SATA-IDE CONVERTER

Hello,

i have just built myself a custom system and had a spare IDE HDD, my motherboard only supports SATA so I purchesed a bi-directional converter (IDE-SATA & SATA-IDE) but for some reason my computer wont detect the IDE HDD. I have connected power cable etc. I have tried changing the SATA cables ect but nothing works?????
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  1. P.S this is a second HDD, I already have a SATA HDD in the system that works fine
  2. These kind of things happens to HDD converters. Pay attention to the LED on the converter's PCB, make sure it's lit. Make sure to place the IDE connection is correct, since you might slip a pin width. Also make sure the SATA connection is firm, a loose one will give you faulty readings. If all of the above doesn't work, try a new converter. It might be the converter that's faulty.

    BTW, are you sure the MB only supports SATA? I'm pretty sure IDE sockets is always included in a standard MB. Why don't you upload some pictures about your issue, we'll see what we can do to help.

    Good luck!
  3. try something like this (works for my ide dvd drive)

    http://www.frys.com/product/5473209?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

    @damasvara: a lot of mobos these days are coming out with no ide/pata compatibility (as it is a dead tech)
  4. the LED light comes on and I have checked all the wires, must be a fauly unit. Just wanted to make sure there wasnt something else that I had to do once I had fitted it

    thanks
  5. jefe323 said:
    try something like this (works for my ide dvd drive)

    http://www.frys.com/product/5473209?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

    @damasvara: a lot of mobos these days are coming out with no ide/pata compatibility (as it is a dead tech)

    You must mean the high class ones, since the standard cheap ones, like my Biostar 790GX still have IDE sockets for IDE HDD or OD. Or maybe I haven't seen the latest ones yet...

    I guess the IDE meets the same fate as AGP slots. Well, dead tech or not, people are actually still using it.... :na:
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