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I had connected a SATA HDD 320 Gb , to my Mercury P4VM800M7. and the motherboard is not detecting it. what to do?

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Check your IDE cables,i also faced the same problem earlier

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Mercury website driver downloads and support page,,also check online do a search for ur motherboard and common issues

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Hello, My my motherborad is ASUS p5rd1-vm;RAM1GB and hard disk is PATA 80 GB but the HDD is having some kind of problem and the windows have shown a warning about it several times. Now i want to buy a...


Yes, it's compatible with the motherboard, no, it's not compatible with the XP install disk because it doesn't have SATA support. And since Asus doesn't provides it special driver needed (one that must be put on a floppy) it means that you simply cannot install XP on this disk.
All you can do is to obtain another PATA hdd what ever its size and install XP in it. Then put the new SATA disk in and use it to store all the installed programs and all your files on it. As a bonus you won't lose them if the new PATA disk fails or XP gets corrupted.
Or install Vista or 7 instead of XP, the have support for SATA disks

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What is the hdd capacity that can be connected to mercury pvm7 md


Good day,

There is no limit on the capacity of HHD you can connect to your motherboard.
You just have to ensure that you have enough open SATA or IDE ports to accommodate another HDD.

Hope this helps!
Feel free to let me know if this was useful!

Kind regards

Dec 02, 2010 | Mercury P4VM800M7 Motherboard

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What size of sata hdd i can connect to mb mercury pi945gcm????


you can connect any size SATA HDD to your system. Depending upon the OS and drivers you may have to create logical drives to handle the capacity. If you decide on a large capacity HDD such as a 1TB drive, backup becomes an issue. You may want to keep your working drives to a manageable size and attach a backup hight capacity drive for backup.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
Please rate this solution. Thanks.

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Bios not detecting 320gb sata drive


Double check the jumper configuration, You might also want to check the cables and ports incase that's the problem because a properly jumpered SATA drive shouldn't have any compatibility issues. Also check if *********** board supports the SATA ? Let me know if this works..thanks. Mike

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Msi k8mm-v board not detecting SATA 320 GB HDD


peets, is this drive a slave drive? if so, make sure you have the jumper ******** the hdd set for "slave" , the instructions that came with it and on top of the hdd itself shows you where that is. You should have it set up for this anyways so you can format it to your liking(i.e. if your going to partition it out or use the whole 320GB for your data). after doing this you will need to go to you bios screen when you boot up your computer(setup). Go to standard or advanced bios settings and see if the new hdd is there, your bios should recognize it, if not, make sure you write down all the info for your hdd (size, cylinders, heads, type) and input the info for a correct installation and when you are finished, make sure you save the info (F10) and (Y) computer will restart and it should see the new hdd. Also, I take it you have CD/DVD driveconnected to your primary SATA or IDE port, this should not be a problem, if so send a msg back.

Dec 14, 2009 | MSI K8MM-V Motherboard

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Troubling in sata connection


  • I suppose there is a jumper(beside the power pin) on your new HDD,
  • if its true the your HDD supports 3GB/s mode but your motherboard does not .
  • So place the jumper on the HDD on 1.5GB/s combination.
then
  • Disconnect the 80 GB,
  • Connect the new HDD,
  • Boot from any bootable xp or vista or any disk tool like erd commander and try to format the new HDD.
  • Then connect the new HDD and boot from it.
Tell me what happened.

Jan 31, 2009 | Seagate 20PK 320GB SATA 3GB/S 3.5 7200RPM...

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Sir i have mercury motherboard kvm 800m series sata hard disk or 1gb ram not supporting me


Here is the link for your board specs: http://www.mercury-pc.com/product-detail.php?link=p-mainboards&subtitle=Mainboard&productid=644
Make sure your RAM is compatible to what the specs list. As for your SATA hdd make sure it is compatible to the board. A SATA II hdd is not compatible with a mb that only has SATA as they are not backwards compatible. Hope this helps.

Jan 22, 2009 | Mercury P4VM800M7 Motherboard

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Sata Harddisk Not detected in Post operation


Hi vijjis,
Make sure your SATA drive is connected to SATA port 1 which is the bottom port. Double check both the data cable & power cable. The data cable only connects one way at the board & at the drive. Same for the power cable. Your SATA drive must be listed in the bios menu & you must list the SATA drive with-in the boot order. If your cabling is all correct & you still do not see the SATA drive in the bios menu than the onboard SATA controller is defective. This can not be repaired because it is integrated into the board. It will not hurt to clear the cmos. See page 15 in your manual. Your board can only run SATA 1.0 = 150MBs. If your Seagate is pinned for SATA II = 300MBs, change the jumper on the drive. (This may or may not work). See if the bios list the drive.
One other option, you can buy a PCI SATA controller.
Here are a few; http://www.google.com/products?q=Promise+pci+sata+I+controller&btnG=Search+Products&hl=en&show=dd

Link to Mercury P4VM800M7; http://www.mercury-pc.com/product-detail.php?link=p-mainboards&subtitle=Mainboard&productid=644#

Good luck vijis!
Thank you for using fixya.
Mike

Dec 11, 2008 | Mercury P4VM800M7 Motherboard

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