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SATA drive on IDE port with adapter

Q: SATA drive on IDE port with adapter

All the other problems seem to be the other way around.

My 2 DVD writers are on the primary IDE port. Had 2 x 80GB HDD's on the 2 SATA ports. Upgraded 2nd HDD to 320GB. No problems. Decided to use left-over 80GB HDD as backup disk. Installed an adapter. Plugged into secondary IDE port on motherboard. Did CMOS changes.

Booting up has three (seemingly random) results:
1. Boots up normally
2. Boots, but takes 6 minutes from "Starting Windows" to password screen
3. Never gets past "Starting Windows". This is the most common.

When it boots up normally I can use the drive. Formatted it. Changed label. Did system image.

Anybody had any success doing this?

Later edit: Tried with PCI SATA adapter and that works 100%.

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A: SATA drive on IDE port with adapter

is Sata <-> IDE adapter set to master/slave or cable select? may help

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

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I 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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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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Can I hook up a sata II drive to a sata I port or will this not work?

A:Sata II drive to sata I port?

Yes this will work but you will just get SATA I speeds and not SATA II speed. But thats not big problem

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I have a hp z800 and i got a Samsung Evo 850 Ssd. Since my sata port is version 2 my ssd speed is capped to 3 Gb/s. But since i have a version 2 sas port which can go up to 6 Gb/s i want to know if I can connect my ssd into my sas port and how.

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

A:dvd drive adapter sata to ide

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

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

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I'm in deep doggy-doo.

When my 2TB Sata-III drive wasn't being recognized (ported to a new build), I pulled the data cable off to check the connection and off came the little plastic tab that guides the plug onto the pins!

Without it, there is nothing to press contact between the cable & pins, let alone hold the cable firmly in place.

Worse, I can't even plug it in to rescue the data off it! I suspect I must have damaged the connection somehow when I plugged it in. The pins appear fine (within reason considering what happened.)

Gluing the tab back in place is no help if the connection still doesn't work and I need to unplug it again.

Am I screwed or is there a way around this mess (short of paying hundreds to some recovery service)?

A:Plastic tab on SATA drive port broke off

Oh boy do I know the feeling, I once pulled off the same thing from a month old mobo, but I was able to find a replacement in a shop and soldered it back, maybe you can do the same ? Try finding a female SATA and soldering the other end of it to the HDD ?

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I have a sata 3.5? internal hard drive, on which I created one extended partition. In order, it contained a 1.7Gb Linux swap partition, 3 ext3 partitions for 3 linux operating systems and another ext3 partition for my data. Later I removed the first 2 linux partitions, filling their place with a new linx system. I then tried to burn a 1.7Gb iso file to my USB stick. However, it wrote the contents to that old hard drive.

I don't know if the original swap partition was bigger than the contents of the burned iso file.

I connected the drive to my Vista 32bit netbook via a usb port. The Disk Management software listed it as 'not initialzed'. Right-clicking it I tried to initialize it but it says the drive's not ready.

A:How to get a sata hard drive connected to a usb port?

Did you use a SATA to USB adapter for the connection?

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Hi there, I'm new to the community here. My nickname is Resource. I am currently studying for my A+ certification. I however have a question - and need advice.
I purchased an Sata external Hard Disk. I installed the drivers and formated the drive in order to see it's drive letter in My Computer - it is working fine on my PC. I however cannot see my Music files when I connect the Sata external drive to my DVD player( that has a USB Port) The error message displayed on the screen "NO DISK" When I copy a few songs from the Sata external onto my flash drive (memory stick) and plug the flash drive into my DVD usb port then the songs are displayed and it plays.

What are the reason why the DVD player do not read the Sata External hard drive?
Should I not have formated the Sata external? Or must it be partitioned. If so- as Fat32 or NTFS?
Anyone with advice - kindly post it - I have over 3000 music files that I want to access. But I want to play these songs through the DVD player via USB.
Thank you

A:SATA drive not read by DVD player with USB port

Does the external drive have its own own power supply, or is it deriving its power from the USB connection?
It would be helpful to know more about the computer, operating system, and configuration.

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I bought a cable with ESATA on one end and SATA on the other end. What am I supposed to do with it? I connected a standard SATA drive to one end and the other end to the ESATA port on the back of the computer, and used an external power supply for the drive. The BIOS does not see the drive. Suspecting the drive needed to be powered from the same power supply as the computer, I plugged the drive into a normal power connector in the computer, but used the new cable to connect it to the external ESATA port. Still the BIOS sees nothing. The drive works perfectly as a SATA drive in the normal SATA connection.

A:Can I connect a SATA drive to an ESATA port?

I'm not really sure what you have done. What type external power supply did you use? Is it a new drive or a used one? When your computer is on, can you feel the drive spin up? Connect the drive and start the computer. Right click on computer in the start menu, select manage. Maximize the screen and in the left column select disk management. Look for your drive there. If it is a new drive it will have to be initialized, a partition created and formatted and a drive letter assigned. If there is data on it, right click the drive and select 'change drive letter or path' in the next screen select new, from the drop down list, choose any drive letter you want that has not already been used. If it wants to format the drive don't do it if there is data on the drive you want to save. Formatting will remove any data on the drive. Let us know more particulars and we may be able to help. You can also go to device manager,
and expand disk drives and see if it is listed there. If you need more help please post a screenshot of the entire disk management page. You can use the snipping tool or paint, then upload the file using the paperclip icon in the response box.

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Hi all

I've searched for the answer to this query, but haven't found exactly what I'm looking for. Apologies if this is a duplication and I've missed it.

The HDD died in a spare PC a while ago and when I finally got round to buying a replacement I unfortunately bought a SATA one instead of an IDE. In an attempt to prevent more money wastage, I decided to try an adapter to try and get the new HDD working.

I've connected it all up, but when I try and install an OS the HDD is not recognised. Can some kind soul please talk me through any possible solutions or have I just cocked up (again ) and wasted my money.

Thanks in advance

A:SATA drive to IDE via adapter - HDD not recognised

XP does not natively support much new hardware, including SATA drives.

If you have an adapter, then none of the BIOS tips in what follows apply to you. You need the driver.

Installing XP on a SATA drive
Install Windows XP on SATA without a Floppy
Resolving "Setup did not find any hard disk drives" during Windows XP Installation
"Many newer BIOS allow an Alternate method for SATA . . Go into the BIOS and check the 'Sata Operation' setting, change it to 'Raid Autodetect/ATA' if it is not already. Now try to install XP (Verbiage will vary by manufacturer)" - Courtesy of simpswr.

BIOS settings to try:
Claymore said:

you can change the controller settings in the BIOS.

Restart the computer and enter the BIOS.
The location and type of setting will vary with the make and model of the motherboard.
Here are some:

MAIN menu
Select IDE Mode instead of AHCI Mode


SATA Drive Configuration
Select Compatibility (Mode) instead of AHCI (Mode)


Disable Auto
Enable Combination


Set to PATA mode

IDE Function Setup
OnChip IDE => Disabled
SATA DMA transfer => Enabled

Onboard Device
SATA => Disabled

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Intel Core i7-960 3.20GHz LGA1366 CPU BX80601960
PSU Corsair 600W
MEM 4G KST KVR1333D3/4GR x3
EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Western Digital 500 GB SATA 6.0 GB-s Internal OEM Drive WD5000AAKX
Western Digital 2 TB Caviar Black SATA 6GB/s Internal OEM Drive WD2002FAEX

Just built this machine. Installed Windows 7 on the 500GB drive. Both drives are plugged into the blue SATA 6GB ports on my board. My drivers for these controllers are Marvell 91xx SATA 6G v1.2.0.1002 (Dated 3/7/2011).

The second 2TB drive shows up in BIOS as well as Drive Management in Windows, but it will not be recognized as an accessible drive that can be formatted, partitioned, or anything. I get an error each time I attempt to format or partition through Drive Management.

When I plug the 2TB drive into one of the other (black, Intel) SATA ports, the drive works fine, but in the blue ports it just won’t seem to work. The 500GB drive, however, works perfectly as the boot disk in these ports.

I would be fantastic if I could actually make use of the 6GB SATA ports, it’s part of the reason I purchased this board and these drives together. So far Intel tech support has no answers. Does anyone know what might be going on here? Please help!


A:2TB Hard Drive won't work on Marvell 6GB SATA port

Can you post a screen shot of Disk management?

Screenshot tools.
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I just brought this product to get access to one of my hard drives and I am simply unable to get it working on my windows 7. the directions are useless, theres nothing about windows 7, only xp and vista. I seriosly hope theres a answer to getting this functioning for me. thanks for your help

A:sabrentz usb 2.0 sata/ide hard drive adapter

Hi frusterateDUDE, welcome to the forum
Have a look here; SABRENT USA / Computer peripherals and accessories / Product support page and see if they have newer drivers

I guess it is a cable device? more details would help

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i have a Dell 280 with a IDE Hard drive. I want to change to a Sata drive using one of these adapters. Dell has one for $17.99. Do these things actual work without reducing H/D speed and has any one used/ tried one?

A:Male ide hard drive to sata adapter

Add your link to the adapter, please.

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I have been trying to recover files from a corrupted hard drive. No OS will boot on it, scandisk freezes on trying to correct index errors, HDD Regenerator shows no bad sectors.

The only option left that I can see is using an adapter and trying to pull the files off through a pc, but this hard drive, Seagate Momentus ST9160821AS, has a interface that I am not farmiliar with.

I do have an IDE converter for laptops but it interfaces with pins, and I cant find a converter that fits with this one, probably because its SATA NCQ. Is there another name for this kind of adapter that i can't find?

Here are some pictures of the interface, hope somone can give me some info on it.


A:SATA/NCQ Laptop Hard drive adapter

You could buy an external USB Sata enclosure for the notebook drive, and access it that way. This Seagate drive should be replaced under warranty (5 year)

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ok my friend has a device to be able to use a IDE internal drive externally
via the usb port i was wondering would something like that be able to be found for a sata drive. The case i have only has 2 slots for sata and it came with a dvd lite scribe burner and a HD both sata but I unhooked the burner for now so i can use my other sata drive that already had my apps and music,movies on it from another pc. the cd burner that is hooked up is a reg ide I dont know what the name of the device he is using or if it even has a name but its pretty neat has a power cord for it and you put the hard drive in it well slide it in and he hooks the internal drive to the usb port thru it.

A:SATA hard drive external adapter

This one.



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Hi, I got W541 with DVD-RW but i am not gonna use it, at all. Want to add extra hard drive into caddy insted of optical drive.Called Lenovo but they couldn't answer me what is the SATA port version in Optical Drive connector. Anyone here able to confirm? If is SATA 3.0 then will go for SSD (512GB-1000GB) drive in caddy, if slower then thinking about regular HDD (1-2TB). Thanks for help in advance

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Hello all,
I am trying to access my wife's macbook hard drive via my Windows computer using the Vantec SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter. The Apple techs said they could not get the drive to register when they hooked it up. However, we gave it a good drying with blow dryer.

The adapter works fine and all the correct drivers installed.

I am in disk management and the 250GB drive seems to be showing up. However, it is not showing up in My Computer and right click shows "assign a letter" is grayed out.

Please check out the photo:

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A:SATA USB Adapter With Macbook Formatted Hard Drive

You are going to need a utility like MacDrive
to read the files. About all you can do directly from the windows management in this instance is format the drive. (which would result in the complete loss of data on the drive)

Also if any of the apparent moisture involved got inside the housing it's very possible the data is damaged beyond recovery. Since hard drives save data to the disk by creating what is essentially rust (iron oxide) manipulated magnetically on the surface.

There is likely a free utility out there that does the job. I just don't deal with mac's very often personally so it's not something I would be aware of, you might try google.

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some people change ide to ahci in the bios then it worked.

some people put drive on master, hey then it worked
Second PATA hard drive not detected in the BIOS? - Yahoo Answers

some people put drive on cs, hey then it worked
SATA to IDE Adapter, Drive Not Detected in BIOS - Hard Drives - Storage

What do I do to make it work for me?
The yellow led lights up
the sata cable plugged into sata port and tried multiple ports.
Under sata configuration I tried AHCI which caused windows to BSOD
I switched that back to IDE

This Asus p5qc has a PATA DVD drive lugged into MB IDE port
And a sata drive plugged into sata port.
And a sata drive plugged into sata port.

A:sata to ide adapter do not see PATA hard drive in the bios?

Following this guide, i made it so windows boots ok with bios setting to AHCI
AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista

Still the bios does not show drive with adapter connected.
I have tried 4 HD and a dvd drive.

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I have an ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX motherboard which has SATA 2 and SATA 3 ports. I've tried fiddling around with BIOS options and my hard drive is recognized by the motherboard as seen in this picture:
The computer will boot to the screen where I can select to boot into safe mode or normal boot. Regardless of which option I select, the computer will restart right after, as seen in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2IKg4C_UYE

I've tried booting the hard drive with another board and everything works fine (hard drive isn't the problem). I've also tried booting the entire system using another PSU and I get the same result as in the video linked above. I've come to the conclusion that it's the motherboard that's causing the problem and that I should RMA it. What is the community's opinion?

A:Solved: Motherboard won't recognize hard drive, SATA port issues?

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Interaction (interface?) between a Sabrent USB 2.0 to SATA/IDE Hard Drive Adapter Product Code: USB-DSC5 and my Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

I am having an issue with the following situation:
When connected to IDE Drives Maxtor and Western Digital, and through the usage of Windows 7 it tellls me that the Hard Drive "is not ready". Is that a message originated by the Windows 7 software?
If so how do I go about "getting the disk ready" so i could change disk type or number or sizes of each partition and/or reformat?
I would appreciate your support to help me solve this unexpected report from the Windows 7 interaction with this adapter and the Hard Drives it holds, 40 GB and 80 GB IDE drives Maxtor and Western Digital. I am trying to use Windows (or some other third party software) to resize the partitions, change the disk type and eventually reformat.

Thank you kindlly

A:Clash between Sabrent 2.0 to SATA/IDE Hard Drive Adapter with Windows

Check the power & DATA cables.
When using IDE HD Drives, make there are set to master.

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I purchased an adapter on Ebay that was supposed to allow me to connect my ide hard drive to my sata mobo connectors. My mobo has primarily sata but it has one ide which is already connected to my ide hard drives.

I have tried everything I can think of. connecing this and that, reversing connections, nothing workd. The instructions I was given were awful and the person I purchased is not helpful in answering questions. He hasn't responded.

Once connected I can't get it to show up in the bios The hard drive is an IDE Seagate 400gb drive. I am connecting to a sata connector on my mobo. I already have two other sata devices connected, they are two dvdr's .

My computer specs are listed above in the computer icon. The converter I purchased is listed here:

Is there a trick to doing this?


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I have an empty 2.5" HDD bay and I'm looking to install my SSD. Since the computer does not come with an adapter, what adapter should I get?

Would this work:
Or do I need this:


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I have two separate instances of Win8 running on two separate IDE hard drives (both Win8's restored from same exact backup image).

The one on the hard drive comected to the SATA port (via an adaptor) runs fine, but the one on the IDE connection (motherboard's only one), does not respond properly when a manual shutdown is initiated. Instead of shutting down the PC, it goes into sleep mode. This does not happen if an application (my backup software, for instance) is set to perform a shutdown after completing it's job. Only affecting manual shutdowns, but all of them.

So I am wondering if Win8 is lacking an IDE driver of some kind, and if there is a way to deternine this.

Seems strange to me that while both hard drives are IDE "underneath the hood", that the one connected throgh an adaptor is more easily being recognized by Win8, and curious if there is an easy fix.

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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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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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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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Since changing to 7, I've had a really hard time cleaning infected hard drives. In fact, it's been impossible. With XP, I could connect the infected drive using a SATA/IDE-to-USB adapter, take ownership of the drive and get rid of the offending files. With
7, however, the drive isn't recognized until I initialize it which, naturally, will blow away everything on the drive. 
It's another MSoft catch-22. If I back up the data so it's safe to initialize, then I have to be able to access the data to back it up so I can initialize it, right? If I do that on the infected computer, chances are I'm backing up the virus anyway.
Same goes for old hard drives I have lying around. I'd love to see what's on them but I can't unless I first initialize them which precludes my ability to see what's on them. I don't have an IDE port on my desktop so some of these drives cannot be connected
Finally, I don't do this kind of stuff all the time anymore due to health reasons so it's not worth building a retro machine just for this purpose.
Is there not some kind of work-around for this or is another shining example of planned obsolescence? 

I'm out of my mind, please leave a message

A:Cannot "see" hard drive connected via SATA/IDE-to-USB adapter

Something must be wrong with your disks, there should not problems with connecting old sata disk with a sata-to-usb adapter.

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Greetings from me in St'go de Chile,

Finally my eBay ("China flavored") 2.5" / 3.5" Drive SATA to ATA IDE Converter Adapter HDD arrived!

Now my problems start:
In USB mode 263Gb free HDD space is shown, yet when I connect with the SATA to ATA IDE adapter BIOS shows 137.4 Gb.
Using "Paragon HDD Manager", I tried to copy the OS & data of another HDD to this new 300Gb HDD.
At first it all went well, yet about half an hour later I got error messages:
Disk I/O error.
When I try to format it: Drive not read error
And now Paragon HDD Manager does not even allow me to see the disks.
When I go back and plug in the USB front part of the new HDD, everything seems OK, just like before.
Maybe the new HDD need to have the pins (for Master, Slave etc.) assigned?
I just left them as they came and wouldn't know which ones to assign for "Master".

A:My 2.5" / 3.5" Drive SATA to ATA IDE Converter Adapter HDD arrived!!

What type of drive are you attaching, IDE or SATA? There are no jumper pins per se for SATA drives. If it is an IDE drive the jumper should be in the CS or Master position. Are you using the power adapter with the USB Adapter? If you are attaching this to a Windows computer go to Start/Run and type diskmgmt.msc and press enter. In Disk Management, what does the drive look like? You may have a 137 GB partition and the rest could be Unallocated space.

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I recently bought Lenovo Y410 notebook and it came with windows vista home premium. As i want to install WinXP in my notebook, i tried with the WinXP CD available with me. But it didnt work, so i tried slipstreaming using nlite when i came to know that intel ich8m sata 3 port SATA Storage controller 2828 is the name of my SATA controller. But even then i am not able to install winXP. After copying all the installation files, the installation process doesnt move forward after rebooting. I am not getting the blue screen, but booting is not happening even after all the installation files are copied.

In short, i just want to install winXP on my laptop.
Inorder to try the AHCI disabling option, i checked in the advanced tab of bios, but such an option was not at all available there.
Pls help.

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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 want to install a second HD I have a dell GX520 and it only has one sata port what do i need to do

A:second HD on one sata port

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Does anyone know how to fix a faulty esata port? There is no activity or reaction from the pc when I attach an esata drive to the port. Can I replace the port? Where do I buy one and how do I install it? Help please.

A:E Sata port

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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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Hi, i'm new to this site but very familiar with technology, i built this machine myself.
im currently running off my old HD but i want to reinstall windows onto my new SATA hardrive (160GB) this one is an IDE. The BIOS and Nvidia Raid config recognize the drive but the windows installation does not. I was reading this thread on this site that i foudn from google


because he has the same MB as myself but different hard drives. I am currently in the process of trying what he did but i do not have a floppy drive. I only have a 1 CD drive and a 16GB floppy drive. i'm going to try these routes first for the configuartion software but if not im going to see if i can find one laying around.

IF i cant find one and the CD/flash drive don't work is there another way to try the methods described in the previous web link?

*Hard Drives are Western Digital Caviar

A:Installation Problems of Windows XP onto SATA HD. SATA Drive not recognized.

Most newerBIOS allow an Alternate method for SATA . . Go into the bios and check the "Sata Operation" setting, change it to "Raid Autodetect/ATA if it is not already. Now try to install XP ( Verbage will vary by manufacturer )

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Hi guys,
My old A215-S4747 has a Toshiba SATA drive (200 GB, model name: MK2035GSS) in it. However when i look at device manager, the drive appears to be configured over IDE bus, rather than SATA bus. I know, old motherboards were providing such option in order to eliminate compatibility issues with older OSes like XP, however this machine has Vista (SP2) by factory default.

I wanted to upgrade the drive (it's really aged) with a new faster SATA drive, but i couldn't find any option to configure it as SATA (not IDE) under BIOS!

I'm attaching screenshots here, and really disappointed about it. If i bus brand-new SATA drive, will it be forced to run over IDE channel (UDMA 5 max) which is really slower than SATA.

It seems Toshiba left no such option in BIOS and configured drives automatically as IDE eventhough they're actually SATA-provided.

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So, I've had my hard drives installed in my computer now for years. About 2 months ago one of my slave drives, a 300GB or 500 Western Digital (or maybe it was Seagate - I can't remember) decides to erase every single thing on it. The next time I rebooted, I get the error: SATA Port - 3 : Not Detected. I opened her up and everything was still the same, of course - nothing moved, or changed - all connections still fine from something like 2 or 3 years ago. So, of course my question is, what's going on and how do I get it to recognize my HDD again? OR, do I just remove it and try and send it back for Warranty replacement?

Here are the specs of my computer using the suggested utility of Tech Support Forums:

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2038 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 231303 MB, Free - 113281 MB; K: Total - 38145 MB, Free - 22978 MB; L: Total - 476929 MB, Free - 426476 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation, D915GRO, AAC89748-202, BQRO52003738
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

That's funny, I couldn't update my AVG about a year ago, so I had to uninstall it and now I am using AVAST. Their removal tool could not even remove the rest of their (... Read more

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I would like to expand with one or two SATA ports to connect additional harddrives. Tested one PCI controller card but it was not discovered at boot, nor by operating system. Have checked that the PCI slot is activated in BIOS-settings. Question:Which controller card will work? Any suggestions? Could I order one from HP?  

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Hi all,

I hope that this thread doesn't go as long as the other one, but you never know. In my last thread, that dealt with recovering data on a bad windows 10 disk image, towards the end of it I mentioned that Windows Explorer lost recognition to one of my DVD's.

I figured that it had to be a bad mobo, so I replaced it and guess what, it still doesn't recognize the DVD. On boot up, the bios see both DVD's, but when it finally loads the system and I check Win Explorer and Disk Management, one of the DVD's isn't there.

Is there a switch or something that disables drives? Just wondering.


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Have a system with a A7V8X-LA (Kelut) MoBo running WinXP.

Recently I bought a new drive (Samsung SATA 150 GB) and attempted to connect to one of the two SATA ports on the board.

The Drive was not recognized when connected to either of the two SATA ports.

I tried to connect the drive on another computer, The drive was read without a problem.

So after proving both drive and cables OK (I used the same data and power cables on the other computer) , the problem would appear to be the SATA ports on this board,

Are they physically there but inoperative? Did I miss a way to activate them in the BIOS? I could not found any way to enable them in Setup.

A:SATA port not recognized

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Hey everyone, time for a new question (it's been a problem filled day for me)

In this recent heat wave here in southern california (100-120 degrees where i live) i was having problems keeping my PC cool... I went to the point where i had to open the side and aim a fan into the case to keep it relatively cool. well after a week of doing my normal thing on the PC it froze on me, then on restart it said there was no HDD installed. I freaked out, but i unplugged the HDD and put it into another of the four SATA ports i have and it started just fine. My questions is, is it possible for a SATA port to burn out cause of the ambient heat?

A:Sata port burn out?

Yes it is possible from heat or even static electricity

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I also want to know 1)How mny ram slot does it have? 2)Can someone upload a picture of the inside hardware of this laptop? 3)Can i remove the DVD-RW and put a sata SSD in it? 4)Does the battery user replaceable? 5)What is the model number of this battery? I want to buy this laptop for running Android Studio. Let me know if this laptop is capable of running it smoothly.

A:Does this laptop have SATA 3 port for hdd?

Hi,1) Download and run this tool to know SATA drive controller limit and HDD SATA speed: https://www.hwinfo.com/download.php2) 2 slotUpto 16gb max (two 8gb sticks of exact same configuration, speed and voltage as given in manual and as each other)Manual: page 2, 56, 57http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c050877483) Applicable to your model: https://h20574.www2.hp.com/results.htm?SID=10862300&MEID=DCF73E2E-B847-414F-A43F-52FCC65135C9Refer Manual also.4) You can do this but I'll not suggest this. SSD is better to be put in primary HDD bay. Optical drive is not bootable.Page 60-62 to reach HDD bay. You've to take out the bottom cover carefully.This will not good warranty if upgrade is done without breaking anything in the process of upgrade.Specs: https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-15-ay100-Notebook-PC/12499456/document/c052827015) Yes customer replaceable. Refer Page 48.6) HP part number of battery you need is 807957-001�.Like this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-HP-15-AC-15-AF-SERIES-LAPTOP-BATTERY-807957-001-HSTNN-LB6V-HS04-/111...RegardsVisruth

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I am cloning an old IDE drive, to a new Sata drive.

Specifically, when connecting them simultaneously, I should set the IDE drive to master, correct?

And for the Sata II drive do I need to set the jumpers to something, or hook the drive up in a specific sata port? (I have sata ports 0 to 5, and a sata DVD Drive occupies one).

(Ignore my previous post about the procedure...)

Thanks a bunch!

A:IDE--Master, Sata II--Port?

You will not need to mess with any jumpers on the sata drive, the jumpers on sata drives are actually to force SATAI mode for old boards/enclosures that can't handle SATA II. Port doesn't matter either, if you are planning on booting from the sata in the future you need to have it set in the BIOS for that drive to boot, but its number doesn't matter.

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I have a gigabyte GA-X48-DQ6 with 4g of ram and a Quad core extreem. Its been up and running for a few months now with no problems. Last week it sarted booting slow and it would hang during use. I have windows XP. I thought c drive (10k Velociraptor) was failing. I tested the drive on another machine and it checked out great. I found out my SATAII0 port was running very, very slow. I plugged it in to the SATAII1 port and my computer sprung back to life. Anyway I have no idea what would cause this. I have gone through the BIOS several times. It seems to have started a short time after I installed Virtual PC with vista on the same drive. It all works fine on the other sata port though.

A:Slow Sata II 0 port on GA-X48-DQ6

So you have a bad SATA port...

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Sata ports are numbered on a mobo but I have alwarys had trouble relating them to Disk numbering in Windows Disk Manager. I have never seen in the bios what port a disk was connected to.

Which brings me to my question. Has anyone ever seen this behaviour? When I set up a rig with multiple disks. I clean the OS disk and plug it in alone by it self. Then after I have verified it will boot I will add a disk and clean it for third party apps. (clean means partition and format). Then I may have one or two more disks with data to install that was in another rig. I never cleaned those I just plugged them in. I noticed that my bios was hesitating on the boot as it read the disks. So I took the data off and cleaned them. Then installed them one at time each time booting letting windows install the driver and write the "System Volume Information". This caused a much smoother boot in the bios.

This makes me wonder what is in the "System Volume Information" that confuses the bios? Probably Disk type, Disk size, etc. Maybe a reference to a particular port?

A:Sata Port Numbering

It's most likely related to the SATA port numbering on your motherboard, and your BIOS setting for which drive to boot from first.

Make sure your boot drive is going to be in SATA port 0 (first one) as your motherboard dictates (they're all different) Then make sure you have the boot order correctly set in BIOS, ( I turn off all other boot devices and just use the boot menu on my motherboard to switch around if needed )

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