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connecting a SATA HD to an IDE cable/board

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

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.

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

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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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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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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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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'm experiencing a problem when connecting my computers to the same cable modem. The computer that is connected with the USB Cable is getting excellent connection, while the other one is terribly slow. I have tried to switch the connections but still the one with the USB Cable is faster. Can someone help me resolve my problem, and what can cause it ?
Thank you in advance, Dejan Gorgevic.

A:Cable modem connecting with USB Cable and LAN Cable

Does your ISP contract call for two public IP addresses? If not it's probably just an accident that you can connect at all with multiple computers.

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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 i have a Del Dimension 3000 with motherboard number E210882 and i need to change the factory  GREY FLAT CABLE TO A SATA CABLE SO I CAN USE A NEWER HDD but i don't kinow what this cable would be called or where i can find it.there are 39 pins in the motherboard and no SATA connectors in the MOBO just IDE connectors.
I'd appreciate your help on this!

A:Switching from an IDE cable to an SATA cable

There is no way to use a cable to install a SATA drive on a mainboard with no SATA support.
You'll need to install a PCI SATA controller (and you'll also need a MOLEX to SATA power adapter for the drive -- it's long past the time that SATA drives had MOLEX power connectors on them.

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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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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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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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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.
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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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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 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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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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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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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 need a cable for a G60-125nr p/n FS185UA#ABA system board (Astrophere MCP MB 07241-3). The only reference to the cable is on page 4-24 of the "Compaq Presario CQ60 Notebook PC HP G60 Notebook PC" http://www.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c02985882.pdfOn page 4-24, the cable is on step 1 with picture references of figure 1 & 2. It is a black 5 inch cable with two inner wires that connects to the system board via a white socket and a clear plastic coated small connector to the side of the top cover. It doesn't seem to be listed as a spare part, I assume maybe it is part of package. The white male connector to the system board was ruined. I would like to replace the cable or at the very least replace the white connector (but I do not know where to insert the red and black cables into the connector). Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:G60-125nr system board antennas cable

I think you are describing the display cable. Where does the other end away from the system board go? You might also be describing the wireless antenna wires. Not clear. 

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I'm looking for what type of power button board cable I have I need a new replacement

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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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Hi, I wonder if you guys can help me out on this:-

I recently switched on my PC & it showed the following on it's screen:

Delete: Setup F8: Boot Menu F12: Network Boot
CMOS/GPNV Checksum Bad

Press F1 to Run Setup

Press F2 to load default values & continue

Then it just sits there....... without any response from the keyboard.

If I unplug the keyboard & plug it back on, the Num Lock, Caps Lock & Scroll Lock lights ons & Offs & still

If I switch off the power, the screen shows CHECK SIGNAL CABLE inside a red box.

A:Solved: key board not responding, check signal cable

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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 HP Split X2 Model 13-m110dx.  I replaced the LCD/Digitizer assembly, which required I remove all hardware from the display assembly.  My question focuses on the cable that connects the motherboard to the audio/HDMI/Dock board (item 7 on page 17 of http://www.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03958968.pdf).  The cable of interest is the left one (with a 45 degree bend in it), and how it connects at either end.  A pic is below with the cable (yellow/gold). My question:  Is this a ZIF connector or do I need to lift up the front to release it?  A portion of the gray part of the connector broke off when I tried to lift it, assuming it was a clamp style ribbon cable connector.  The other end of the cable connects to the Motherboard with the same type connector.  I pulled that one out, but it's unclear if that is damaged if I did that wrong. Problem:  The HP Upgrade/Parts manual doesn't define how to disconnect these cables.  After reassembly, the keyboard/dock no longer connects, so what I have now is a standalone tablet w/o any USB ports or keyboard.  I ordered a new audio board in the hopes that resolves the issue. Anyone have any input on this? 

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Hello. The short of this is that I am having problems with 2 things in setting up my MIC and EAR for the front panel of my case. There is a GND wire from the case wire that I do not know where to put which is from the EAR phone wires and I'm confused about: MIC VCC or +5v for the MIC-VCC. I think what I have layed out below is so far correct. I have more detailed info below:

I have an ASUS A7N8X E-deluxe motherboard ( http://tinyurl.com/3el2g ) which I am trying to connect to the front panel for Microphone and Headphone of my Sky Hawk case ( http://tinyurl.com/786rg ) . On page 2-26 or reader page 46 of the manual it says: front panel audio connector (10-1 pin FP_AUDIO and I have to remove the jumper pins. Now the motherboard pins are setup:

Motherboard pins setup from left to right:

Line out R__BLINE OUT R
Line out L__BLINE out L

And the CASE wires are:

MIC (bunched together)

Mic IN

EAR (bunched together):

Ear L1___Ear L2
Ear R1___Ear R2

I have a few guesses but I have to say I am a little confused.

So it should be:

Line out R =Ear R1
BLINE out R=Ear R2

Line out L = Ear L2
BINE out L = Ear R2


so that leaves a choice of MIC VCC or +5v for the MIC-VCC AND one ground wire with no pin if I am looking at this right. THe motherboard has 9 pins (but 1 is NC) and the case has 8 wires for the MIC and EAR. So the only thing that is left is the confusion around... Read more

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Hey, I got a new case today and it has an eSATA port on the front, the cable it is connected to is...

NEW 20 inch - Serial ATA SATA I II Red 7-Pin 7PIN Data Cable ? Copartner ? AWM 21149 ? 26AWG ? E119932 ? 80?C ? 30V ? VW-1 [YOULIKE-YOUBUY a division of LifeBeforeLandfill.com & GuitarSushi.com]

I was wondering if this cable was a SATA 2 or 3 'cause I like to put things in the right ports on my motherboard (3GB SATA or 6GB SATA slot), I know a 6GB will work in a 3GB and vice versa but I like to get it right

A:Is this a SATA 2 or SATA 3 cable?

Sata II

Makes no difference though.

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I bought a sata3 ssd instead of a sata ssd- didn't read the package correctly. I've already cloned the sata3 drive. Is there a cable/adapter available that I can adapt the sata wiring to the sata3 drive? It's going into a Dell 545 desktop. Thanks.


A:sata to sata 3 cable

If I am mistaken someone can correct me.

Sata 3 has a faster transmission engine. But the wiring on the connectors stay the same. The difference in the cables is sata three is has a much lower resistance which permits the faster signal transfer.
Pinout: Serial ATA (SATA) pinout diagram @ pinoutsguide.com

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Iím installing a Western Digital SATA hard drive and the instructions say the cable has a large end and a small end. On the SATA cables I have both ends are the same size. Do I need a special cable for Western Digital drives?

A:SATA Cable Help

hmm I don't know, I thought both ends were the same on a SATA cable.
Are both ends completely identical? If so do they both fit into the hard drive and the mother board? I don't think it should matter which end goes where.

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I'm trying to take all my files off my laptop HD and put them on my desktop seeing as I crushed my laptop.
I am using a USB 2.0 to IDE and SATA connector.
When I plug in the connector the comp recognizes my USB but it doesn't show up in my comp as specific hardware.
I use windows xp pro. If anyone can help me access these files itd be greatly appreciated

Thank you

A:USB 2.0 to IDE & Sata cable help

I am not sure what happened to your laptop, but if you ran over it with a car or truck it may have damaged the hard drive too. Any physical damage?

Can you hear it spin? If you cannott hear it spin, does it feel like it is spinning? If you hold a spinning hard drive in your hand and move it, do you feel 'resistance' to movement as you would with a spinning gyro? (Most people are unable to detect this though).

Also go into the laptop BIOS setup to see if the drive is seen there.

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Anyone know where I can get a second HDD Sata Cable from? Have tried searching online!!  None available. 

A:2nd HDD Sata Cable

Normally I would say look at www.newmodeus.com but I just found their website down.  This is the right cable on eBay delivered from China.  http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-Envy-15-J-17-J-Hard-Drive-Disk-HDD-SATA-Connector-Cable-6017B0421501-Long... You still need the rubber rails to add a second hard drive. 

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I have recently purchased a SSD which supports sata 3. My motherboard also supports sata 3. But I can't find any sata 3 cable in the shop. So I want to know whether sata2 cable will be fine for my SSD or not. I mean, will i get the full speed of SSD or it will be slowed down due to sata 2 cable? Thanks

A:Do I need SATA 3 cable

Quote: Originally Posted by skanungo

I have recently purchased a SSD which supports sata 3. My motherboard also supports sata 3. But I can't find any sata 3 cable in the shop. So I want to know whether sata2 cable will be fine for my SSD or not. I mean, will i get the full speed of SSD or it will be slowed down due to sata 2 cable? Thanks

Hi skanungo,

YES, SATA 2 & SATA 3 differ in data transfer speeds, SATA 3 is at 6GB/s whereas SATA 2 is at 3GB/s but this is only dependant of your hardware, NOT the cable. Therefore it should be completely fine to use a SATA 2 cable between 2x SATA 3 Devices. SATA 2 cables can handle 6GB/s speeds.

If it is bothering you that much take a look on Amazon: Amazon.in: SATA 3 cable

Let me know how it goes,


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I want to install a new SSD-drive in the second bay.As shown in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kZ4irwlyEY I need a connection cable.Which one do I need and where can I get it? 

A:Sata cable

Gerard,Manual: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01918142Specs: http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Pavilion-dv7-Entertainment-Notebook-PC-series/3837623/model/3...Your laptop came with two 2.5 inch 9.5mm SATA drives: 500GB (250GB, ◊ 2) from factory in the 2 HDD bays.Page 59-60.So you could just� take out HDD (spinning drive) from primary bay and put in 2.5 inch SATA SSD, making it boot drive - giving huge overall performance boost. This is the best option. Putting SSD in secondary bay as storage alone is not a good idea.If you're still wanting HDD bracket kit, here it is:Hard Drive Hardware Kit : 480457-001�RegardsVisruth

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I have a hp pavilion DV7 (4180eb).
It has a SATA 3 slot for 1 HDD but it's no regular sata cable and power cable: it's integrated in one cable.

Has each laptop a specific sata cable?

A:sata cable

Most laptops don't use a SATA cable at all. They just have a SATA connector that the drive snaps into. They're usually an all in one connector, not separate power/data cables.

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One of our laptops has a corruption issue. I will have to order the recovery CD, but in the meantime I really need some of the files off of it. I have a USB 2.0 to SATA/IDE Cable that I have used in the past to retrieve files from bad hard drives. I am encountering a problem this time that I did not have before. Every file I try says I do not have permission. I know the difference is the previous ones were not password protected and this one is. I do have the password as it is my computer. I have tried different file sharing and permissions options with no luck. I cannot locate a place to enter the password so it knows I have permission. When I have used this in the past I was able to get a screen that was just like looking at the desktop of the other computer and that is not showing either. I really need help figuring out how to let the computer/files know that it is ME. I don't want to mess it up so that once I restore the corrupt file I can't access anything either. Thanks

A:Using USB to Sata Ide Cable

Not sure what windows version you have
have a read here applies to XP and also Vista


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I have purchased the above cable from ebay and the instructions have been followed as they directed to plug and hence play ? i carried this out to no avail and then procede to add hard etc but to no avail , i have no visual in my computer but a ide drive does show up in device manager but still will not update driver etc to make usable , i have unistalled etc ! still no good , i have tried it with the sata connection and then nothing not even in device manager ?, i looked in the bios settings nothing for any of the drives when connected ? any ideas guys !! would be very grateful

gringo !!

A:usb 2.0 to sata/ide cable

Do you have the link to the one you bought on eBay? I have received bad adapters when I was going cheap.

Also, does this one include a separate power cord for it? If this is a desktop drive, you absolutely need to power it with the included power brick. You can sometimes get away with not using it on a laptop drive, if you are using a powered USB port.

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I'm stuck in bios screen and my computer can't detect my internal hard drive. (Can I just buy a sata cable to fix my problem?)

A:Sata Cable?

If that is in fact the problem, then yes. In order to find the cause of your problem, you need to test in a systematic manner.
First reseat both data and pw connectors on the drive. If that does not work, try another cable. If that does not work, test your hard drive in a working system or bench system.

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Ok .. so you can use a SATA hard drive hooked up with a IDE cable. Is there some sort of convertor or do you still use a IDE connector on the other end and plug it into your primary or secondary IDE connectors?

The reson I'm asking is I have a IDE swap drive enclosure and am wondering if I can use it with a SATA hard drive and have it be hot swapable?


A:SATA With IDE Cable

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I bought one of these today off eBay but then noticed the description says not comparable with vista and windows 7. But surely windows 7 should just find it on its own? Please let me know ASAP as I'm worrying I bought wrong one.
Thanks kent.

A:Sata/IDE to USB cable

I never heard of cables being differentiated by operating system.

Does it work for your intended purpose? I'm guessing you are using it to transfer data between drives?

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