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Need to replace the hard drive. going to a 250gb. Is this a SATA or a PATA or a IDE?

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Your interface is IDE or PATA.

Posted on Jul 06, 2010

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    Chip Jul 06, 2010

    I double checked your specs on that motherboard and it has an IDE interface....just want to make sure for you.

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Sata pata ide hard


A sata drive doesn't need jumpers. The jumpers were only required when 2 drives used the same cable.

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How to connect your hard drive to your motherboard The first thing you have to...


How to connect your hard drive to your motherboard

The first thing you have to figure out is what type of hard drive you have, a PATA or a SATA drive.

PATA = Parallel ATA
This type of drive uses the older IDE connections. Most of your current motherboards still have aleast one IDE connection to support the ROM drives on the market that have not moved over to SATA connections but you can still connect a hard drive to this connection if needed. The thing to keep in mind is that you can only connect 2 IDE devices to one IDE connection on the motherboard.

Here is an example of an IDE cable. If you can see there are tabs on the cable to make sure you line up the pins properly.

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SATA = Serial Advanced Technology Attachment
This type is now the standard that most hard drives are. Also note that alot of your ROM drives are switching over to this format as well.

Here is an example of a SATA cable.

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In regards to power connectors If you are using a PATA drive then you will use the Molex power connector. Note some of the early SATA drives use this power connector as well.

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For the SATA drives you would use the SATA power connector. Note if your power supply does not have this connection you can get an adapter that goes from a Molex connection to the SATA connector.


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Next you will need to find the connectors for the hard drive on your motherboard. Below if pictures of the 2 connection types.

IDE/PATA motherboard connectors

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SATA motherboard connectors

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Replace hard drive


The eMachine T3995 hard drive was originally an IDE 250GB drive. These drives are obsolete and hard to find.

I suggest using the following Generic IDE to SATA device on Amazon for about 7 dollars and then replacing the IDE drive with the SATA drive of your choice such as the 320GB Western Digital Blue listed on Amazon at about 25 dollars. Both IDE and SATA drives mount the same way.

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WHAT HD & SIZE RECOMMENDED FOR MY GATEWAY 500S PC WITH OS XP?


You cannot use a SATA (serial ATA HDD in this machine. You need a PATA (parallel ATA) HDD, also known as IDE, ULTRA IDE, ULTRA ATA. This has a 40-pin ribbon connector & a 4-pin power connector.
Sizes generally available would be 80GB up to 250GB, although very few PATA drives are now sold since SATA is the new standard.

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How do I choose a hard drive?


It depends upon where the hard disk is to be installed, ie. in a desktop computer, in a laptop or in an USB hard drive case.

A 3 1/2 inch hard drives can be a IDE/PATA or a SATA type. Older computers use IDE/PATA hard drives and the maximum size you can install in a desktop depends upon the computer's BIOS.
SATA hard drives are generally used in later model computers and the size of the hard drive is not limited by the BIOS.

A 2 1/2 inch hard drives are used in laptops and are available in IDE/PATA and SATA types. The size and limitations of IDE/PATA hard drives also apply to laptops. The same applies to SATA hard drives.
The choice and size of hard drive depends upon your requirements and how much you want pay.
Don't forget to check BIOS for the maximum IDE/PATA hard drive size you can install in your computer.

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Sir my problem is that my SATA hard disk not detected by system. Also when i detect the SATA/IDE hard disk system hang, and nothing happen. But that time keyboard not hang. My SATA ports work...


Each PATA device (disk-drive or CD/DVD) drive has some small jumpers.

For the two devices connected via the one ribbon-cable,
set the jumpers on one device to the MA(ster) setting,
and set the other device to the SL(ave) setting.

Or, set both devices on the one cable to the C(able)S(elect) setting.

When properly set, both devices will be quickly and properly detected.

Be sure that your BIOS SETUP has been configured to allow SATA devices,
i.e., not set to "disabled" mode.

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I have a 2001 Gateway Model 700C 1.9Ghz 512Mb RAM 80Gb Hard drive, and want to replace the old hard drive with new, faster, larger disk. Need to know what disk is compatible with this desktop.


If i am repeating myself, i am sorry, I have needed to re post a few times today, as it fails the first time.
SO.....
You need an IDE drive, also known as a PATA drive
You DONT want a SATA drive.
I would go for a 250GB drive, as this is a good price point, about £30.
SO you need a 3.5" IDE drive,here is an example of what you need http://www.amazon.co.uk/Generic-Hard-Disk-Drive-250GB/dp/B000OUI8PU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1281556975&sr=1-1

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I need to hook up a CD drive to my computer. I have a P5GC MX/133 mother board, two 256 gig hard drives and 3 1/2 disk drive. I would preferr not to diconnect any of the ubove


Hi kbrotzel,

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.

Good Luck

Mark

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Dell dimension 3000 hard dirve what type do i need to install a sata pata or ide


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Dell Dimension 3000 accepts IDE hard drive. Any modern IDE drive should be fine

Check out Dell Dimension 3000 Service Manual for spec and how to remove and install parts.

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Your motherboard does NOT support SATA drives, without an added SATA controller. It does support PATA drives, such as the Samsung SP2514N and the Seagate PATA drive you listed, as well as any other PATA drive. A PATA drive may be referred to as PATA, IDE, ATA100, ATA133, or even ATA66, but not SCSI, Ultra320, U320, or SATA, SATA II, SATA100, SATA300, etc.

The Seagate drives are easy to identify, their model number ends in AS if it is a SATA drive, and just A if it is a PATA drive.

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