Hi! I attached my 80GB hard disk drive on my asus p4v8x-x motherboard but my motherboard cannot detect my hard drive. Is my board not capable of handling Sata drives?
i have an sata harddisc and an p4 IDE motherboard and bought the cable from market.... but the problem is the power cable is ok but cant connect that data plug to motherboard,... plz help out from this....
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You can indeed mix IDE & SATA drives on a computer. If installing the OS (Operating System) to the IDE HD, you will only need to instruct the BIOS to boot the IDE HD drive first.
If you decide to install an OS on & boot the SATA drive first; you will need to instruct the BIOS to boot the SATA drive first and may need to provide a driver for the SATA controller - if the OS install does not recognize the SATA drive. The driver should have been included on a disk or diskette with the controller (or on the motherboard driver disk if a built-in type controller). You should see a prompt asking "If you need to install a driver.... press F6" (or similar). Press the F6 key and supply the driver disk - and follow the prompts.
The motherboard has 2 memory slots with each slot allowing up to 1GB modules of DDR PC2700, DDR PC3200, DDR2 PC2-5300 with a maximum of 1GB per slot. Do not mix RAM speeds.
As for hard drives, the board has the capacity of:
PATA (Parallel) - 2 x ATA100 4 Dev. Max SATA 1.5 Gb/s - 2
I would assume that the 500GB drive you have is a SATA drive. and the 80GB as PATA. If that is the case, then the two drives would be on different controllers and would work in the system. Typically, it is recommended that the SATA drives is the main hard drive holding your OS.
As always, you would need an open bay in your computer case as well as adequate power to the PWS to complete the installation.
How were the partitions created on the SATA?
Are they RAID configured from the other system?
Does the new motherboard have the same support for your HD as the other system?
Check the setup in the BIOS screen on both systems to make them identical as much as you can.
According to Tom's Hardware: "In the SATA port configuration place you have up to four "mode" choices: IDE (or PATA) Emulation, native SATA, AHCI, or RAID."Check this section.Circe@pctechsonline.com
Hi whistler1410, you need to enter your bios menu. Press the delete key every couple of seconds to load the bios menu.
Once in the bios (See instructions located at the bottom of the menu, to help you move about).
You should see all connected drives at the main menu.
This includes the SATA writer & hard disk drives.
Go to the bios menu, BOOT.
SATA drive even DVD drives are seen by the bios as a master drive. So within the BOOT menu go to "Boot device priority".
The boot priority should read as follows.
First boot device [Floppy disk drive] (If one is connected)
Second boot device [Your SATA DVD writer]
Third boot device [Your primary hard disk drive] (The drive with windows loaded on it).
If you do not have a floppy disk drive than make the first boot device your DVD writer.
Save the bios & exit the bios. You should not receive "boot disk error message anymore".
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Good luck whistler1410!
i think you should install via raid tool from asus driver cd then check in control panel --> administrative tools--> computer management and you click to disk management
the sata hd will dectected by the computer so you can format it
you must reboot first after via raid tool instalation
i manage this way and succeed on my 500 gb sata drive