sata to ide converter

May 18, 2009 at 14:44:18
Specs: windows 2000, Athlon 64
Has anyone had any luck using the sata to ide converters in windows 2000? I have a sata cd drive that I would like to install in my all ide system so that I can load a large program but the converter I have is not recognized by windows 2000.
The converter says it is for converting sata to ide or ide to sata.

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May 18, 2009 at 15:23:18
May not have anything to do with Win2000. The drive must be recognized at the BIOS level. Those adapters work hit and miss.

Watch the POST screens at start up to see if the drive is properly identified by BOTH model and FULL capacity.

If the drive is properly identified then your issue could be one of two things. Is you are trying to install Win2000 to the drive in question you need to provide the SATA controller drivers when prompted to do so at the beginning of the install. You should get a message to hit F6 if you need to install any SCSI or third party drivers. At that time you need to supply a floppy disk with the SATA drivers on it.

If you don't have a floppy drive then you can slipstream the drivers.

The other issue concerns 48 bit LBA compliance. That is the ability to work with hard drives larger than 127GB. Win2000 needs to have at least SP3 integrated into the Win2000 CD. There are other issues too. Look at the link below for more on that issue.

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