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add a HD, system slows to a crawl

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by DudleyDoRite, Nov 2, 2007.

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  1. DudleyDoRite

    DudleyDoRite Thread Starter

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    I have a P4 with a SATA 160 drive. I added a 250G ATA drive I had kicking around. Had a bunch of trouble getting it to boot off the SATA drive, but resolved that. The 250 is on the 0 bus, while the SATA 160 is on the 2 bus. Now it takes over 15 minutes to boot up and the computer is nearly unusable with any application. Does SATA and ATA drives not mix? Is there some secret about adding a ATA drive that I don't know bout?
     
  2. bigbear

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    The boot drive should be connected to either sata 0 or 1 on the motherboard.
    Is the jumper on the pata drive set as Cable Select CS?
     
  3. DudleyDoRite

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    with drive manager, it sez the sata drive is on bus 2. The ata drive was set on CS, on the slave position on cable, but it detected as bus 0 master, and the DVD drive disappeared, so I set the ATA drive as Slave, then the DVD drive returned. if this can't be resolved, I'll have to remove the ATA drive and I guess I have to go buy a SATA drive? This configuration is unusable
     
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    Have you tried changing the sata lead to the primary connection on the motherboard 0 or 1?
     
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