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Dear Technical Team, I have CPu with motherboard of GIGABYTE 8S 661 FXMP-RZ. The hard disk is working on IDE . But when I conneted another HDD connected with its SATA slot, it is not working. Would you please tell me which driver to be used for this one? I want to work both IDE and SATA since one HDD is of IDE and other one is of SATA type

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You have to check your BIOS and ensure that the SATA is enabled.

Under Integrated Peripherals look for:

SiS Serial ATA Controller
Enable SiS Serial ATA Controller.(
Default value)

You may also want to check your boot Priority (if you are booting from the IDE Drive)

Advance BIOS Features
Hard Disk Boot Priority

If you need to configure the SiS 964 RAID then let me know.

Good Luck

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Hello,

Can you see the sata drive in the bios? Also, are you tring to boot from the sata drive, or is it an additional drive for data storage. If the sata drive is brand new, then you probably need to partition it and format it.

Boot into windows (from the ide drive) with the sata drive connected (data and power cables). Once in windows, right-click computer (my computer in xp) from the start menu, and left-click 'manage'.
Now, click on 'disk management'. If the drive is new, you will see it in this window, and you can partition it and format it.

Please let me know if this works or not. If not, I can help some more.

Regards,

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The new harddrive technology you refer to is SATA.

A SATA power cable is used,

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

,and a SATA Data cable is used,

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

To the upper right of the page shows a SATA Data cable connector, on the end of a SATA Data cable.
Below it is an example of a SATA header on the motherboard. Color does Not matter.

The SATA power cable connector has 15 pins. The SATA Data cable connector has 7 pins. Both connectors use an L shape on the inside, to line up the connection.

The type of older Harddrive technology you are using now is IDE.
It is also known as PATA.
Uses a 40-pin flat ribbon cable for the Data cable. (Note* Only 39 pins are used. One hole is blocked off, or has no wire )

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parallel_ATA#IDE_and_ATA-1

The Gigabyte GA-81845GVM-RZ motherboard's Storage Controller Type support is IDE, [ DMA/ATA-100 (Ultra) X 2 ],

http://www.dealtime.com/Gigabyte-Gigabyte-Technology-i845GVup-to-2GB-DDRDIMM-3DDR/info?tab=specs

There are no SATA headers on the motherboard,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Gigabyte-GA-8I845GVM-RZ-Motherboard-DHL-UPS-3-8-DAY-/390337518730?_trksid=p4340.m185&_trkparms=algo%3DSIC.NPJS%26its%3DI%26itu%3DUA%26otn%3D5%26pmod%3D180645618978%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D5166955561701266148

HOWEVER,....all is not lost. You can install a SATA Adapter Card in an unused PCI (White long slot), and use a SATA harddrive.

Example of a SATA Adapter Card,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2329305&CatId=1455

With the above SATA Adapter Card model, you will have 4 internal SATA headers. They are on the adapter card.

[ Also advise maxing out the Ram Memory, and using the best Intel Pentium 4, Socket 478 processor, that you can obtain.
The CPU Support Chart is available on the Gigabyte Support main page]

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

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Power down you're system and remove the power cable from the PS.
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To view the manual you will need to download and install Adobe reader;
http://www.adobe.com/products/reader/
Re-connect the power cable to the PS. You can leave the case opened for now. Power on the system and press the Delete key every 2 seconds until the bios menu opens. (Make sure the time and date are set current). See page 19. Than turn to page 23. Make the settings as follows;
First Boot Device [Floppy] - (if one is connected)
Second Boot Device [CD-ROM
Third Boot device [HHD-0]
Password Check [Not needed]

CPU Hyper-Threading [Enabled]
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