
Silicon Image SiI 3114 SATARaid Controller
Independent Dual Boot capabilities on two separate & independent drives, one on the MOBO EIDE controller the other on the VIA SATA RAID Controller on the same MOBO

I am attempting a clean installation of Windows XP on the SATA Drive but the system fails to recognize even the presence of the drive. This, even after stripping the system of all drives except this one, and after 'prepping' it to be bootable with MAXTOR prep. tools.

Was there ever a restriction on putting an O/S on SATA drives even on the MOBO? I have all the updates installed, "I think".

Thanks

Installation of XP on MOBO/SATA drive

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A: Solved: Installation of XP on MOBO/SATA drive

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Machine configuration

Computer Type: Advanced Micro Devices 2180 MHz.
BIOS: AT/AT COMPATIBLE Date: 04/04/06
Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 6200 TurboCache™

BIOS Manufactured: American Megatrends Inc.
BIOS Date: 04/04/2006
BIOS Version: 080011
BIOS Size: 512 KB

System Manufacturer ECS
System Model MOBO K8T890-A
System Type X86-based PC

VIA SATA RAID Controller
Win2000 Promise Ultra133 TX2 ™ IDE Controller
Silicon Image SiI 3114 SATARaid Controller
Independent Dual Boot capabilities on two separate & independent drives, one on the MOBO EIDE controller the other on the VIA SATA RAID Controller on the same MOBO

I am attempting a clean installation of Windows XP on the SATA Drive but the system fails to recognize even the presence of the drive. This, even after stripping the system of all drives except this one, and after 'prepping' it to be bootable with MAXTOR prep. tools.

Was there ever a restriction on putting an O/S on SATA drives even on the MOBO? I have all the updates installed, "I think".

Thanks

Installation of XP on MOBO/SATA drive

A:Installation of XP on MOBO/SATA drive

A clean install is one done to a hard drive...that has no prior XP install on it.

<<I have all the updates installed, "I think".>>

What updates to what?

There is no need to use any utility with the XP CD...to "prep" the hard drive.

Louis

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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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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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Basically, my IDE hard drive is really slow and noisy and I want to use my extra SATA hard drive on an old computer. However, the computer only has IDE connections... BUT! I have one of these:

I tried connecting my HDD to this via a SATA cable and powering the HDD via a molex to sata power cable. When I turn on the computer, it just tells me "Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter"

All I want to do is run Windows XP from it.
 

A:SATA HDD as the main drive on an IDE mobo?

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I was thinking of buying the 400gb seagate drive but im not sure whether it would work with my motherboard? (an AsRock 775i65GV). How easy would the drive be to install and will i need to but any extras with the drive to get it working? Cheers
 

A:Will my MOBO support a SATA drive?

Well does your board have SATA ports on it. Then the next thing to check would be if it does have SATA ports on it is the drive that you have picked out SATA or SATA2, and what is supposed by the board you have
 

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I was trying to figure out the best way to move files from my old PIII XP PRO desktop to my new Quad 7 box but then decided why not just move the drive over. (didn't remember that I might have used Windows Easy Transfer!)

The new Windows 7 64bit sata machine already had a 300gb sata drive as primary so I thought the 120 coming from the old computer might make a good storage partner/backup. (It might be better if they were the other way around....with the 300 as the 'backup'....but, so be it.

I bought an IDE to SATA adaptor to connect the old IDE drive to the sata mobo.
It seemed to work initially, although somewhat "sketchily"; the computer was slow to boot but I did eventually have both drives running OK and was able to access all files on both and see them both on my workgroup.

After a couple of shutdowns and restarts, though, the machine got increasingly slow/difficult to boot (sometimes only coming to life if I hit the spacebar on my keyboard (weird!)......then after three or four of these wonky boots, it wouldn't boot at all. I removed the added drive and after many shutdowns and restarts, the box finally started windows 7, but I swear it played the XP sign-on/splash screen music! At that point I realized/remembered that the XP Pro OS was still on the old drive....and now I see in another thread, that IDE drives somehow "overrule" sata drives. Ooops.

I think my Master Boot Record is botched up. (Booting takes longer than it did before...... Read more

A:Trouble migrating an IDE drive to SATA mobo

hit f8 during boot up....go to advanced boot options....repair your computer...press "enter"...startup repair

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Hi all,

I've looked all over the internet, contacted HP, and updated my Mobo BIOS, but to no avail. I have an HP Lightscribe DVD1070i optical drive that has one Serial ATA data connection, and one Serial ATA power connection. There are no jumpers for Master or Slave. I have an MSI K9N2G Neo Mobo with BIOS version 1.20. It is not detecting my SATA optical drive, but it is detecting my SATA HDD. The optical drive i have right now is an IDE drive which I would like to move to my secondary Desktop, but can't because it would leave my Main without a working Optical Drive. I was told by HP to install SATA controllers but I can't find anything like that for my Mobo on the internet. The MSI Live Update program doesn't even find anything for me. So, is there anyone who can help me with my dilemma?

~Josh
 

A:MSI Mobo doesn't detect HP SATA optical drive

If it helps, HP has told me to connect my SATA drive to another computer, but I can't because there are all too old and don't use SATA.
 

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I arrived here via One Click Answers seeking info about getting my ECS PT800CE-A MoBo to recognize a new, unformatted WD SATA II 2500WS hard drive (250 GB). Got directed to a thread about same problem with ASUS boards. Being my first visit, don't really know how to get back there after registering. UH...never mind-reopened a tab & found it. Was back in January 2005 with members PRELUDiCON, HoopaJoop, Gunny etc. Maybe some one has figured it all out better by now? Thanks to any help!
 

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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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Hi. I know there has been some discussion about this before, but I think I'm in some kind of in-between status with this installation:

My motherboard is an Asus A7N8X Deluxe.
I already have 3 IDE HDD's hooked up and 2
IDE CD/DVD drives (w/no issues).

I am now trying to add a Samsung 1 TB SATA
(the jumper is correctly set on mobo), but the boot
sequence stops at this line:

Sil 3112A SATA RAID Controller Bios Version 4.1.50
Copyright (c)1997-2002 Silicon Image, Inc.
Primary Channel: Samsung HD103SJ
Secondary Channel: Drive Not Found

I cannot see the Samsung 1 TB SATA drive in
my Bios. My OS (XP) is installed on another drive (IDE drive) and operates fine when the SATA 1TB drive is unhooked.

What should I do next?

Thanks.
LouLoomis
 

A:Asus A7N8X Deluxe mobo not recognizing SATA hard drive

Have you looked it up on the ASUS site?
 

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I have a Dell Dimension 8300 with a 30Gig western digital IDE internal drive with Windows XP SP1. I have about 8Gig free space on my drive. I purchased a 250 western Digital SATA internal hard drive with a Creative I/O SATA RAID controller card. When I tried to upgrade to SP2, I could only boot in safe mode, since I don't know how to trouble shoot to get the XP2 working, I did a restore and went back to XP1. What I would like to do is. disconnect the 60Gig IDE drive. install and clean format windows XP to SP2 the SATA drive. I have a installation disk from Dell for XP2. May questions are. Will Windows have a problem with registration if I install the SATA drive? DO I install the drivers for the SATA controller before removing the IDE drive? After I get the SATA drive working how do I make the IDE drive a backup drive? And lastly, How do I install the SATA drive to begin with?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Kevin Czarnota
 

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I just picked up a new sata drive and am installing XP on it, the computer picks up the drive and reports the correct size, but the windows installation says it can't find anything to install on, any ideas?
 

A:New XP installation on a sata drive

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There are 6 Sata ports named: SATA2_0, SATA2_1, SATA2_2, SATA2_3, SATA2_4, SATA2_5.

Then above it there are 2 GSATA ports named: GSATA3_6, GSATA 3_7.

Now I have one HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284 My HDD according to the site says that it is 3GB/S.

and one Optical Drive (also what's the abbreviation for optical drive?): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106276 What's my optical drive? 6GB/s ? 3GB/s? 1.5 GB/s?

Now, I know that the difference between SATA and GSATA is that GSATA supports 6GB/S. (Tell me more differences or correct me if I'm wrong) However it also supports 3GB/S and 1.5GB/S. If I plug my HDD (3GB/s) into the GSATA will it be faster, same, or incompatible?

Alas, can someone tell me the difference between Controlled by P55 Chipset (SATA) and Controlled by Marvell 9128 (GSATA).
 

A:Solved: On the Mobo: SATA or GSATA?

Its the hard drive that sets the speed, not the mobo, the specs for the motherboard just tells you what the fastest it will support.

If you plug a slower drive into a faster port, it will just run at the speed of the hard drive spec, backwards compatible in other words.

If you plug a 1.5gbps into a 3gbps port it will run at 1.5.

Remember all those Sata gbps ratings are for "Burst" speed, not continuous data transfer speeds. They are somewhat faster, but not as much as they would like you to believe.

here is a little more info on gbps ratings on Sata drives

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1035081/there-sata-ii-drives-stupid

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new here, but i have been doing a lot of trawling for help!

fairly new to this whole tech thing, so please forgive anything i write which is nonsense!
my setup - p4 3ghz, p4p800se mobo, 1gb corsair pc3200 ram , dvd writer, cd writer, 80gb seagate ide hdd (winxp sp2), geforce fx 5600,

my problem:
i have just bought a 160gb maxtor SATA hdd, but am having problems using it.
if i plug the drive into sata port, the pc hangs during bootup at the 'hit DEL to enter setup screen'
if i hit DEL the screen moves to say 'entering setup' but goes no further.
unplug the drive and everything works fine.

i was under the impression that sp2 contained all relevant drivers for sata drives. am i wrong? I have not specifically installed any drivers for sata controllers.
i am similarly unable to boot from the cd when this drive is connected.

i am open to suggestions as to how i can install and use this drive - do i need any additional drivers? do i need to install any 3rd party drivers from the mobo disc on a reinstall of windows?


help!!

A:installation problems with SATA drive

The Serial ATA controller is not automatically recognized during Windows 2000/XP installation. You will have to install drivers for the SATA controller to be able to install Windows 2000/XP onto a SATA drive. If you do not install the SATA controller drivers, Windows will not recognize the SATA drive.

The drivers for your SATA controller need to be available on a floppy disk otherwise you won't be able to install them during the operating system installation process. Should you only have a CD, copy the driver files onto a floppy before attempting to install Windows 2000/XP. If you do not know how to copy the drivers to a floppy you may go out to the manufacturer's website and download the driver onto a floppy.

During Windows setup, you will be prompted to press F6 to "install additional controller drivers", at this point insert the floppy diskette with the SATA controller drivers and follow the onscreen instructions.
After the drivers have been installed you can continue with the Windows installation.

You also mentioned that you weren't able to boot from cd when the SATA drive was installed. Look in your BIOS make sure cd-rom is 1st Boot Drive.

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how to make installation floppy disk for xp windows with sata disk drive? Thanks.
 

A:Installation xp with sata disk drive

Could you provide some idea as to what you intend to do with the floppy disk. Are you trying to get the computer to recognize your new sata HD? I would check out this site anyway not sure exactly what process you are wanting. Hopefully this will be of assistance. http://www.wdc.com/wdsearch/search.aspx?sq=sata+disk+floppy+instalaion+files&sl=en-US&sc=
Once at this website if you will click on : wd sata hard drive Quick install guide

Good luck!
 

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Hi,

I'm trying to install XP (Pro, UK version) on my system and come across the following problem.

My system uses a Maxtor 200 GB Serial ATA Drive. I know that in order to install Windows on such a drive, you have to load the additional driver software during the installation (in my case VIA Serial RAID VT 8237). This works perfectly for Windows-2000.

Now I want to install XP instead of Win-2000. So, I follow the same procedure. However, after having chosen on which partition I want to install XP (I have made four partitions when I had Win-2000 on it; XP will be installed on the first partition (drive C: = 25 GB)), XP *again* asks for the floppy just before it wants to check the partition (XP can format it though). However, the disk label is different than the disk label I choosed during the first time. The second time, XP refers to the label 'VIA RAID Combo Driver Diskette'. The first time, the label was 'VIA Serial ATA Windows XP'. XP refuses to continue the installation because pressing ENTER (as requested by XP) does not lead to any action.

Some systems specs:
AMD Athlon 64 bit 3400+
1 GB RAM
Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 - Serial ATA 200 GB; 4 partitions
USB External Floppy Disk (1.44 MB)

As said, it worked with Win-2000. So, I really don't know what the problem is. XP recognises the disk because it can read the partition table. It can also format a partition.

Any help is really appreciated!

Thanks!

Balrog

A:Xp installation and SATA Drive Problem

Sorry, forgot to tell. I have used the latest VIA SATA drivers that I found on the VIAarena forum.

Balrog

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Clean SATA HD, recognized in boot/bios... at clean win xp installation start, i hit f6 and install the additional SATA driver, after installation is prepared and the reboot occurs, the windows installation system starts... when the "detecting devices" bar comes up, the computer eventualy hangs up every time...

on the other hand, a win me installation worked fine..?
 

A:Problem with WIN XP installation/SATA drive

Usually you can power off and turn on the computer and let the setup continue. Windows will skip the device that caused the crash last time.
 

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first of all, im trying to build a computer and xp is not installed yet. so i put in the microsoft windows xp pro and it installs pretty good until it says it cannot detect the hard drive. what can i do? please help

A:XP sata drive installation problem

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Your system is not reconizing a SATA drive. When you first place the cd in the drive and it starts installing you will see an option at the bottom to click F6, click it and install your sata drivers.

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I am still having the same issue, I installed the hard drive and get the same msg, So i hooked up a ide hard drive with a working OS windows xp pro, and tryed to download the mobo drivers onto that hard drive so it would see the sata drive. It failed, I used partition magic i spent about 3hrs trying to get the ide hard drive to regonise the sata drive. Again it failed. No matter what i do i cannot get this hard drive to be seen by the motherboard,

Motherboard: Aopen vK8T800a-LFa754
CPU AMD 64bit 3200+ 2.2gh
Hard drive: WB250YB sata/raid
I am trying to get windows xp pro on to the hard drive, Or atleast get the board to see the drive, All attempts have failed. I just gopt the drive new from ebay. Im going to have it tested tomorow to be sure it is not broken, Another thing it does is, When you plug in the serial ati and the power plug the drive does not even power up or spin, If i take out the serial ati and just leave the power on, It powers up and i can hear it working but the mobo wont see it due to no serial ati hooked in. Any programs or things you may know that will helkp me get this to work would be great, This entire system is new, I orderd all the parts and have been putting it together for aboiut a week now, Everything is great other then this hard drive. Thank you.
-Kevler
 

A:Windows Installation on SATA drive

Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread when you have a new issue. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread.

I've created a new thread for your issue here.

Thanks for your cooperation.
 

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I wanna kno if u can install an SATA hard drive on a motherboard that previously operated an IDE?????
 

A:SATA and IDE Hard drive Installation

If your motherboard has sata connections there is not a pblm. If not there are adapters both for the board and the power supply
 

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I am new to the forum and have a question. I have a computer running XP which I would like to install a SATA slave drive in. I have not installed hard drives before and wonder if there is a tutorial available on this site regarding it. I am unsure as to whether or not the slave drive must be partitioned and formatted or not. The drive in question is a new Western Digital 500 Gb SATAII drive.
Thanks in advance.
DavidRandal
 

A:SATA Slave Drive Installation in XP

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My Box config

AMD athlon 64bit 2800+

ASUS K8-VX Mother board

want to upgrade to 500 gigs or if possible to 1tb Sata HDD

Problem is
1) Mother board is old done almost 3 years
2) I don't know what version of SATA will be supported
Please advise

Thanks in advance for your answers

Regards
 

A:Need to upgrade to SATA Not sure if it is sata or sata II which my mobo supports

http://www.asus.com/search.aspx?searchitem=1&searchkey=k8v-x

I don't know why, but everytime I go to asus, they're hving site maintenance
Anyway see if you can click on Specifications there
 

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Hi,
Our data file server (DFS) recently went belly-up on us. It was shutting down intermittently after being turned on (20sec-10min). We determined the power supply is healthy and observed no abnormal temperatures. Diagnosis: we needed a new motherboard.

The DFS was running XP (SP unknown) with 4 HD's in a RAID configuration through a PCI-X card. Here's what we bought to replace it
New Motherboard: MSI 890FXA-GD70 with on board SATA controller
New Processor: AMD FX 3.6GHz Quad Core
New Memory: Corsair DDR3 1333 2x4GB (overkill, I know)

With the new motherboard installed, I started getting all sorts of funny error messages about hard disk problems. As far as I can tell, this is because XP is not designed for SATA.

I changed the BIOS to first boot from CD, and placed a Windows XP OS disc in the drive. After waiting through a couple minutes of the Windows installation blue screen, I again got errors about the HD's. Again, I think this is because of SATA+XP issues.

So I read all about making a slipstream disc (I'm completely new to this). I downloaded nLite, and the RAID drivers from MSI. I built the slipstream disc on a DVD-RW, making sure I had SP2 on the disc.

Now, when I start the DFS computer and insert the disc, I get the error message
"A disk read error occurred. Pres Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"

I've tried starting with the SATA settings in the BIOS set to IDE, RAID, and ACHI. Each time, I get the same error message.

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A:[SOLVED] WinXP + New MOBO = SATA issues

Was xp already on the hard drive for the new motherboad?

if so you need to do a repair installation and install the new motherboard drivers.

ACHI should be the correct setting

Disk read error could mean the disk is damaged or dirt have you tried cleaning it or another disk?

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Need some help from anyone.

I'm trying to install Windows 7 on a WD 500gb freshly formatted to NTFS. Windows 7 first copies the files and then says its starting up and then hangs up. My bios see's the hard drive and knows it's there. I never get a chance to use F6 to load the Sata drivers that I have on a floppy drive. It never asks me. I first tried to load with the Sata Drive unpartitioned but that failed. So I am now trying to do it on a formatted drive. I'm not sure if the problem is that Windows 7 doesn't recognize that I have a Sata Drive attached. Can anyone give me some ideas for things to try?

Jack

I took the motherboard, processor, and ram back to Frys and got store credit. I changed from a Gigabyte motherboard to an Asus motherboard, same processor, and associated ram. Windows 7 loaded with no problems. Fry's stated that the motherboard must have been bad due to the issues that I was having. The processor and ram were suspected to be good. When I loaded Windows 7 I didn't have to load any Sata drivers the bios and windows 7 picked up the Sata Drive with no problems. Thanks for the help.

A:Windows 7 installation fails/sata 2 drive

See if this helps.
http://www.sevenforums.com/installat...-problems.html

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I'm building a pc and this is my first attempt at installing sata drives.I have two western digital raptor drives and they came with a cable that covers and connects most of the back of the sata drive similar to a ide cable and connects the drives directly to the motherboard.

On the back of the sata drives is a connection for a molex connector as well.A friend told me not to plug in the molex connector because I could destroy the drives because the drives recieve their power directly from the mobo using that cable that otherwise would be a data cable if it were ide.

So my question is ..Is that sata cable a data cable or a combination power and data cable?
It will be sometime before I fire it up but I want to be sure of where the power is coming from before I hook it up. thanks

mobo Msi k8t neo
 

A:sata drive power connector installation

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Hi there,

I have been trying to install my Windows 7 Home Premium on my SATA III (WD500GB) drive but it cannot read it. I use Asus P7H55-M/USB3 motherboard and I have updated BIOS version to latest 0901.

My SATA III drive was installed using SATA III cable (came supplied with mobo) and I have trial-and-errored both IDE and AHCI modes with Marvell 91xx driver but my Windows 7 still cannot find my SATA III drive.

I have searched this forum and cannot find a solution to my problem. I really hope someone here can help me.

Thanks so much!

A:Windows 7 installation cannot read SATA III Drive

Try using the Intel drivers from here:
Intel Sata Controller Drivers

SATA Driver - Load in Windows 7 or Vista Setup

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Hi! Hope somebody here can help...

I recently bought a mobo and gfx card from a friend therefore decided to treat myself and bought a 1TB Hitachi SATA HDD.

As i had a dodgy DVD RW before i installed win7 from my current PATA HD as a custom Installation onto the new Drive after assigning it in Disk manager, formatted and began installation.

All installed fine booted up and asked me which windows to use. selected the new OS and all good, but then, I removed the old PATA drive assuming there would be a Boot block on the new drive allowing boot up with the fresh windows installation and all i got was No boot disc found, please.. bla de bla... so i checked all BIOS settings to make sure all boot sequences were in the right order.. which they were..

I then resorted to put the old PATA HD back in and as soon as i hit the power button there was a spark from the PATA HD i'd just wired back up... Nothing for it to short on as it was laying flat on top of my case. now this wont boot either and im just getting the same message as before whatever i do.

I thought maybe this had blown the IDE slots on the motherboard, so i put my old mobo in and all components, i now get the selection for Windows 7 / Windows 7 (PATA) or Older version of windows. but now when i try and boot the fresh installation of Win7 on the SATA drive, it gets to the logo startup screen and restarts.

I ideally want a boot block on the SATA drive so that can boot individually on the my new Mobo as the IDE s... Read more

A:Fresh installation of Win7 onto new SATA drive

If you have no Data on the new Sata HD, do a clean install with one HD pluged in to Sata 1.

Clean Install Windows 7

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I've put together a PC using parts (mostly) from a local used computer junkyard. The motherboard is an AOpen s651m running an Intel 2.8ghz chip.
I have a SATA DVD burner I'd like to add, but the mobo doesn't have any SATA connections, so I've considered adding a SATA/IDE PCI expansion card.

I would be interested in learning from anyone with experience adding one of these cards, if its do-able at all, if I need to add any special drivers to make it work, and any other pearls of wisdom. My OS is XP Home SP3.

Thanks in advance to all...
 

A:Solved: Info re: SATA PCI Card in Older P4 Mobo

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Ok setting up my comp, nothing major we've found, until ........
.............. installing windows xp

The pc boots it from the cd, starts installtaion, does the format thing, copies files to installtion folders, then reboots as normal .......
... and starts from scratch all over again, except that there is a windows install there, 'cos it tells me so, and warns me about installling another OS.
It just doesnt appear to go to the next part of the installation - I'm just stuck in a loop.

I've tried it with and without doing the F6, and using the floppy with the mobo RAID drivers on, no difference.

Any advice gratefully received

Oh I've got:
Matrox DiamondMax Plus 9 sata hard drive
ABIT SATA IS7 mobob
windows xp home edition
 

A:windows xp - sata hard drive - installation probs

After the f6, do you get any indication the drivers are installed? When you reboot, does the bios give you a message to the effect of no serial storage device installed?
You can also try hitting f6 much earlier in the install, don't wait for the prompt. Tap f6 as soon as it starts booting from the cd, until you get a slightly different installing mass storage drivers screen, and when you get to the normal screen, it will show them as already installed. When you reboot, the bios should give no message about mass storage. The Abit board may not give you the same message, it was on an Aopen board I saw that problem.
 

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My Gigabyte GA-P35C-DS3R MB has six SATA ports controlled through an Intel ICH9R device. They are coloured orange. I have two hdd's inhabiting the first two of these ports (and a third hdd on the sole IDE port). The MB has two additional SATA ports coloured purple and said to be managed by a Gigabyte SATA2 controller. Why provide these competing ports and controllers? Is there an advantage to be gained from using the Gigabyte ports rather than the Intel controlled ports?

The Gigabyte manual and the web site are devoid of any explanation. On the face of it both controllers seem to be capable of the same 3Gb/s speeds.
 

A:Solved: Gigabyte mobo with choice of SATA ports/controllers

I suspect the purple sata points are for a RAID setup,
If they are RAID is normally printed nearby on the motherboard, to be sure you need to check the motherboard manual
 

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Hi. I have a Intel 915GAGL Mobo. There are 2 SATA Hd's installed and an ATA CDR drive. I would like to add a Segate Ultra ATA Hd. It is a ST120026A-RK/100. I was given the new Ultra ATA drive so I might as well use it. My case & PS are big enough.

Thanks, Steve-x8086
 

A:Solved: Using SATA - Ultra ATA drives on an Intel 915GAGL Mobo

The answer to my question is YES, the 915 board can run the Ultra100 ATA drive. The board has 2 PATA ports as well as 4 SATA ports and all can run up to 150.

I was able to install the Ultra ATA drive and it worked fine with the SATA drives.

Thanks, Steve-x8086
 

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Can I install an 128 GB SSD in addition to already installed 1 TB 5400 rpm SATA Hard Drive in my Dell E5570? If it's possible, which SSD should I pick? M.2 SSD? or PCIe SSD? Would it be possible to install my C-drive (windows) on the SSD? Would it make the computer any faster? Please help me out.

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I have a DIY box with an Asus P5K-E mobo that provides SATA II ports. I upgraded to a pair of Samsung 850 EVO ssds and naturally got a great speed boost. Now I am getting greedy and thinking about doubling my gains with a SATA III controller card. I have been reading online and I am seeing indications that I may not get much if any speed boost that way. Would those of you experienced with doing what I am contemplating please chime in and tell me if you achieved improvement and if so what card did you use? I am running Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Home, one on each ssd, no RAID is involved.

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I just received my 74gb Raptor and need some help transferring all my junk from my 120gb Seagate...I plan on keeping the Seagate for all my media and extra storage, then running the programs and such off of the Raptor. So what I need to do is transfer everything from the Seagate to the Raptor (meaning, make a copy) then format the Seagate, then transfer what I want, like media, back to the Seagate. I think this is all correct...but i need help!

I got the drive screwed in and hooked up properly...I log into Windows and it comes up with "New Hardware Detected (Disc Drive)", just like it would bring up when you plug in a flash drive. It gives you the options to "Safely Remove Hardware" and stuff like that...It doesn't show up in My Computer.

I read some where that I need to install drivers in order for Windows to detect it. Is this correct? If so, then what do I do? How do I go about copying everything from one drive to the other? Thanks!
 

A:Solved: SATA Installation Help!

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Umm, this was probably a stupid question, but, SATA II hard drives are easier to find than SATA hard drives. Could I just buy a SATA II drive for my netbook (which I think has a SATA HDD)?

The netbook is an Acer Aspire One D260.
 

A:Does a SATA II device work with a SATA mobo?

This will probably be ok but I would check with Acer first.
 

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I am looking to purchase an SSDD (Newegg.com - Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F90GB3-BK 2.5" 90GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)) and am wondering if I will still see good speeds as my motherboard only has SATA II connections and the drive is SATA III.

A:Will I still see good speeds using a SATA 3 SSD on a SATA 2 mobo?

Yes sir you will. Regular hard drives don't even use the max bandwidth speed of Sata II, and its still tricky to get the full speed of Sata III, so you will notice a very good speed improvement with what you have. I have done this very thing in the past

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I just instaled a LiteOn SATA DVD burner to an ASUS P5N-E SLI motherboard. It powers up, the tray opens and shuts, but it is not recognised by the operating system or the bios. All the SATA ports are turned on and SATA 1 and 2 work fo my raid drive. I have it installed in SATA port three.
I'm running XP with sp3.
My other DVD is an IDE set up as Master.
I'm scratching my head over this one. Maybe it's so obvious that I'm not seeing it.

Thanks in advance for any help
 

A:Solved: SATA DVD not found after hardware installation

I tried the dvd in SATA port 4 and it worked fine. Don't know why port 3 woudn't work, but it really dosen't matter at this point.
 

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problem - I bought a new 1 tb western dig HD that is sata ii (wd10eacs) and windows does not give it a drive letter.

I have a intel D101Dggc mobo whose specs say that there is a sata i connection. Can this be the problem - the sata 1 connection on the older moboi cannot process the new sata ii hd?

if not, what is a good way to tr shoot? The device mgr in windows put this drive name in the hard drive list.
 

A:can new sata II 1 tb hd work with a sata i mobo?

If the drive is detected then the SATA 1/5 versus 3.0 is not likely an issue.

But the drive needs to be initialized, partitioned and formated before it will get a driver letter and be accessible.

To do that you must use Disk Management and here's how: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309000/
 

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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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Hello. I want an installed SSD, but the version of SATA is unknown. On the manufacturer's website there is no evidence of SATA bus. What's in this notebook Sata Sata 2 or Sata3?

A:installation SSD What's in this notebook Sata Sata 2 or Sata...

HI. Your computer comes out as SATA ... We can say that the generation of the equipment is SATA 3, being compatible on SATA 1,2,3. http://pcpartpicker.com/products/compare/MVWrxr,3kL7YJ/ Regards.

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Hey everyone,

Ok, so my old WD 200G IDE hard drive was running a bit low on space and I decided it would be a good idea to upgrade to a 1tb seagate that I found at best buy. I figured I could just clone the old IDE drive and make the sata drive my new primary drive; but in order to do that they both have to be operating at once and I have to be able to boot the old one in order to run the wizard. So I plug it in the new one and I get a disk failure (because it automatically wants to boot the empty sata drive). I attempt to re-configure the boot priority and put the IDE back on top, but there's no IDE hard drive to be found anywhere. The IDE drive re-appears once the sata drive is gone, but anytime the sata is plugged in it immediately gets overridden and disappears. The IDE drive is connected off of the same cable as my cd-drive, and I was wondering if it being set to a slave could possibly be the cause of this? Any ideas?
 

A:Solved: IDE drive afraid of new SATA drive

Lets try? If you have your ide drive connected to the ribbon with the cdrom drive, connect your sata drive to a sata connection on the boars {#1] connection> upon re booting the pc go to mv computer & right click>left click on manage>Left click on disk managment. If the drive is there you have to format it.
 

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i need to install my current hard drive on a new board/processor. Is it possible without losing my data on the hard drive?
 

A:Solved: Use Old Hard Drive W/new Mobo?

Yes, here's how: http://www.theeldergeek.com/move_harddrive.htm
 

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Is it possible to connect an ATA HDD to a MOBO designed for SATA HDD? If so is there any special adapters or cables that I will need? Thanks!
 

A:ATA HDD to SATA MOBO

Yes, you will need an adapter to convert the SATA connection to ATA interface. This adapter will be connected to the IDE cable to change the other end to ATA interface in order for you to connect it to a SATA port of the motherboard. Here's an example: http://www.satacables.com/html/sata_to_ide_adapter.html
 

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I was just wondering I have a Intel D865GBF mobo and it supports both IDE and Sata drives. My question is, can I have both types installed at the same time? Also can I ghost from IDE to Sata? And can I boot from The Sata? Anything else that I should know along these lines would be greatly appreciated
 

A:Both sata and ide on same mobo

check your manual,some m/b you can use both ides with sata and others you cannot use eide 1 when using sata
otherwise everything works as normal from what i have read
 

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Im wondering what the general consensus is for the best all around MOBO that has both USB-3.0 + SATA-3 implemented into it is..??
 

A:Best mobo with usb-3.0 + sata-3..?

There is no "best" ,,, There are about 1000 different motherboards out there... give us five or ten to choose from.
 

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