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will my old hard drive be compatible with new motherboard?

Q: will my old hard drive be compatible with new motherboard?

My desktop computer's motherboard just died (had it confirmed by qualified tech people.) The computer was about four years old. It was a standard machine running XP home.

I am going to put together a new system, but someone mentioned that the new motherboards might not accept my old hard drive as the primary drive, which is a WD 40G drive. I can't believe this is true; won't a new motherboard just recognize it? That would save me the huge hassle of reinstalling everything....(as far as data, etc, I'm well backed-up in any case.)

Can anyone advise me on this?

thanks,
BJ

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hey guys unfortunately i can t get the name and model of my mboard but i i have the specs of the current hard drive that s in the machine and that works perfectly i ve never installed a hard drive before could someone tell me how difficult it is thanks Disk Manufacturer Seagate Model ST AS Size GB Firmware Version Serial Number MT P A Interface Serial ATA Standard ATA ATAPI- ATA ATAPI- T D version Transfer Mode Current Max SATA- SATA- Features S M A R T bit LBA NCQ Temperature C F Drive Letter s C E Controller Buffer Size on Drive KB Queue Depth Removable No Cache Enabled Read Write Yes Yes SMART Support Yes Attribute Name Attribute Value Worst Value Threshold Value Raw Data Raw Read Error Rate ED Spin Up Time Start Stop Count Reallocated Sector Count Seek Error Rate E Power On Hours Count C Spin Retry Count A Power Cycle Count C B HDA Temperature C ECC On The Fly Count C drive is my motherboard? with What hard compatible ED Current pending sector count C Off-line uncorrectable sector count C Ultra ATA CRC Error Rate C Multi Zone Error Rate C Data Address Mark Errors CA nbsp

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Hello,

I have an ABIT NF7-S motherboard. My hard drive just broke down so I need to buy a new one. How can I figure out if a hard drive is compatible with my motherboard. Will any of these hard drives below work with my motherboard?

Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 Plus 160GB Hard Drive
(Ultra ATA/100, 7200 RPM, 8MB - MPN: ST3160023ARK) 65.28 USD
Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 160GB Hard Drive
(Serial ATA II, 7,200 RPM, 8MB - MPN: ST3160812AS) 49.94 USD
Seagate ST3250623ARK 250GB Hard Drive
(Ultra ATA, 7,200 RPM, 16MB - MPN: ST3250623ARK) 69.99 USD

Thanks,

Herringtrader
 

A:Which hard drives are compatible with the ABIT NF7-S motherboard?

Any of those 3 drives should work on your motherboard after reviewing the Specs on it. However the Sata on that Mobo according to abit is only Sata 150
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/which-hard-drives-are-compatible-with-the-abit-nf7-s-motherboard.597466/
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yes it does. it has two SATA150 headers

but I thought you are going to upgrade that board.. have you changed your mind?
 

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And the motherboard is an MSI P67A-GD55 (B3)

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Is this optical drive compatible with my motherboard?

No, it does not appear to be compatible with the motherboard. The page you linked to for the drive lists it as a SATA drive, but the description shows it as having an EIDE / ATAPI (Parallel) interface. Checking the Samsung web site confirms it has an EIDE / ATAPI interface.
http://www.samsung.com/ae/consumer/...dex.idx?pagetype=prd_detail&tab=specification

The motherboard is listed as not having any IDE ports.
 

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Thanks
 

A:Is new hard drive compatible?

I don't foresee any problems there - I presume it's for a laptop - you'll probably have a cage or sleeve to transfer to your new drive is all.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/is-new-hard-drive-compatible.943614/
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A:...is this a compatible hard drive?

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/is-this-a-compatible-hard-drive.543577/
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A:Need help finding a compatible hard drive to replace

Any SATA hard drive will be compatible. Just, if you get a SATA2 hard drive, make sure it comes with a speed limiter jumper.
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Hi IT dummy and welcome to TSF !

The drive is in the MAC OS file format, XP only recognizes FAT32 and NTFS. If you want to use the drive in both Mac and Windows environments you need to format it in FAT32, else NTFS is the way to go with Windows.

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A:Motherboard or hard drive?

I'm having the same reply as you. One thing I hope for me its the motherboard. It suck if it was the HDD. Have so much stuff on the HDD.
 

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A:motherboard or hard drive?

Try replacing the power adapter first. Does the computer boot normally and are you able to access all of your files and folders. If the hard drive was failing those wouldn't be the symptoms in my opinion. Also go into the control panel and change the power settings to never hibrinate and to go into standby after say 60 minutes of inactivity and turn off hard disks after at least 60 minutes. See if those things help.
 

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A:Bad Hard drive? BAD MOTHERBOARD!?

Have your friend run a diagnostic test on his drive.
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However, I have found that Hitachi Drive Fitness Test works on most any hard drive.
Downloads
Use the bootable Linux CD.

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A:hard drive? or motherboard?

Well, if you replaced the HD and it still doesn't work right..

It could be a bad connection. Does your laptop use some kind of a tray or an adaptor for the hard drive? It may not give good contact. Maybe get another one?

I have also seen a ThinkPad that would lose the HD if you didn't bend the corner of the laptop right. Took it to the repair shop and had them re-solder all the hard drive connectors. Fixed it.

And yes, it could be plain bad HD controller.
 

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A:Motherboard or hard drive?

Replace the hard drive... Then if the problem persists, look at replacing the power supply before going for the motherboard
 

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A:Need help with Hard Drive to Motherboard

Yes, they should work fine. The motherboard has 4 sata ports, and that drive will take one of those ports. The motherboard also should come with the data cable, so you're covered in that area as well. The thing to consider is whether your power supply has a sata power connector, like this.

There are also molex(4pin) to sata adapters, so even if you don't have one, you can get an adapter. Sata drives can sometimes be troublesome to setup, but I doubt you'll have problems with that board, as it's newer and name brand.
Good luck on the system.
 

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A:Bad Motherboard or Hard Drive

Welcome to TechSpot

In PCs anything is possible, but I don't think the mobo causes it.
Rather, check the cables and the jumper-settings on the harddisks.
Those HDs would prefer a 80-wire flat-cable, rather than a 40-wire cable.
Check that the colourcoded connectors correspond to the instructions. Check that the red control-band is on the side of the connector where pin 1 is. Check all power-connectors.
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Check in the BIOS that both HDs are recognised, write down their parameters.

In the Storage & Networking forum is a "sticky", get the HD-util for Seagate from there and run it.
 

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A:Hard drive vs. Motherboard

It could be a bad drive, a bad connection or a bad controller.

Ideally, you would take the drive out of your laptop and test it with the manufacturer diagnostic utility.

In reality, you could just take the drive out, clean the contacts, put it back in and do the diagnostics in this computer.
 

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A:Hard drive then maybe motherboard?

You could have some kind of virus that destroys your hard drives.
 

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Am I out of luck, or am I supposed to have an adapter of some sort? Sorry for the clueless questions. I'll try to supply as much information as required for an answer.

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A:WD Hard Drive Failure or Motherboard?

Did you create the bootable CD ? ?
The results are more accurate then running it inside Windows.
Also you should be running the Long test.

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A:Existing hard drive on new motherboard.

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A:Can i just plug my old hard drive into my new motherboard using my win 7 OS?

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A:Is it motherboard or hard drive or bios , which is the cause of this

Quote:
recently removed my computer drives - master and slave

Both are SATA


There's some confusion from the start. There is no such thing as master and slave with SATA drives! Master and slave drives come from the old technology, EIDE (PATA) drives where you could have two drives attached to one "data" cable and one motherboard connector. With two drives on one data cable, there needed to be a way for the system to keep track of the drives, so one drive was designated as master, the other as slave. And this was determined by a jumper on the back of the drive and where on the cable the drive was connected.

But with SATA drives there is only one drive per data cable. Every drive has it own data cable and motherboard connector. So no master or slave designation is needed.

You can have more than one drive on a power cable with SATA, but that has nothing to do with master and slave - as again, no such thing with SATA drives.

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A:How many hard drive can motherboard support ?

On a laptop you can only attach additional harddrives via USB or if you have a PCI-e slot. For the latter you need a PCI-e card - one like these:

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A:Changing Hard drive and motherboard

You can transfer files and data but you will need to install Windows clean on new build...fine to have files and data on the drive in a separate partition so you do not format the whole drive by accident and lose everything, or use sata drive for clean install and then jumper the ide drive as slave and use whatever you want from it in new build.
 

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A:Want a challenge? ...is it the hard drive, the motherboard, or the PSU?

It could be the PSU beginning to break down, as the different results using different connectors of the power supply certainly raises questions as to the state of it.

However, then seeing the problem persists even when using a different PSU then makes you wonder if the issue is entirely unrelated to the PSU, and in fact something entirely different.

If it was me, and the motherboard was under warranty, my first port of call would be to RMA it, and get a replacement. I highly recommend you stick to Gigabyte, they make outstanding motherboards generally.
 

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Howdy,

If you put a Hard drive into a new Motherboard with a Operating System on it it will not work unless the motherboard is exactly the same as the one it was formatted on.

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Did you install the drivers for it? Did you press f6 at the prompt to let XP know you have an extra driver disk?
 

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A:Motherboard/Hard drive problem

It's possible. but more likely that you need to do a repair install so that the old XP system ( I guess? ) can start up on the new board. . . what message do you get when you try to start it?

wrs
 

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windows.microsoft.com/.../installing-reinstalling-windows

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A:Hard Drive - Motherboard Compatibility

ftgml said:


I have a Motherboard that is supposed to be SATA 150 ready. However, the HD I bought is a SATA 300 one. Will the HD work?
Thanks.Click to expand...

Will it work, most of the time yes. If the drive is not compatible at a 3Gb. transfer speed you should be able to put a jumper on the drive to limit the transfer rate to 1.5Gb. and it should work.
 

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Buy a quality sata controller card. Yes, the card should "See" the full size of the drive as long as you read the specs on the card and it says it will recognize drives of that size.

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Hi ohisay, and welcome to TSG.

Unless your new motherboard, BIOS and CPU are just about identical drop in replacements for the original parts, you will most likely have problems with hardware driver conflicts and getting Windows XP to run. If your PC came with an OEM version of Windows XP, I believe that the Microsoft license ties it to that that specific motherboard.
 

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Unfortunately, OEM licenses of Windows 7 can only be installed on one motherboard. Unless the reason for the new motherboard is a defect of some sort, the OS will be unable to be licensed on the new motherboard. For more information, read the following excerpt from the Microsoft Licensing FAQ.






Quote:
Q. Can a PC with an OEM Windows operating system have its motherboard upgraded and keep the same license? What if it was replaced because it was defective?

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When you say you have tried a controller card do you mean a PCI card?

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A:migrating hard drive to much newer motherboard

As the new MOBO's now have a uEFI/BIOS firmware.
How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI/BIOS firmware:

UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Help Forums
or
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

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Windows and GPT FAQ
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Technical Note: UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS, Advantech(EN) - YouTube
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A:Follow-UP: Help Again! Possible Motherboard or Hard Drive problems

Sounds to me like the person you're taking it to doesn't know his business.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/follow-up-help-again-possible-motherboard-or-hard-drive-problems.193636/
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A:Hard drive and motherboard driver problems

'The other drive is J:\, and it comes from a fried computer.'

That copy of Windows software is NOT licensed for use in your existing computer thus NO HELP!

Sorry.
 

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A:Moving a hard drive with OA key to new motherboard, new retail key?

Hi JayArr, welcome to the Forum.

You should be able to change activation key. This tutorial show you how.

Product Key Number - Change

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A:Motherboard Hard Drive Activity Led problem

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A:Moving hard drive to new motherboard, any advice?

Very excellent tutorial for this :

Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer

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A:Hard drive crashes caused by motherboard?

they have bad sectors and failed SMART.Click to expand...

S.M.A.R.T. is enabled in the HD firmware. Failures at that level are purely hardware related. Such failures create bad sectors.

Q.E.D.:- the drive is just cr*p.

IMO, the motherboard could never create a HD failure - - while software can do so as well as bad user procedures
(eg sharing r/w a folded and two or more users opening the same file at the same time).
Bad disk drivers would easily be a contributor too.
 

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