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How to use/add sata on my mobo?

How to put sata on my mobo? currently im use pc chips (AGP8X <--i do not know whether this is the series of my mobo or not) and it use IDE. So how to put sata on it? what device ive to use?
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You need to add a controller card for SATA. These are not expensive. One you might consider is this:

Vantec UGT-ST200 Serial ATA PCI Host Card

It costs about $25, and is available many places, including Tiger Direct, Fry's Electronics, and others. Here is a link to one on the Fry's website. Shop around, you might even find it somewhere else cheaper:

http://shop4.frys.com/product/4236634?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

Once you install the card in an empty PCI slot, you install a new SATA hard drive, and cable it to it. It should work fine with your existing PATA drive(s).

Cheers

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Will Intel DG31PR supports SATA-2 or SATA-3 format internal drives?


The Intel DG31PR motherboard uses an Intel G31 motherboard chipset;

A) Intel 82G31 - Northbridge chip
B) Intel 82801GB (ICH7) - Southbridge chip

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_chipsets#Core_2_chipsets

Scroll down to the subheading - G31 in the left column.

The Southbridge chip controls the SATA bus.
The SATA bus uses SATA technology, that operates UP TO 3Gbps.
3 Gigabits per second.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Motherboard_diagram.svg

The SATA 3.0 technology operates at 6Gbps.
6 Gigabits per second.


SATA revisions were made to be both Backward Compatible, and Forward Compatible.

However it depends on the manufacturer of the harddrive, as to how to switch it,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SATA#SATA_1.5_Gbit.2Fs_and_SATA_3_Gbit.2Fs

The answer is yes.
You will not get the full capability of the SATA 3.0 technology, however.
The harddrive will be operating at the SATA 1.5 technology.

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[ Here is the Technical Product Specifications for the Intel DG31PR motherboard,

http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/dg31pr/sb/CS-029381.htm

Click on in blue -
Intel Desktop Board DG31PR Technical Product Specification [PDF]

Page 10 - Peripheral Interfaces
- Four Serial ATA (3Gbps) interfaces -

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A list of compatible Graphics cards for an AGP8X Motherboard.


Due to text length contraits I've had to seperate AGP8X Graphics Cards from PCI Express Graphics Cards

Having trouble finding out exactly which Graphics card will work in your AGP8X motherboard? The following list displays all the compatible Graphics cards for an AGP8X motherboard in decending order (Top Graphics cards are faster than bottom ones in each catagory)

If your Motherboard supports AGP 8X then here is a list of compatible Nvidia cards.
GeForce 6 Series - (GeForce 6200, GeForce 6600GT, GeForce 6600 and GeForce 6600 LE)
GeForce FX Series - (GeForce FX 5950 Ultra, GeForce FX 5900 Ultra, GeForce FX 5900, GeForce FX 5900 XT, GeForce, GeForce FX 5700 Ultra, GeForce FX 5700, GeForce FX 5700LE, GeForce FX 5200 Ultra, GeForce FX 5200 and GeForce FX 5500)
GeForce 4 Series - (GeForce 4 Ti and GeForce 4 MX)GeForce 3 Series - (GeForce 3, GeForce 3 Ti 500 and GeForce 3 Ti 200)
GeForce 2 Series - (GeForce 2 Ultra, GeForce 2 Ti, GeForce 2 Pro, GeForce 2 GTS and GeForce 2 MX series)
GeForce 256 Series - (All)

If your Motherboard supports AGP 8X then here is a list of compatible ATI/AMD cards.
ATI Radeon X Series - (ATI Radeon X1050, ATI Radeon X1300, ATI Radeon X1550, ATI Radeon X1600 and ATI Radeon X1650)
ATI Radeon 9xxx Series - (ATI Radeon 9550)

For a list of compatible Nvidia PCI-Express cards for a PCI-Express Motherboard currently on the market click on the following link to take you to my other tips page. http://www.fixya.com/support/r6784358-list_compatible_nvidia_pci_express_16x

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Hi voyager99,
You can download the driver, (VIA 8237 SATA/RAID driver) from PC Chips but I doupt it will help.
If your bios did no see the 250GB drive than the onboard SATA controller is defective. This can not be fixed.
http://www.pcchips.com.tw/PCCWebSite/Products/ProductsDetail.aspx?detailid=305&DetailName=Driver&MenuID=1&LanID=0
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