how to install pata hd to sata mobo

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/serv...
July 9, 2010 at 23:01:59
Specs: Windows XP
Hello i bought a ide to sata converter and installed it correctly but my computer isnt recognizing the ide hd what should i do? the ide drive was from my old computer and i was using it as an external but now i just want to put it inside and use it as an internal

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#1
July 10, 2010 at 05:13:39
If you have an IDE connection on you mobo and an ide ribbon, just set the drive to slave and hook it up. Are you saying you don't have ide available on your mobo?

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#2
July 10, 2010 at 05:44:19
Correct I have a sata mobo but I bought the IDE to sata
converter and set it up correctly and when I turn on my
computer it says there is nothing there. I read some forums
which they said something about ntfs or something like that so
the bios can read it... Is that something I may have to do? I
really don't wanna format my hd because it has over 250 gb of
information I need. Thank you for your time.

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#3
July 10, 2010 at 06:32:59
Did you check in your bios for ide settings? Is the bios set to auto detect for hard drives?

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#4
July 10, 2010 at 07:04:27
How do I do that . That may be the answer

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#5
July 10, 2010 at 07:39:40
Converters are NOT the way to go. Get yourself a IDE PCI controller card. Here's an example:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...


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#6
July 10, 2010 at 08:10:42
Will this work on the Sata mobo?

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#7
July 10, 2010 at 08:21:27
Yes, it inserts into a pci slot and you connect the drive to it. All computers have at least 1 pci slot.

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#8
July 10, 2010 at 08:21:39
You already know the converter doesn't work. Get a controller card. That's what you should have gotten to begin with.

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#9
July 10, 2010 at 08:32:50
I will thank you

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