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SATA2 HD to SATA1 mobo

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December 4, 2010 10:29:36 AM

Hi,
I just bought a new WD HD500AAKS SATA2 and i want to attach it to my mobo with SATA1 port. My current config: pentium 4 3GHz HT, 2GB DDR2 533Mhz, HD WD1600JD SATA1 160GB as u can see, with WIN7 on it.I want to use a new HD fos storage and i need guide how to attach it properly.I checked and there is no jumper on my ne HD to limit it to SATA1.I know how to attach SATA and power cable,actually i need guid how se do settings in BIOS and how to formati it and make partitions,and how many?I was reading some postst about formating...do i have to do it over Disc Mamagement or i can boot Win7 from my CD and formati it and cretate partitions...Have to mention this is DELL OPTIPLEX GX280SMT with A008 bios version.Worry because i dont have jumper on my new HD to limit it to SATA1...Just want to ask You before i try to put it inside my comp.THANKS!

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December 4, 2010 2:59:56 PM

I've found a jumper...:-).What,u don't want to help me?
December 4, 2010 3:13:41 PM

No one is under any obligation to help you at all, if you want instant help then you might be better off with a paid for helpline.
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December 4, 2010 3:45:07 PM

What r u talking about :-D. Who said that is someone under any obligation...Take it easy ;-). I'm going to do it on my own and will let u know. Not u! B-) joking...
December 4, 2010 4:47:14 PM

Zdravo svima,
Hope this will help someone...After placing jumper on pins 5&6 and my drive into the comp. i made BIOS setup...have to enable SATA2 port. After that i boot up my comp as usual.New drive didn't show up in My Computre so u have to do following things! Please read this: wdc.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/wdc.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=1018&p_sid=QltMrGgk&p_lva=3865&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPTEmcF9zb3J0X2J5PSZwX2dyaWRzb3J0PSZwX3Jvd19jbnQ9NDEmcF9wcm9kcz0yMDMmcF9jYXRzPTAmcF9wdj0xLjIwMyZwX2N2PSZwX3NlYXJjaF90eXBlPWFuc3dlcnMuc2VhcmNoX2ZubCZwX3BhZ2U9MSZwX3NlYXJjaF90ZXh0PWp1bXBlciBzZXR0aW5ncw%2A%2A&p_li=
So far so good! Now i'm doing some tests. That's all folks!
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December 4, 2010 10:59:40 PM

<applaud> see you didn't need help after all. :-)
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