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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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Alternatively, if you have a tower with a spare port, you could take the HDD out of the caddy, install it in the tower as a "Slave" (check jumper settings) ensuring the system drive is set to "Master". Then you can check whether the HDD itself is at fault.

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No jumper is used on the J50 pins, when using the Maxtor 5T020H2 IDE harddrive, as a Slave harddrive.

In otherwords do not use a jumper on any of the jumper pins.

This is a PDF file of the Harddrive Specifications of the 5T020H2, 5T010H1, 5T030H3, 5T040H4, and 5T060H6 Maxtor IDE harddrives,
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http://www.seagate.com/staticfiles/maxtor/en_us/documentation/manuals/dm_plus_60_ultra_ata_manual.pdf



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Hi Tony. As you are using a SATA hard disk then I would firstly check a few settings, this involves loading the computer BIOS. When you see the computer first turn on, you should be prompted to press "F2" to enter the BIOS screen.

From here select "Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY" then "Advanced screen" and finally "IDE Configuration"
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Once you have done this, you should see the HDD listed beside SATA 1 or SATA 2 (depending on which port you plugged the hd in to) then press F10 to save and exit. The computer will now start up as normal.

If you have more trouble after checking these settings, please write us again.

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