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How do I get this mother board to reconginse an E-SATA to sata adapter

Q: How do I get this mother board to reconginse an E-SATA to sata adapter

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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Is it possible to take the power supply that has both ide and Sata cable and hook it up to a mother board that has only ide? And be able to use the sata out of the power supply to hook up a new hard drive?

A:power supply with sata to ide only mother board?

As long as the power supply has all the plugs needed for the system and hard drive its going into then yes. There's also adapters and splitters you can buy as well like this: http://www.usb-ware.com/sata-power-adapter-lp4satafm.htm (the reverse is also available)

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hi friends ,
my friend has brougt Asus Motherboard P5RD1 recently,

Our configuration is P5RD1+ intel p4 2.66 Ghz, 512 MB hynix ram & weston digital SATA 80 GB hdd.
We recived excelent performance with this rig but we have a simple problem we have to use SATA drivers from floppy with every Windows installation
we are master of XP installation for this pc but yesterday we tried to install Beta of Longhon it goes up to 10 % & stops responding Blue screen error.

any buddy has tried longhon on P5RD1 with sata, i am happy to see what happens on your system & i heard that bios update will solve this problem is it ?

do you know any method other than floppy drive ?

thanks in advance

A:SATA HDD with ASUS Mother-board P5RD1

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 I have lenovo H530 Desktop. I lost Motherboard to Hard Disk Drive power cable. Through research i have Purchased Cable from china. When i connected power cable i did not get display monitor. Without cable connection Display will be there. I have tried in his way also. I have purchased SMPS, 24pin to 14pin converter. i have try to give direct SMPS power. this time also same display problem. Please help me on this issue. Thanks & regards, Srinivaas 

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

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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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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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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40 minutes ago, may notebook gone in hoverheat.It presented screen freezed, and a lot of heat in the downside cover.After a moment that i called the task manager with the combination ctrl+alt+del i've seen a blue screen for an instant.In that blue screen i've seen a QR code and a small frase but it's disappeared before i can read.Sorry for my english but i'm italian.I've remoived the ac connector.And hold the power button for 5 seconds to do a forced shutdown.After i've wait 5 minutes i've reconnect the power cable to the laptop, i've restarted it, and i had seen the battery isn't in charge.As i read in the guide on the hp support, i've removed the ac adapter from the laptop and from the electrical alimentation for ten seconds, but after the reconnection, th laptop not go in charge.I've try to disconnect the ac adapter for ten minutes but the laptop not go in charge.I can't try if the ac adapter send power to laptop.Someone can help me?

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Hi friends,
I have windows xp sp2 on 80gb harddisk , mother board mercury make,intel processor now this mercury mother borad what i have donot support ddr2 RAM, i had moved harddisk to intel motherboard box.

i am able to detect harddisk and windows apologies to start safe , last good menu and start normally and command prompt appears, i tried all options but fail to start windows xp.

Pl. find me solution to loginto windows and resume work.


A:moved windows xp sp2 harddisk from mercury mother board to intel mother board

you cant use the same xp on another motherboard.

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Hi, my HP Pavilion laptops ac adapter has been damaged and along with that the battery and motherboard have been damaged as well. Can I replace these parts or do I have to buy a whole new machine?

A:AC adapter is damaged along with battery and mother board. C...

Ferngari95 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! While these parts, most likely, CAN be replaced -- the real issue is the cost involved, because not only would you have to pay for the parts (since the Warranty does not cover accidental damage), you would also need to have this done at an HP Certified Service Center and pay them for labor: to diagnose the problem, disassemble the laptop, replace the broken parts, reassemble the laptop, run diagnostics again. The total cost of this work, the parts, and the shipping involved might easily exceed the cost of replacing the laptop. You should see if you can get a cost estimate from one of the Service Centers:  http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00372730?jumpid=reg_r1002_usen_c-001_title_r0004Good Luck

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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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Okay guys I have another question here
I will be buying a new motherboard ... buyer told me it is called [ ASUS 945 ] so will I be able to connect 2 HDDs I got ? first is a 160 GB SATA and the other is a 80 GB IDE ... ??
thx in advance

A:IDE + SATA on same board


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I have a pc with a Biostar 7050 m2 board running XPsp3. I want to install an ide drive from my dead pc with all my photos and music in a spare bay rather than clutter my desk with an external caddy. My ide port on the board is occupied by the optical drives and I have a sata drive on one of the four sata connectors. Is there a reliable way of converting an ide disk to a sata connection, a friend mentioned its possible to go ide to usb but didn't elaborate, has anyone heard of or used this method?

A:using a ide HDD on a sata board

Something like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822998001 could be used to convert the IDE to SATA.

Or, you could just add an additional IDE controller card to an available PCI slot.

Should cost about the same either way.

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Hi. Me and a friend each have an Ideapad 310 without ODD. Instead we have the HDD caddy/bracket. This is the configuration shipped from the store, we havent put it in ourselves. Anyway. We would like to actually use the HDD caddy since the 120GB SSD is filling up. The problem being that Lenovo hasnt included the mSATA to SATA adapter at the end of the caddy. Im guessing that this is because its a budget laptop and in this case the caddy is just to fill the empty space rather than actually indended for use right out of the box. After research we found that the part we need should be the ODD FFC L80SM (part NO 5C10M68235) Turns out the part number was wrong. But this is the part. Turns out that getting hold of the part is harder than finding out its name. So thats really my question here today, is there any way to get this from Lenovo or other retailer? We live in Sweden if that changes anything. Best regards

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I got a SATA-300 HDD for a really good deal and want to know if it will work with my motherboard which supports SATA-150. If the 300's will work but just run at 150 that is fine, I just want to know if they will function.

A:Will SATA-300 HHD work 150 board

In a word... YES!

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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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Don't suppose there's a way to make a sata drive work in a board that is for IDE hard drives?

Had to ask.... lol

A:SATA Hard Drive in an IDE Board?

There are a couple ways.

There are PCI cards that let you use a SATA drive through the PCI bus.

There are also SATA to IDE adapters.

Either way you'll likely lose some of the SATA speed, going through extra devices, especially the cheaper ones slightly effects your performance.

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Me and a friend each have an Ideapad 310 without ODD. Instead we have the HDD caddy/bracket. This is the configuration shipped from the store, we havent put it in ourselves. Anyway. We would like to actually use the HDD caddy since the 120GB SSD is filling up. The problem being that Lenovo hasnt included the mSATA to SATA adapter at the end of the caddy. Im guessing that this is because its a budget laptop and in this case the caddy is just to fill the empty space rather than actually indended for use right out of the box.
After research we found that the part we need should be the ODD FFC L80SM (part NO 5C10M68235) 
Turns out the part number was wrong. But this is the part.

Turns out that getting hold of the part is harder than finding out its name. So thats really my question here today, is there any way to get this from Lenovo or other retailer? We live in Sweden if that changes anything.
Best regards
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

A:Ideapad 310 - Buy ODD/HDD mSATA so SATA board

Hello ErliarThanks for using the Lenovo forums.Personally I would just invest in something along the lines of this, you just need to make sure that it is the right size for your unit, which you probably be able to find in your hardware manual, also available on the support page.
Hope this helps, let us know how you get on.==================================================================================Did someone help you today? Thank them with a Kudo! If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!
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Hello all,
First post. I'm trying to install a Sedna SE-PCIE-SATA6G-02, PCIE SATA III 2-port adapter into my computer but it doesn't seem to be recognized by Windows 10.

I've recently added an SSD drive to my system and had to load the AHCI driver by booting into safe mode to do so. I'm wondering if I need to do something similar with this. I have run the setup program from the enclosed CD without any luck, and checked that it is the same version as is on the Sedna website. The card/controller does not show up in Device Manager.

I am not running a RAID configuration and I will not be booting from this add-in card. I just want a faster connection for my external hard drive to do back-ups which I connect via an ESATA connection. So far I only have the single SSD and one CD/DVD drive connected to my system.

My system is an MSI K9A2 Platinum V1.0, with an AND Phenom II X4 965 quad processor with 8-GB of ddr3 RAM, and a GTX 780 Ti video card.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.


A:How to install PCIE SATA 3 board

Some further info...

While the adapter doesn't show up in Device Manager I used HWiNFO64 and can see its properties. So I THINK it may operate if I can just figure out how to properly load the drivers for it.

Thanks again for any help.


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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


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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i have a windows 2000 server running off a intel motherboard that has onboard sata raid, so my 2 sata drives are currently running raid 1 (mirroring) from the board, my question is will the mirror need to be broken if i install a pci sata raid card and hook the two drives up to it? will it wipe out my data on the drives or just the mirror?

A:on-board sata raid -vs- pci sata raid....

Moving to a different brand RAID controller will require regeneration of all the data, I really doubt their formats are compatible.

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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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Referring to article: http://www.techspot.com/vb/all/windows/t-18558-Issues-with-P4P800SX-board-and-WD-SATA-drives.html.

The error you?re getting (click and temporary freeze of the system) is a conflict with your AGP graphics cards; because, it cannot pass the 3D Mark 2001SE.

Go to DriverGuide.com and update the BIOS for the P4P800S-X board. You will download an extractable file to create a boot-up disk. Make sure nothing interrupts that update; because, you can render your mother board useless.

After the update, the board will operate like it should running the SATA drives.

Eric Korson
The Internet Web Firm

A:Issues with P4P800S-X board and WD SATA drives

Thanks for the update... looks like they finally got around to fixing that error at the BIOS level. Since my PATA hard disk has been working fine for a while, I had pushed this into the back of my mind...

Anyways, it's nice to know that if I wanted to upgrade to SATA, I actually could.

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Taiwanese manufacturer Gigabyte is hard at work on an updated version of the GA-P55-UD4 P55-powered motherboard which will feature both SATA 6.0 Gbps and USB 3.0 ports.


A:Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4 board with SATA 6.0 Gbps, USB 3.0

Now that's the kind of board that will make you really consider an upgrade. Nice link. Fabe

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Hi all,
So my second query is regarding the SATA ports on the board.
Currently I have a 250gb Samsung SSD and a HGST 1TB 7200rpm drive with no optical.  The two drives are connected via SATA 3 and SATA 4 ports.
SATA 1 and SATA 2 ports are empty.
First question is, is this correct or should the drives be connected via SATA 1 and 2?
My aim is to add a third 512GB SSD essentially wanting:
256: OS boot drive + documents512: Junk drive (downloads/temp etc)1TB: Either remove it or keep it and hold backups of the above + drive image
With the 4th SATA port, most likely a future optical drive such as bluray writer.
So it's just making the config correct for the above - like the memory thread, it's purely knowing what the numbers indicate - ie: logic dictates you start at 1 and finish at 4 but hardware logic I'm sure differs :)

Thanks in advance

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I just built myself a system with an ASUS P4P800S-X mainboard, and for storage I'm using a Western Digital WD800JD SATA hard drive in addition to a Maxtor 32049H2 PATA drive.

Over the past few weeks, there have been about four instances where the system has completely frozen, and immediately preceding that freeze was a "click" like the hard disk powered down. In the Event Viewer, I have also seen multiple instances of Error #11 (controller error on my WD drive) and a couple instances of Warning #51 (error while in a paging operation, for the same drive).

I've run diagnostics on both my hard drives and regularly monitor SMART attributes and drive temperature. Everything's in perfect shape in every way -- EXCEPT for those errors reported by Windows and the mysterious crashes.

Now, I've searched forums all across the 'Net, and I have found a couple other people who have had this same problem with the combination of a WD SATA hard disk and the ASUS P4P800S-X mainboard. I haven't found any updated drivers for either piece of hardware, and ASUS hasn't released a BIOS update.

My question is this -- does anyone else have the combination of a P4P800S-X and a WD SATA drive, and if so, have you encountered this problem? The crashes happen rather infrequently, but they come at rather awkward times (watching a DVD, accessing the Internet, running Windows Media Player or Winamp, etc). Also, the "click" concerns me. Us... Read more

A:Issues with P4P800S-X board and WD SATA drives

The same problem...

Yes, I had the same problem. During game play, sometimes even in the menu, and with the 3D text screen saver running my system would freeze with the hdd light on preceded by a "twang" from the hard drive, requiring a reboot. The motherboard was a P4P800S-X and a WD800JD SATA hard drive. The P4P800S-X seems to have a problem controlling a SATA hard drive. I chased this problem for days thinking it was a video problem. Then I removed the SATA hdd and installed an IDE hdd and it worked fine. I have since returned that motherboard and upgraded to a P4P800E-Deluxe + another WD800JD and set it up for RAID-0. With this new set-up I haven't had a problem. I would suggest that you consider upgrading your motherboard (the probable culprit) or doing as you have stated and avoid a SATA hdd. This really sucks for Asus, they're suppose to be "top of the line". They don't even show P4P800S-X on their products list anymore, they kinda "swept it under the rug".

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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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Spec: Gigabyte 78LMT-S2P Rev 5 CPU AMD FX4300 Video Geforce GT 610 Ram 4Gb

As you will guess from the above I am totally confused, frustrated and cheesed off.

did a windows update everything seemed fine. while installing backup programs had to do a reboot and then found drives missing. checked computer manager not there. checked device manager not there did a reboot checked in bios drives missing - removed and replaced data and power leads reboot now in bios. f10 save and reboot came up with Blue sod and error 0xc0000034. Googled (from laptop) some said problem with win 7 SD1 Microsoft say rollback then apply a KB (sorry cant remember which) recovery and refresh. how can you rollback when you cant boot in first place.

Windows recovery auto fix start-up said fixed reboot into same error. reboot into recovery this time to dos did bootrec /fixbcd then /fixmbr then rebuildbcd reboot back into error. Purchased new sata and power leads all changed boot to bios (takes about one and a half minutes to bios screen press F6 another one and a half get settings check recognition all drives found I am on a winner (or so I thought) reboot error 34 recovery disk auto repair windows unable to repair into dos bootrec again no change.

Thought I know will re install windows on a different drive reboot to continue installation back to error, restart into bios drives missing again ( drives are 2 SSD 128Mb and 64Mb and a 2 Tb Hybrid ) Have a sata/USB external connector so removed 128 Mb SS... Read more

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Any ideas?

I've an ASRock K8Upgrade-1689 board with on-board SATA controller which works fine with my SATA hard drive until I disable either the on-board LAN or Audio in the BIOS. The hard drive then mysteriously becomes invisible to the board. Bit scared of flashing the BIOS but will be brave if it's a good idea!


A:Sata hard drive and on-board audio problem

Cheers Rick

Had a stiff drink and flashed the BIOS! No problem, and can now disable the audio and LAN with no complications. Thanks for your help

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When using one of those adapters that allows one to connect a PATA hard disk to board with only SATA connections, how much loss in data transfer rate is there?

A:Adapting SATA board to PATA hard disk

The answer to your question is NONE ! You are relegated to the speed of the slowest device and in this case its the PATA Hard drive.

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Hello everyone,

I was wondering if you can help me with an Issue I'm having.

Have a PC with an EPOX EP-8RDA6+PRO NF2 board with 2 Nvida Sata / 4 Silicon Image Raid Sata ports.

Has an AMD Athlon XP 3000+, 1.5GB of Memory, and AGP ATI All-In-Wonder 9600xt.

I am trying to convert it to a Server for our home network by installing 2 Seagate 1TB hard drives.

Primary drive is a 160GB Seagate IDE drive and also there is a IDE DVD+RW drive installed.
Whenever I try to start the machine from being powered down, it goes through post, identifies the IDE drives, then sits there and then Identifies the SATA drives (which I have on the 2 NVIDIA SATA ports).

After that, it just hangs and does nothing.

Now if I push the restart button on the case, it will go through just like it should and start up.

It seems like it's almost taking too long for the SATA drives to spin up and it's causing it to hang up the POST.

Anyone have any ideas or solutions to this?

I did only have a 300 watt power supply in there and thought maybe it was too weak for all those drives and devices so I swapped in a 420 watt and it is still doing the same thing.

While it's intended as a server, I don't want it on 24X7, so I have it set so it will Wake on LAN, but it won't work when I can't get past POST. So right now I'm stuck.

Anyone seen an issue like this before?

A:SATA drives won't pass POST on NForce2 board

Since the MB is a few years old, it probably has a SATA v1 controller and it's not recognizing the new SATA v2 HDDs you've installed.

Check with Seagate to find out if there's a way to resolve it. Some HDDs have a jumper to set it to the older SATA v1 throughput. Others require a software application to configure it to work with older SATA v1 controllers.

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I received my new Plextor PX716SA SATA drive (hope I have the model # right - it's the dual-layer SATA drive). Put simply, I cannot boot the system if this drive is attached.

My board is an Asus k8V-Deluxe. I have three other SATA devices, all three are hard drives, and they are recognized and run fine.

However, if I plug the Plextor into the Promise 20378 controller (running in IDE mode), it fails during bios boot, detection phase, with a message that my hardware is misconfigured. This happens on either drive, and I've checked the connections and all.

If I plug it into the VIA VT8237 Southbridge connectors, it'll detect, but I'm not sure it's detecting correctly - it sees it as a Plextor during detection, but in the BIOS Boot Devices screen it shows "MBA UNDI (Bus0 Slot)" - but partway through booting into windows, it'll fail with an Inaccessible_Boot_Device error. I've tried disabling it in the BIOS Boot Priority screen, but still get the same error.

System boots perfectly fine as long as the SATA cable for that device is unplugged.

Anybody have any advice? Anyone know for sure if this board is compatible with this drive? Can't seem to find anything that says yea or nay.

Appreciate any help/advice. I did go to Plextor's site, but it wasn't any help.

Oh, and it's getting juice, I can open/close the door and the light comes on during boot.


A:Solved: Problem with Plextor SATA drive on Asus board

It could be defective. I once had a modem that would make Windows freez on startup. I also had this problem on a CD-Rom drive that went bad on me. It just may not working right. Send it back, where-ever it came from and try another.

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x-posted to r/thinkpad Thinkpad P51. My goal is to remove the HDD platter and replace it with a 2.5" SSD. I thought that the hard part was going to be not to break any of the plastic clips when removing the back cover : ) I watched this vid: http://download.lenovo.com/lts/RTPW1410/FOF/RTPW1410-P50_REM_FRU_03_HardDiskDrive.mp4 and also read about it in the HW manual. It sure seems easy enough but this is the first time I am doing this. Prior experience was on older notebooks where the HDD just "slid" away from the system board.The video seems to imply that you can just lift the plastic tab of the sata connector and lift up and away from the system board. When I tried that I met with a lot of resistance and it felt like I was a second away from ripping the plastic tab right off of the connector. I tried to see if I could work a spudger somewhere in there to help lift it up but I could not find any way to do that. Suggestions and hand holding most welcome. Thank you. https://imgur.com/a/9xcUPwB https://imgur.com/a/Jc50NjV    

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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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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 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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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