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I have a new (2010.09.16) Gateway DX4840 desktop w/ a 1 TerraByte HDD, 8 G RAM, Intel i3 dual core processor @3.07 GHz. The HDD and CD/DVD Burner are SATA interfaced with 4 empty SATA ports on the motherboard. My previous computer had a 160 G HDD with an IDE/ATA interface. I would like to internally install the 160 HDD to get a few files off of there and then format to use as a backup device. I have an ULTRA IDE - SATA adapter unit and I have connected it carefully following the instructions. My new computer just will not recognize the 160 HDD. Have you any suggestions on how I might get it recognized??? Thank you in advance for any assistance you might provide. Wade.

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Sounds like a driver issue- Did the adapter come with a driver to install? One of the ways I have had success with getting secondary drives to recognize in a system is to use a harddrive enclosure- which does not require a driver at all to recognize the drive! The other possibility is to check your system documentation and see if the motherboard has PATA on it. Some boards do- doesn't hurt to check, and would eliminate the device as the source of your difficulty. Another option would be to see about purchasing an ata controller card- costwise, the external enclosure is the cheapest, gives you the advantage of a platform-neutral drive option, and has portability. Also, down the road you could slap in a TB drive when they go down in price :3

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Hi, well whenever this happens to a clients PC, what I usually do is obtain a USB to IDE dongle, this usually works. Simply hook it all up, and plug into the USB port, it should be detected and installed, it should then show up in My Computer as a HDD, and as such, one can copy. cut & paste as usual.
Often the SATA to IDE will not work, unless they are initialised with that actual converter, however this usually doesn't apply to the USB.

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Should not be a problem but here is a thought. Have you change the jumper on the IDE drive to secondary? Failing that, can you contact the IDE drive company for help?
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