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Connecting Hard Drive to Motherboard

Q: Connecting Hard Drive to Motherboard

Hey all I just built the machine below last night and have encountered a problem Connecting Motherboard Hard to Drive I just got a Gigabyte GA- INXP P Titan Motherboard which has IDE connectors of which are RAID I also have an ATA Maxtor hard drive and simply want to connect it on its own to one of the RAID connectors to utilise the ATA capabilities of the Hard Drive as the other IDE connectors on the Motherboard only support up to ATA according to the manual Can this be done The Promise RAID manual only talks of installing Hard Drives on the RAID connectors I have connected the Hard Drive to one of Connecting Hard Drive to Motherboard the RAID connectors - IDE yet when I boot up past the BIOS screen quot Verifying Pool Data quot appears and it just hangs there If I try and install Windows XP the Windows setup tells me that there is no Hard Drive installed yet the Hard Drive appears on boot as quot Maxtor Ultra DMA quot Do I have to change something in the BIOS like the quot RAID Controller Function quot because I changed this from ATA to RAID and back a few times yet still nothing I say all this because in the manual the specifications state that the RAID IDE connectors support quot RAID Ultra ATA EIDE quot Any help much appreciated nbsp

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A: Connecting Hard Drive to Motherboard

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

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/connecting-hard-drive-to-motherboard.121160/
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A:Solved: Connecting an IDE slave drive to SATA motherboard, with converter kit

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A:connecting hard drive ?

YES>Google ideexternal
 

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A:Connecting hard drive

Sure, just buy a USB enclosure for the drive and you'll have a backup drive after you recover your data as well.

Here's one of MANY of them on the web: http://cooldrives.stores.yahoo.net/ultra-mini-usb-aluminum-enclosure-with-one-touch-backup.html
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/connecting-hard-drive.824409/
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A:Connecting another hard drive

You can get a hard drive to USB cable adapter and connect the drive as just another mass storage device on the new computer and copy whatever data you want. You can also hook it up as a non-system drive internally and get the data from it that way. No special method for access is needed.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/connecting-another-hard-drive.754167/
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A:Connecting a PC hard drive to a Mac

1. It should. Personally, I dual-boot Linux and Windows. Linux is able to read and copy from my Windows hard drive fine, even before I installed an NTFS writer.

2. You shouldn't have much of a problem for getting a HD enclosure. In a few minutes of searching on NewEgg.com, I found this enclosure for $25, and it is just what you are looking for. Plus, it has good reviews.

3. I'm not sure. Theoretically, yes. Just make sure you don't boot from it.
 

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A:Connecting IDE Hard Drive to SATA PC

It dosen't have any IDE connections at all? You could always try a PCI card that will allow you to use IDE drives, however be warned that it would only be like ATA66.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/connecting-ide-hard-drive-to-sata-pc.94693/
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A:Trouble connecting 2nd hard drive

Boot into BIOS SETUP mode.Look for a listing of the CD/DVD drive, the SATA drive, and the IDE drive.Are all of them present?Any setting to individually "enable/disable" each of your SATA ports? If you disconnect the IDE drive, leaving the SATA drive connected, is the SATA drive shown as "present"?  

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A:connecting another hard drive internal

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/connecting-another-hard-drive-internal.410694/
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A:PC Freezing after connecting Hard Drive

  
Quote: Originally Posted by polorsport


I'm having a problem with a dying hard drive freezing my pc after having it installed.

I'm trying to transfer the files on it to an old hard drive but can't. I initially was able to transfer for about 20 minutes when the whole pc froze. Things seem to work normally after a reboot though and the dying hard drive unplugged.

Anyone have any ideas, I really need the data on that hd but its 1.45 tb I need to transfer.


Have you tried connecting the drive and then booting off the hiren boot cd and copying the files that way?

Info Link: Hiren's BootCD 14.1 - All in one Bootable CD ? www.hiren.info
Download link: Download Hiren

This has worked for me many times for PCs that just wont boot with a faulty drive. I found the DOS filemanager tools the easiest for me to use; simple and straight to the task.

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Is the USB hard drive enclosure powered by it's own AC adapter?
 

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A:Connecting laptop hard drive to desktop

That's your recovery partition, and it won't contain any files you want to save, like My Docs.
Look for another partition.
You can image this drive to reinstall later, using Acronis, or one of these, like Drive Image XML:
http://www.thefreecountry.com/utilities/backupandimage.shtml
 

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A:Problem connecting an external USB hard drive

What is the make and model # of your 2 1/2" mini external hard drive?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/problem-connecting-an-external-usb-hard-drive.1055181/
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A:connecting desktop hard drive to VAIO TXN

You need an adapter like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812189169
It will adapt any desktop or laptop drive to USB.
 

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A:WD External Hard drive keeps connecting and disconnecting

Hello kieron22!
I'm sorry for your problem with a WD external!
Which model is it, a My Passport (which one?), a My Book?
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A:Connecting external Hard drive to DVD Player

harry-uk said:


This is a followup post to the thread at
http://forums.techguy.org/multimedia/974389-playing-movies-seagate-1tb-external.html
Unfortunately my DVD player cannot read drives formated as NTFS (apparently Microsoft own the copyright and charge a high license fee!) so I download a free utility from Seagate that allows large drives to be formatted as FAT32.

http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.j...toid=65af7bb4d9391110VgnVCM100000f5ee0a0aRCRD

HarryClick to expand...

I forgot to mention in my original post that although this utility is designed for Seagate drives it WILL format other makes provided it can identify an attached Seagate drive, but that drive can be either internal OR external (as it was in my own case).
 

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A:Connecting my hardware encrypted hard drive to my PS3

The only way to do it is to turn off the encryption on the Buffalo. The BIOS of the PS3 isn't set up for decryption.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/connecting-my-hardware-encrypted-hard-drive-to-my-ps3.970947/
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A:Issue Connecting External Hard Drive?????

Is the drive formatted?
 

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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: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: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: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:Hard drive then maybe motherboard?

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

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/hard-drive-then-maybe-motherboard.242078/
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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.
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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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Sounds like normal AutoPlay behavior. Many people just disable Autoplay, here's how: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/967715
 

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http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?t=223932
 

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A:Changing Hard drive and motherboard

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A:WD Hard Drive Failure or Motherboard?

Did you create the bootable CD ? ?
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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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A:How to add a SATA2 hard drive to IDE-only motherboard.

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.

I use and recommend either promise or highpoint controller/raid cards. There are cheaper ones however you get what you pay for.
 

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A:Could My Motherboard Be Messing With My Hard Drive??

I guess it could be possible. Never heard of a similar situation though.
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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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A:Motherboard/Hard drive problem

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wrs
 

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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.

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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:Adding old hard drive to new motherboard.

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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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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Code:
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Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=4544

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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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Hello i have a custom built computer with MSI PM8M-V class v mother board and cannot get it to read my SATA hard drive. I have had this computer running before from the help of a no more available friend. I remember having to do something with a floppy driver and now tried to boot from the floppy i thought would do it but does not work any suggestions?
 

A:how to get motherboard to read SATA hard drive

You need to put the SATA drivers on a floppy.
Press F6 when prompted to install SCSI or raid drivers early
during the loading of the windows CD.
It will prompt for the drivers.
Follow the instructions.
The sata drivers can be downloaded from the manufacturer website,
or are on the motherboard CD.
 

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A:Replacing motherboard and hard drive--need to move Win 7 Ult to new HD

It sounds like you now have a retail copy of Win7 which can migrate to any other hardware you want whenever you please. It's only locked to a mobo when you have preinstalled Factory OEM or Builder's OEM copy.

Was this counterfeit an OEM copy which MS replaced also with an OEM copy?

If not then there are no worries, just stick with these same basic steps which cover everything to get a perfect Clean Reinstall.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/287669-replacing-motherboard-hard-drive-need-move-win-7-ult-new-hd.html
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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.
 

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