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
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.