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sata to ide converter

Hewlett-packard Hp pavilion p6510 athlon...
August 7, 2010 at 07:02:39
Specs: Windows 7
my new computer has no ide connections only sata, I tried to connect an ide storage drive via a sata converter but it cant be detected, what am i doing wrong

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August 7, 2010 at 07:35:24
Two possible issues come to mind. First is that the SATA port you are connecting to is not enabled in the BIOS (setup). Second is that the converter is no good.

Are you watching the POST screens to determine the drive is not detected or just looking for it in Computer?

You should only attempt to view the storage drive from inside Windows. Look in Disk Management to see if the drive shows there. If so, you may need to take ownership of the files/folders.

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February 18, 2011 at 23:31:01
If your BIOS does not detect it. Make sure that your storage device jumpers are set to Master. I just recently installed an 250MB Zip drive that was IDE. It had an area were you had to have jumpers to set it for Master or Slave.I had to borrow a jumper from another IDE drive because when it was set up previously it did not need any because the old motherboard had configure it.Now it works in my new computer.

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February 20, 2011 at 21:00:21
Many computers come with the IDE drives set to 'Cable Select' jumper settings, but your adapter probably needs it to be set as Master (as mentioned above). Also have you loaded the driver disk that came with the adapter? This is also important since it will not know what to do with the adapter without the driver (make sure that they supplied windows 7 driver), and check their website for the newest driver available anyway.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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