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Re: Can I transfer data from 250GB IDE HDD to a SATA II...
Yes you can. You may have to go in BIOS or and select your SATA as the first drive to boot off of though, else it might try to boot off the old IDE. But once you're in windows, it will appear as another drive in my computer.
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Disk upto 500GB capacity can be added to most of the PCs. As regards compatibility, first you have to check the motherboard for SATA Hard Disk interface as newer hard disks are SATA. Adding the hard disk has nothing to do with the processor. However, motherboard should have the connecting port/ option (such as SATA). Some motherboards support both IDE and SATA devices. Please check the motherboard for SATA Port. You may find the motherboard model/ system model and google a bit for its specification. (You have mentioned AMD Athlon XP 2000, which is the Processor not the motherboard)
If SATA is available on your motherboard, you may add Sata drives of 250-500-750GB drives according to you
requirements. Otherwise you have to look for IDE hard Disk.
Hope it helps! Good Luck! Thanks for using Fixya! CreativeTECH
Here are the specs of the motherboard, both answers to your questions are "Yes". Happy purchase and have fun with it !
• Support socket AM2 for AMD® Athlon 64/Athlon 64X2 CPU / AM2+ for AMD® Phenom CPU / AM3 for AMD® Phenom II / Athlon II CPU . (95W only) Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only. Hyper Transport Bus
• HyperTransport 1.0 supporting speed up to 1000MT/s
Hard drives are standardized, and have been for years. Any hard drive that uses the controller type provided by your motherboard (IDE/PATA or SATA) will work. If the motherboard was manufactured before 2002, you should probably use a drive less than 127 GB, because the space above that area may be inaccessible.
ok reboot you computer and press delete when your bios boot screen appear then go on your hdd-ide-sata screen and look your sata configuration and set it on sata-enhanced or compatible this is becose you are running on windows xp. bye and good look
Assuming you have a Asus A8N-VM CSM GeForce 6150 Motherboard then if you have a SATA cable that works for that or an adapter for the SATA II if it wont fit it should be fine and you can have both in at once. So there would be no need to transfer but if you want you could.
If im not getting this please let me know and I will try to help you more.
Hi LP, I’ am very familiar with ASUS motherboards. I am thinking you have posted two questions or more referring to the, ASUS K8V-MX board. When you sign into you're FixYa account you than need to click on you're profile. Within you're profiles are the questions you have posted. Click that question to add or see the expert's answer. If you need another question (about the same item) re-post within that same question. You can even copy the link to an older post & past that link into you're next question. (Than I can read you're last question & my responce). LP you have me all mixed up. I'll answer the question you have posted above. In the future please provide you're old post so I understand better.
There is nothing wrong with IDE 250GB drive or the SATA drive. The problem you are haveing is setting the correct settings.
The ASUS K8V-MX can support two serial ATA SATA drives. The SATA drive's can only run at 1.0 version. 1.5GB transfer speed & not SATA II, the 3.0GB speed.
How to setup the SATA drive? Please disconnect any other drives (IDE) & a second SATA drive that may be connected to the system. Except the CDROM drive. Using you're manual the SATA drive should be connected to SATA1 port. Page 1-24 in you're manual. Put you're windows CD into you're CD-ROM drive & boot the PC. You will see, Press any key to boot from CD... (press any key on your keyboard). Windows will start to install. Durring installation of windows the system will restart. You will again see, Press any key to boot from CD... (DO Nothing)! Just allow windows to conintue on its own. Windows will continue to install it's self. This will happed once again, & again do nothing. Windows will finish installing it's self. After windows has finished, load the ASUS CD into you're CD-ROM drive & install it's driver software. Restart the PC. You must register windows. Do so. Than update windows through windows update service. (This will take some time to complete). (Do not install service pack 3). If you have an IDE drive 250GB in size & you installed windows on it. You must erase the drive or it will conflict with you're new installation on the SATA drive. To do this, look on the IDE drive & you will find a large white sticker. Printed on there is instructions of how to set the drive pin. Set the drive up as a slave drive. (This is only temporary). Power off the PC & unplug the power cord. Connect the 250 IDE drive's power cable & data cable. Plug in the power cord to the PC & turn on the PC. Windows will load. Right click once on the start button & slide up to & left click on Explorer. Find the 250 IDE drive, it should be drive letter D or E. Right click the proper drive letter & format the drive. ( Do Not format, Local_Drive C:\ ). Once the format is complete, power down the PC by clicking on the start button & click turn off the computer. Once off, unplug the power cord. Change the pin on the 250GB IDE drive to Master with a slave. Take the 40GB drive & change it's pin so the 40GB drive is a slave. Connect the 250GB drive to the end of the IDE data cable & connect the 40GB drive to the next connector of the same IDE data cable. Re-check all power cables & data cables for good connections before closing the case. Plug the power cord in & power up the PC. Everything should run just fine. Setting the pin for you're IDE drive's can be very confusing. Click on the link below. This will give you an idea of how to set you're pin for a master drive, master with a slave drive. If you post the name ST****** of you're two drives I can post the correct pin locations from Seagate's web site. http://www.seagate.com/images/support/en/us/mxo_ata_jumpers.gif
Have more questions about this post? Good luck! Mike