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IDE to SATA Converter Not Working

by Darkness30XX / May 17, 2009 6:55 AM PDT
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(NT) Tried it as an IDE ?
by VAPCMD / May 17, 2009 10:19 AM PDT
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Are you using the sata drive as a boot drive.
by ahtoi / May 17, 2009 2:24 PM PDT

If you are, the adapter spec. doesn't say anything about that. Some adapter can do that but don't know about this one. Harddrive are cheap..get another ide.

Use the sata for data storage. Good luck.

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Read Below...
by Darkness30XX / May 17, 2009 10:03 PM PDT

The HDD works. I tried it on the IDE and it comes up, like it should. However, I also have two disc drives: one dvd and the other dvd-rw. Both use up the only IDE port I have. My SATA drive is my boot drive.

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Try the SATA adapter on one of the opticals..
by VAPCMD / May 18, 2009 1:09 AM PDT
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Might have been better or easier to get an SATA optical drive or a PCI IDE-SATA controller.


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Read on...
by Darkness30XX / May 18, 2009 2:14 AM PDT

I tried putting the adapter on one of my optical drives and that didn't work either. I use both disc drives so I need them both active.

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Three options....replace one of the opticals with an SATA
by VAPCMD / May 18, 2009 2:54 AM PDT
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