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Re: Sony VAIO PCV-RS720G - Hard Drive
Kept trying Asus for your board details but their site was down,and also need to know socket type, but you may need to upgrade your bios to support large drives.
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2 (SATA 300) is not backwards compatible with a SATA (SATA 150)
controller. In order to use a SATA 2 drive on a SATA (SATA 1?)
controller, the hard drive must have a jumper position to restrict it
to using SATA (SATA 150), and a jumper must be installed. Some drives
have the jumper position available (e.g. some recent Samsung), some
don't (e.g. some recent Maxtor). This information can also probably be easily found on your hard drive manufacturer's web site. If your drive does not have the jumper position available, you must return it and get a SATA 2 one that does, or a SATA drive.
This should be a quick fix. How old is the machine you are trying to update? Do you know if the jumpers on the drive are in order? Is it a SATA or ATA drive? Did a CD or Disk come with your drive? Check jumpers on your old drive and make sure the jumpers on the new drive are similar ( master, slave, cs ). Usually leaving on Master is best. Is anything else on this line, like a CD or DVD? I think you'll get it from here.
It appears that your system has one ide controller for the optical drives, and one sata controller for the hard disk(s).
I recommend installing another SATA drive, the controller in your system is SATA150, so don't spend any extra for a SATA II (300) interface, though if you find a good deal on one, there's no harm in using it, they're backwards compatible to SATA I. I've been seeing 500gig SATA drives on sale for around 100$.