Question about HP Pavilion a620n (PC028A) PC Desktop
I'm trying to install a sata (red skinny cable)1 terrabyte hard drive as a second hd in my hp pavillion a620n. I have a primary hard drive that is the old kind that connects via the grey ide cable. My computer does not see the new drive please help.
There is no option in the bios to enable sata. It appears that the sata ports are just for decoration (hence hp using IDE)
Posted on May 29, 2010
I have the same system. Did you ever get the SATA drive to work?
Posted on May 20, 2010
I'll assume you're using windows xp, but in any case have you tried going to my computer>manage>disk management to see if it appears? If not, refer to pg 8 or pg 14 of this article to Install a hard drive. You may have to enter the bios (F1 at boot) to allow the new drive. Also see this link to your bios setup screens.
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Posted on May 13, 2009
Make sure that the SATA port is enabled in the system BIOS - the "Press F2 for Setup" (or whichever key) message that flashes when you first boot the machine.
Posted on May 13, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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