I heard you may have to do something with the jumpper pins on older motherboards, but I haven't found anything saying it needs to be done on this particular motherboard. My computer won't detect the hard drive, but I don't want to do anything unless I know it's necessary. Does anyone know if I need to do it?
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Re: Installing SATA2 HDD
No jumpers needed, you just have to enable it in your CMOS/BIOS settings. On start, press del to enter the Phoenix-Award CMOS/BIOS Setup utility:
1. In the Advanced window (Onboard Device Configuration), make sure the OnChip SATA is Enabled;
2. In the Main window arrow down to select First SATA Master, press Enter and select auto autodetect and values will be automatically filled;
3. Escape, Save and Exit.
A few reminders:
a. SATA will only work with Windows 2K SP4; XP SP1 above; 2003
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Look at page 13 in chapter 2 of the manual of your motherboard located right here: http://www.foxconnchannel.com/driverdownload/Motherboard%5CIntel%5CSocket775%5CP4M800P7MB-RS2%5Cmanual%5CEnglish%5CP4M800P7MB-Manual-En-V1.0.zip
dude make sure if the jumper pin is set properly as i think your MObo is sata 1 support and all new generation Hdd are sata2 support so u have to set the jumper pin. the setting are different fro different Hdd so check the producers website.
If you're using a scsi card and connecting the hard drive to the card you need to have the scsi set-up floppy disk. When the blue screen starts during windows installation watch the bottom of the screen. It will tell you to press F6 key then to insert the floppy disk.
If you're using a sata drive connected directly to the motherboard (not in a raid configuration) you shouldn't need anything but the windows disk. The motherboard drivers and utilities disk should have the files to create the scsi install disk.
just like usb1 and 2, the sata2 harddrive will simply clock down to match the speeds of its port. the connections for both types are identical so there are no possibilities of problems...other then the motherboard saying "nope i cant read that", which most likely wont happen.
ohyeah...ram does the same thing too.
but honestly, if you're using a mobo thats only sata1 and you've got the dough for a new 1tb harddrive, you should consider upgrading your motherboard first...much better money spent
The ECS PM800-M2 only supports SATA 1.0 hard drives. If you are using a newer SATA 3.0 hard drive, there is a jumper on the hard drive which has to be set to SATA 1.0 in order for the VIA 8237R chipset southbridge (which Is on your ECS PM800-M2) to recognize the newer SATA 3.0 hard drives. This Is applicable to all motherboards with the Viatech PM800 / 8237R chipsets. Note: the location for the SATA 1.0 / 3.0 jumper varies on each brand of hard drives. Also check If SATA Is enabled In the BIOS and select IDE mode.
WOW it goes beyond my understanding why anyone takes the bios or bios battery out it dosnt reset anything it just means youve lost your bios and need to re flash the bios again which without sitting infront of your computer i cant do. the first thing i would recomend is strip it all right down to basic so that the screen is connected the power supply and a keyboard if it dosent work then you got a buggerd motherboard
Check your user documentation for the hard drive to see if it has a user-accessible jumper that will switch it to 1.5Gb mode. I know that Seagate/Maxtor drives have a jumper they refer to as Force 150 and Western Digital calls their jumper OPT1 Enabled. If this option exists with this hard disk, it should solve your problem.