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Sata Harddrive I have a Sata Harddrive, a WD2500JD. When connected to the motherboard the computer can't find it. My motherboard is Asrock 775DualVSTA. Does anyone have an idea how to go about this? I have tried changing things in the bios, but nothing happens. Have spent many hours on this now, so please help me figure this one out =D Thanks!

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MAKE SURE SATA IS ENABLED IN BIOS.(FORMAT DRIVE) FIST WITH PARTITION MAGIC(PARTITION ALSO FIRST).DRIVE WILL ONLEY THEN BE SEEN IN WINDOWS.!!!!!!!

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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

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Nov 30, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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My asrock motherboard doesnt detect the sata hard disk. I have tried everything. Would you please sent me the solutions


One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect your hard drive

Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA

the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electic extensions or just replace them they are probably old and faulty a computer needs its connections to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error

hope this helps
don

Feb 13, 2011 | Asrock K7VT4A-Pro Motherboard

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Mother board came with pc with 160 gb hard disk I have added 500 gb hard disk in addition thepc isworking well and it cannot recogognice the extra hard disk and I have to tighten the jumper connection of...


One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to boot

Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA

the leads from your motherboard to your hard drive make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty

make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they are probably old and faulty ?


During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS the scroll down to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to ......,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart

The BIOS is AMI. Under ADVANCED SETUP:
The options listed for 1st,2nd ,3rd Boot device include:

IDE-0 means Pri master ?
IDE-1 means Pri slave ?
IDE-2 means Sec master ?
IDE-3 means Sec slave ?

?

? single or master :::::

master with slave ::'::

???????????????? slave? :::':

note the plastic jumper is

Dec 16, 2010 | Asrock P4I45GV R5 Motherboard

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Of The 4 Connections On The Motherboard Is A Specific Pin Connection Critical Regarding Which One The Internal Main Hardrive Connects To?


According to specifications listed on Sony Vaio Support, the Vaio VGC-RA840G desktop computer uses a SATA harddrive.

http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/model-documents.pl?mdl=VGCRA840G

[Left-click on Marketing Specifications]

If you have four SATA headers on your motherboard, you can plug your SATA harddrive into any one of them.

The beauty of SATA is that once you plug into any SATA header, BIOS will find the harddrive. Doesn't matter which SATA connector. (Connector on a motherboard is referred to as a Header)

Photo of an average SATA header on a motherboard,

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

[Photo at top right of page. SATA header for this example is Red. Can be any color]

If you have any further questions concerning this, please post in a Comment.
JCV

May 18, 2010 | Sony VAIO VGC-RA840G PC Desktop

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I have asrock prescott 800 ddr400 fsb800 motherboard. i bought a new dvdrw that is sata. is this dvdrw compatible with the mother board? where to connect?


Sorry but the motherboard Asrock 845GV (P4I45GV) doesn't have a SATA controller and there for does not have the ability to connect a SATA CD/DVD-ROM drive to the MB. However you can buy a serial ATA IDE to SATA converter which will allow you to connect you're SATA CD/DVD-ROM drive into an opened IDE port. Provided is a link to you're motherboard;
http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=P4i45GV%20R5.0 Next, is a link for the SATA convertor;
http://www.startech.com/item/IDE2SAT25-40-Pin-Female-IDE-to-SATA-Adapter-Converter.aspx

Cheers'
Mike

Jan 30, 2010 | Asrock 845GV (P4I45GV) Motherboard

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Hard drive


Hi,

Some motherboards support both IDE and SATA so it is not unlikely for your MOBO to have both. There should be some mention of SATA in the motherboard BIOS screens so have a look see. Otherwise just plug in a SATA device to it and see if it works!!

Cheers,
Ripface.

Sep 26, 2009 | Asrock 775Dual-880 Pro Motherboard

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Computer hangs on when in BIOS. also hangs when plaaying simple games like bookworm


hello...try remove all data cable connection/HDD IDE/SATA connection,CD/DVD IDE/SATA connection and then try to..if their is same happen try remove the memory then clean using a paper eraser all pin connestors..thanks and good luc to you..have a nice day

May 16, 2009 | Asrock M266A Motherboard

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Motherboard does not have a SATA configuration on bios setup


use third party raid driver.use floppy drive for installation third party raid driver.

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