Solved How did you do the connections for the IDE and SATA HDD?

June 13, 2012 at 08:59:26
Specs: Windows 7
My computer recognizes the SATA HDD but not the IDE one. I connected both the HDDs as you normally would. Do you need a connector for the two HDDs or is there something wrong with my regular connection?

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#1
June 13, 2012 at 12:27:42
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If the IDE drive was previously used in a non-SATA PC, the jumper at the back of drive may be causing the problem. Remove the jumper or set it to a neutral position.

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#2
June 13, 2012 at 13:36:37
"I connected both the HDDs as you normally would"?

SATA is pretty straight forward, there are no jumpers involved, simply plug in the cables & go. IDE drives need to have the master/slave/cable select jumper configured correctly & the IDE ribbon cable also needs to be connected correctly (red stripe on the ribbon cable goes to pin-1). If you're trying to connect an IDE drive to SATA using an adapter, you'd be better off installing an IDE contoller card & connecting it to that instead.


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#3
June 13, 2012 at 13:39:55
I took your advice and also made some changes in the BIOS. I had it set to auto detect my IDE and SATA HDD. Thanks :)

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