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How to install a sata hard drive on a gigabyte mother board

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May 2, 2010 11:45:26 AM

Hello,
do gigabyte use a driver to install a SATA hdd into the bios before the OS is installed .
a c 78 V Motherboard
May 2, 2010 8:16:49 PM

No, but go into the BIOS after you add the HDD to confirm the BIOS sees it.
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May 3, 2010 7:18:51 AM

thank treefrog07
I tried that and it still will not see the SATA HDD ???
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May 3, 2010 1:41:29 PM

Is the controller turned on in the BIOS?
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May 10, 2010 10:49:42 AM

jitpublisher said:
Is the controller turned on in the BIOS?


Thank you for your reply,
As I am some what new at using the BIOS I am not shore which controller to turn on or which part of the setting to use, The HDD work on a USB cable its ok , The board is a (gigabyte,GA-k8VM800m/8237R,socket 754) K8Triton.
Athlon 64 and it had two SATA inputs 0 and 1 ??
yours sincerity
joe

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a b V Motherboard
May 11, 2010 1:51:29 AM

Is this an SATA II drive? I am positive your SATA controller is SATA I.
SATA II (300) drives will have a jumper that must be set to make them compatible with the older SATA I (150) controllers. Check that out.
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May 11, 2010 7:41:18 AM

jitpublisher said:
Is this an SATA II drive? I am positive your SATA controller is SATA I.
SATA II (300) drives will have a jumper that must be set to make them compatible with the older SATA I (150) controllers. Check that out.



thanks for that I will check on it
thanks joe.
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