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Can i install a 500GB sata drive in this computer?

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There is no reason why not.

Posted on May 06, 2010

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Sata problems, cant install on a new sata drive 500 gigs i want to install windows 7 any sugestion?


In Asrock support website the latest BIOS version for this motherboard is 2.30(7/11/2006). I dnt this this BIOS version will support 500GB SATA drive. Plz post a query in Asrock support forum for the BIOS that having 500GB SATA HDD support.

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I attached 500gb sata hdd to this MBoard. But it does not detect with window xp.


Windows XP installation CD does not have a SATA driver on the installation CD. Foe details on hoe to install Windows XP on a SATA hard drive, please click on this link and follow my instructions :-
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4335035-installing_windows_xp_sata_hard_drive

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How to install secind sata hard drive


It all depends on how many SATA ports are available on your motherboard.
Older motherboards (EIDE+SATA) usually only had one SATA port. In that case I'd advise purchasing an internal PCI SATA card (around US$ 30).
Modern motherboards (SATA + legacy EIDE) have two, four or even six SATA ports available, and you basically just have to screw the hard disk in an empty slot of the appropriate size (3.5"), and connect the cables. You may have to purchase both data and power SATA cables though. Then, format and install the drive (advice: use the one OS you use more often) from Control Panel > Administrative Tools > My Computer > Disk Management. And you're done.

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As I stated earlier I have ASUS K8S-MX Motherboard, but when I connect IDE 80GB drive with 500GB SATA drive it does not detect my 4 SATA partitions, instead says it is only 500GB unformatted single...


Check your AHCI (or ACHI, can't remember) settings in your BIOS. Turn them off, use "standard pata mode" even though you're using a SATA drive, and try again.

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Does 206M supports SATA Drives 500GB as well as


Enter BIOS SETUP, and check the "boot order" (after connecting the SATA drive) -- ensure that the SATA drive is *NOT* the *FIRST* boot-device.

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Seagate 500gb hard disk


try going to your control panel/administrator tools then computer managment, look on the disk managment under storage. you might have to set it up in there or asign a drive letter to it.

hope it helps

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you will have to install a driver before it picks your sata drive up. when your cd starts to install youll see an option F6 to install sata drivers from a floppy

http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org/how_do_i_install_windows_xp_on_a.htm

let me know if that guide helps

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