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Sabertooth X58 with ATA harddrive recognition problem

Hey, I recently upgraded to a Sabertooth X58 motherboard, but I wanted to keep my old ATA 500GB hard drive as an internal drive if possible. Since the sabertooth only has SATA connections I bought an ATA to SATA adapter, but after hooking it up the computer doesn't recognize or see the drive at all.
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  1. Seen this before, what 'adapter' are you using?

    Also, a BRAND NEW 500GB HDD is ~$50 and old HDDs begin to throw a lot of errors, so there's no upside of Jerry-Rigging it to work. {Unreliable backup is NO backup}.
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    ^It's crap - return it. Use the ~$21 to buy a new HDD.

    I assume this is NOT on a AHCI and instead IDE in the BIOS. Does the '500GB' HDD show-up in the BIOS. and did you connect power to BOTH the HDD and the Adapter?

    "Supports any type of SATA Device (DVD, DVD-RAM, MO, CD-ROM, CD-RW, Hard Disk, &.) 48 bits LBA can Break Capacity-Limit to Support HDD larger than 137GB Compliant with Serial ATA 1.0a specifications Compliant with ATA specifications Compatible with Ultra ATA 133 / 100 / 66 / 33"

    ref - http://www.cablesunlimited.com/products/Prod_Individual3.aspx?groupcode=I3458

    Good Luck!
  4. thanks for the help, i am just going to return it.
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