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sata drive not recognised

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  1. gbrough

    gbrough Thread Starter

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    I have a slight problem, have have an old tiny pc that still works great. it has the following:
    first international computer inc. P4M-800M motherboard
    Pentium 4 - 2.99Ghz CPU
    Phoenix technologies LTD 6.00PG bios
    i would like to simply change the existing IDE hard drive for a SATA
    i have a 1GB SATA hard drive that i have used in a caddy for backup so i know it works.
    the problem is when i try to plug it into the motherboard, when i turn the pc back on it freezes on the first screen, not even allowing me to enter bios (which i have already checked and it says IDE SATA). there are two SATA ports on the motherboard marked SATA 1 and SATA 2, have tried both - same result. have unplugged the IDE (natrally) still with same result. don't really want to upgrade if i can help it. can anyone help?
     
  2. dlipman

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    Reference:
    http://www.fic.com.tw/download/P4M-800M.aspx

    According to the information, it uses Award BIOS v1.5

    1GB or is that a 1TB drive ?
    What is the Make and Model of the hard disk ?

    It looks like the system was designed for Win9x/ME and Windows 2000 and subsequently supported Windows XP.

    It is very possible that the BIOS can not handle the SATA drive geometry.
     
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  3. gbrough

    gbrough Thread Starter

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    appologies, hard drive is a samsung HD103SJ 1T not 1G
     
  4. dlipman

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    The idea of a 1TB ( 1,000 GB ) hard disk was unheard of 15 years ago when SATA I was released
     
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