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Third Hard Drive not Working

by Ex-ok / September 15, 2011 4:58 PM PDT

On my current machine I have two 500gig SATA hard drives both in working condition, one running windows 7 and the other used for storage.

Now I also have an 80gig IDE hard drive running Ubuntu; which I have from my old machine. The 80gig IDE ran perfectly with a different SATA hard drive in the old machine (all I had to do was switch the boot order to use either Ubuntu on the 80gig IDE or Windows 7 on the old SATA hard drive).

I just recently tried bringing the 80gig IDE drive over to my new computer but it doesn't seem to be working. The Bios recognizes it as a 2500mb drive for some absurd reason. Any Ideas on how to get this to work?

Additional Info:
Mother Board: Asus A8-NE
Jumper settings for the IDE drive: CS

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Just a possibility
by Steven Haninger / September 15, 2011 8:15 PM PDT

Some Asus boards, and probably many others, have hard drive controllers that are either/or but not both SATA and IDE. I've seen this mainly if a RAID configuration is possible. If you select to use SATA, the corresponding IDE ports become unusable. Check your manual to see if this is the case.

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by Ex-ok / September 16, 2011 8:10 AM PDT
In reply to: Just a possibility

Thanks for the suggestion I double checked the manual and it appears I should be able to run both SATA and IDE concurrently.

While browsing the manual I came across this, "If the hard disk was already formatted on a previous system, the setup BIOS may detect incorrect parameters. Select [Manual] to manually enter the IDE hard disk drive parameters."

After looking up the parameters for the hard drive, I tried to manually enter the IDE hard disk drive parameters; however, I was not able to do so. The Sectors, Heads, and Cylinders all had adjustable values but when I set them to the proper values and hit enter, they just reset to the incorrect values.

Any other suggestions?


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