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How do I install VANTEC CB-SP200 Dual Port SATA to IDE Converter? Computer is a Compaq S5000J. Designed for PATA IDE/133 drives. Trying to install a Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AADS 500GB SATA Hard Drive. I have the converter installed in secondary port in motherboard. I have connected power to the converter. I have connected SATA wire from converter to drive. How do I power the drive? There is a legacy power plug-in on the drive but I don't have any more power connectors to plug into it. Is my setup right thus far and is there a way to expand the power adapters to accomadate a SATA power cord without taxing the power supply?

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SOURCE: Connecting an IDE HDD to a SATA port using an IDE to SATA converter

Not complete product...need to buy additional adapter for IDE to SATA power source.
IDE drive will have to have the power source hooked up as well as the adaptor hooked up.
Installing the adaptor only will not work. Your computer should have the 4 pin plug for the power to the IDE drive, other wise you will have to buy another adaptor.

Posted on Mar 23, 2008

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SOURCE: My XP PC won't recognize portable Western Digital hard drives

Not sure how to help without knowing what hardware you're using to read the drives.
But here are a couple of links from WD that may prove helpful...here and here.or here.
I'd look for something similar on the support site for your device.

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
If I've managed to answer your question or solve a problem, please take just a moment to rate this post....thanks!

Posted on Jun 15, 2009

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SOURCE: WD Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 not recognized at install

Windows XP does not have built in SATA drivers. You will need to download the XP drivers from Western Digital's website and install before the computer will allow you to format and use your new drive. Hope this helps.

Posted on Jul 19, 2009

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SOURCE: DOES sata/IDE converter

Yes. I believe this can be used to boot up your IDE drive through the SATA port in your P4 system.

Posted on Oct 29, 2009

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Is the power light on, if not replace the power supply.
I f you have light then your hard drive is shot or the circuit inside the box is fried.
If it is out of warranty and you have another Western Digital Sata drive handy you can swap it with the one inside to see if the drive is bad.
Good luck.

Posted on Dec 21, 2009

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I have an iomega 31868500 external hard drive I haven't used in years. I now want to use it to store files from my wife's Toshiba laptop running Windows 7.


Hi Jack

It would be pointless having a hard drive fixed to Read Only.
I don't think there is a switch setting to set as Read Only.
The original Iomega (early days) removable cartridge drives had a plastic tab on the cartridge to allow it to be write protected (RO).
So perhaps the Iomega Enclosure (Interface electronics inside) is getting out of date.
The oldest part of your drive will be the Enclosure & USB port.

I would suggest you open the enclosure and take out the actual hard drive. Should still be good to use.

Drives are either 2.5" or 3.5" Size Standard.
Eg Pocket drives are 2.5" size, Slower operation as they use 5 volt only. One bump during use can kill them!

3.5" use 5v & 12v & spin much faster (3500 to 7200rpm) for high speed transfer. Eg Movie Streaming / Fast Backups and are more robust.

The internal connector will either be the older IDE / ATA type connector Or
The new universal SATA connector (serial ATA much smaller)

You will need to determine this.....

The Fix:
The most convenient enclosure these days would be a DOCK type that allows you to plug in both 2.5 & 3.5 SATA drives. AND use USB 3 as a faster Future Proof Hard Drive
Then you can plug one in for Movies and another for Music and a third for Backups. Each drive purchased separately.
Eg 3x 1TB should be cheaper than 3 separate enclosed drives.

I'm sure there is a dual DOCK also for the older ATA connector.
But all future Drives will be SATA.

Once you determine what connector your drive uses then you can plug it in to the more modern housing and format the drive for Windows NTFS or FAT32 (Windows & Mac & TV's)

Cheers
Good Luck


EG: SATA
Amazon com ezDISK EZ0330 USB3 0 hard drive docking station support SATA II...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_ATA

IDE Connector / Adapter
Vantec CB ISATAU2 SATA IDE to USB 2 0 Adapter Supports 2 5 Inch 3 5 Inch 5...

Amazon com SATA PATA IDE Drive to USB 2 0 Adapter Converter Cable for 2 5... Serial ATA Wikipedia the free encyclopedia

Connector
Parallel ATA Wikipedia the free encyclopedia

Bare Hard Drives: SATA & IDE
They all work on Windows or Mac (After Formatting)
Search Results for Western Digital hard drives at MacSales com

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Hello....first question, is the Vantec IDE to SATA compatible with windows 7 64-bit? Thank you Ted


Win 7 should recognize the drives. However, whether your current hardware will recognize the drives is another question.

I've seen posts where it works in some situations, and not others. Amazon has 10 reviews with ratings running the gamut. Seems to be a "Hit or miss" proposition.

Amazon link:

http://www.amazon.com/Vantec-CB-IS100-SATA-Converter-Black/dp/B000Z3K47G/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

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Can Vantec CB-IS100 IDE to SATA converter works to convert Motherboard ide port to sata or it made only for hard drives,cd-roms and DVD rom ?


It attaches directly to the drive, whether it be IDE hard disk or CD/DVD, and is used in boxes that already have sata connectors on the MB. Connector attaches to drive, cable from connector attached to drive to sata connection on MB.

Note: Sometimes these may not work (for a variety of different reasons).

Here is a link to one seller of the converter, read through the reviews. While it works well for most, sometimes there are issues.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812232004

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How to install 2 t hard drive in computer compaq


A 2Tb hard disk will be a SATA hard drive. If your PC Desktop does not have a SATA disk controller then your have a couple of options.

1. Insert a SATA controller card into the PCI expansion slot, mount the SATA hard drive inside the PC case and then connect the SATA hard drive to the controller (you will also need a 4 pin power to SATA adapter cable) and install the SATA controller driver.

2. The other option (and the easiest) is to purchase an external USB 2Tb hard drive. All you need to do is, plug it into the USB port of your computer and it will see it as an external storage device.

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Have installed ide hard drive but it isn't being recognized by the CPU and the light is strobing continually.


Did you install the IDE drive _inside_ the VANTEC external drive,
or did you install the IDE drive _inside_ your desktop computer?

Did you set the MA(ster) / SL(ave) / C(able)S(elect) drive to the correct position?

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Installing a IDE to SATA converter adapter


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.

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Connecting an IDE HDD to a SATA port using an IDE to SATA converter


Not complete product...need to buy additional adapter for IDE to SATA power source.
IDE drive will have to have the power source hooked up as well as the adaptor hooked up.
Installing the adaptor only will not work. Your computer should have the 4 pin plug for the power to the IDE drive, other wise you will have to buy another adaptor.

Mar 23, 2008 | Intel Motherboard

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Hi,

Apparently you have tried most if not all of the basic install procedures.

If and when you connected it as a secondary or slave to a working/booting PC, was it auto detected at the CMOS/BIOS stage? If yes, then perhaps it is a partitioning/formatiing issue, if not then chances are that it is a hardware problem and the drive is dead.

Alternately, you can try using an external SATA/IDE Interface to USB such as a VANTEC CB-ISATAU2 SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter or any comparable product. This would provide the SATA/IDE connections to your new hard drive as well as a USB cord to your PC's USB port.

Hope this be of help/idea. Pls post back how things turned out or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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Transferring an internal hard drive to another computer


Hi,

There are several ways but the easiest would be to use an external USB interface such as a VANTEC CB-ISATAU2 SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter or any comparable product. This would provide the IDE connections to your old hard drive as well as a USB cord to your new PC's USB port. This is of course assuming that all you would want is access to the files/data in the old hard drive.

If your plan is to use the old hard drive as the master (meaning you want to boot from it and use your old OS with its settings on the new PC), chances are you would need to reinstall/repair the old OS since it would not run in the new PC.

If you want to install the old HD as a permanent device inside the new PC, you would need an IDE connector and install the old HD as a secondary master/slave.

If you just need to copy/move files from the old HD to the new PC, the initial method would be your best bet. The interface can be borrowed for a one time use.

Hope this be of help/idea. Pls post back how things turned out or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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