Install SATA HD. via IDE adaptor

April 12, 2009 at 07:49:59
Specs: WindoXP, P4
I am trying to make an operable machine by installing a SATA hard drive into a machine that has no SATA ports through an IDE/SATA adaptor. The question that I have are what are possible complications?

Also will I need to upgrade the bios?


Thanks in advance,

amtk350


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#1
April 12, 2009 at 08:05:23
Better to get a controller card than an adapter.

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#2
April 12, 2009 at 08:53:33
Alright, I am going to phrase this as best I can

If I am assembling these into a machine without an existing IDE drive, will the computer detect the new card automatically?

Will have to assemble the machine with a temp IDE drive?


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#3
April 12, 2009 at 09:19:23
"If I am assembling these into a machine without an existing IDE drive, will the computer detect the new card automatically?"

1st you said adapter, now you're saying it's a card...they are two totally different things. That adapter needs no software, the card needs a driver. If you're asking about a card, check the manual.


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