I just got a Seagate 7200 500gb 32mb SATAII cache to replace my Western D 120gb old HDD that crashed and died the other day.
I haven't looked at it yet but will there be any connections issues with a GA-K8-NF7 Mobo?
I can plug the old HDD into it but don't think it is SATAII - are there different sized plugs or will it just be swap and go?
I too just got a new SATA II drive (Samsung 750gb) and had a quick question. Windows isn't seeing it, at all. It shows up in the bios as a SATA II drive, 750gb, but by the time I'm in XP, it's gone.
I swear I've had this problem before, back when I got my 320gb SATA I drive, but I don't remember the solution. Why isn't XP seeing my drive? I've tried different jumper settings (cable select, slave, primary) to no avail.
You need to go into administrative controls then to disk managment, there you should see your new drive, it won't have a drive letter. You right click on the drive then mount and format from there. This is where you give it a drive letter assignment. Once its formatted then you will see it in My Computer.
One last issue that doesn't deserve its own thread. My older 250gb IDE drive has ceased to be. Part of the reason for my purchase of the 750gb was because my 250gb was acting up; maybe once a month it would disappear from Windows, just to come back within half an hour and work fine. Ever since I've had my computer open this afternoon, it hasn't shown up, even in the BIOS. I've cleaned the connections, tried different power plugs, tried different jumper settings; it's not showing up at all. Are there any tricks I can try to get it to show up? At this point I'm fine with just copy/pasting the 230gb of data I have onto my new drive.