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Add SATA With PCI

by lsuedulive / May 16, 2009 10:54 AM PDT

Hello,

This Presario has IDE but not SATA.

Can I Add SATA On A Compaq Presario SR1500NX Desktop PC? It has a 'ASUStek' MB.

The Presario SR1500NX has standard IDE hard drives. Is there such a thing as a SATA / PCI expansion card that will allow the addition of a SATA drive as a 2nd backup drive?

Thank you from New Orleans.

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I've done this
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 16, 2009 11:10 AM PDT
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But it was very annoying since the simple board I added required I add drivers for the XP OS and since it had no boot ROM I could not boot from those drives.

I'd stick with IDE unless you want to use controllers from Adaptec.com
Bob

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This might be of interest
by VAPCMD / May 16, 2009 12:43 PM PDT
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VAPCD
by lsuedulive / May 16, 2009 1:35 PM PDT

HI VAPCD,

I will go with that card. I just found out the PC has 2 onboard SATA connectors but the ASUS MB does not have a manual or drivers for SATA.

So the card will have to work as the SATA will only be used as a backup hd for a new 500GB SATA which is only $65.00

When you need an inexpensive way to add hard drives to your system, then Syba has a deal for you. This PCI card supports two SATA drives, or one ATA drive. Hard disks over 137 GB are supported, and the simple plug and play instillation allows for quick setup so you can get past the drudgery and strait to the extra storage your computer now has.

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Sure the SATA drivers aren't already installed ??
by VAPCMD / May 16, 2009 2:15 PM PDT
In reply to: VAPCD

Maybe you could try the drive first...if it does work then add the controller card and controller card drivers as needed

Re the SYBA card ... some decent features for the $$.

Let us know how it works.

VAPCMD

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Test Drive
by lsuedulive / May 16, 2009 2:21 PM PDT

OK, I will Test Drive on the SATA 1st then add the card if necessary. The SATA HD will take a week to get here from NewEgg

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