Hi My brother's PC crashed, when he tried switching it on again it didn't recognise the SATA hard drive as the mother board is older. I have the XFX CDs but there is no facility to make a floppy to boot and install the drivers for the hard drive.
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Hi there. I think your board is an early SATA board as it has IDE connectors too. I am not able to access the website you have listed but have had a fair bit of experience with SATA drives on such boards. It might well be that there is an option in your bios to switch between native SATA support and IDEmode. If you can find such a facility in bios then try changing it. You should try the drive on another machine to ensure that it is not defective, if the drive is a new one then try it on a very recent machine.
The issue might that the hard drive is not compatible with your board, some SATA3 drives will not work on older boards. The is true of some SATA2drives. It might just be an incompatibility issue.
A bit of research revealed that the system came with a 250GB SATA drive, and the BIOS should have recognized either drive. Check the cable from the Hard Drive to the Mother Board if possible, including the Power connectors.
What mother board is it? you have sata and ide drives.. new technology is sata which is connected with sata cable to *********** board and appropriate pover coard, the older teconlogy is ide, which is connected with ide (master slave) cable frm you motehr board to you drive... just post what mother board and i could be more specific...
I have successfully connected a older. 20 GB drive to a computer with a 2. sata connection on the mother board.
Buy trial and error I found that connecting a power cable to the converter and the hard drive was the only way to get the Bios To recognize the drive. Done sucessfuly with a 40GB drive as well, Set drive to master.
at first you have to check it out, whether your hard drive is related on ide or sata. sata is the new technic used now in the recent years. ide is the old technic that comes with the wide bus cables. but sata is a small red colored cable that transfers data more faster than ide. after that, you have to check it out the mother board settings for connecting with sata cable. because, the older pc have no more settings for sata. if it is available means, no problem to update your hard drive. or you can just go for external hard drives.