SATA and ATA problem

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Hellfox

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Im having a problem with hooking up an ATA hard drive using a ATA to SATA converter. (My mobo only has 1 ATA slot, so I need to use the SATA slots to hook up my old hard drive). Is there anything i need to do besides hooking it up? It just hangs at the Auto-detect part during the boot up process.

I've come to think the converter is the problem, but I wanted to get some other opinions.

Thanks in advance
 

Rukee

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most converters have a power connector, mine use a floppy power wire, make sure that`s connected if it needs it. The hard drive needs a power connector plugged in too, then you may have to enable the SATA channel in the BIOS.
 

Hellfox

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Got the power for both, and the option in BIOS is set to support both S-ATA and P-ATA.

Thanks for the reply.

Anyone else have any suggestions?
 

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Are you (or your BIOS) trying to boot from the converted ATA ?
 

JohnWill

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I use one of these converters. Make sure the drive is jumpered as Master and not Cable Select. That's about all that usually can go wrong.
 
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