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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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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
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.
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Posted on Jun 15, 2009
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
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.
Posted on Dec 21, 2009
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