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Re: fORMAT SATA DRIVE 160 GIG
Easiest way is with POWERMAX.EXE from maxtor/seagate website. You can download the bootable ISO from the web and let the software detect the drives and format from powermax.
What I had to do was go into bios and set sata up because the ide channel was primary.But that was just a problem with that board. I was at my church camp and didn't have internet or my software so I set up sata, boot from cd, put in win98 cd, boot with cd support, at the prompt, typed fdisk, to detect HD, after setting up the harddrive closed out fdisk and at prompt typed cd d:\win98 to change directory to cd win98 dir. then typed format c:\
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Yes it will work in a PC. All 3.5" sata drives are standardized. Connect it via a SATA cable and you will need to format the drive to work with windows. To do this:
1) Right-click on my computer 2) Click on "Manage" 3) Click yes to allow if any dialogue's pop up. 4) When the menu pops up look at the left side menu and click on "Disk Management" 5) Look for your drive in the list when it populates. It should show a 500GB drive and it may show an error on it since it is not formatted for windows. 6) Be sure this is the correct drive you want to use! Formatting it will erase EVERYTHING on the drive. 7) Right click on the drive in the bottom list and select the Format option. 8) Give it whatever name you want, make sure the format is set to NTFS, check the box for quick format. 9) Let it format, this should only take a few minutes. After that it will show up as a blank drive in My Computer!
Hello,Please check the BIOS to see if the SATA ports are enabled. Older boards will disable the sata ports in the BIOS by default. To enter the BIOS, hit the DEl key as soon as you boot the PC. If ports are enabled, then you probably have to format the drive.Heres how:1. Right-click My Computer and select Manage. 2. Under Storage, click Disk Management on the left pane. STEP 3 - Format the device / drive / MP3 player 1. Right-click on the 1 TB drive you want to format then select Format.Windows will not recognize the drives file system and will mount it with a drive letter. ex; E:
Right click on Computer in the Start menu. You should see manage.
click on manage and you will see some selections the left one called disk management. click that and you should see all your drives. If you disable the Raid you may have to initialize the disk for windows to use it again. right click on the drive and initialize or if it shows up you may have to create a partition and then format.
Generally speaking, you can replace any SATA hard drive with any other SATA hard drive. Notebook SATA drives are all the same size, basically, (2.5 inch), and desktop drives are generally the same size (3.5 inch), Desktop and notebook SATA drives will connect to the same power and interface cables, though desktop drives require more power. Just make sure that you pick a 2.5" drive for your notebook, or 3.5" drive for your desktop, and the drive will attach with no problems.
As for the size of the drive, to my knowledge, any system with SATA should support any size SATA drive (I put a 500 gig drive in my notebook, where the stock drive was 160 gig).
Ok, you didn't say if the drive had data or not? Anyway, if it is a drive with no data etc, you will first need to Initialize, & Format the drive before use. Is there any way you can connect it up to an "Internal" or "External" SATA port, & "See" if the drive is recognized, then at least you know the drive is OK.. Also try another USB port if available. If you know it is OK, then go to device manager and Uninstall the entire USB layer, reboot, it will re-install the USB again, with default settings, it NOW may be "Seen".
what you should do is make the 300 gig as second drive and your primary drive is the 80 gig so that you can view and back-up the contents inside it. If you going to install a new copy of Operating system that would be in the 80 gig so that you don't need to format your 300 gig and make it as second drive. Hope this could help you..Thanks..
hello what brand is ur hard drive. western digital has software that can scan ur hard drive for possible hard ware errors, as does seagate. in addition ur motherboard may have a test that may help (smart something not sure but good luck)