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ON the mobo, there is a slot there for the IDE cable usually its yellow, and its the only slot where the IDE cable can fit, the other slot there is for FDD(floppy).After you connect the cacble the the IDE HDD, go to your bios and check if you can detect it.

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Find socket for hard drive


HP part number 5188-5473 brings up the Asus A8N-LA motherboard, made especially for HP,

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&cc=us&docname=c00647121#N413

The rest of the number/letters do me no good.

I will elate some information based on the above, and see if it does you any good;

1) The Asus A8N-LA has connectors for two types of Harddrives;

A) IDE. Also known as PATA.

This type of Harddrive uses a flat ribbon IDE(PATA) data cable,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Nappe.svg

Another look,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:ATA_cables.jpg

(The Asus name probably won't be on it. These two IDE data cables just happen to be made by Asus )

The connectors on each end have 40 socket holes. One socket hole will be blocked off. (Or should be) ONLY 39 socket holes are used.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PATA-cable.jpg

A look at the connector on the motherboard;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:ATA_on_mainboard.jpg

Looking at the motherboard illustration, look at the Bottom/Right corner. There are two IDE connectors. They are marked as IDE 1, and IDE 2.

Scrolling down a little bit to the motherboard photo, you will see IDE 1 connector is Black in color, and IDE 2 is Blue in color.

The IDE (PATA) harddrive's data cable goes to IDE 1.
Optical drive/s (CD/DVD drive) goes to IDE 2.

This is the type of power cable from the Power Supply, that goes to an IDE (PATA) harddrive,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#peripheral

NOTE*
There is usually a square, or rectangle, or two bumps; used on the IDE ribbon cable connector, to line up with the connector on the motherboard, or harddrive, or optical drive.

It is called a Locating Lug.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PATA-cable.jpg

This particular IDE data cable connector, has two raised bumps, for a Locating Lug.

It lines up with a Cutout in the motherboard's connector, or the harddrive's connector, or the optical drive's connector.

IF, there is NO Locating Lug, use the faint Red stripe on the side of the IDE data cable.
The red stripe is on the same side as Number 1 wire.

Number 1 wire goes to number 1 pin.
On a harddrive, or optical drive, number 1 pin is ALWAYS closest to the power cable connection,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#peripheral

Looking at the photo number 1 pin is on the Right side. It is closest to where the 4-pin Peripheral power cable plugs in.

B) SATA:

Looking at the motherboard photo, the Yellow, and Blue, and Black, and White connectors; to the left of the Blue IDE connector, and Black IDE connector; are SATA connectors.

SATA 1 is Black. This is where the SATA harddrive's data cable, is supposed to plug in.

The BEAUTY of SATA though, is that you can plug the harddrive into ANY of those SATA connectors on the motherboard, and BIOS will find the harddrive. (Or any other peripheral device)

An example of a SATA data cable, and it's connector,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SATA_ports.jpg

The red SATA connector shown below the SATA cable example, is just a different style of SATA motherboard connector; than what your motherboard uses.

Note the L-shaped opening in the SATA data cable's connector.
Lines up with the L shape on the motherboard connector, or harddrive connector, or optical drive connector.

Most SATA data cable connectors, also have a Lock on them.
Sometimes it's a Lock you can easily see.

Most times, it is a small depression you depress with your thumbnail, or a little 'bulb' you depress.
Depress/unlock to plug the cable in, or remove the cable.

The 90 degree angle connector end, (As shown), plugs into the harddrive, or optical drive. The Straight connector end plugs into the motherboard.

This is an example of a SATA power cable,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#sata

Between it, and the SATA data cable connector, it is the larger of the two.
SATA power cable connector has 15-pins.
SATA data cable connector has 7-pins.

Also note the rectangular depression on the SATA power cable's connector. That is where you depress to unlock the connector.
The SATA power cable's connector also has an L-shaped opening.

2) IF, you are trying to hook up a laptop harddrive to this motherboard, you need to determine if the laptop harddrive is an IDE (PATA) type, or a SATA type.

How?
Easy.

There is a label on the laptop harddrive. It has the manufacturer code on it. Type the number/letters in your browser search bar, and click on the search icon. (Magnifying Glass)

Now purchase an external enclosure.

The external enclosure opens up, and the laptop harddrive goes inside, and plugs into an interface.

Close the external enclosure, and plug it's USB cable into any available, open USB port on your computer.

It will be a 2.5 external enclosure.
Harddrive's are measured across their width.

A desktop harddrive is 3.5 inches across in width.
A laptop harddive is 2.5.

Example of a 2.5 IDE (PATA) external enclosure,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1086960&CatId=2782

Example of a 2.5 SATA external enclosure,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3195233&CatId=2783

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Jan 28, 2013 | HP Compaq Motherboard

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Gateway gt4016 motherboard


It has Parallel ATA

PATA or also generally known as IDE,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parallel_ATA

1) Harddrive:
101311 - Western Digital, 200-GB, 7200RPM, PATA harddrive,

http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/1008842/1008842cl2.shtml

2) Motherboard:
105553 FIC KTBC51G

http://support.gateway.com/s/MOTHERBD/FIC/105553/105553nv.shtml

Product Views; F - Primary IDE Connector,

http://support.gateway.com/s/MOTHERBD/FIC/105553/105553mvr7.shtml

Left side of motherboard, near the black long Ram Memory slots.
This is where the Harddrive plugs in.

Product Views; E - Secondary IDE Connector;

http://support.gateway.com/s/MOTHERBD/FIC/105553/105553mvr6.shtml

Near the black long Ram Memory slots, and next to the blue Primary IDE Connector.


This is Serial ATA, or also known as SATA,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_ATA

Uses this style of SATA data cable, and connector on motherboard,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SATA_ports.jpg

(NOTE* Color does NOT matter for cable connector.
Color really doesn't matter, for a SATA connector on the motherboard, either.

You are supposed to plug the Primary SATA harddrive, into the SATA 1 connector, on the motherboard.
The beauty of SATA is, that you can plug into any Ol' SATA connector on the motherboard, that you want to.

BIOS will find the harddrive with the Operating System on it, and will find all the other SATA devices plugged into the motherboard, too )

You do NOT have SATA.

Regards,
joecoolvette

[You may be interested in this,

What's Inside: Computer > Computer Hardware > Explore These Categories,

http://computer.howstuffworks.com/

Also to the left;
Computer Peripherals
Computer Security
Computer Software
Internet

And,

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/

Click on the headings at the top;
Case, (Computer cases), Cooling, CPU, (Processor), Input, Memory, etc.

Has basic information leading up to technical ]

Nov 30, 2012 | Motherboards

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Will xw4300 accept compaq S6200cl hard drive


HP XW4300 Workstation Desktop PC specs,

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12260_na/12260_na.HTML

Scroll down to you come to the bold heading -
Standard Features - Specs
Go down the chart on the left side until you come to -
Interfaces Supported

1 SATA 3Gb/s interface (4 Serial-ATA connectors), 1 EIDE interface for optical drives

One EIDE interface. That is the Blue 40-pin connector, on the right side of the Ram Memory slots. (39-pin actually)

(Right next to the Black Floppy Drive 34-pin connector, and above the 4 SATA connectors)


Compaq Presario S6200cl Desktop PC >Main Support page,

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&product=390423

Product Information > Product Specifications > Product Specifications,

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00056951&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=390423

Scroll down to the bold heading -
Hard drive

120GB Ultra DMA

It is an EIDE harddrive.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parallel_ATA

HP XW4300 Workstation motherboard example,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-XW4200-XW620-DDR2-MOTHERBOARD-358701-001-SOCKET-775-/110904128317?pt=Motherboards&hash=item19d266b33d

The answer is Yes.

Connect just the EIDE harddrive from the Compaq.
Make sure the correct jumper pins on the back of the harddrive, have a jumper cap on them to set them to Single;

OR,

The IDE harddrive model you have may Not use a jumper cap on any jumper pins, for some models of harddrives, to set the harddrive as Single.

Look up the harddrive jumper settings on the internet.
Start with the model number on the label of the harddrive.

Example; WD2500JB
Western Digital 250GB harddrive that is IDE. (EIDE)
Western Digital jumper settings for IDE (EIDE) harddrives,

http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/463/c/123/session/L3RpbWUvMTM1MjE4NDY3Ni9zaWQvQnoxcVF6YWw%3D

You will need a SATA optical drive now.
BIOS Setup > Boot Options > Set the first boot device to CDROM.
Install Windows disk.

Use IDE harddrive, and IDE optical drive on the same flat ribbon IDE cable?
Can be done, but usually is a HEADACHE, and MAY not work.
BIOS looks to see what drives are connected. It looks for the drive with the Operating System on it. (Windows)

Now put a disk in the optical drive. Time has to be divided between the harddrive, and the optical drive.
IF it does work; when you are using the computer, and the optical drive you will know the real meaning of Slow.

Have a SATA optical drive?

Regards,
joecoolvette

Nov 05, 2012 | ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe : ATX Socket A FSB400...

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How to add a second hard drive to a tower pc


I'll state basic information, and also more detailed info using an Asus M4A88TD motherboard;

The Asus M4A88TD-V EVO motherboard, with USB 3.0 technology, and an AMD AM3 processor socket,

[Plus the motherboard chipset is an AMD 880G - Northbridge chip, and AMD SB850 - Southbridge chip,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_AMD_chipsets#A-Link_Express_III ]

Motherboard:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131646

Under the main view photo at the top left; there are 4 views shown underneath. Click on the third view from the Left. Shows a top view of the motherboard.
Now it is the main view. Click on the main view to enlarge it.

See the 5 blue SATA connectors under the Blue and Black ram memory slots? Red line points to them, and subheading states;
SATA connectors; 6Gbps

IF you are going to add a SATA harddrive as a Secondary harddrive, use one that is open. (Nothing plugged into it)

Which one? Does NOT matter.
The beauty of SATA is, that you can plug into any one of those SATA connectors, and BIOS will find the device that is plugged into it.

(SATA 1 connector is usually reserved for the Primary harddrive, though. The one with the Windows operating system on it.
[Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, etc )

This is a general example of a SATA power cable,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#sata

Note that it's connector is longer, than a SATA data cable's connector.
It has 15-pins.

General example of a SATA data cable,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SATA_ports.jpg

Looking at the connector for the SATA data cable at the top, note the L-shaped opening.

Looking at the SATA connector for a motherboard, shown on the bottom, note the L-shape where the SATA data cable plugs in.

The SATA power cable has the same L-shaped opening.
Only plugs in one way.

Caution!
IF, the SATA harddrive you are going to use, has a provision for a SATA power cable, AND a 4-pin Peripheral power cable, ONLY use just a SATA power cable!

Why?
Because you will burn the SATA harddrive up! Maybe not right away, but I assure you down the road it will.

4-pin Peripheral power cable,

(Also know erroneously as a Molex power cable.
Molex was the first manufacturer of that type of power cable connector.
Name kind of stuck. Just like calling an adjustable open-end wrench, a Crescent wrench ),

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#peripheral

A) Computer unplugged from power, computer case open, FOLLOW Anti-Static Precautions.

Anti-Static Precautions:
Your body carries Static electricity. Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit), the delicate hardware components inside a computer.

Relieve your body of Static BEFORE reaching inside your computer.

Computer on a table, computer Unplugged from power, computer case open;
TOUCH an unpainted surface, of the metal frame of the open computer case.

IF, you leave your computer in the middle of working on it, be SURE to Touch the metal frame again upon your return.

B) Plug the SATA data cable into the motherboard. Bring the SATA harddrive closer to the computer case, and plug an unused SATA power cable into it.

Find a slot in the metal harddrive bay, that you can slide it into.
Install the screws in the side, if the harddrive bay is of this type.
Otherwise there will be plastic clips on the side of the slot.

That's it.
Close the computer case, plug the computer back into power.
WAIT 1 minute, turn the computer on.

General example shown in 3 videos,

1) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCgFYNLzn18

2) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmTyu8jAfDg

3) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3a9n7G4q30M&feature=fvwrel

That Asus motherboard also has one IDE connector. (IDE/PATA)
[40-pin connector, Blue, and below the round CMOS battery ]

More than likely if there is a device plugged into it, it would be an optical drive. (CD/DVD drive)

I would Not plug an IDE harddrive, and an optical drive (CD/DVD drive), on that same flat ribbon IDE cable.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette


Aug 03, 2012 | ASUS Motherboard M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 AM3...

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Wiring diagram emachine T5246


OKAY!

There's what I'm talkin' about!

The model number.

The eMachines T5246 Desktop PC uses a
Foxconn/Winfast MCP61PM2MA motherboard.

[You stated Foxconn/Winfast. I got that. Just letting you know ]

Guess what?
So does the Gateway GT5476E Desktop PC,

http://support.gateway.com/s/MOTHERBD/Shared/4006200R/4006200Rnv.shtml

Click on - Product Views - in the list.

The front of your computer is the Front Panel.
The area of contact pins on the motherboard, that the Main wires from the Front Panel go to, is the Front Panel header.

If you need a pinout for the Front Panel header, click on -
S - Front Panel connector

The Top row is numbered EVEN. Starting from the Left side going to the Right;
Pins 2, 4, 6, and 8. There is NO pin 10.

[Colors going from Left to Right;
Orange/Yellow, Orange, Green, Green ]

The Bottom row is numbered ODD.
Starting from the Left side going to the Right;
Pins 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9.

[Colors going from Left to Right;
Red/Yellow, Red, Blue, Blue, Yellow ]

A) Pins 1 and 3 are for the HarDDrive activity LED (Light)
Pin 1 is for the Positive ( + ) wire.
If the HDD LED is dim when the harddrive is active, switch the wires around.

B) Pins 5 and 7 are a Reset switch, IF a Reset switch is used.

C) Pin 9 is for 5 Volt power. This was used by the factory. It is N/C.
Not Connected.

D) Pins 2 and 4 are for the Power On LED.
Pin 2 is for the Positive ( + ) wire.
If the PWR ON LED is dim when the computer is on, switch the wires around.

E) Pins 6 and 8 are for the Power On switch.

Any other connector info you need? Post in a Comment.

Specifications,

http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/1009603/1009603sp2.shtml

1) Ram Memory:
Uses DDR2 Sdram at 667Megahertz. (667MHz)
Maximum TOTAL amount for the motherboard is 2GB. (2 GigaByte)
Maximum Amount for each Ram Memory slot is 1GB.

IF, you just have one ram memory module, make SURE it goes in ram memory slot 1. (DIMM 1)
That is the ram memory slot closest to the Processor.

Uses a SATA harddrive, and IDE (PATA) optical drive/s.

Does have two SATA connectors on the motherboard, so it can use ONE SATA optical drive.

On those SATA connectors on the motherboard,

http://support.gateway.com/s/MOTHERBD/Shared/4006200R/4006200Rmvr12.shtml

See the bottom SATA connector has SATA 1 next to it?
The SATA harddrive is supposed to be plugged into it.

However, the beauty of SATA is, NO MATTER WHAT SATA connector you plug into, BIOS will find that device.

Want to plug the SATA harddrive into SATA 1? No problem.
Want to plug the SATA optical drive(CD/DVD drive) into SATA 1?
No problem.

Want to plug the SATA harddrive into SATA 2? No problem.
Want to plug the SATA optical drive into SATA 2? No problem.

BIOS will find the device.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.\
Regards,
joecoolvette

Aug 02, 2012 | E-Machines Motherboards

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I want to install a Barracuda LP Harddrive 2 TB/TG will it hook up without an adapter garypdavis@msn.com


this will depend on HARD DRIVE whether ide the ide will have 40 pins or sata the sata will have 8 copper slat type also PSU power supply unit ide or sata power connecters these days they usually supply both next MOTHERBOARD if has ide and sata plugs the ide will be a flat ribbon type with 40 pin plug ends the sata will be 8 copper slat type usually a bit thicker
hope this helps

Apr 18, 2011 | ASUS A8V-MX Motherboard

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The bios always hang up


could be a conflict with ide or sata line.
unplug all ide and sata except for the boot harddrive and make sure the harddrive jumper settings are set for master or cable select.

Oct 10, 2009 | Intel Motherboard

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Ecs 6100sm-m mobo connections


you have a few options

1) buy a sata harddrive (faster then ide), use the ide for the second harddrive (backup) and cd/dvd rom

2) buy a sata cd/dvd rom use the ide on both harddrives (1 set to slave)

3) depends on your budget, buy a sata drive + sata cd/dvd rom so your main drive is on sata (faster than ide) then you only have your second drive as your backup drive on ide.

i had the same problem when i rebuilt mine, i went for the seperate harddrive and cd/dvd rom and my 320 gb ide as my backup drive

sorry to jump on this post aswell, see what others think

Mar 16, 2009 | EliteGroup ECS GeForce6100SM-M (1.0)...

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Connection of two harddisk


One ide channel can have two devices, most pcs have two ide channels primary and secondary.

if You have 2 ide channels then you can install total of 4 ide drives into your pc.

if you have only one ide channel / connector on your motherboard then you can install only 2 ide drives into your pc.

your pc might also have sata slots for devices.
1 drive / connector.

Installing a drive is very simple.
open the pc case.

Locate a free ide cable, connect your harddrive to it and also attach the power cable. Thats it.

May 08, 2008 | Intel Motherboard

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Connectind to SATA slots


you must get an IDE to SATA converter as below

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Dec 17, 2007 | Intel Motherboard

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