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SATA to PATA, Master/Slave configuration?

Hello!

I'm hoping someone can help or at least point out my ignorance

I've installed Ubuntu onto an old PC and it's worked fine, so I needed more storage and got:

A 3TB WD NAS Drive
SATA to PATA convertor

First off, I'm hoping there's no issues with that? I've put it in and I only get to the BIOS before it tells me 0 primary dives found, 0 secondary drives found, 1 secondary drives not found.

There's only the two hdds in there now and they're on separate cables, I was wondering if it's something to do with the jumpers as even if I disconnect the new drive, it says secondary drive not found but I can continue to boot up Ubuntu.

Appreciate the replies!
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  1. Its the drive. No mobo with pata will support a 3tb drive most likely or atleast be very very rare. Check for a bios update otherwise you may just be out of luck.
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    your using the 3TB drive via the SATA to PATA converter correct? If so its not going to work most likely

    The largest ever available PATA drive is 500GB if i remember correctly, but most older motherboards will not accept large drives (incompatibility etc)

    Perhaps buy a SATA card instead (PCI SATA/RAID card)
  3. apache_lives said:
    your using the 3TB drive via the SATA to PATA converter correct? If so its not going to work most likely

    The largest ever available PATA drive is 500GB if i remember correctly, but most older motherboards will not accept large drives (incompatibility etc)

    Perhaps buy a SATA card instead (PCI SATA/RAID card)


    Would this work regardless of M/B spec? I planned to do it this was originally but I don't want to order anything new without conformation, thank's for replying!
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