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ide hard drive no longer detected on sata board

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#1 chiba


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Posted 10 August 2014 - 09:24 AM


I needed to recover data from an IDE HD which was not booting correctly in a second computer. I purchased an ide to sata adapter to plug it into my main PC. It did not work. I switched the adapter for the one on my main HD which I knew to be working. It still did not work. Now, I'm not entirely sure but I might have also then switched the sata port plugging my main HD into a different port whilst also ensuring the connections were properly inserted. It still did not work. Once I returned all my main connections back to the original config, leaving the failing HD unconnected, my main drive could no longer be seen in BIOS!

I double-triple checked connections and still no success. I connected the drive to my old 2nd PC via the native IDE connection and it is detected there, so the drive appears to be working.

I tried updating and reflashing the BIOS but still it is not seen.

I have since installed a fresh OS to an SSD which I am now using. I intend to get a drive enclosure to recover the data but I am also considering building a new budget second system which this drive could be used as the data storage - if it sees it!

What has happened, why does this motherboard no longer detect this drive?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 11 August 2014 - 10:09 AM

Well...appears to me that the drive may be failing.  Momentary recognition on a second system...means nothing, IMO.


The true evaluation comes when you run an appropriate hard drive diagnostic, which is designed to specifically assess the functional state of the hard drive.  I would run the long diagnostic test, not attempting to correct anything, before I spent more time fooling with said drive.


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