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Having trouble connecting my ide external drive to my sata mobo w/ a adapter

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Kapustin Yar, Jan 23, 2011.

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  1. Kapustin Yar

    Kapustin Yar Thread Starter

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    HI,

    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:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300473666570&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

    Is there a trick to doing this?

    Thanks.
     
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