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#1 CWTCOMMISH

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 08:54 PM

My motherboard is set up for an IDE hard drive. I bought a SATA hard drive and a IDE to SATA converter.
Simple instructions and no drivers to install. For some reason I am unable to get the MB to recognize my hard drive.
Does anyone have an idea what could be wrong?

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 11:01 PM

My motherboard is set up for an IDE hard drive. I bought a SATA hard drive and a IDE to SATA converter.
Simple instructions and no drivers to install. For some reason I am unable to get the MB to recognize my hard drive.
Does anyone have an idea what could be wrong?


I need a little more info on the brand name of that IDE to SATA card.
It should be on a label stuck to the card.

Thanks.
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Posted 06 February 2010 - 03:56 AM

When you plug in the converter to the USB, do you get a "mass storage device" message?
Is the power supply hooked up to the hard drive? Can you hear/feel it spin?

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 03:57 AM

some converters have a little switch or button on it you have to press. I dunno, for sure though I have never gotten an adaptor to work properly.

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 09:47 AM

Manhattan, IDE to SATA 150 Converter
Model: 170598
Supports SATA 150 Data Transfer Rates of up to 1.5 Gbps
Large drive support of over 137 GB
Compatible with drives larger than 137 GB
48 Bit LBA support
Supports spread spectrum in receiver
Hardware bridge supports PC, Mac, Linux environments
Compatible with all IDE devices.

That is everything that came with guide.
According to the guide there is no switch on the board and I did not see one either.

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 02:57 PM

I checked out that device on it's website.
There is a jumper setting on one side of the board. 4 pins with a black plastic insulated jumper on two pins. But the specs do not tell me what the jumper is for.
It is probably a slave/ master configuration jumper.
This device hooks up to the IDE ribbon wire instead of a PCI slot, like some cards do.
Being that this device is directly hooked up to the IDE cable, we have to think of it as if it was an IDE device. (e.g.) E-IDE CDROM or E-IDE PATA Harddrive.
When two IDE devices are hooked to the same IDE cable, one has to be set as the MASTER drive the other the SLAVE.
I do not know what else might be attached to this IDE cable besides the IDE to SATA card, but if you have another device hooked to the same ribbon wire, you have to set the jumpers to make one the Master device and the other the SLAVE device.
If none other devices are on the same IDE cable, you need to make sure your converter is set as the MASTER.
Hope this helps.

Let me know if my suggestion helps.
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Posted 06 February 2010 - 03:19 PM

I completely misunderstood the original post.

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 03:28 PM

I completely misunderstood the original post.


Yeah I see that from your reply about USB, but that's OK it happens.
We're on track now.
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Posted 09 February 2010 - 05:53 AM

I tried moving the jumper in different configurations with no success.
I tried moving bios settings around with no success.
So I took the darn thing back to the store and purchased a PCI adapter, that now works great.

I want to thank you MrBruce1959 for all your help.
The adapter could have been bad, I really don't know.

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