|See the part about checking your SATA data and SATA power cable end connectors above. |
If in doubt, use a different SATA data cable.
You should not be messing with bios settings unless you know what you're doing.
The only thing we asked you to do is to see if the SATA controllers are enabled - they probably are by default.
The bios defaults are probably fine for what you need, unless it won't boot from the drive you want to boot from with default settings (see above) .
I'm going to look at your manual - it probably has Bios Setup settings info in it.
You can't boot from a new drive, or a used drive that has been wiped of it's data, because it has no data and no operating system on it.
The blank drive must be software partitioned (using the FAT, FAT32, or NTFS organization) and formatted in order for Windows to be able to see it.
The bios will not find that the SATA II drive is bootable until an operating system has been installed on it.
If the bios detects a non-bootable hard drive first, it WILL NOT try to boot from the next hard drive if there is one. See above for how to fix that when at least one hard drive is bootable, at least one hard drive is not bootable.
If you just want to use the SATA II drive for data, the computer needs to boot Windows from the IDE hard drive, then you can make one or more partitions and software partition and format them in Disk Management in Windows.
If you want to to install Windows on the SATA II drive, you need a Windows CD, you boot the computer from the CD, and the first thing you do is to make at least one partition on the hard drive - two or more is better - then the first partition is software partitioned and formatted - then you run Setup.
NOTE that if you want to have C assigned to the Windows partition, on the SATA II drive, you need to DISCONNECT the IDE hard drive's data cable, or unplug it's power connector, while running Setup !
If that's what you want to do, then you need more info - tell me if that's want you want to do !
"My mBoard is kind of old. I think I got it in '06 or '07."
The computer I am typing this on has a mboard made in Aug. 1999. Your mboard may not be new but it certainly isn't very old yet.
"Im rather sure the HDD is Sata and not Sata II."
Your drive is SATA II.
Probably ALL 1TB conventional hard drives are SATA II.
Probably ALL new SATA conventional hard drives are SATA II.
It's very easy to look that up.
"1TB Internal WD caviar green Sata"
Search the web sing: WD caviar green Sata 1TB
(All Caviar models are 3.5" desktop drives)
WD Caviar Green
Desktop Hard Drives
1 TB, 32 MB Cache, SATA 3 Gb/s
Yours may not be exactly the same model, but the installation and jumper info is the same as this....
3. How to physically install, set jumper settings, and setup a SATA, EIDE, or SSD hard drive in Windows.....
Jumper settings for SATA 3.0 gb/sec 3.5" drives
Either your hard drive has the pins, or it doesn't.
The jumper info, or no jumper info, is probably also on the label on the top of the SATA II drive.
Sometimes the jumper is there but in a storage position. If it's not there you can probably get a jumper that fits from a local place that builds custom computer systems, or a smaller place that sells lots of computer parts.
I'm not saying you MUST use the jumper with your main chipset - I don't know - but if the drive is not detected after you have tried everything else, then that's probably what you need to use.
"I don't even know the difference between SATA and SATA II."
I've already told you a bit about that.
SATA vs SATA II
SATA II SATA
Buffer To Host (Serial ATA) 300 MB/s (Max) 150 MB/s (Max)
The terminology is confusing.
E.g. for a SATA II drive
The max. burst data transfer speed 3.0gb/second rating is in gigaBITS per second.
The hard drive uses 10 BITS per BYTE.
Divide 3.0 gBITS per second by 10 - you get the max burst data transfer rate in BYTES.
The 300mb/sec rating is megaBYTES per second
Last post here:
"......serial protocols like SATA use 10b8b encoding so every byte transfered on the line consists of 10 bits, not 8. After decoding the channel can provide a hypothetical 300MB/s or 150MB/s transfer rate depending on the SATA generation used. The raw speed though is 3.0 Gb/s or 1.5Gb/s."