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Drive sata good night i'm in Portugal, and i need a sata drive to my board , where can i find it? tks a.mateus

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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.

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You didn't indicate if your Hard drive is a SATA or PATA. So, I'm going to assume the problem your having is that the drive is a PATA, and your trying to install another PATA drive, when the board only comes with one IDE slot for PATA style drives. What you need to do is to exchange the CD ROM drive for a SATA drive, so you can put it in one fo the SATA ports. If they are both SATA, then just plug it into one of the SATA ports.

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Sata Harddisk Not detected in Post operation


Hi vijjis,
Make sure your SATA drive is connected to SATA port 1 which is the bottom port. Double check both the data cable & power cable. The data cable only connects one way at the board & at the drive. Same for the power cable. Your SATA drive must be listed in the bios menu & you must list the SATA drive with-in the boot order. If your cabling is all correct & you still do not see the SATA drive in the bios menu than the onboard SATA controller is defective. This can not be repaired because it is integrated into the board. It will not hurt to clear the cmos. See page 15 in your manual. Your board can only run SATA 1.0 = 150MBs. If your Seagate is pinned for SATA II = 300MBs, change the jumper on the drive. (This may or may not work). See if the bios list the drive.
One other option, you can buy a PCI SATA controller.
Here are a few; http://www.google.com/products?q=Promise+pci+sata+I+controller&btnG=Search+Products&hl=en&show=dd

Link to Mercury P4VM800M7; http://www.mercury-pc.com/product-detail.php?link=p-mainboards&subtitle=Mainboard&productid=644#

Good luck vijis!
Thank you for using fixya.
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I'll need a better model number than "845" to give you a definitive answer, as ASUS doesn't name their boards that way. I suspect that the board supports the Intel 845 chipset and that's where the 845 comes into play. If you don't have the owner's manual, you'll need to look at the board real close; you'll find the model number stamped on the board. The good news is that if the board was built in the last 3 years or so it should have built-in SATA connectors (at least 2, probably 4 or more). If your DVD doesn't have the IDE cable and instead has a much smaller cable, it is in all likelihood SATA. In the worst case, even if your MB doesn't support SATA, you can buy a SATA PCI card to hook the drive up to for under $30. Finally, you can go to www.asus.com when you get the full model number. From there you can download an owner's manual that will have the SATA ports labeled.

I hope this helps you. If you think it appropriate, a fix-ya rating would be much appreciated.

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No, the size does not matter. When you state the motherboard does not see the SATA drive are you saying the bios does not list the SATA drive? You're 750GB drive is most likely SATA 2.0 / 3.00BG transfer rate.
The P4M800-M7 does support SATA but it does not support SATA 2.0. So what you need to do to get the drive to function at a lower speed. Set to run Ultra 100/133MHz. You'll need help to do this. Try this software for Seagate. It might work for Seagate.
http://www.samsung.com/global/business/hdd/faqView.do?b2b_bbs_msg_id=126&orderNum=2
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http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads/seatools

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Boot settings need to change as well. At Boot Settings Configurations. Make sure your SATA drive is listed.
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I needed to see your board & can at this site. http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Products/ProductsDetail.aspx?detailid=493&DetailName=Manual&MenuID=1&LanID=0

This is good for you as well. It shows me & you that your board can handel 4 each DMA/ATA-133 (Ultra) IDE Hard drives/ CD/DVD drives IDE-1Primary & IDE-2 Primary Slave. Each can run 2 IDE drives. Also 4 each Serial ATA SATA's. Two separate SATA controllers with integrated PHYs, each supporting two
drives in master mode. In your manual on pg.32 & 33 will help you to setup a RAID if you wish. Or you can also set the RAID to IDE which will allow you to use all your SATA hard disks as a single drive without setting up a RAID system. The site above supplies all your drivers needed & manual. If you need more help please let me know here.
Luck!
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