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#1 duenas77

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 06:23 PM

OK. I did search and googled it but did not find an adequate topic or post about it.

My computer is not very new. I bought it from Fry's in 2004. It is a GQ 5090 runnig Windows XP home sp3 MoBo is 661FX-M with a 40g IDE Hard drive. It does have two SATA connectors. I just bought one Seagate 750gb SATA Hard Drive and connected it to the SATA 1 port but the computer doesn't show it. I went to BIOS and looked for a SATA option but there is none.

The Standard CMOS features only shows:
IDE Channel 0: Master [my dvd burner]
IDE Channel 0: Slave [my other dvd burner]
IDE Channel 1: Master [my IDE 40gs hard drive]
IDE Channel 1: Slave [none]
IDE Channel 2: Master [none]
IDE Channel 3: Master [none]

And so on. Or something very similar, I don't remember exaclty.

I went to Integrated Peripherials>SIS OnChip PCI Device>

And it says:
(After many other options)
SiS Serial ATA Controller [Enabled]
SiS Serial ATA Mode [IDE]

I hit enter on [IDE] and it gives me two choices

[IDE]
[Raid]

I changed it to [Raid] and when it boots it gives me another option of confiiguring Raid but I couldn't do it. I tried it but I do not know how to. I don't know if I was suppossed to see the drive or not, I just didn't see it. I let it boot all the way to windows and tried to find it from there but I couldn't either. I didn't see the drive nor in BIOS, nor in the Cofigure Raid Option at boot up nor from Windows.

This would be the very first time I try to install a SATA hd in my life, and my motherboard is running from an IDE hard drive so I probably just don't know how to do it. Any advices?

Edited by duenas77, 05 June 2010 - 06:48 PM.


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#2 hamluis

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 02:32 PM

You could try loading the chipset/SATA/RAID drivers for that board. Be sure not to configure the BIOS for RAID (not necessary), just install the RAID drivers (which I think are the same as the SATA drivers).

RAID/SATA Driver Download.

Or you can use the motherboard CD to load it.

I have had (still have) a number of ECS boards :thumbsup:.

Be sure not to configure the BIOS for RAID (not necessary), just install the RAID drivers (which I think are the same as the SATA drivers).

I would then reboot the system...check the BIOS to see if the SATA drives are now detected...and then move on.

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<<I hit enter on [IDE] and it gives me two choices

[IDE]
[Raid]>>

Select IDE. You don't want RAID.

Edited by hamluis, 06 June 2010 - 02:35 PM.


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Posted 06 June 2010 - 09:09 PM

Your motherboard only supports SATA 1.5 [ original sata], your new hard drive is SATA 3.0 [SATA 2].

Look on the end of the drive where the cables go & there should be a recessed area with 4 pins.
A jumper has to be put between 2 of the pins to make it backward compatible with SATA 1.5
Once the jumper is right the drive should be recognized

Edited by fairjoeblue, 06 June 2010 - 09:11 PM.

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 02:01 AM

Your motherboard only supports SATA 1.5 [ original sata], your new hard drive is SATA 3.0 [SATA 2].

Look on the end of the drive where the cables go & there should be a recessed area with 4 pins.
A jumper has to be put between 2 of the pins to make it backward compatible with SATA 1.5
Once the jumper is right the drive should be recognized


Good catch, I ended up going to a mac store to find that durn little jumper for a seagate 500

http://www.seagate.com/images/support/en/u..._sata_block.gif
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Posted 07 June 2010 - 07:40 PM

Duenas
Dont know if this this helps but I had a similar problem with an Abit MB from 2004 or pretty close. Tried to use it as a server by installing a 1TB HD. It had an ide HD in a previous build but also had sata ports. Ends up from all I could gather the drivers for sata wouldn't work for HDs bigger than 500GB. 1TB was just a dream in 2004.Might try an add on PCI Sata Controller card .
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