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

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I've been trying to connect a 40GB WD IDE HDD to a SATA port through an IDE to SATA converter without any success. Here are the technical elements:

Computer: ACER Aspire M5620
Motherboard: ACER G33T-AM
OS: Windows Vista 64bit
IDE HDD [the one I want to install as a secondary drive]: WD IDE 40GB
OS on this secondary drive: Windows XP Professional
IDE to SATA converter: Vantec USA model CB-IS100

Vantec says tha the IDE HDD must be Master. I tried without any jumper [Master or Single], with the jumper for [Master with Slave present] and with the jumper for Slave... but all to no avail,

Any help or ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks!

Louis Morrissette

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    also have sata drive

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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.

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Just google a ide to sata adaptor and you can find them there or @ ebay

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Hi!

I suggest you also check the settings of your settings in the bios. Most of the time, unused sata ports are disabled on the bios.

Hope this helps.

PS. with regards to jumper settings I suggest you remove the jumper for it to be set automatically to master.

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