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June 9, 2010 9:18:26 PM

Hello,

I have a vaio desktop computer model number VGC-RA710G
That I purchased on 2003 or 2004 it has a 500GB hard drive
and it has the old IDE 40 PIN cable, And white power plug.
I want to keep the 500GB hard drive, which is the primary drive

So I purchased a 2TB Seagate barracuda LP 5900rpm
SATA 3 GB/ 32 MB Cache Internal Hard Drive
And I purchase a SATA to PATA/ IDE Hard Drive
Interface adapter. but it’s not reading the hard drive.

Is there anything I can do. So the hard drive can work
I want to keep it as a second or slave drive
But there’s no jumpers to set, and it’s not reading
The new hard drive.

More about : 2tb hard drive

a c 431 G Storage
June 9, 2010 9:31:47 PM

First question is whether the new SATA drive connected via the adapter is being seen by the BIOS? Unless BIOS can recognize it, nothing else can, ether.

Now, if the BIOS sees it but Windows does not show it in My Computer, that is because you have not done the required preparation of a new empty HDD.

Check this thread:

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] management

and my post on 05-25-09. Ignore the "not looking in the right place" part - not pertinent to you.

Depending on what OS you are running, things may go as described there - separate steps for Partition Creation and Format operations, OR the two may be combined into one helpful Wizard within which you sett all parameters for both operations. This is the process for all standard HDD's, so I presume ti is also for the SSD's the emulate them.
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June 9, 2010 9:41:26 PM

It's possible that you need to turn on settings in the bios to simply allow Sata to IDE emulation through the adapter, might want to check that first.

Could you also list the adapter you're using, as well as your motherboard specs, if you can (which will help people figure out whats going on). With some older motherboards they might not recognize the adapter, but hopefully that's not the problem in this case.


Edit: aww! Paperdoc beat me to it!
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June 9, 2010 10:25:58 PM

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June 9, 2010 10:45:35 PM

ADAPTER

SATA to PATA/IDE hard drive interface adapter
I PURCHASED IT FOR AMAZON
it's small you can click it on the back of sata devices

I was thinking of buying PCI interface RAID card
or a USB To Sata External HDD Dock Adapter
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a c 100 G Storage
June 10, 2010 12:12:21 AM

Is the BIOS seeing the drive, and not Windows? Then you need to format the drive.

If you have an open PCI slot, instead to going with the IDE to SATA adapater, install a PCI SATA drive adapter. This will give better performance for the SATA drive, than downscaling it to IDE specs!

Try this, not especially that one, but you get the idea.

Also, they do sell large hard drive with IDE interfaces. Oops, I may be wrong. I only found 500GB, no TB's.
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June 16, 2010 10:04:35 PM

How do I delet my post or name from this site
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June 16, 2010 10:22:05 PM

Thanks, foscooter, I installed a RAID PCI SATA drive adapter
and format the hard hard, on windows xp, and it works
THANK AGAIN
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