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I have upgraded my hard drive from pata to sata using the ide to sata converter I don't no what went wrong but my diagnostic lights are reading A B C are solid green D is solid yellow and i am getting nothing at all but power to pc no power to my monitor Please Help

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You may have to reboot a few times to update the bios with the new card. But there is probably an IRQ problem between the 2 cards. To fix this move the sata card over one slot and try booting again maybe 2 or three times.

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I'm sorry, but I couldn't wade through this bunch responses, so I'm going to give you my own.

You have 2 sata drives installed, already, so you cannot add an additional one w/o a bunch of wonky adapters, so use the IDE channel. You say you have an IDE rom drive. Well, there's a reason there are 3 connections on an IDE cable. One side goes into the motherboard, the other 2 into your drives. The motherboard side is the one furthest away from the center connector. I assume you have the primary connector connected to your rom drive. the 2ndary one would be on your hdd. Why people asked you why you're doing this is beyond me. It works, you'll have an extra drive, your preference. Whatever.

Let me know if you have any more inquiries.

To answer your questions from your original post directly, the other 'ide' channel is specifically for a floppy disk You CANNOT connect an IDE cable to it. And yes, you can connect an  hdd to the slave port on the ide cable.

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Dell Dimension 3000 accepts IDE hard drive. Any modern IDE drive should be fine

Check out Dell Dimension 3000 Service Manual for spec and how to remove and install parts.

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Have you enabled the drive in the BIOS yet?
To do this hit F2 when it starts up and then go down to drives. Hit enter and then locate the SATA port that you have it in and turn the drive on.

Let me know if this works or not. If it doesn't, give me additional details and we will try to fix it.

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The first thing you have to figure out is what type of hard drive you have, a PATA or a SATA drive.

PATA = Parallel ATA
This type of drive uses the older IDE connections. Most of your current motherboards still have aleast one IDE connection to support the ROM drives on the market that have not moved over to SATA connections but you can still connect a hard drive to this connection if needed. The thing to keep in mind is that you can only connect 2 IDE devices to one IDE connection on the motherboard.

Here is an example of an IDE cable. If you can see there are tabs on the cable to make sure you line up the pins properly.

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SATA = Serial Advanced Technology Attachment
This type is now the standard that most hard drives are. Also note that alot of your ROM drives are switching over to this format as well.

Here is an example of a SATA cable.

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In regards to power connectors If you are using a PATA drive then you will use the Molex power connector. Note some of the early SATA drives use this power connector as well.

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For the SATA drives you would use the SATA power connector. Note if your power supply does not have this connection you can get an adapter that goes from a Molex connection to the SATA connector.


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Next you will need to find the connectors for the hard drive on your motherboard. Below if pictures of the 2 connection types.

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I know this is old, but I think maybe I can help someone who is having a similar issue. I assume they were using some kind of IDE to SATA convertor from the motherboard header (the place where it plugs in on the motherboard) or an SATA to IDE convertor on the drive itself. It is probably not working or the mainboard can't support it. Here is the answer from the manual referring to the diagnostic LEDs:

  1. Ensure that the cables are properly connected to the system board from the hard drive, CD drive, and DVD drive.
  2. If there is an error message on your screen identifying a problem with a device (such as the floppy drive or hard drive), check the device to make sure it is functioning properly.
  3. The operating system is attempting to boot from a device (such as the floppy drive or hard drive); check system setup to make sure that the boot sequence is correct for the devices installed on your computer.
  4. If the problem persists, see "Contacting Dell" in your Owner's Manual for instructions on obtaining technical assistance.
These convertors are pretty straight forward. It's probably better to get an internal PCI SATA card and hook to that. There are a couple of advantages to a SATA card--

  1. They can support the rated speed of the drive. If you have a SATA 3.0 drive (6Mb/sec) and you have a card that supports it, it should run nearly that fast.
  2. They usually support hardware RAID for more drives.
  3. They usually have eSATA ports and maybe USB as well.

As long you have the drivers to support it, it should be better.

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A 2 1/2 inch hard drives are used in laptops and are available in IDE/PATA and SATA types. The size and limitations of IDE/PATA hard drives also apply to laptops. The same applies to SATA hard drives.
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Can i Install PATA hdd on Dimension 4700


I'm sorry, but I couldn't wade through this bunch responses, so I'm going to give you my own.

You have 2 sata drives installed, already, so you cannot add an additional one w/o a bunch of wonky adapters, so use the IDE channel. You say you have an IDE rom drive. Well, there's a reason there are 3 connections on an IDE cable. One side goes into the motherboard, the other 2 into your drives. The motherboard side is the one furthest away from the center connector. I assume you have the primary connector connected to your rom drive. the 2ndary one would be on your hdd. Why people asked you why you're doing this is beyond me. It works, you'll have an extra drive, your preference. Whatever.

Let me know if you have any more inquiries.

To answer your questions from your original post directly, the other 'ide' channel is specifically for a floppy disk You CANNOT connect an IDE cable to it. And yes, you can connect an  hdd to the slave port on the ide cable.

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