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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"Joecolvette" has probably got it right, I've seen this before. The HDD enclosure circuit board has a fault. Can be resolved by replacing the enclosure. Plenty on ebay, just ensure you buy one with the correct HDD interface (Sata or IDE).
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.
Of course you can use it. Put the jumper to set the configuration as "slave" and insert the a plug from the ide cable. If you put the put the jumper to "cable select", put the slave plug and it should work great.
Some of the laptop/s and desktop/s with IDE hard drive is not being supported by the Windows Vista. No matter you did already updated the BIOS still it will not fix the issue. If I we're you, have another SATA drive not and IDE one.Thank you.
IDE AND SATA CONTROLLER PROBLEMS ON MAXTOR DRIVES.UNINSTALL CONTROLLERS AND REBOOT,DO NOT PLUG IDE DRIVE IN.THEN REBOOT AGAIN PLUG IDE DRIVE AND LOOK IN DEVICE MANAGER IF DRIVE IS RECOCNIZED CORRECTLY.(ASUS BOARD) OR INTEL CHIPSET PROBLEMS.
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" Verify that 1) Onboard IDE Controller is set to "Enabled" and 2) “SATA Operation Mode” is set to "[non-RAID]"
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.