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Re: HD w/Serial ATA cable
The M863G V3.0 motherboard doesn't support SATA drives directly, so you'll need an adapter between the SATA drive and the IDE connection on the motherboard. Some of these adapters are a little bulky, so make sure you have enough room. Also, you'll need a spare power connection for the adapter. Good luck!
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if its ide connection on your hard drive and motherboard yes you do it will be a long ribbon cable needed the hard drive will have what looks like 30 mins parallel to each other if its seral ata it will be small black on the back with a small L shapped on the right side for power those are called serial ata and you will need a sata power connecter from your power supply (you can buy a converter from the 4 pin white molex for cheap) and sata cable that will plug into your motherboard its fool proof as you cant plug it into the wrong thing.
Reasons a sata device might not be recognized in BIOS:
(1)Serial ATA disabled, enter bios and enable SATA.
(2)Serial ATA cable defective
(3)Serial ATA drive defective
(4)Serial ATA cable defective
(5)Serial ATA device not plugged into power.
(6)Serial ATA power adapter defective.
u can fix the cable(the cable that is conencted to ur new HD to the MB) that has the new drive, it will have another conenctor plug along the cable...u nee to conenct the cable to the old HD.
guess when u start the pc it will auto detect the old HD and alot a drive letter to it...then u can trf the file from the old to new...just cut paste...
Well you could get an external CD/DVD drive. You didn't say how the existing drives are connected - but it seems like, according to specs, that you can take
4 - SATA - Serial ATA devices
2 - ATA (aka IDE) devices (one connector jack. Drives would be Master and Slave, or more likely CSEL or Cable Select. So if you jumper the drives CSEL they should just work.)
SATA is the better drive interface technology these days, so I'd go for an internal SATA CD Drive ... assuming you have a CD bay. Not knowing how / who built your computer I have no way of knowing how many spare Power Cables and SATA cables, etc. that you have available. But usually with a new drive purchase they give you cables.
If they don't give them, and you need them, you can get power cable adaptors as well that will change a white standard power plug/cable inside the computer to an SATA type power plug. Often there will be spare SATA power cables in there anyway since the motherboard come with 4 SATA connections on the motherboard.
hello, i understand u want to connect an dvd/drive for laptops with a pc/mainboard...
it is possible to connect the devices, but when buying the adaptor, inquire how the dvd-drive will be powered then, for in an laptop the power is provided via the s-ata plug whereas is pc u have an extra power cord!
u will have to get either an
IDE(PC,big flat data cable, male) to small S-ATA (laptop)adaptor
an USB 2.0 to external S-ATA/ dvd/drive adaptor (slower than IDE, but safer and less complicated, just plug and play, u need just to install drivers)
good luck, btw internal dvd-drives for PC are pretty cheap :-)