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Old 01-01-2010, 04:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Im having trouble setting a converter (IDE TO SATA) on my system. I cant managed the system to detect the new drive, I already tried both IDE's and still dont get any results.
I tought the system will recongnized the controller and install the drivers automatically.
Can anyone tell me the way I can manage the system to detect or install the drivers of the converter (controller)

I have an old IDE drive, but it is getting close to crashed (too many bad sectors when I scanned)


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So your trying to install a new hard drive with a SATA interface on your computer using a EIDE to SATA converter? OR a SATA to EIDE Converter?
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I'm trying to install a sata hard drive using a converver IDE TO SATA
i already installed it, but for some reason the system is not seeing the hard drive. I already tried both the primary and secondary IDE but no luck. It seems like I need to install the drivers of the converter, but I dont have any idea how to do it.

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try this. (windows xp)
go to control panel
go to computer management
go to disk management.
see if the drive shows there.
you might have to assign a drive letter to the drive first and then format the drive.
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try this. (windows xp)
go to control panel
go to computer management
go to disk management.
see if the drive shows there.
you might have to assign a drive letter to the drive first and then format the drive.
I dont see anything. Even I check the BIOS and the new drive is not being detected.
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well the cheapest route to troubleshoot this farther, would be to buy a usb harddrive adapter. one that will blug into either a ide or sata drive. this way you will be able to tell if the harddrive has issues or the ide adapter. or see if one of your buddies has a computer with sata drives and plug your harddrive into his computer and see if his computer see's the drive.
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