I have both ports on my mother board for Sata and IDE. Currently I have two hard drives installed and operational that function off of the IDE cable (40 pin). I want to add another hard drive to the computer utilizing the SATA connection (without removing any of my old hard drives). Will the motherboard allow me to have 2 hard drives. 1 connected to IDE and one to the SATA and work properly?
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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.
If you are trying to install Windows XP then - The problem is that XPinstallation CD does not have a SATA driver, unless you have a SATA drive on adisk etc. and can install the driver when XP asks for a hard drive driver then,XP cannot detect the hard disk and therefore won't install XP.The FIX.Go into the BIOS anddisable the SATA drive (enable IDE emulation), this will make XP think it is aIDE/PATA hard disk. Then you can install XP normally. When Windows hasbeen installed then install all the device drivers (including the SATA driver),then shut down and boot up and got into the BIOS and enable the SATA drive.http://www.fixya.com/support/r4335035-installing_windows_xp_sata_hard_drive
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:
If all the motherboard has is IDE connectors,then you can with an add in card. To do this you need to run the installation floppy during a fresh windows installation when it prompts for 3rd party scsi or raid drivers. I'd take the easy road & install a slave drive on the IDE or run an external hard drive in a usb port. Or the ultimate option,build a system using a board with sata on it. Prices are way down on hardware in general,but it's not going to stay that way.
Unlike IDE drive cables, which allow you to connect at least 2 drives to the same cable, SATA cables only allow one connection from motherboard to drive per cable. You can connect as many SATA drives to your motherboard as you have SATA connections.
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.