Hey all, Im new here, so i look forward to hanging with u all often.
Ok, here's the deal. THis guy wanted his 80 gig Maxtor cloned to a 500 gig maxtor. I said sure. Went to his house. His 80 disk is ATA, the 500 gig is SATA. First im thinking the 80 gig wont see the sata?? Not sure though. I boot from the Windows xp ATA, and sure enough there is no 500 gig anywhere. BTW..the 500 gig is blank. So, I go out and buy a PCI adaptor controller for IDE/SATA . I hook up the 500 gig to sata controller and reboot. I load the drivers for PCI card and good so far. But, I still cant see the 500 hd. Now i get a hold of Maxblast driver cd and partition and format the 500 gigger. Now, it appears...WhooooHooooo!!. But the drive appears as SCSI??? Im thinking WTF...where did that come from?? I ignore it and install Acronis home image (My favorite) and begin the cloning process. Im prompted with a reboot to continue process. On reboot i get a Raid/Scsi message quickly and then dissappears....im baffled..... But the cloning procedure begins and at 20% the man which is 82 had to leave the house for diabetic health reasons. I had to leave the house too...and i told him to change the jumper from the maxtor 80 gig to slave and leave the 500 gig sata...as is. And it would boot fine. I told him to call me if anything should happen. Should I worry?? Will it boot fine that is my question?? When i came home i thought of somthing, that is there is no sata boot drivers on that drive....arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhh . willl it still work??
any ideas.................would help...................just in case i need them. Btw please enlighten me if i did anything wrong.