I bought a SATA drive, and discovered that they are different than IDE drives when it showed up. So I bought an IDE to SATA adapter, and when I installed the adapter (which is a small board that plugs into the IDE port on the MB, and then attaches to the SATA drive via a SATA cable that attaches to the small board) the system did not recognize the drive.
I tried it in another system (btw, both systems worked, and still do), and it also did not recognize the drive. I took the HD to a computer repair place, and they said the drive works fine.
The seller of the adapter won't even answer my emails.
I can provide photos, or any other information a layman such as myself might be able to, should you desire more technical information than I have provided herein.
I received no other software, programs, drivers, or anything with the adapter, and was told all one needed to do was plug it in.
I sure hope you can help, so I can get my unused drive backing up my otherwise vulnerable files which are overflowing from my current IDE drive.
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Re: IDE to SATA Adapter
Hi, could it be that you have an adapter that works one way only - IDE to SATA - it converts an IDE drive to SATA host port and therefore will not work in your motherboard.
What you probably should get is Sata Drive to IDE connector.
You might want to have a look @ http://www.satacables.com/html/sata-acessories.html./
Hope this be of some help to you. Good luck.
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From what I was able to find it looks like the board is set for IDE Interface connections for the hard drives. But you can make it accept SATA Drives by adapters that plug into the Power Supply cables that go into the hard drive.
I'll show some links below that will show you the adapters you will need.
The link below shows the Cable that would plug into one of the power supply cables and go into the SATA Drive to give it SATA Interface.
I have successfully connected a older. 20 GB drive to a computer with a 2. sata connection on the mother board.
Buy trial and error I found that connecting a power cable to the converter and the hard drive was the only way to get the Bios To recognize the drive. Done sucessfuly with a 40GB drive as well, Set drive to master.