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HP Pavilon 5179n50-g sata connectors

Q: HP Pavilon 5179n50-g sata connectors

Just bought this HP Desktop PC with the Orchid2-S motherboard. The motherboard spec's refer 6 internal SATA 6 Gb/s connecters but there are only 3. How can i install my 2 additional SSD drives?
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so i bought a computer. then i bought a video card. i need to hook the video card up to my power supply unit but there are no unused power cables. so i figured i'd unplug my DVD player (bummer but whatcha gonna do). unfortunately my dvd player is a SATA plug and my video card is a molex plug. so i need an adaptor. preferably one that will allow me to plug in both my dvd player and my video card. i obviously need a female molex for the video card but i can't tell if i need a female or a male end for the SATA as it's not obvious (to me at least) which end i've got. can someone help me out so i don't have to return my video card/ buy the wrong adaptor/ etc.


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For about the third time in a year I've had various, hard to diagnose problems that turned out to be related to SATA connectors. The slightest bit of dust or corrosion creeping into these 7-pin connectors can cause inconsistent problems that may take days to figure out.

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Whoever designed the SATA plug must be a computer repair tech!

Anyone else had issues with SATA connectors - or is it just me?

A:A Comment on SATA connectors...

As of yet I have not experienced one bad sata plug/chord.

I have replaced more ide cables over the years than I can count.
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Just wondering if there may be an industry wide plan involved in this?

A:External SATA connectors?

There have been sata dvd and cd drives for some time now and I think they will eventually replace ide drives for a lot of reasons but most of all dependability and less noise is the main one. Speed is actuially secondary here, but sata will allow faster speeds down the road as well as is already beginning to happen with HDD.
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My motherboard (ASUS M3A) has:
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RAID support.
Am I correct in assuming that each connector has a separate controller (i.e. 4 controllers)?

Would my HDDs perform better, if I attached one to each pair of connections (ignoring RAID)?

A:SATA Connectors and Controllers

Hello Lehnerus,

Looking at your motherboard's manual, it appears that all 4 of your SATA ports share the same southbridge. It's not going to affect the performance of the HDDs no matter which SATA connector you have the HDDs plugged into.

Hope this helps,
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A:SATA Power Connectors

Is this what you are looking for, if so try new egg.
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Buying a new power supply - the molex to sata connectors - how can I tell if I need the splitter?

On a stock power supply, is the output for a molex typically the same as for sata?
Would a splitter not reduce the output?

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I notice the four-pin power connector is not present on the back of the drive. Could someone please tell me how the drive is powered? Is it normally powered through the large SATA connector? If so, the power and the data will be coming through the USB port on my computer because I wish to use the HDD as an external drive. That seems like too great a load on the USB port. Am I overly concerned?

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Hi Guys
I have posted this question before with out much luck, thought I would give it another go
I have two Maxtor 250g sata 2 drives that are connected with the leads that came with the mobo.
I keep on losing my slave drive.
I have to power down, give the leads a wiggle, boot backup and hey presto its back again.
This is really becoming a pain as this is happening with more and more frequency.
I leave my pc on 24/7 so was wondering if this is a vibration issue from the internal fans etc working the lead loose, the sata plugs never seem to be a tight fit compared to pata
Maybe I should try some better quality leads.
Any ideas or advice appreciated

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Just migrated/updated my main C: drive to a SSD Seagate 128GB drive....minor issues at first but now running great.

Question is re my system bios. What if any is the correlation between the Sata 'order' in the following:

Bios Main Settings readout ( bios main settings.jpg )
Bios Boot settings/Hard Disk Drive ( bios boot settings.jpg )
Sata ports on MB numbered 1-6

Should these not have the drives listed in the same order in the readouts...? there a way to make MB board Sata1 port the C: drive...Sata2 port drive the Maxtor Drive...etc

Are the MB Sata ports numbering related in any way to what shows up in the two attached bios HDD/SSD bios screens ?


A:Bios settings re new SSD boot drive & MB Sata connectors

Change the cables round to suit.
SATA3G...1 = SSD.
2 to 5 = to suit.
SATA3G...6 = DVD.
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Hi, When I go to Computer Management my main (OS) drive shows as "Disk 1" and my 2nd internal data drive shows as "Disk 0". Should I switch the SATA cables so that the main drive will show as "Disk 0 and the 2nd internal drive as "Disk 1"? Or should I ignore this? Thanks.

A:Main drive and data drive SATA connectors?

Hello Antares,

As long as you are not having any issues booting to Windows, I wouldn't worry about it. It doesn't matter what the Disk number is.
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A:pavilon Dv7

Hi @guru99! I'm sorry to say that, but this error may indicate that your HDD is failing and needs to be replaced. If your notebook is still in warranty you can contact the support, but in case you're out of warranty and would like a guide on replacing the hard drive yourself I would be able to recommend you some replacement. Hope this helps and best of luck!

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A:pavilon dm4 recovery

Baselo Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!What will work is restoring your machine to its original factory condition using HP Recovery Media.This is a set of DVDs and a CD, or USB stick, that will erase the hard drive (removing all data, settings, and applications, reinstall the original OS, drivers, and some HP Utilities. In some cases, you may be able to order a USB stick instead of disks.  You have to order these from HP; they can not be downloaded.You can look online for Recovery Media starting with the linked paged: there, input your Product name or number. On your Software and Drivers Download page, select your Operating System and and Version. Click "Update".  If HP Recovery Media is available for your machine, down near the bottom of the page, you will see an entry for Order Recovery Media-CD/DVD/USB. Click the "+" symbol to expand that entry and click on Order Media for details.Or, if you prefer, you can do the same by contacting HP Customer Service:If you live in the US or Canada, contact information is on this page: you live elsewhere, contact information is on this page: After you get through, stay on the line until you are finally able to talk to some one -- it can take a while!---------------------------------------However, HP Customer Support is generally not available on the weekends, so you might have to wait until Monday to contact them.---------------------------------------If HP no longer provides Recovery Media for your model, a couple of other sites you can check are:  and Luck
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Does HP or this pavilon have any issues?

help will be appreciated!

A:HP Pavilon DV6000 & Win7

Make your HP REcovery Disks or a backup image so you have a path back to factory condition. You can also extract apps from the HP REcovery disks using this method:

Next make sure you have the latest BIOS version update from HP Support Downloads webpage for your model, which is safest installed from Windows.

CHeck also in the BIOS for SATA controller setting: try AHCI first, then IDE if necessary.

Now wipe the HD to get the cleanest possible slate: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Clean Install Windows 7

If install fails again, remove all but 2gb of RAM and test your ram with memtest for 5-6 passes.

Then test your HD using maker's full diag/repair CD scan:

Where did you get Win7? DId you burn it yourself?
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Hi: See if entering this unlock passcode allows you to access the PC... ehwdi
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A:hard reset on pavilon 11x360 11-n010dx

Hi @kenneyjosh ,Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forums and Welcome. It is a great site for information and questions. I have looked into your issue about your HP Pavilon 11x360 11-n010dx Notebook and issues with the Screen turning on. Here is a link to computer screen remains blank. Please note remove any and all USB devices. Disconnect all non-essential devices, as these could cause some issues. Please let me know how this goes. Thanks.

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A:HP Pavilon G series laptop blue screen.

NOTE: Please provide the following information for a more detailed response:

While waiting for a reply:

I suggest starting all troubleshooting with the following diagnostic tests (located at this link: Hardware Diagnostics ). They'll save you a lot of time and heartache if there is a hardware failure, and you'll have the disks on hand in case you need them in the future:


H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
Memory Diagnostics (read the details at the link)
Hard Drive Diagnostics (read the details at the link) - Test ALL of the hard drives.

Also, please run one of these free, independent online malware scans to ensure that your current protection hasn't been compromised: Free Online AntiMalware Resources (read the details at the link)
There are also free, bootable antivirus disks at this link: Free Online AntiMalware Resources - Bootable Disks

The BSOD is a STOP 0x124.
This is most likely a hardware error - which includes:
- overclocking
- compatibility issues
- low-level driver problems
- malware

Daemon Tools (and Alcohol % software) are known to cause BSOD's on Win7 systems due to the sptd.sys driver.
Please uninstall the program, then use the following free tool to ensure that the troublesome sptd.sys driver is removed from your system (pick the 32 or 64 bit system depending on your system's configuration): DuplexSecure - FAQ

I believe that you have Comodo installed on your system. Try uninstalling it to see if that helps.

AMD OverDrive (AODDriver2.sys) is either a stand-alone application, or a component of the AMD VISION Engine Control Center. This driver is known to cause BSOD's on some Win7 systems.


Please uninstall all ATI stuff from Control Panel...Programs...Uninstall a program
Then, download and install a fresh copy of the ATI drivers from Global Provider of Innovative Graphics, Processors and Media Solutions | AMD
Then use the ATI uninstall manager to uninstall the Catalyst Control Center (CCC).

If the device (AODDriver or AODDriver4.01) remains a problem in perfmon /report, open Device Manager, select the "View" item.
Then select "Show hidden devices" and scroll down to the Non-Plug and Play Drivers section.
Locate the AODDriver entry, right click on it and select "Uninstall". Reboot for changes to take affect.

If overclocking, please stop. Remove the overclock and return the system to stock/standard values while we're troubleshooting. Once the system is stable again, feel free to resume the overclocking.

Further info on BSOD error messages available at:

The following info is just FYI, I've already addressed the issues that I saw in the above paragraphs:
- Create a System Restore Point prior to doing any of this. DO NOT mess with the drivers themselves - leave the Windows\System32\drivers directory alone unless we specifically direct you to it!
- Please either update the older drivers from the device manufacturer's website - or uninstall them from your system. Reference links are included below.
- DO NOT use Windows Update or the Update Drivers function of Device Manager.
- Please feel free to post back about any drivers that you are having difficulty locating.
- Windows Update exceptions may be noted below for Windows drivers.


amd_sata.sys Thu Jun 16 15:07:44 2011 (4DFA5480)
ew_jubusenum.sys Tue Jul 27 03:26:32 2010 (4C4E8A28)
amd_xata.sys Thu Jun 16 15:07:47 2011 (4DFA5483)
amdxata.sys Fri Mar 19 12:18:18 2010 (4BA3A3CA)
dtsoftbus01.sys Mon Oct 17 08:12:30 2011 (4E9C1BAE)
AtiPcie64.sys Wed Mar 10 09:33:45 2010 (4B97ADC9)
aswTdi.SYS Tue Sep 06 16:36:39 2011 (4E668457)
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A:Upgrade Graphic Card on hp pavilon 15-ab291sa

robcioslaw Sorry to say this, but you're operating under a misunderstanding, as laptops to do not have customer-replaceable graphics "cards". Instead, they have a graphics processor (GPU) that is soldered to the system board which also contain the CPU chip. While these are sometimes replaceable, that involves sending the PC to an HP Service Center and paying a LOT of money to have it disassembled, have the system board replaced, and have it reassembled -- typically considerably more money than simply buying a more powerful laptop. So basically, it is not practical to upgrade the graphics on a laptop. Good Luck========================================================================I am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.---------------------------------------------------------------If my posts helped you, please click the Thumbs-Up symbol on my post to say thanks.If my posts solved your problem please click "Accept As Solution".========================================================================
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A:Pavilon Failed Hard Drive Short DST Check

Hi, The 24 character error id does confirm a failure of the short Disk Self Test and would indicate that the Hard Drive is failing and needs to be replaced.  This is also consistent with the issues you describe. If you would like a guide on replacing the Hard Drive yourself, please let me know. Regards, DP-K
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Problem is
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2) I don't know what version of SATA will be supported
Please advise

Thanks in advance for your answers


A:Need to upgrade to SATA Not sure if it is sata or sata II which my mobo supports

I don't know why, but everytime I go to asus, they're hving site maintenance
Anyway see if you can click on Specifications there
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A:More fan connectors?!?

well, you could use a MOLEX adapter to connect them, or you could get a fanbus if you want to have direct control over the fans.
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A:Not enough fan connectors

Quite normal
As I have multiple Fans too, my M\B ran out of connections as well
I ended up using one of the PowerSupply connectors. Note: I had specifically purchase a fan that had this connection on - directly to PowerSupply, but you can purchase adapter wiring that allows your 2 or 3 pin wire to connect into the PowerSupply connector.
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A:New PSU connectors

What is the exact model of the unit (HX, AX, TX, CX etc?)

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(1) +D

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A:Connectors help!


yep there USB pins alright, either your motherboard does or doesnt have the needed pins on the board if it doesnt then you cant use them, if it does then see the motherboard manual for how they connect.

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Sorry, but I am hoping someone can help. Sorry to be pushy.

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The fan connectors are probably dead. What ideas do you need?

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Hi Guys
Seem to be having a few problems lately.
Just installed a new mobo Asus A8n-E and can't seem to figure the front usbs, I am not sure which plug goes where as the writing on the plugs bear no resemblance to the connectors on the mobo.

Case plugs
1.D+ green
1.D- white
2.D+ blue
2.D- yellow
1 GRD black
2 GRD orange
3 GRD black
1 VCC red
2 VCC brown

A:Solved: Front USB connectors

Your sig states A+,I would think you could figure this out yourself.
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On the backs of PC Monitors, I's seen the following connectors, as well as the typical HDMI one.




What are the differences, and usages, please ?

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Hi all I m new to the forums So please be patient I Troubleshoot a lot of Laptops Now I already know that if the machine powers on but there is no video on the internal LCD to hook up and external monitor and if I get video the problem is some where between the onboard graphics adapter and that if there is no video on the external monitor that will tell me whether the onboard graphics have failed Here is my question and tell me Video Laptop Connectors if this makes any sense al all I have encountered laptops that do not have and Laptop Video Connectors form of video out My question is Lets say thatI have a known Laptop Video Connectors good LCD pulled from a laptop Is there available for purchase and adapter kit to be able to hook my known good LCD to many different manufacturers laptops for testing purposes Or is there some way I could build something like this myself Thanks in advance for and reply s nbsp

A:Laptop Video Connectors

That is what the external monitor plug is on laptops.
Also any none CRT monitor is just an LCD screen.
If you were to take a modern LCD based monitor apart - and this is definitely NOT recommended - you would find a transformer and rectifier to drop the mains to 5v and 12v DC and a standard LCD panel that is likely to be common to many makes of Laptop as well as LCD monitors.
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I ordered a case fan and it has two molex connectors, a male and a female. Is this just for convenience, or am I supposed to have both connected (because I don't have any of the male molex connectors in my entire PC).

I ordered what was supposed to be a female to female and male Y-splitter, and got a female to male-male.

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I've been fiddling with the inside of my monitor, and was wondering if anybody knew the name of the connectors below, or the group they would belong to...

Any ideas welcome!!


A:Mysterious connectors in monitor

I can't help with the connectors but I want to warn you, there are very dangerous voltages inside Monitors, especially CRT types, even when they are not powered you can get a nasty shock, if powered it can KILL, so please be careful.

If you don't know much about this I would STOP right now and put the case back together.