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IDE to SATA Adapter

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February 23, 2012 10:01:10 PM

Hello, I´ve just made a new rig, with a ASRock H61M-VS and a Celeron G530.
I would like to use an old 40 Gb IDE hard drive, so I bought an adapter, the problem is that It doesn´t work.
Should I change any parameter into the BIOS?

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February 23, 2012 10:14:06 PM

What IDE to SATA adapter did you buy? I had a couple of those in my old PC and the manual with it was useless. The jumper settings were all wrong in the manual. I would suggest doing a little googling and reading reviews to see if others figured out how to get it to work.

You shouldnt need to change anything in the BIOS.
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February 23, 2012 10:34:02 PM

I don't have much good advice. I DID manage to use an IDE to SATA adapter on an old Hitachi 250GB HDD and got it to work. Problem was, it was SOOOOO slow and I couldn't even get the cover back on my case because the adapter stuck out so far.

I dumped that old HDD. Think about getting a 60GB SSD for around ~$60 or a 1TB drive for ~$110.


Could you also be more specific on "it doesn't work?" It took a bit of messing around in drive management for me to get mine to be recognized.
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February 23, 2012 10:44:23 PM

For most drives you need to be master, but some drives need to have the jumper removed to work.
February 23, 2012 10:47:47 PM

I think you still need to power the HDD up with the Molex power connector. That one is different from the ones I used and yeah, it is going to slow down the HDD a TON. It is really hard to justify using them. After about a few months with them, I decided to just upgrade my HDD to SATAs. I would be careful and try every configuration of plugging things in, trying different cables. Other than that it doesnt look like you have any jumpers to messs with so I don't know what else to tell you. If that doesnt work then maybe cut your losses and get a new HDD/SDD.
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