Solved Slaving an IDE drive to a SATA system Tags: Hard Drives SATA Computer Storage Last response: July 18, 2009 11:29 PM in Storage Share bonker July 18, 2009 10:21:25 PM Several months ago I burned some drives. In a moment of confusion I tried to plug some IDE drives into a live computer. Sparks flew and the drives no longer worked. I replaced the drives with two SATA drives. The motherboard seems fine, and has been running for several months now off the SATA drives. I would like to plug the IDE drives back in and see if there is any salvageable data on them. How can I get the IDE drives up and running so I can view them through Windows? Currently I'm running Windows 7, and the rest of my computer information should be in my profile. More about : slaving ide drive sata system 4745454b a b G Storage July 18, 2009 10:39:09 PM First, shut the computer down. If you have an IDE optical drive, make sure its on Master. Jumper the drives one at a time as a slave, and try them. bonker July 18, 2009 10:58:36 PM The IDE drive doesn't appear in the BIOS menu. I'm thinking this might mean it's fried for good, but I can't tell for sure. Related resources Sata master hard drive and ide hard drive as slave - Forum Sata master hard drive and ide hard drive as slave - Forum Slaving a PATA drive with a SATA drive - Forum How to connect a sata drive as a slave and ide as a master - Forum use Sata drive as slave with IDE as master - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer 4745454b a b G Storage July 18, 2009 11:26:24 PM If the jumpers are correct and its not in the bios, the PCB is fried. If you can find an identical drive and swap the PCBs over, it could work. It does need to be IDENTICAL however. Best solution nukemaster a c 138 G Storage July 18, 2009 11:29:22 PM Well, if you do not see it in the bios and it is jumpered right(you can try it as master or with no jumpers as the only device on the cable), then its most likely toast. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumCan I set my IDE drive as slave if I'm using an IDE to SATA converter? ForumAdding IDE drive as slave to SATA disk ForumHow do I set master / slave for SATA and IDE drives? ForumIDE HDD Master with SATA HDD SLAVE ? ForumUsing ide as a slave to sata ForumRemoved damaged IDE drive now system won't recognize SATA primary ForumSATA drive works fine IDE drive slows down my system ForumGetting new SATA system to see old IDE Hard Drive ? ForumSATA II drive fails to detect on IDE HD based windows XP system ForumBest SSD Of 2013, Which is it? ForumExtracting Data from a Dead Laptop's Hard Drive ForumIs there a utility to "burn in" a hard drive? ForumHDD heat impact on overall system tempperature ForumBlinking Blue light on 1tb Lacie External Hard Drive ForumSata drives not detected in the bios or Windows xp? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !