IDE to SATA HD BIOS problems

April 13, 2012 at 07:27:35
Specs: none yet, Pentium 4
I have an Intel D845PT motherboard. It is an IDE motherboard and I would like to add in a SATA II HD and SATA DVD-ROM. I purchased a Koutech IO-ASA221 IDE-to-Dual SATA II Device Adapter. I put it in the Primary IDE port on the board. I connected the SATA HD to the Master slot on the adapter. I installed the power to the Sata Drive (WD 10EAVS). I installed a Sata CD-ROM to the slave port on the adapter. I put power to the adapter (4pin). I get into BIOS. I can see the HD and the CD-ROM. HOWEVER. when i save settings and boot. It doesnt recognize the HD or the CD-ROM. I dont know if my settings are causing it or the card? There is no light on the adapter card to know if it is working. Something must be working for the motherboard to recognize the Sata HD in bios but it will not after BIOS is saved.


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#1
April 13, 2012 at 07:50:33
"I purchased a Koutech IO-ASA221 IDE-to-Dual SATA II Device Adapter"

Those types of adapters are problematic. You should have gotten a SATA PCI controller card. Here's an example:

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

Hopefully you realize that your new SATA drives will not be able to live up to their speed potential no matter how you connect them. This is because of the limitations of your outdated motherboard & has nothing to do with the adapters.

Also, you didn't state which OS you're trying to install but XP doesn't recognize SATA devices unless the drivers are installed.

http://www.computing.net/howtos/sho...


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#2
April 13, 2012 at 08:45:47
I finally got the board to recognize the SATA HD correctly. I found out that you cannot connect two different types of devices to this adapter. Only one device works. I got the motherboard to actual try and boot to the Sata HD. However, when it loads windows (pre-installed with Windows 7) it will just try and reboot again. I connected my DVDROM to the motherboard by IDE cable to the Secondary IDE port. Again. I can get the DVDROM to recognize in BIOS but it will not recognize when settings are saved in BIOS and the PC comes on. I need to reinstall the Windows OS on the Sata HD but I cannot get the DVDROM to be recognized.


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#3
April 13, 2012 at 09:01:05
I was thinking about that too. I did buy a larger IDE drive for this PC. Just wanted to test one of my old Sata HDs on this PC.
This is just an older PC that I wanted to upgrade with my old parts from my new PC. I have SSD on my new PC now. I figure I might have to just upgrade the IDE drive to something bigger and not worry about the speed.

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#4
April 13, 2012 at 09:05:06
You can't preinstall the OS. Instead of using the DVD W7 can install from a USB stick.

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#5
April 13, 2012 at 09:13:51
I did not have a chance to reformat the HD before i put it on the PC. Was just happy to see the PC recognize the drive when Windows tried to load files.
I have never installed from USB stick before.

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#6
April 13, 2012 at 09:33:29
Google for booting W7 on usb flash.

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