I have a hard drive (IDE), that I use on a mother board that uses both Sata, and IDE hook-ups.
My primary drive is a SATA drive, and my slave is a IDE hook up. Been working fine for over 2 years.
Recently I installed a new SATA drive, and about that time, my computer won't read the IDE drive. When I try to open it - I get error message saying can't read directory. My PC see's the Harddrive in the BIOS, in "my computer", and in Manage Storage.
I been running a recovery program - which the program I am using is able to read the information on the drive. But it's about 5 day process trying to read all the data on a 120 gb drive. And on about day 4, our power went out ... which means I have to start the program at start.
2 questions ...
1 - Anyone seen the problem before - Know of anyway to fix it ??
2 - Anyone know of a faster data recovery program ??
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The best recovery program takes a long time, if any of the program takes shorter time then there is a chance of not getting all the data back. u can try get a ups so that if there is a power failure it will help u.
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Hi, One end of the Sata Cable is to be attached to the CD/DVD (Optical Drive) or Hard Disk, whereas the other end is to be attached to the motherboard. The Sata connections on the motherboard are located near the CMOS/RTC Battery as indicated below: - (Blue, White, Yellow and Black, at right-hand top corner)
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What mother board is it? you have sata and ide drives.. new technology is sata which is connected with sata cable to *********** board and appropriate pover coard, the older teconlogy is ide, which is connected with ide (master slave) cable frm you motehr board to you drive... just post what mother board and i could be more specific...
You system probably supports IDE hard disks up to 200GB in size. It all depends on what chipset was used on your motherboard. Since it is a PIII system, the 200GB limit is most likely quite solid. Although, you can get past this by installing a PCI card that can handle larger capacity drives. You could also opt for using a SATA controller, but you will be limited to SATA-150 instead of the more current SATA-300 with a PCI interface.
at first you have to check it out, whether your hard drive is related on ide or sata. sata is the new technic used now in the recent years. ide is the old technic that comes with the wide bus cables. but sata is a small red colored cable that transfers data more faster than ide. after that, you have to check it out the mother board settings for connecting with sata cable. because, the older pc have no more settings for sata. if it is available means, no problem to update your hard drive. or you can just go for external hard drives.
You should be able to install that drive. The biggest variable is if it is a SATA or PATA drive. This model was built for SATA drives, but I think you may be able to get a PATA drive to work with the right adapters.
For the step by stem directions see the link below. It will take you right to the Dell support page. Refer to the "Adding a Second Hard Drive" section.
Update: SATA II drives do have jumpers to make them backwards compatible with 1.5 Gb/s (SATA II drives are 3.0 Gb/s). So if your system is older and can only handle SATA (first Gen) then you have to add a jumper (Seagate has the jumper setting on the drive but sometimes supplies no jumper i.e. you have to have your own).