Also, some of these just don't work or come with a defective sata cable.
I recently got an IDE HDD to SATA adapter and can't get it working. I appreciate any help to resolve the problem.
The adapter I got is this: http://cgi.ebay.com/IDE-TO-SATA-100-133-HDD-CD-DVD-Converter-Adapter-091_W0QQitemZ370142253703QQcmdZViewItemQQptZPCA_Cables_Adapters?hash=item370142253703&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1234|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1307|301%3A0|293%3A1|294%3A50
My system info -
Motherboard: Intel DQ35JO
HDD: WD800JB EIDE, jumper set to "Single"
Power to the drive and adapter connected
SATA cable connected to SATA port 0 on mobo
BIOS settings: ATA/IDE Mode - <Native>, Configure STAT as - <IDE>, S.M.A.R.T.- <Enable>
When boot, POST code stay at 5A for 10 seconds. Hit F2 go to BIOS and Drive Configuration shows "SATA Port 0: ATPAI DVD A D-ATAPI" (why??). Boot Menu shows "No Hard Disk Drive".
HDD works when connect to IDE slot on mobo - so the problem is not the HDD.
When a SATA drive (WD5000AAKS) connects to SATA Port 0, and the adapter connects to SATA Port 1, the adapter is NOT detected. BIOS Drive Configuration shows "SATA Port 0: WDC WD5000AAKS", "SATA Port 1: Not Installed" and Boot Menu shows only the WD5000AAKS drive.
When only the SATA drive (WD5000AAKS) connects to SATA Port 1 (nothing connects to SATA Port 0), the system boots up with no problem. Hence SATA Port 1 is not defective.
I already have two IDE devices on one IDE cable which connects to the mobo. The mobo has only one IDE slot.
The adapter does not require any driver, and there is no jumper setting on the adapter.
Is the adapter defective, I miss some settings, or simply the adapter won't work with my mobo/BIOS?