BIOS do not see SATA SSD

March 14, 2013 at 17:21:10
Specs: Windows XP, Intel Pentium 4/1G
I'm trying to install a new SSD into my PC. My motherboard is a model P4M800-8237 with 2 SATA connections. I installed the SSD on SATA 1 but the BIOS (Phoenix - AwardBIOS V6.00 PG) does not mention anything about SATA, Only IDE where my current drives are installed.

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March 14, 2013 at 17:33:46
Is the BIOS set to auto detect?

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March 14, 2013 at 19:30:46
yes on the lines that is applicable, my problem is that do not see the SATA line in the BIOS.

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March 14, 2013 at 20:28:37
That is an older socket 478 Pentium 4 motherboard. Back then, SATA was just being introduced and was barely faster than the later IDE interface. It is possible that even though your motherboard has two SATA sockets, it is not supported by your BIOS version. There MAY be a BIOS update around that does support SATA hard drives if that is an over-the-counter version of that motherboard, but if it came with a factory built system (OEM), you are probably out of luck because they probably were ordered from the manufacturer that way (they may not really fully installed). I doubt that your SSD drive supports SATA I (150GB/s) and even if it does, it may not make that much difference (compared to the risk of a bad BIOS update if it fails) on that interface.
In conclusion, you probably should either return the drive, or save it for your next system.

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