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sata - eide conundrum?????????

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by MRSIRCOOK, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. MRSIRCOOK

    MRSIRCOOK Regular member

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    I have an ide hd, and an ide and sata mobo. The main connection is ide with master and slave on ide. now i wanna add a third hd and wanted to go sata. i purchased the little adapter that goes on the back of the ide drive to change the connection to sata and hooked it up to my mobo but now i have two problems. 1. which power wire should i use, the floppys or the regular ide hd power cord and 2. do i have to do anything in the bios to get the sata connection to work on my asus p4p 800 se mobo??????? holla back
     
  2. rogeball

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    You need a molex to sata power converter. so thast how you power it, and the controller sucks so get a regular sata hard drive. In the bios you do need to make sure it is reconized in the bios
     
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    MRSIRCOOK Regular member

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    Thanks...thats the most honest reply i have received from every message board i ve been too...
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    can use that hd in an external usb enclosure that you can use on other computers.
     

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