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Adapter to connect SATA HD to motherboard with no SATA connection?

Q: Adapter to connect SATA HD to motherboard with no SATA connection?

I wanted to know if there is a way to connect a SATA hardrive to an older motherboard that has no SATA connection

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A: Adapter to connect SATA HD to motherboard with no SATA connection?

You can always use one of these PCI SATA adapter cards: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...ESTMATCH&N=-1&isNodeId=1&Description=pci+sata

A computer as old as you're describing will likely have an old type standard PCI slot, and NOT a PCI-E (PCI express). be certain to verify which slot you have, before you make a purchase. These are two entirely different interfaces, which are not interchangeable.

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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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The mother board is an ASUS P5Q? I know the adapter is working because I can hook the cable that comes from the case to another sata slot shut down turn the enclosure on and boot and I have a third hard drive. But that is not how I would like to do it. If the mother board would recognize the enclosure it would give me an icon in the tray to shut it off and I would not have to reboot to back up something.

Thank u for any help

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Yesterday I had a PC technician around to see why my PC was not booting-up properly and also to change my SSD to a larger SSD. As I am visually challenged I cannot do hardware upgrades etc, so I got a Techie guy in.

We used Zinstall HDD by-the-way and I would highly recommend this application for such a job plus, it is extremely fast.

Anyway, while he was diagnosing my boot-up issue he discovered I had a malfunctioning network card; while removing this, he noticed all the SATA settings were set to SATA 2.

When he reset these to SATA 3, the PC would not start-up! When he set them again to SATA 2 there was no problem and it worked fine?

Can anyone illuminate me on this please?

Thanks for any/all imput

A:SATA 3 not working on Asus P6X58D-E motherboard with SATA III support

Many people have had issues with the Marvell controller on that MB.
You may want to live with SATA 3g/s. Easiest path, no real difference except for benchmarks, and no chance of data loss.
But in case you're not satisfied with that, here's something to look at.

AHCI-mode on Marvell 9128 controller in Windows 7 Ultimate x64


[Solved] ASUS P6x58D-E, Win 7 (64) Marvell AT 91xx - Asus - Motherboards-Memory
A fellow name Jaquith seems to know what's up.

Bottom line is you need the right drivers.

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Even though the following is a question, I do welcome opinions on what the right answer is to my situation: I have an IDE type motherboard. The motherboard model number is SV266M (See http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813183009 [Date accessed: 02-28-2015 @ 7:37 PM]). I am not sure but I believe my motherboard was made in 2004. Is there a way I can connect a 1 Terabyte Sata Hard Drive to my SV266M motherboard? I have heard of a Sata Bridgeboard (SATA to IDE). I have not used one before. A matter of fact, I have only seen the Youtube Video below.
How to connect SATA devices in a PATA (IDE) only PC system
(Date accessed: 02-28-2015 @ 7:40 PM)

They even sell this bridgeboard (SATA to IDE) online.
Kingwin SATA to IDE Bridge Board ADP-06
(Date accessed: 02-28-2015 @ 7:45 PM)
The bridgeboard above above has a 3.7 out of 5 stars. However, I am not sure if this bridgeboard would be compatible with my motherboard. If there is a better bridge board (SATA to IDE) that you know of, please let me know. Do you think the Bridgeboard (SATA to IDE) would work with the SV266M motherboard?

A:Solved: Will Sata Bridgeboard (SATA to IDE) work on IDE Motherboard

They sometimes work and sometimes they don't. To make things worse your motherboard is really old and uses a VIA chipset which had a lot of compatibility issues.

You may want to look into a PCI SATA Controller card instead if you need to use this dinosaur: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&IsNodeId=1&N=100007863 600022728

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I have one Hiitachi Hard drive with data on it from my old computer.
I would like to transfer the data from this hard drive to my new computer.
For that I bought a USB IDE/SATA adapter from VZTEC, VZ-UA2259.

The old hard drive has two partitions. On the first Partition is Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. The second partition contains no system, just data.

Problem: I connected the Adapter with the old hard drive, plugged it in and I saw the two partitions. I was able to download some data. Automatically a driver was installed for the new hardware.
I disconnected the old hard drive to continue the next day.
Next day, I connected the old hard drive to my new computer and the partitions were not shown. Instead I got a message asking me to format the two partitions.
I disconnected the drive and re-connected it...Same problem.

I went to my second computer, also W7 HP64bit, Connected the hard drive.
First time worked, I saw the two partitions of my old hard drive. All following attempts failed to connect the disk.

What am I doing wrong?

A:USB IDE/SATA adapter, Connection problem.

If you can locate the HDD in "MyComputer" (WinKey + E) , then "Right-click" - "Properties" - "Tools" and schedule a CHKDSK for the faulty HDD after repairs has been made remove & reinsert.Post back!!

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Hello, I've bought a lenovo 510-15isk laptop, so far, great laptop!But i have a question. Where normal the dvd drive is now a empty tray, i knew that when i purchased the laptop.You can insert there a another hdd in the plastic housing. ( there are holders inside for the hdd and you can read the maxium thickness of the hdd)But you need a sata and power adapter from the hdd to the motherboard. My question, is there a adapter from lenovo, and does someone have a serialnumber?I've searched online and read the manual but couldn't find anything so far. Best regards,  

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So i found an old sata hardrive that was stored for about 2 years.
While the computer was on, i tried to plugged the Hardrive in the SATA power connector cable, as soon as i plugged it in the power connector there was smoke coming from the connection and my computer immediately shutdown.

Can someone explain what happened? I though you could connect devices while the computer was on without any issues?

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I have a problem and it's driving me nuts. I am new to Windows 7 and I'm not sure if I am missing a setting, in 7, to get this to work. Here's the problem.

I just bought an HP system (see specs) with SATA connections only. I have an IDE drive from my Windows XP system that I would like to install in my new system. I have tried a controller card and an adapter. Neither have worked. When I start the system, I get to the start up screen that gives me the option of entering BIOS, Boot Menu, and a couple others. Lately, it just stays there. If I leave it alone, it will go no farther. If I select either of the options, it says, "enter xxxx....", but it goes no where. If I disconnect the drive, it starts up normally. When I can get into BIOS, the drive is recognized and the original drive is set as the first to boot. I have even tried all the SATA Controller settings (IDE, RAID, AHCI) and nothing.

There had been a few times that I actually reached Windows, but the drive was listed as unallocated and I could do nothing with it. If I tried, I got the error message "Device not ready". Unfortunately, I can't even get that far anymore.

A format was suggested, so I copied all my data to my external drive and formatted in XP. No luck. I keep hearing that either setup should work, but it doesn't. The system is completely updated and the drivers for the controller card are the Windows 7 drivers from the manufacturer. Any thoughts on what to try? I do... Read more

A:Can't connect IDE hard drive to SATA motherboard

When you say you have tried a controller card do you mean a PCI card?

Same with "adapter" is it an IDE to SATA adapter that connects to the drive itself?

I am wondering if you need to change a PCI setting if it's a PCI card controller.

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Relatively new hdd disappears after some time.
(1Tb WD black sata3 jumpered to sata2)
All cables are sata click.
The drive is used for storage and is accessed only few times a month.
So is any way to test somehow what is the problem
hdd, cable or mb sata connector (GA-EP43-DS3L).
It's all start with annoying red hdd activity light lighting all the time when a drive disappears.
After a reboot all is back to normal for some time.
Tested a drive with hd tune pro and it seems ok.
-up normal
-down 1Tb missing

A:Sata Hdd / cable / motherboard sata / problem?

a few things to try first.

-use a different sata cable
-use a different power cable
-try the drive in a different sata port on the motherboard

my first thought was a motherboard fault, which it may well be but try the above first, if nothing else you can eliminate three things as possible faults in the mean time.

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I managed to get hold of part 01HY319 for my trusty T460 and all works fine. It looks like this and converts from an NVME M.2 drive (M-key) to SATA Express connection on the motherboard.  SATA Express is only x2 PCI lines (rather than the 4 you get with "full" NVME support) so I was interested in performance. Performance before with a 1TB Crucial MX500 SSD SATA drive was like this  Performance afterwards with the 01HY319 part and a 1TB Samsung 960 Evo NVME drive was like this  Hope this helps anyone considering the upgrade.

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I have a 790i mother board with about 6 or 7 sata connections
Let's call them slot 0-6.
I will have 2 Samsung DVD optical drives and two 160gig Sata drives to be set up for Raid 0
Should I plug the optical drives into Sata slot 0 and 1 and the HDD into slot 2 and 3 or the other way around? or does it just not matter?
Thanks in advance

A:Sata optical and Sata HDD connection

It really doesn't matter functionally but for display/ listing purposes start putting the drives in SATA 0

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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


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


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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I'm thinking of buying the,

Corsair Force Series 3 90GB SATA 3 6Gb/s Solid-State-Drive.

Force Series

Info "" Corsair Force Series 3 is Compatible with SATA 2 3Gb/s.
Haven't yet moved to SATA 3? Like all Corsair components, Force Series 3 SSDs are designed to last through several system upgrades. Adding a Force Series 3 today means that you'll still get incredible storage performance now, and your SSD will be ready for your next upgrade.""

Well,is future proof.

My GA-X38-DS4 motherboard is Sata 2.

Here we have some good experts in SSD installation.

So,i need your opinion\advice. Good idea? Bad idea?

A:Sata 3 ssd on Sata 2 Motherboard.

It should work just fine on a SATA2 port, but it will be limited to SATA2 speeds.

For example, youll Probably see Seq. Reads in the 250-275ish range.
To take advantage of the speed its capable of, youll just have to upgrade to a Motherboard with a SATA3 port.

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Hello guys!We are trying to install a Crucial m500 960Gb SSD into the hard drive bay adapter for the w540.While the drive fits, once it's connected is not snug and kind of "rattles" inside the bay adapter.It turns out that you need one of this little adapter/spacers that are present in the actual main SSD that came with the machine.We've searched everywhere for the part number or even it's name, with no luck.
Here's the picture of the part:
Link to image
How can we get one?
Shouldn't this part be included in the Hard Drive Bay Adapter IV?
Thanks so much for your help!Nicolas E.
Moderator note: images totalling more than 50k converted to links per forum rules:  Lenovo Community Participation Rules

A:SSD "adapter/spacer" missing in ThinkPad 9.5mm SATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter IV for W540

No one has ever wanted to install a Crucial m500 SSD in the Hard Drive Bay Adapter?

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Please help.
I've been getting this message for about a month. However, after rebooting sometimes once, sometimes several times the computer eventually boots up. After reading multiple posts on similar issues, I went and got a new hard drive. I backed up all the files and was going to reinstall evertyhing from scratch onto this new hard drive. I took the old one out and put in the new one. I get the same message when it tries to boot.
At this point I swapped the drives again (the old one is back in).
I am at a loss.
Am I doing something wrong when I'm installing the new drive? Why am I getting the same message with this new drive?
System specs:
Inspiron 531
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5600+ 2.81 GHz

Thank you.

A:no boot device available sata 0: installed sata 1: installed sata 2: none sata 3: non

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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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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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ok here's the deal. I have built my own computer. It's not great, but it does everything I need it to. The only problem I have with it is it only has one ide slot. It has four sata slots open, but none of my stuff has sata plugins. They all have ide. Is there an adapter out there that will convert the sata slots on my motherboard into ide slots? If so what is a good one to use.

A:sata to ide adapter?

I think a good solution would be to get a PCI card with IDE controllers. Of course, you need a free PCI slot but the card should have two controllers (connectors) that will handle two IDE devices each.

Click here to see an example of such a card. Mind you, I'm not endorsing this exact card since I don't have one. However, it's to show what I'm talking about.

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I have a good connection from HD thru the adapter to this computer, both Vista home premium. What I want is the Photos that were on my desktop. What should I be looking for in the hard drive to get these. I back up every couple weeks but went to an air show and didn't back these up and would like to get them.Where would they be

A:SATA Adapter to HD

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I am trying to use a usb adapter to move files off my old hard drive (ide) onto my new system (sata). It does not show up in windows explorer but does in disk management. It wants to initialize the drive which brings me to the question of whether or not that will erase my files on old drive which I am trying to access. I have read thru several forums and have seen some yes some no answers, at this point I am totally confused, I can not afford to lose the files on the old drive. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

A:Ide/Sata usb adapter

Quote: Originally Posted by alibren

I am trying to use a usb adapter to move files off my old hard drive (ide) onto my new system (sata). It does not show up in windows explorer but does in disk management. It wants to initialize the drive which brings me to the question of whether or not that will erase my files on old drive which I am trying to access. I have read thru several forums and have seen some yes some no answers, at this point I am totally confused, I can not afford to lose the files on the old drive. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

Old drive (with data) is initialized (what OS?) and so should not be or you will lose the data. New drive (empty) may need to be initialized before use.

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I recently bought a USB to SATA/IDE adapter so I could backup data from several old laptop IDE HD's. Worked great! Now I am trying to use on standard IDE hard drives and I can't veiw the data. The system i'm using is running XP. Would anyone now why these hard drives show up in Device Manager as being seen as hardware but no data can be viewed?

Thanks in advance for any support on this matter!


A:USB to SATA/IDE adapter

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Im lost. I have an external hard drive that I use for school. I need to connect it to my computer at home. It has IDE cables. Im not sure which to get for it. Help?

A:SATA Adapter

Cheaper than an actual adapter (and faster)would be a PCI SATA controller card. This one has IDE connections as well. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816124009
Note that versions costing less than 35$ only come with SATA1 speed.

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He guys today i buy new optical bluray drive.but its interf with sata and i have ide port..

And i only want to know that the sata to ide adapter will it slow the transfer speed or burning speed..
Pls reply fast

A:sata to ide adapter

if their is only ide then then you will need an adapter so if it slows transfer speed not much you can do about it but get new motherboard. burn speed you will want to burn at the lowest speed anyways to get the best quality burn.

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I just picked up the above adapter. I comes with its own power source. I picked this up to get the info off of a hard drive from my old computer that is dust. The mb is shot but the hd is fine. Now when I hook up a cd/dvd rom drive to this adapter and plug the usb into my new machine with Vista, it detects it and shows the drive and it works, no problem. But when I try the hd it detects it, installs the drivers and then says it is ready to use but the drive or a new mass storage drive letter does not show up. Under device mgr it just shows the title of usb device not mass storage. Again, the attached hd does not show up under my computer so I have nothing to double click on or open to get to my files. Any ideas? My new computer all updated bios and chipset drivers so I'm pretty much set there.
Thanks for any help.

A:IDE/Sata to USB 2.0 adapter

go to control panel, admin tools, computer management, disc management

after plugging in the drive, select assign letter or add drive letter.

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I just purchased an adapter to convert a sata hard drive to be used with an ide controler. When i go to install windows XP it recognizes a hard drive but can only see an unknown disk of unknown size. The adapter is an RXD 629A, the hard drive is a seagate baracuda 250GB

A:ide to sata adapter

Most of those adapters don't work right, sorry to say.

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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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Can't get new drive on External USB to Sata adapter to boot

I just did a clone of my hard drive (250GB) to a new hard drive (500GB) using Clonezilla.

The dirve appears to have copied correctly except for signature conflict since I now have
two HDs with the same signature.

I took the 250 drive offline (physically) and attempted to boot the 500GB drive using the
external USB to SATA connector.

Window 7 logo came up, then gave me choice to "Start Normally" or "Repair"
Start Normally showed Windows Icon and then threw me back to BIOS.
"Repair" locks up (freezes) as doesn't recognize my keyboard.

Putting the 250 drive back, system boots as before.

1) With all this new "Secure Boot" and UEFI is their anything I need to do differently -- BIOS setting since drives are Not the same size?
2) Any idea what's up?


A:Booting HD through USB to SATA Adapter

If that is a W7 system, it should boot. I cloned my system the other day (with Macrium) and that booted immediately from my external drive.

A UEFI system is another matter though. With UEFI and on the high seas you never know what is going to happen, LOL.

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Howdy gents,
I've been browsing everywhere on the internet, but I just cannot, for the life of me, find a SATA power supply header to molex adapter. (As in, SATA female to molex male.) Do they even exist, or is there some voltage issue that renders such an adapter not possible?
Backstory, if you're interested:
I bought a new power supply while trying to address my Machine_Check_Exception issue I was having a while back. (FTR, it did turn out that that's what was causing the problem after all.)

Now, it's a nice Antec 400w that had a super-fat rebate, but I swear, nowhere on the box did it say it had four SATA headers. I expected one or two, maybe three at most... but this thing has four. I don't have any SATA devices, and I'm going to order some new case lighting and I really don't want to start using splitters or go ballistic with pass-through connectors. I should have done my homework before buying this PSU, but the rebate deal on this thing ended the next day.

A:SATA/Molex Adapter

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I recently purchased an IDE to SATA adapter. I plugged the IDE end into the harddrive but when i tried to plug the SATA end into the mobo the SATA connectors were "above" the connections on the mobo this is on a Toshiba laptop.
Are there certain adapters for certain laptops? I`m new to these and thought they would all be the same as the research i did on the net said nothing about there being different adapters for different laptop mobo`s.
The only reason i bought one was because my hdd died and i have a few spare ide hdd`s and instead of buying a new hdd i thought i`d try an adapter.
All info greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: IDE to SATA adapter

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I just got my new Vantec IDE/SATA to 2.0 USB Adapter installed. I use it on my laptop to give me extra storage space.. or plan to.. this drive already has a good copy of Win 7 installed and i'd like to boot into it from the USB adapter so it will be easier for me to find out what i need to back up.

I did try to boot from USB and windows does start to load then crashes.. I don't know if it's due to the Vantec unit or if I just need to repair the MBR on the drive. The drive has been sitting in a safe place for about 8 months not being used.

A:Can you boot Win 7 from a Ide/Sata to UBS adapter?

There is a way but its not worth it if you ask me, Use the Drive as storage or send it to me, Ill use it.

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I have a brand new core 2 duo system i'm building with an Intel DG965WH board. The only HDD I have and would like to use is IDE/ATA. This is a problem on my board because it is an SATA board. I'm using the only PATA/IDE channel for my optical drive and tried putting the harddrive on that channel as a secondary drive but that gave me alot of problems. A friend recently gave me an adapter that connects to my IDE harddrive and allows me to connect the drive using a SATA connnector. I powered the drive and the device using a floppy power connector in the adapter. When I boot the machine, before I even get a chance to go into BIOS, the system freezes with a black screen and gray solid cursor that doesnt blink. If I disconnect the device, the system boots fine without the harddrive. Any ideas or suggestions? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:IDE to SATA adapter problems

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I have a Samsung SATA 250 gb HDD. I used a IDE to SATA adapter to attach the HDD to my Main boards IDE port. When I start the PC everything is fine, Windows loads normally and so on. But after 2-3 minutes the system totally hangs and then screen goes black. I had to unplug to restart the pc. Can anyone help me with this.

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I have just recieved the dvd rewriter drive I purchased on ebay I dont know if I was careless reading the write up, but the back socket looks like a sata socket is there such a thing as an adapter to change sata to ide. Thanks.

A:dvd drive adapter sata to ide

Heres one; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812186007

Or shop around with keywords "SATA to IDE adapter" at pricewatch.com and tigerdirect.com.

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Hi all,

I just finished building my new PC, And a stupid error on my part, I just noticed I only have 1 IDE slot, the rest are SATA. Now i'm looking for an adapter or two to hook up my DVd drives...I tried a PCI Card with the option for IDE..but the dirvers would not install, plus i'm running Vista.

So bottom line can anyone suggest a good Adapter to plug in my IDE drives to my SATA ports


A:Recomindations for a IDE to SATA ADAPTER

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I have an old 80GB WD hard drive (IDE) and I want to use it on my newer PC, which uses SATA. I got a IDE to SATA adapter on eBay, and before I try to hook it up, I wanted to know if there's a high probability of some sort of short circuit or something that may fry my power supply.
I'm not at all concerned about what may happen to the old hard drive, but I am concerned about the rest of my PC.

Thanks for any info on this.

A:IDE to SATA adapter - can cause malfunction?

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I had troubles connecting my 3rd IDE hard drive (Seagate 80GB) to my new motherboard (Asus P5K). I bought a SATA->IDE adapter since the motherboard has only two IDE slots. That adapter was a cheap one. It didn't work. Strangely, once out of dozens of tries it did work, but only for one bootup (no idea why, tried everything).

Then I bought a new adapter, similar, but a bit more expensive and with some more leds on it for status reporting. It is also a basic attach-to-the-IDE-drive-model. The new adapter does actually work. This time, it fails to be recognized at every 10th boot or so though. The BIOS SATA recognition times out and the drive is not recognized. It will be recognized if I just reboot again (soft reset is ok).

What could cause this strange "random" behaviour? I have two main suspicions myself: the motherboard is faulty or the power supply is just at the limit. The latter is kind of not valid though in the sense that I think it doesn't matter if I add or remove peripherals, the behaviour will stay the same.

I don't think the drive is faulty since it worked fine with the previous system (different motherboard and power supply, no SATA to IDE adapter).

Now I also encountered a new problem: I get "Delayed Write Failed" in WinXP when installing a game. The drive will vanish from My Computer after that failure. I found many solutions to that and I have to try them one by one. But I was wondering if someone could connect the dots... Read more

A:SATA to IDE adapter not always recognized

I'd go with your assessment of an underpowered power supply. Do try disconnecting extra drives for a test.

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Hello, I am trying to connect my SATA DVD drive to my Dell PC Via "3 PORT SATA SERIAL ATA + 1 IDE VIA 6421A PCI CARD". My Dell Is an XP Home edition 2004 and when i Connect everything together the PC will not fully boot. I have tried connecting it through all three IDE plugs, i have tried unplugging all other IDE plugs and only using the SATA Adapter's and the Mother boards and i have tried using the USB's IDE plug but when i Boot the System it says that the primary drive 0 seconadry drive are not found. I have a way of powering the DVD drive Via Molex CK3 mini and have tried booting both with the drive on and the drive off. Once before, I had gotten the PC to boot by using the secondary drive's IDE and leaving all other IDE ports in tact and the PC booted but now i have tried everything and i can't get it to Boot again.

How do i get the PC to boot and detect my SATA DVD drive through my SATA IDE Adapter?

A:IDE to SATA adapter not working

SATA to IDE adapters typically do not work (or work properly) for CD/DVD drives.

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okay.. some partitioning with PartitionMagic went wrong a few days ago on one of my computers, and it won't boot anymore. In Winternals Disk Commander off of a bootable CD, I can see all of the files that I would like to recover off of my hard drive.. but it won't let me back the data up to anything but a floppy, which obviously isn't an option.

Anyhow.. what I want to do, is to use another hard drive I have, which has XP installed on it, to boot off of, and then rescue the files from the failing hard drive. My motherboard only has SATA connectors though.. and the spare hard drive is IDE. I got an IDE to SATA converter (Syba).. but it's not working.

When I connect the IDE with the adapter, the hard drive is set to master.. all cables are connected.. all power plugged in, but I get an error message.. something like, "Media Check failed. Please check cables."

Anybody know what's going on? I know the hard drive is fine.. I can boot off of it fine on another computer, where the mobo supports IDE drives... Could the converter be the problem?

I can't see the drive in the bios either... I've tried changing a few settings, but nothing seems to remedy my little problem.

Any ideas? I'd be thankful

A:IDE to SATA Adapter Problems..

You're saying you don't have any cdrom drives in your computer? That's strange. If you do, remove the cable from one of those and attach the IDE as a slave or if only one cd drive, attach the IDE to that cable as Master.

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First of all, I know this is a really long post, but I tried to include all the information I've acquired so far. Thank you in advance for reading through this whole thing to help me

In anticipation of a new HD I'm going to be getting soon for my laptop (I hope) I've been trying to decide what to do with my current laptop HD. I want to use it as an external HD for storage (or maybe to boot other OS's off of, I haven't decided yet). So I searched through eBay and basically found two solutions to use it as an external HD: A SATA/IDE to USB adapter, or a HD enclosure, with different pros and cons for each. I also have several older internal desktop HDs around my house that I'd like to use as external storage devices as well, so that plays a part into what I want to get. I'm going to list the pros and cons of each possible solution that I can think of, and then if anyone has anymore that I didn't think of or more information about which setup is best or the questions I have, I'd appreciate it. I'm trying to decide which one is going to be best solution.

What I want: A way to interchange and connect internal laptop and desktop HDs with sizes up to 1TB to my computer through the USB ports. If the 1TB support isn't possible for my price range (Trying to keep it to $5 on eBay; no more than $10) then at a minimum it should support a laptop HD up to 500 GB. Preferably something hot-swappable, with as few cables as possible.Also, the more support for different types, connection type... Read more

A:IDE/SATA Adapter vs. HD Enclosure?

Sorry Adam, but I'm not very good on hardware so I wont be much help here. I've posted this exact thread over at TSF so you can benefit from the combined knowledge of the two forums:

IDE/SATA Adapter vs. HD Enclosure? - Tech Support Forum


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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


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:






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My PC refuses to boot. Diagnostics say SATA check smart log failedError 173520Failure 34EID RGG331-57S8H8-PXP82K-A80403

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this is an ASUS X83V notebook - Setting the SATA operation to 'compatible' mode at installation, Win8 CP installed fine, no hitches. Switched BIOS to Enhanced/full mode and it fails.

I recall this sort of problem from XP installs where tricks were needed to support SATA, but I do not recall this on Seven. Will Win 8 not detect the right controller, fetch the right driver? Do I need to manually force-install, reboot, reselect enhanced mode, and go from there?


A:Are SATA issues like Vista?? Can't operate in full SATA mode

Is this so-called "enhanced" mode switching the storage over to AHCI mode? If so, you have to edit the registry first before being able to do that.

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This call for help is apply to any one could provide help about the jmb363 jumpers setting combination to make the 2 internal sata and 2 external e-sata work at the same time , THANK YOU
AND HERE IS THE LINK FOR MY JUMPER : http://sam-2014.weebly.com/

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I'm looking at a Sabrent EC-UEIS7 Hard Drive Enclosure - 3.5" IDE/SATA to USB 2.0, eSATA in order to use one of my now internal Sata drives as an 'external' backup device.

If I turn the external power off on the back of the external Sata enclosure with my extra old Sata connected in it...will that drive then be safe from any virus/malware attacks from within my system (or online) even if the external enclosure Sata cable is still connected to the main PC?

I'm assuming if I have the power switch switched off on this external enclosure with my Sata drive...then nothing can read/write to the Sata drive in this external case ?


A:Safety of internal 3.5 Sata IDE in external Sata case for backups

Yes, that is correct. The HDD must have power and data to function in any capacity.

If there is no power going to any drive then they can not read or write anything even if the data cable is attached.

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