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Flex 3 1120.- No SATA connection!

Q: Flex 3 1120.- No SATA connection!

I have a Lenovo Flex 3 1120. When I bought it, I went for the hard drive option that had the cheapest price since all the other options were HDD of various sizes and I knew I was going to upgrade to SSD anyway. The flex 3 I have though, does not have a HDD and uses an eMMC embedded storage. When I went to install the SSD, there is an empty space for where the hard drive would sit and there is no SATA connection. There is a socket in the board that is labeled "SATA conn1" but no cable.

I called support and was told it is possible to use the SSD and boot from it. The cable and caddy can be purchased but she said Lenovo will not supply the part. I found the part number I think, 1109-01051, but apparently no one else sells it either. There was one on ebay, but it's gone. anyone know where I can find one?


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A: Flex 3 1120.- No SATA connection!

update: the item number is actually 5C10J08424. I still had a hard time a seller with it in stock. One website wanted about $70 for it not including shipping. I finally found/bought one on encompassparts.com for about $20 including shipping. I'll update once I get to try it out.

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Hi, I just purchased a Flex 3-1120 with Windows 10 preinstalled via Lenovo.com. When I try to use the Lenovo OKR to restore the system back to the orginal state, it takes to the Windows 10 recovery options. Is this correct? Will the Windows 10 receovery option restore everything including the Lenovo preinstalled programs/apps? Thanks for your assistance!

A:Flex 3-1120 Windows 10 OKR

Iam not sure if it will restore lenovo pre installed apps but it will restore windows 10 completely......  RegardsKamal



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Hello, My windows updated a few weeks ago and after the update I had a few issues with my touch pad and sound. I was able to roll back my touch pad driver and fix the problem but there has been no update to Realtek High Definition Audio Driver for several years so there was nothing to roll back to. The issue I have been having that my sound has been contstently going up leaving the sound bar on the screen (A picture is attach below if it helps). This has become very annoying since I  have not found a way to get rid of this. So far I have tried updating and deleting then reinstalling the driver but the sound bar remains. Therefore, is there any way I can fix this? Any help will be much appreciated.Thanks,SoundMax 

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Hi, I have a Lenovo Flex 3 1120 and am having trouble playing games on it so i was wondering if i would be able to ugrade my graphics card and what card would be compatible with it. The processor is: Intel Celeron CPU N2840 2.16GHz
RAM: 4.00GB
System type: 64-bit
Graphics: Intel HD
If you need more information let me know how and where to find it becuase i need help. Thanks! 
 
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I recently updated to the Windwos 10 Fall Creators update (Build 1709, 16299.125), and as soon as I updated, the graphics driver failed and switched to the Microsoft Basic Display Adapter. I tried updating and rolling back the driver without success. My driver right now is at the latest version (10.18.10.4358). I already tried fixing this issue with Microsoft support but they couldn't find any solutions. Microsoft Support Link: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-hardware/intel-hd-graphics-not-working-... 

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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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I have the same problem with my flex10 I just purchased I can not connect it with my TV because the TV won't recognise it even after I had done the switch to duplicate the screen, please do U have any idea wats I should do?
 
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A:Flex 10 HDMI to LED TV Connection Problem

hi dikieeeYou should have a HDMI or source(or similar) option on your tv's remote/tv menu.When you connect the laptop to the tv are you (manually if needed) choosing the right source (HDMI 1 for example if the cable is plugged in tv's HDMI 1 port/plug).Have you tried to use a different HDMI (quality) cable?You can also try to connect the cable to a different hdmi port/plug (on your tv).Hope this helps.

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hi i have a lenovo flex(2)14 notebook my os is windows 10 64-bit  but now my in my cam its showing some greenish colour and cam is not clear .
and now a days i cant connect to my wifi sometimes even it is in range.my drivers are latest and updated but i cant connect sometimes.can anyone help me with this? 
 
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My brand new flex 5 has connected to my home Internet but won't give me browsing capabilities.  Keep getting an error message ...."The DNS server isn't responding". Note as well that several other devices are connected to same network, browsing and downloading. I've used my phone as a hotspot and was able to browse and download a few files. What do I need to do to resolve this? I also am unable to sign into Lenovo Vantage, keeps saying I'm no longer unless or that my date and time are incorrect. 

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i have lenovo flex 2 laptop, which came with inbuilt windows 8.1 , and offers a free upgrade to windows 10. but when I have upgraded to windows 10 , when every time I am starting my laptop it is not connecting to internet. it is conncting to wi fi network but not connecting to internet. on troubleshooting it is showing message " one or more network protocols are missing on this computer " . I have done all cmd prompt running for dns fulsh and winsock reset , on upgrading driveres it is showing " latest driver already installed ".but again on restarting there is problem for internet connection.
 and another thing can I downgrade to windows 7 officially ? if yes which verson I can get for windows 7 ?
 
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A:Flex 2 - internet connection problem while upgradi...

try to uninstall the driver and re-install the driverand download it from Lenovo support web page.



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I recently purchased a new Pioneer DDJ SB2 DJ controller. Upon downloading the neccessary software and firmware from Serato DJ and Pioneer, I connected my controller to my computer via usb cord provided by Pioneer. However, when I opened Serato to start playing around, a error message came up saying that my hardware was disconnected. I looked up support from Serato as I thought it was a software issue. I quickly realized it wasn't after going through all the troubleshooting steps they provided. I then asked my friend to try out the program on his computer (MacBook), to see if it was a software issue or a computer problem. As expected it instantly worked on his laptop without any issues. I determined it was a problem with my computer. I took it to Geek Squad so they could have a look. Unable to fix it, they believe its a Windows 10 issue. So now I am coming to Lenovo to see if they can fix this problem. I find it ridiculous that out of nowhere my computer can no longer detect a usb plug in from my iPhone, external harddrive, and DJ controller.  Has anybody else had these issues?Specs: Windows 10Version 1607Intel Core i78.00GB RAM64-bit operating system

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I recently purchased a new Pioneer DDJ SB2 DJ controller. Upon downloading the neccessary software and firmware from Serato DJ and Pioneer, I connected my controller to my computer via usb cord provided by Pioneer. However, when I opened Serato to start playing around, a error message came up saying that my hardware was disconnected. I looked up support from Serato as I thought it was a software issue. I quickly realized it wasn't after going through all the troubleshooting steps they provided. I then asked my friend to try out the program on his computer (MacBook), to see if it was a software issue or a computer problem. As expected it instantly worked on his laptop without any issues. I determined it was a problem with my computer. I took it to Geek Squad so they could have a look. Unable to fix it, they believe its a Windows 10 issue. So now I am coming to Lenovo to see if they can fix this problem. I find it ridiculous that out of nowhere my computer can no longer detect a usb plug in from my iPhone, external harddrive, and DJ controller.  Has anybody else had these issues?Specs: Windows 10Version 1607Intel Core i78.00GB RAM64-bit operating system

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The idea pad FLEX 4 connects the internet and then after around 4 minutes it removes the internet and is unable to reconnect.
 
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A:Flex 4 - Unable to keep internet connection for long

Hello Danielfeast2Thanks for using the Lenovo forums.Try to download the WiFi and Chipset drivers for the unit from the support page.
 
Also, try to forget the network, reboot, and see if you can connect to it again.
 
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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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Please help me. I have vista 64 but i can't find any driver for Canon LBP 1120. Help me because i don't want to buy another printer.

A:Canon LBP 1120

Hi EugeneBek,

Welcome to the forum.

Sorry, the only drivers I can find for the Canon LBP 1120 are the 32 bit ones. There are no 64 bit ones for this printer yet from what I see.

http://software.canon-europe.com/products/0000524.asp

Shawn

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I'm going mad trying to use this printer!
I have found only the Vista 32bit drivers.
I tried to install them (by manually select them, not with an exe application, so I can't choose the vista or xp compatibility check) to my windows 7 32bit but at the end I got an error about the spooling service that was blocked during running.
can anyone please help me? thanks!

A:Canon Printer LBP 1120

It is best to uninstall the old drivers and run the exe file in compatibility mode for the new driver.

Here's a link to Technet for the same problem.

Canon LBP 1120 can't install : Windows 7 Hardware Compatibility : Windows 7 Beta : Microsoft TechNet Forums

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i got this canon lbp-1120, it was wworking fine, i did an upgrade to WinXpSp2 now the printer wont install,when i plug it in,the system detect it but i get this massage found new hardware printer installtion cannot be complated. Anybody with a solution to this problem,i 've downloaded the latest drivers and upgrade but it still wont work.
 

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Hi,

I have been searching several websites, downloaded a lot of junk and tested a great many so called solutions. In spite of all efforts I could not find a working solution for the LBP-1120 on W7 x64.
Although I guess most LBP-1120 users got tired of searching and simlpy threw away their printer, I refuse to do that. So I'm running it on Virtual PC under W7 x64, a complicated afair if one has to print just a few copies. The latest thread on this (and most other forums) is of 2009, so did anything happen after that date?
Does any one know of a working (tested!)driver solution for this printer? It's a shame that Cannon did not provide a decent driver. The vista / W7 x64 does not run on x64 platforms in any mode! Even for old Epsons I was able to find W7 x64 drivers.

Kind regards,
Dave
The Netherlands

A:Driver for Canon LBP-1120 Lasershot on W7 x64

First, make sure you uninstall any previously installed printer drivers in add/ remove programs which may conflict with the installation.

Check Device Manager for driver issues.

Select the newest version from the list. Then click download.

Do not turn on the printer until the software is installed.

Laser Shot LBP1120

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Need a driver for 600-1120 I need ACPI\HPQ4000 specifically... is this driver included in bundled drivers? Any help appreciated











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A:Need ACPI\Hpq4000 driver for 600-1120

 Hi, ACPI\HPQ4000\4&15DD6BE&0  Original Fintek eHome Transceiver Driver ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softlib/software11/COL35151/pv-87085-1/sp49795.exe http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/HP-TouchSmart-600-Desktop-PC-series/4079692/model/4176607

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I just replaced the hard drive and both cooling fans. When the system is powered up the screen flashes between blue to black to gray to (red-green -blue-black horizontal lines) and repeats. I reset the bios still no change. I re checked all connections the board is getting power, i can push the eject on the DVD drive and it works, all fans come on just un able to get to bios screen. I tried powering up and hitting f10  repeatedly no change. There are no beeps what so ever on power up and while the system is on. The reason for the hard drive replacement was it just stopped working, but at the time I was able to at least get to the HP screen and troubleshoot the problem. I tried un plugging power to system holding the power button for five seconds, plugging back in still same problem. I can hit the print button on the keyboard and hear the computer beep, that is the only beeps i can get. 

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Computer sees external drive, but the drive does not receive info or data

A:Can you use USB 3.1 with a Pavilion Slimline Model S5-1120, ...

Hi there @JPMESQ, I hope you find your Support Forum experience a positive one! It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts and other support personnel. I understand that you have a question about USB compatibility. I am happy to help with this. According to the USB 3.1 specification, which is referenced here: USB - wikipedia.org, "The USB 3.1 standard is backward compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0." So in terms of the connection it should work, but the performance will be limited by the slower standard. It is possible that some devices using USB 3.1, may not themselves not be backwards compatible, but that would be a case by case issue. I hope that addresses your question, and if it does resolve your issue, please mark this post as a solution. Kudos would also be appreciated.  

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Dear All,

My printer is flashing a message No Print Cartridge.But Catridge is already there and properly
installed.

Please assist its urgent.
Rgds,
aligahk06
 

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Dear All,

My printer is flashing a message No Print Cartridge.But Catridge is already there and properly
installed.

Please assist its urgent.
Rgds,
aligahk06
 

A:Top Urgent Printer HP laser jet M 1120 MFP

Please dont double post, it annoys the moderators . Is it possible to remove the cartridge and then put it back, making sure its in firmly. Ensure its in exactly the way it should be. Is there a bit of covering tape left on the cartridge?
If that fails, Canon customer services.
 

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Upgraded to Win 10 with no problems, I found that touchscreen is available only at login screen. I can type on the screen the password to log in or swipe the login image, or press the shutdown button on the screen, below right, or change the login user on screen. But as soon as I'm in the desktop (or tablet mode, I tried it) the touchscreen is not rworking anymore. As far as I can see touchscreen works perfectly even if there aren't officially  the drivers available for my machine,  I just would like to know how the enable the touchscreen in the desktop mode following the login. Thank you. Enrico










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A:Touchscreen of Touchsmart 610-1120 works only at login

Well I found it: there is a key in the registry that enable/disable the touch screen. I just set it and now it works with no problem at all, nor the drivers have been changed.

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Hey i have a Dell Inspiron 1120 with win7 home premium and out of nowhere when i restarted it it said " a disk read error occurred" and to press ctr,alt,delete to restart the computer. since that didn't work i tried to re install windows 7 and my hard drive wont show up, and even when it does in the middle of the installation a error comes up that says something about the installation files missing i don't remember word for word but it was along the lines of that then when i restart again it says " BOOTMGR Missing" sorry if i left anything out just let me know what other info you need. Thanks

A:Dell Inspiron 1120 Boot Problem

Go into BIOS. Does the hard drive show up there?

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Hi, hopefully should be straight forward enough...

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

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

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

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

Cheers for any help.
 

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

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

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I am currently using a Lenovo Flex 3 1470 and the keyboard for it stopped working and now I can't type any numbers or activate any function keys. I have spilled tea on my laptop and got it wet in the past so I am now looking to get my keyboard replaced.  I have managed to find some Flex 2 14 inch US keyboards on eBay for less than $20 that look exactly the same as the one on my laptop, but I can't be certain unless someone confirms.  Are the 2 keyboards the same? 

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I recently installed a new 160GB SATA Hitachi hard drive on my computer. I installed windows on it fine but the hard drive seems to be performing very poorly. It seems to have issues with simple multitasking. Whenever I am installing anything my system almost comes to a stop if I try to do anything else - sound starts skipping, mouse starts skipping, programs stop responding, etc... I do not have SP1 installed yet and was wondering if this is the problem and if not what else is the most likely suspect. Also I have no drivers for the SATA controller on the mobo. there were only drivers for the RAID on the floppy and no sign of them on the CD unless they were incorporated in some other driver set. There are no drivers for it on the website either.
 

A:SATA...SP1...Connection?

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Have a GA-EP45-UD3R MOBO. I'm getting two Plextor optical drives with Sata connections. My MOBO has two purple GSata connections, and 6 orange Sata connections. Which one's should I use? Thanks. B-72
 

A:Which Sata connection to use?

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Hi guys recently I decided to upgrade my HDD and dvd drive to sata from IDE and I have a question about the sata cables.. my mobo is a G31M VS2 which have sata2 ports.. can I put sata3 cables ?
 

A:sata connection

All the same cables, so yes.
 

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Hi All Merry Xmas to everyone
Q i have installed MSI k9A2GM V2/V3 M/B with 5oo GB H/D (sata connection) I want to connect another H/D but it is an IDE connection as 2nd H/D (slave), The book says it supports IDE H/D drives and other devices, will this work as a 2nd H/D with the main being sata.and how to go about it? i have installed IDE connections before for 2nd H/D but not IDE & Sata
many thanks to any info. TWO BOB

A:ide connection/sata

o.k. two bob, from what I could see, you have the connector for an IDE HDD, I would jumper that HDD for slave and plug it in after you power down of course, and your bios/cmos should recognize it, if it doesn't, write down that good ole info about the HDD and manually input it to get it to recognize it, and then try it again.

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Hi, I'm about to add a SSD drive to my new Pavilion 510-199. When I removed the side it looks like there are no free sata connectors this is a link to the motherboard:  http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Pavilion-510-p100-Desktop-PC-series/12079675/model/13327564/d... my question is, can I just disconnect the DVD drive and use that connector? as I doubt i'll ever use it anyway or will I need to buy  an interface card with extra SATA connetions. I don't really want to do that though as there is only one free PCIe slot and I may want to upgrade the graphics card in the future. thanks for any assistance

A:No free SATA connection!

The SATA port the DVD drive is using should be acceptable for the SSD.  Since this motherboard is so limited, be sure the SSD uses the same power connection as the DVD drive or that the power supply has the correct connector.

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My question is in regards to the M.2 connection on the motherboard for the Lenovo P40 Yoga. Is the connection a SATA or PCIe M.2, or a hybrid connection? No where on any of the product PDF files does it give the specifications as the the type of connection it is, other than to say that it is an M.2 connection. Also please confirm that this is a "2242" size M.2 bay size restriction. 

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Hi,
I am soon going to get another SATA drive. Do the drives need to run off the same power cable? if so would the far end cable connect to the C drive or does it not really matter? Thanks
 

A:Connection of 2 SATA HDDs

The power cable is pretty much irrelevant. Connect it any way you like. (Just don't use the powered SATA cable and a separate power cable together).
 

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Doing some rearranging and reseating for sake of troubleshooting my BSOD issue and I ended up moving my SSDs to where the regular drive bays are instead of on the back slides of the case. I hadn't noticed this before since all the sata connectors for these two drives would push up against the case a bit. Now that the drives aren't up against anything, I could literally flick or swipe the sata cord loose from my 840 Pro. (A loud fan might even knock it out after a while). My 840 Evo doesn't have this issue, as the plastic molding extends and seats the sata clips well enough. The Pro seems to be missing this in its design. (Maybe I got the wrong version?)

Anyone run into this or have solutions other than slapping it back where it was? I tried all the cords I have and they're all the same fit.

Thanks.

A:Very loose SATA connection on 840 Pro

I have an 840 EVO and an 850 EVO installed in my system. I don't notice the connectors being loose or any different from the 1TB Hard drive that is also installed. My SATA data cables have a spring loaded clip that must be depressed to remove the connector from a drive.

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Hello guys,

Upon trying pretty much everything I know and what others have advise me without success I decided to come here getting help from you, since there is a lot of knowledge members and I usually come here looking for answers and advices everytime something bad happens with my system.

The issue is as follow - last week my system began freezing without reason and rebooting would make the following message appears "disk boot failure, insert system disc and press enter" and my motherboard (Asus A8N-SLI) wouldn't recognize the HDD. I would left it off for a few minutes and it would work fine, at least until freezing again. The issue got worse and I worked it out by slightly budge the HDD SATA cable where it connects to the motherboard.

However after a few days the issue turned up again. I connected the HDD to the other SATA slots, checked other SATA cables and other HDD but the problem persisted. Checked the power supply's cable and it was working fine and the HDD is also working fine in other computers. I thought it was the motherboard SATA connectors that are damaged since HDD IDE works fine and bought a Delock SATA II PCI Express Card but it also doesn't recognized the HDD.

Sometimes the DVD drivers' names on the BIOS are wrongly written, too. Instead of Sony it displays SYNE or POENERR instead of Pioneer or something along the lines.

I no longer have any idea nor does anyone who could help me. What do you guys think? Could it be that the motherboard SAT... Read more

A:Malfunction on SATA Connection

welcome to the forum.

Well youve been prity extensive with your testing
Firstly try updating your chipset drivers for your motherboard.
Then id do some memory tests, if the HDD cant write to the ram then all kinds of issues persist.

Then id start flapping as it would point towards a dying or dead board.

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If I have a SATA HD attached to SATA1 on the mobo and I have an IDE CD/DVD drive, should the CD/DVD be connected to IDE1 or IDE2 on the mobo or does it matter?
If the CD/DVD drive is at the end connector of an IDE cable with a red stripe along the side and nothing attached to the second connector, should the CD/DVD drive's jumper be set for cable select or master?

Thanks!!!!!!!!
 

A:IDE and SATA connection question

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I am planning to add a SATA drive to an existing computer that now has a single PATA drive. My ASUS K8V mobo has connectors for SATA drives, but my 400w power supply has only the standard 4 pin power connectors used by PATA drives. Do SATA drives need a different power connector? If so, what additional adapters do I need if I wish to use the existing power unit?
 

A:SATA Drive Power connection

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SATA cable connection problems? This appears to be another P O (Planned Obsolescence) situation to persuade PC owners to buy a new PC.
I lost count long ago as to how many "dead" PC's with PATA drives that I have resurrected just by cleaning and tightening the Molex 4-wire DC power connections (which are raw copper inside.)
Now we have a similar situation with the SATA logic cables; even reputable brands. These cables are so loose that they have no firm contact, so it doesn't take much to make them fail. To remedy this condition, remove the cable, cut a piece of electrical tape about 3/8" to 7/16" long (and full width of the roll) and insert it into the end of the SATA cable connector, WITH THE STICKY SIDE AWAY FROM THE CONTACTS. Insert it as far as it will go, then carefully fold the tape back over the outside of the connector.This should result in a firm connection when the cable is re-installed. In the rare event that it is too tight, remove the electrical tape and use scotch tape or something a bit thinner.
 

A:SATA cable connection problems?

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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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I just upgraded a 2006 desktop PC with a 240gb Sandisk Ultra II SSD. The system is faster in all the areas I'd hoped for, but not as fast as it could be.

The Sandisk dashboard reports that the connection is only 1.5 Gb/s, even though the motherboard (Gigabyte M55 SLI S4) supports SATA 3 Gb/s (Sata II.) The Window Experience Index rates the drive at 6.9. Meanwhile, a Crucial BX200 drive recently installed in a 2010 thin-n-light laptop, also SATA II, rates a 7.7 in WEI, and the laptop generally feels snappier than the desktop even though it is overall a slower machine.

A few points: the desktop PC's mobo does not support AHCI, just IDE. I've optimized all the settings I know of to optimize, eg turning off prefetch and defrag etc. I'm using a 10-year-old SATA cable. I didn't find any obvious BIOS setting to tweak.

Any ideas?

A:Sata 3Gb/s connection running at 1.5 Gb/s with new SSD installed

Hello and welcome Chris mate did you also update the CPU on this machine because the specs are telling me it was not released until 2008. AMD Athlon X2 5600+ - ADO5600IAA5DO (ADO5600DOBOX)
By the way if you look at this site GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket AM2 - GA-M55SLI-S4 (rev. 1.0) it gives drivers only up to XP though there are refs to more recent versions of Windows whether the support is that good would in my mind be debatable.

Having said that I am also of the opinion that being an older machine with that CPU and slower RAM that you might not be able to get the speed out of it because of what that CPU and RAM can handle - the SanDisk I also use in some of my machines and are as you say lightning fast but I think maybe it is being throttled by the other gear.

For example I have an older tester machine with a really great CPU (Intel Q9650 and 8GB DDR2 RAM) and even running with a nice Samsung 850 EVO it isn't real fast in boot up although once moving it is quick enough for most jobs.

Just by the by just because the manufacturers state that components will run at 3Gbs does not necessarily mean they actually do. A good example would be USB 3.0 over 2.0 they say it runs near ten times faster when in reality it is sometimes nearer 10% faster.
But I stand to be corrected on any of what I have said of course - you may get a different view from other members. Myself I wuld be quite happy with what you have got and if you need to go faster then you may have to look... Read more

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This ASUS P5W DH mobo I'm planning to get comes with 2 SATA cables and 2 eSATA cables. Is it possible to use the eSATA cables for SATA connection? If yes, then I don't have to buy additional SATA cables and thus save some $$.

Thanks,
Leo
 

A:eSATA cables for SATA connection?

Sata cables are for internal drives.
Esata cables are for external drives.
They are not interchangeable, internal sata cables have male ends and external Esata cables have female ends
 

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Hello
I am running two Maxtor 200g sata 2 hard drives in my setup. I am fully aware of the general view of Maxtor drives, but I dont think they are the problem, OTOH
Just recently my backup drive disappeared, I opened up the case, pulled the sata cables and replugged them in.
Rebooted and all was well.
This has happened about four times now, (starting to get a bit annoyed)
This morning my boot drive dissapeared, replugged now working again
The sata leads came with the mobo.
Would I be right in thinking that maybe its just a case of getting some better quality sata leads?
Could it be the board? or maybe the drives?
Anyone else come across this problem?
Opinions appreciated
 

A:Sata drives drops connection

Hi bigbear

Maybe a new set of cables would help. I have also read here about users gluing the cables to the drives and system boards so that they wouldn't move. Maybe some rubber cement? The SATA cables and connections are pretty flimsy when compared to an IDE cable.
 

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