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New PC not see Secondary IDE Hard Drive


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#1 perryja

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 08:28 PM

Placed my Old PC's IDE hard drive into the new computer using a IDE to SATA adapter. In the new PC the IDE HD has a Molex power plug and the Adapter has a power plug & a SATA wire going to the motherboard. The Old IDE HD does work in another PC with IDE plugs. I have the IDE plug on the Adapter centered on the pins on the Hard drive.

Do I need to set jumpers or software settings so the new PC can see the IDE HD?

The New HD does not have Jumpers.

How can I even verify that the adapter is working?

The Adapter is a BYTECC IDE to SATA or SATA to IDE Adaptor.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812270236&nm_mc=TEMC-RMA-Approvel&cm_mmc=TEMC-RMA-Approvel-_-Content-_-text-_-

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#2 perryja

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 04:57 PM

Any suggestion with this issue. If not I may have to just sent the Adapter card back stating that its not working for a refund.

Heres some new details.

I've verified that all of the Molex plugs being used to provide power to the IDE to SATA card are working by plugging them each into a USB 3.0 adapter card that I have in the computer.The USB 3.0 card continues to work. So the IDE to SATA card should be getting power. But the Computer is not showing any signs of the IDE hard drive being installed.

I also double checked the hard drive by placing it back in the old computer and it continues to work there.

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 07:07 PM

i'm not really nuts about those adapters. i have never used one, successfully or unsuccessfully. so i cant help any about that.

1. can you hear the hard drive spinning?
2. have you checked the bios thoroughly. make sure you document the settings before you change anything.

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 07:30 PM

Is the second HDD jumpered to be a Slave? Look on it for the Jumper settings.

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 10:54 PM

Thanks ejames82 & Drovers Dog for your input. The Hard drive does work. I can verify this in an old PC. I have also set the Hard drive jumpers for Slave & Master an it has not made a difference. I also learned that I need to uninstall the devise (HD) from the old PC first before removing it.

But I may be on to something. The Hard Drive that I'm trying to install in the new computer is a ATA/133 HDD. I now notice that the BYTECC adapter I got(see link in original note) does not specify this.

Now looking at the Rosewill adapter as shown on Newegg it specifies ATA/133.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812206002&cm_re=ide_to_sata-_-12-206-002-_-Product
It also shows one of the holes being plugged. This matches the fact that there is one pin missing on the Hard Drive.

Can someone confirm that these two types of adapters are different?

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 08:00 AM

i cant help you with your adapter issue. sorry.
since you're going from IDE to sata, i didn't know whether jumper settings would be necessary, but, by all means, try them if it's not working. what you are describing is quite complicated, so document what you've tried. i'm really big on recording on paper, cassette recorder, camcorder, or anything that works. you don't want to repeatedly try something that doesn't work that you've already tried, while mistakenly not trying something that you need to. it's also crucial that you try everything! even if it means trying everything twice or three times.
on the subject of jumper settings, don't forget cable select and other settings that the jumper goes on. as long as it's not working, why not try everything.
with so many ways that this can go, and possibly only one way that it will work, that's why you have to try everything. also, every where that something plugs into something else, there's the possibility that it could not be making good contact. two thirds of the time i have hard drive trouble, it's the cables plugged in that's the problem, and two thirds of that is the ribbon cable that's not making good contact.
i think that, when you have 'detection', you will see it in the 'bios' screen (i hope i got that right, if not, please correct me). it's the screen that comes up shortly after you push the power button and tells what is 'seen correctly' by the computer. in my experience, once the hard drive is listed there, the problems is solved. i'm pretty confident that when this happens to you, this will also be the case.




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