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Xw8000 add in card

I want to change the hard drive from an add in card to ide

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  • Mark Mc Feb 11, 2014

    Hi dghoul005, I want to help you with your problem, but I need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box?

    What type of add-in card are you referring to (scsi, sata)? Do you want to install an IDE hard drive and move the data? What are you trying to do? What is the problem you are trying to solve?

  • dghoul005 Feb 12, 2014

    add in card is a scsi and i want to use the ide hard drive

  • dghoul005 Feb 12, 2014

    when i go to bios it say for the hard drive add in card so how do i make it an ide hard drive

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You are a bunch of jackasses!! No help at all with my problem!

I am outa here!!

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  • Mark Mc Feb 13, 2014

    No need to be mean, Please provide more detailed information on what you are trying to do.

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This system should already have a built-in IDE controller on the motherboard. Simply connect your IDE drive to the primary IDE connector on the motherboard. You may need to adjust the bios to turn on IDE if its disabled.

If the CD/DVD Rom is also SCSI, you should replace that too with IDE, then remove the SCSI card.

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