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Go to your bios and ENABLE sata.
Then go to your motherboard and connect your drive using the SATA cables on the right port.
See your motherboard chart

Posted on Oct 10, 2008

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    Pablo Csaky Oct 10, 2008

    The only difference you'll see in the SATA drive is the connector scheme (and the absence of drive jumpers).

    The host PC requires a SATA controller with one or more SATA ports, such as the Promise Technology SATA150 TX2plus, which combines two independent SATA ports and one Ultra ATA port and supports up to two serial and two Ultra ATA drives. In new SATA-compatible machines, the motherboard uses a controller chip that supports SATA.

    You'll also need new cables. Some SATA drives use different power cables and all use different signal cables, so you may not be able to use the traditional 4-pin power connectors. Serial ATA drives require power connectors with , , and .3 volts. Current 4-pin ATX-type power supplies provide only drive power connectors with the traditional and volt signals. This means your PC may need a power supply fitted with SATA drive power connectors or an adapter.

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    Pablo Csaky Oct 17, 2008

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