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IDE drive install in SATA computer

I have a Maxtor 5T040H4 IDE drive that I would like to install in a newer compter that that is set for SATA drives. There is an IDE interface for the DVD and DVD r/w, so my thought was the BIOS should support IDE. I installed an Ultra ATA / 100 PCI adapter card to provide the PATA interface for the 5T040H4. The card is recognized at system startup, but then I get a message that there are no drives attached (and some buzzing / chirping even though the onboard PC audio is turned off). When I go into the bios to see if there is an option to acivate the drive, there are on-off options for SATA 0-3 and the two DVD devices. Am I trying to do something that just won't work? I've tried all the combinations of master / slave jumper and cable postions I could think of.

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Can you remove a disc drive and use the hard drive in the original ide slot?
you pci adapter may not work with your motherboard, not all cards are compatible with all boards.

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