hard disk connection

July 21, 2009 at 05:11:16
Specs: Windows XP

i am using a western digital hard disk.but now i
have bought a samsung hard disk.but the
connection socket of my computer is not
matching with samsung.how do i solve this

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July 21, 2009 at 05:38:44

It could be a simple matter of PATA to SATA (IDE vs Serial).
Can you describe the physical connection of why it's not matching?

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July 21, 2009 at 06:50:00

Thank you for your reply.
In western digital there are 3 ports 2(small ports),i thick for data
connection and a power connection.In samsung only 2 ports, 1
large and the other power connection.The motherboard
connection is matching for only western digital.Is there any cale
to connect samsung hard disk.

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July 21, 2009 at 08:20:50

Sounds like your WD Hard Drive was a IDE and you bought a SATA hard drive.
Did your WD hard drive connect to a wide flat gray ribbon cable?
If so, you must first make sure your motherboad can accept SATA hardware (Just about all motherboards after 2003 can).
Look for the SATA0 connection on the motherboard and use the SATA cable that came with the Samsung drive if one was provided. Most HDD manufactures usually provide a blue or red SATA data cable.
The power connector from your power supply usually has a Black connector for SATA. If all your power connectors from your power supply is white with 4 holes; you're gonna need an SATA power adapter (it's cheap).

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July 21, 2009 at 10:08:59

Post back the model numbers of the two drives.

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