How to install sata hard drive

how do I properly set up a sata hard drive
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  1. Will this be the primary dive for a new system or just a second drive on an existing system?
  2. This is a brand new drive in a brand new system. In thepast I have had a problem where the sata drive is identified as a IDE.
  3. Should not be possible; unless of course it's a SATA drive that also has an IDE connection. If you use a SATA cable and plug it into a SATA port, that should be it.
  4. Thank you for your reply. This mb has no ide connectors so I don't expect this to be a problem this time. Thanks again for your time.
  5. Herr_Koos said:
    Should not be possible; unless of course it's a SATA drive that also has an IDE connection. If you use a SATA cable and plug it into a SATA port, that should be it.


    He probably has his sata ports set to IDE/legacy instead of AHCI. This can be switched in the bios.
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