IDE to SATA on A7V8X Tags: Asus SATA Hard Drives Motherboards Last response: March 21, 2010 7:04 AM in Motherboards Share canteloupe September 14, 2009 6:52:00 PM Hello, I have an Asus A7V8X motherboard (without RAID/SATA) and an IBM IDE 20GB HDD running WinXP Pro. I want to add an Hitachi 1TB Deskstar 7K1000.B hard drive for storage. Is it best to use a PATA to SATA PCI controller card or a dongle? Which chipset is compatible? More about : ide sata a7v8x r_manic a b V Motherboard September 15, 2009 9:05:58 AM I suggest you seriously consider upgrading your motherboard. It's most likely that SATA PCI cards won't work in your current mobo anyway, and if you're planning to upgrade piecemeal, a contemporary mobo is always a good first step. 1haplo a b V Motherboard September 15, 2009 12:08:29 PM If you are just using it for storage get a USB external. Related resources SATA and A7V8X - Forum How to boot from a CD ( a7v8x ) - Forum Moving ASUS A7V8X RAID(1) drive to another MB - Forum Malfunctioning Drive Controller on ASUS A7V8X ? - Forum Asus A7V8X Sound problems - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jitpublisher a b V Motherboard September 15, 2009 12:10:59 PM Wow, an old Socket A board? I would just buy an external USB drive. However, if you are intent on using the internal drive, the SATA to ATA convertors work fine, you don't need the controller card. canteloupe September 23, 2009 2:13:21 AM Hello all, Thank for your suggestions. Running a SATA HDD on the A7V8X (without RAID and SATA on board) requires a * PCI to SATA RAID and IDE converter with the VIA VT6421A chipset * Molex to SATA power cable The PCI card runs about $12 on Ebay and the power cable is $5 at Radio Shack. Anonymous a b V Motherboard March 21, 2010 7:04:22 AM Hello, what did you do finaly I have the same problem with My A7V8X Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources A7V8X Slow boot with Serial ATA drive Forum IDE LED light for my P4P800VM and SATA hard drive? Forum SATA II drive fails to detect on IDE HD based windows XP system Forum Multiple SATA and IDE hdds? Forum IDE problems Asus A7V8X Forum A7V8X : Booting Off SATA Drive Forum IDE drive limit Forum Need help with RAID 0/1 asus a7v8x socket 462 Forum Asus A7V8X and Raid 0 setup Forum Need help setting up sata drive on asus p4c 800-e deluxe Forum A7V8X RAID setup tips.. Forum P7h57, i5-760 and 2x8gb Forum Asus M4A78T-E IDE isn't working Forum ASUS P6T Deluxe v2 - SATA issues Forum Asus P5N7A-VM Sata Problem Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !