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IDE hard drive not recognized?

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#1 blueballs


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Posted 29 November 2014 - 11:52 PM

The computer has: CPU Intel core 2 Quad Q8200. O/S Linux Mint 17.  M/B Intel DG31PR.  Ram 4GB.  HDD Hitachi Sata 160GB, Seagate IDE 80 GB. The M/B supports 4 sata hard drives and has an IDE socket that is being used for a Sony dual layer CD RW.  I plugged the Seagate IDE HDD into a spare plug on the IDE ribbon and set the bios for auto after removing the shorting pin thing from the Seagate HDD so it would be a slave and not try to boot from the windows O/S on it. Ive done a bit of a search and found someone who used an adapter card on his M/B to get Sata and IDE hard drives working because he didn't have an IDE socket on his M/B but mine has got one,I just need to find out how to get it to work?

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Posted 07 December 2014 - 07:17 AM

Try setting HDD jumper to cable select, did I get you right and you have connected both SONY CDRW and HDD on same cable? Most new motherboards with IDE can't have 2 drives on 1 cable at least I think that is the  case. On mine motherboard only 1 by 1 device works on IDE port and yes I know older PC had 2 HDD on IDE cable without problems.


Otherwise buy an IDE to USB connector and don't bother ever again, there are some from 5$. 

Edited by splico, 07 December 2014 - 07:17 AM.

 "Helpdesk: There is an icon on your computer labeled "My Computer". Double click on it.
User: What's your computer doing on mine?"

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