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IDE and SATA Hard Drives

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by rsenna, Feb 19, 2011.

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  1. rsenna

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    I have a 80 gb Samsung HDD which has OS on it. I also want to install a SATA II 160 gb WD, but windows xp doesn't recognize the drive.

    I have googled the problem, i think there could be a solution but they are so complicated for me. I should also say that I have an old motherboard which doesn't support SATA II.

    After some searching on WD's website, I try to use a jumper setting but still there is the problem.
    The setting I tried is like that:
    IDE:
    [] : : :

    SATA:
    : [] : :

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Soundy

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    I've had older boards that didn't see drives that were set for 3Gbps transfer speeds... see if the drive has a jumper to limit the speed to 1.5Gbps. That's what I have to do to get drives to work on my old Asus A8V-series boards.

    Does the drive show in the BIOS, but not in Windows? If your SATA controller has a RAID mode, you may have to go into the BIOS and configure it for IDE instead of RAID operation. Either way, you may also need to install drivers for the SATA controller (with some boards, it will be different drivers depending on whether it's set as RAID or IDE).
     
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