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 IDE problems Asus A7V8X - Forum SATA Raid acting up - ASUS a7v8x bad? - Forum SATA and A7V8X - Forum A7V8X: Booting Off SATA Drive - Forum IDE/SATA cable AC Power Converter - 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 SolvedConverting SATA ports IDE to AHCI BIOS help Forum SolvedIDE , ATA , PATA , SATA... can you please explain these? Forum SolvedSamsung 120gb EVO slow on sata2 and IDE Mode! Need some solutions. Forum Solvedusing HDD IDE in a new MB support Sata ports only Forum SolvedSATA Hard Drives and IDE Hard Drive not Working... Forum SolvedIDE to SATA ? Forum SolvedHow to connect IDE DVD writer, SATA HD to motherboard Forum Solvedmy 160 GB hard drive is not showing in the my computer panel when connected through SATA IDE cable but it is moving when conn Forum SolvedIDE in SATA Forum SolvedIDE to sata converter not working Forum SolvedTrying to Recover data using sata IDE cable but it's SO SLOW Forum SolvedReplacing a IDE dvd burn drive with a SATA burn drive? Forum SolvedUsing my old ide drives on my only-sata mobo Forum Solvedide to sata adapter Forum SolvedIDE to sata converter not working Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !