Before I reinstalled my Vista OS because it was having restart issues, I transferred all the data to a PATA hard drive.. worked fine. After the reinstallation of Vista I slaved it again but now CMOS doesnt see the hard drive. I used a vertical bridge to connect the two hard drives. Ive used it twice, the first time was when I got my new PC with the SATA hd. I bought it to transfer data off my PATA hd. Ive tried everything, moved jumper postions, updated BIOS, nothing works. Any ideas?
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Re: PATA hd slave to SATA hd
Please one hard drive main disk and second one is slave so like this please remove the jumper for second one so first one is having the vista os (SATA) your computer will run normaly then attach the seond hard drive as slave (remove juper drive) you can see the dat (PATA)
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there is no such master or slave setting when SATA is used. it is mainly used to tell the motherboard which one is master or slave when connected with IDE cable (PATA). you don't need to worry about it as you are using a SATA HD.
the boot disk priority can be set in the BIOS press del or F2 after you press the power button on CPU. you will be put with the BIOS/CMOS setup. go to boot priority and set accordingly, there is also an option to set the default hard disk in case you have more than one HD.
Your Component Replacement Manual shows how to replace the Hard Drive for this computer. In it, they show an "IDE" (PATA) drive. You can double check this by opening the HD compartment, and examining the HD. SATA HD have no pins.
This issue has many various factors on why a hard drive doesn't work the way it should be. Let's discuss it one by one:
First, ensure that all the cables ( SATA/PATA )are properly seated or attached to your MOBO. If the cables were checked, makes sure the molex which gives power to the hard drive is connected.
If all are in place, then a Primary & Slave of hard disk issue is another factor. Lets assume that you are using a PATA or IDE cable. If you are only using one IDE cable as of this moment an issue of setting your jumpers on their proper places. Make sure each jumpers are on the right places, the Master jumper ofcourse that should be on your Primary HDD ( w/c ofcourse w/ O.S. ) and the other HDD its jumper is on the slave.
Another one if the ( PATA/SATA ) is properly seated on the controllers of your hard drive.
Also, you try isolating the cables. Probably, the cables you are using are not working, obselete and needs to be replace.
Lastly, does your hard drive spins? Do you hear any clunking sounds? Then, it only means an issue of hard drive failure had arised and needs to be replace.
yes, u can attached this drive with ur new pc and transfer data. u also can use with it. if ur drive with PATA interface when u connect in same cable with other PATA drive u must configur one is master and other slave.