From old topic:
I recently got a new SATA Hard Drive to use as storage. Since my computer didn't have SATA, I also got a controller card.
Hard Drive is a Samsung SpinPoint P80SD Series HD160JJ
The Controller Card is a SYBA SDSATA-150R
My Motherboard is an ABIT NF-7 (the original)
BTW: You will notice the drive is SATA2 (3Gb/s) and the card is SATA1 (1.5Gb/s). There is a jumper which I set to make it work at 1.5Gb/s
I also heard that I could disconnect my IDE hard drive, load up the drivers using the F6 option and format windows with my install CD (or even install it and format it later back to a blank drive). Would that work?
How would make this hard drive be detected by Windows?
Any help would be appreciated.
I aquired another controller. This time it's an Adaptec Serial ATA 1205SA Host Controller
The hard drive is the same.
The hard drive still doesn't show up in hard drive manager (in the administrator tools). (or partition magic)
I used the drivers off the CD that came with the controller card.
After all this Windows still doesn't detect the drive.
Could something be wrong with the drive itself?? Cables maybe??
For some reason there still seem be traces of the old controller card's driver left. It doesn't show in the device manager, but the card's BIOS still loads just before windows boots even though the card is not physically in the computer. Could this be the problem as well?
Any help would be very greatly appreciated.