Question about Biostar GF7100P-M7S Motherboard - v6.0, NVIDIA GeForce 7100, Socket 775, MicroATX, Audio, Video, DVI
Bought Biostar PC kit that came with a WD 160 GB SATA TSD -1600AAJS SY package with a 1600AAJS inside. Is the SY the difference between a 40 pin plug and a 22 pin plug? Just want to satisfy curiosity, because I will not touch a SATA with a ten foot pole. Compusa passed me to Tiger Direct which tried to sell me a Seagate with the same plug as yours. There was a really nice picture of the back of it. That is now a requirement. A clear picture of the plugs before I buy. Proper shipping is about $12 per return.
Biostar says IDE or SATA will work. They recommend 80 pin cables which fit the same plug because they are only different inside. I will believe it when it cut one apart and count it wire by wire. They do not have enough self confidence in their own abilities to state in print a make and model that will fit.
Here's what I know. The Biostar does not have an optical drive plug on the motherboard. It slaves off the hard drive. Even if there is a 40 to 22 to 40 adapter cable, I will not believe you. I pulled the hard drive out of my old HP Pavilion with Celeron R and the Maxtor Fireball 3 ATA/133 HDD snaps right in, and although slower than spec, I think it might push this pigboat. But, I do not want to to part with it because I still intend to beat on the HP with a hammer until it works. The hammer is supposed to be the Biostar.
Surprise, surprise (imagine Gomer Pyle voice. Ever seen Gomer Pyle? If not never mind.), I have found the spec sheet and Biostar says Hard Drive types - UDMA/33 or 133 or 100 or 66.
Okay, on to Fry's now to see if they know anything. Bye now.
P.S. Remember, no SATA. SATA can bite my ***.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The 34 pin connector is for your floppy drive(s) .. not for your CD drive. There is no special cable for this. 2 different interfaces alltogether.
Posted on Feb 17, 2009
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