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Will SATA II mobo headers accept SATA I drive?

Q: Will SATA II mobo headers accept SATA I drive?

I'm wanting to upgrade to a better mainboard. I don't know much about SATA, but I've been using a SATA I hard drive very successfully through a pci controller card.

My question: If I get a new motherboard with SATA II headers, will it readily accept my SATA I hard drive? I can see how the reverse might not work, that is, not being able to connect a SATA II hard drive in a SATA I header, but maybe I'm wrong on that...?

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A: Will SATA II mobo headers accept SATA I drive?

Yes, sata 3gb/s ports(commonly called sata II), are designed to be backward compatible. I'm using a sata I hd on my sata 3gb/s port on my chaintech vnf4/ultra, so yeah, it works.

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/will-sata-ii-mobo-headers-accept-sata-i-drive.44848/
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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

Regards
 

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

http://www.asus.com/search.aspx?searchitem=1&searchkey=k8v-x

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:Will I still see good speeds using a SATA 3 SSD on a SATA 2 mobo?

Yes sir you will. Regular hard drives don't even use the max bandwidth speed of Sata II, and its still tricky to get the full speed of Sata III, so you will notice a very good speed improvement with what you have. I have done this very thing in the past

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A:Does a SATA II device work with a SATA mobo?

This will probably be ok but I would check with Acer first.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/does-a-sata-ii-device-work-with-a-sata-mobo.165268/
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A:Will my MOBO support a SATA drive?

Well does your board have SATA ports on it. Then the next thing to check would be if it does have SATA ports on it is the drive that you have picked out SATA or SATA2, and what is supposed by the board you have
 

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A:Installation of XP on MOBO/SATA drive

A clean install is one done to a hard drive...that has no prior XP install on it.

<<I have all the updates installed, "I think".>>

What updates to what?

There is no need to use any utility with the XP CD...to "prep" the hard drive.

Louis

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A:can new sata II 1 tb hd work with a sata i mobo?

If the drive is detected then the SATA 1/5 versus 3.0 is not likely an issue.

But the drive needs to be initialized, partitioned and formated before it will get a driver letter and be accessible.

To do that you must use Disk Management and here's how: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309000/
 

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A:Trouble migrating an IDE drive to SATA mobo

hit f8 during boot up....go to advanced boot options....repair your computer...press "enter"...startup repair

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/134485-trouble-migrating-ide-drive-sata-mobo.html
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A:MSI Mobo doesn't detect HP SATA optical drive

If it helps, HP has told me to connect my SATA drive to another computer, but I can't because there are all too old and don't use SATA.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/msi-mobo-doesnt-detect-hp-sata-optical-drive.133618/
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Does the drive have an adapter need to remove to expose the SATA conenctors? I don;t see anything about the Y480 not having a standard SATA drive and laptop and desktop SATA connectors are the same.

Maybe post pictures of both the drive and your SATA cables.
 

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A:Installation Problems of Windows XP onto SATA HD. SATA Drive not recognized.

Most newerBIOS allow an Alternate method for SATA . . Go into the bios and check the "Sata Operation" setting, change it to "Raid Autodetect/ATA if it is not already. Now try to install XP ( Verbage will vary by manufacturer )
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/installation-problems-of-windows-xp-onto-sata-hd-sata-drive-not-recognized.773644/
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A:Asus A7N8X Deluxe mobo not recognizing SATA hard drive

Have you looked it up on the ASUS site?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/asus-a7n8x-deluxe-mobo-not-recognizing-sata-hard-drive.147749/
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A:W10 Recognizes My External SATA II Drive As SATA I - Why ?

Originally Posted by Ex_Brit


I solved a similar problem in Win 7 by uninstalling an Advanced "6G" Storage Controller and letting Windows install its generic driver but I have no idea what to do in Win 10 because of the dumbed down way everything behind the scenes is displayed, which appears not to have anything remotely resembling such a thing.
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A few questions come to mind: is the drive plugged into a eSATA port on the computer and its cable rated as SATA II? Or is it in an External USB drive case that is plugged into a USB 2.0 port or maybe a USB 3.0 port?

http://www.tenforums.com/drivers-hardware/53036-w10-recognizes-my-external-sata-ii-drive-sata-i-why.html
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A:How can I tell if my SATA drive is running at SATA 2 speed?

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A:SATA-II Drive on SATA Raid Controller?

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I suggest finding an addin card that supports SATA II like this card: Newegg.com - Rosewill RC-211 Silicon Image 2 port SATA II PCI Express Host Controller Card&#40;RAID 0&#47;1&#47;JBOD&#41;

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/161851-sata-ii-drive-sata-raid-controller.html
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A:How to get SATA on non-SATA mobo

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/how-to-get-sata-on-non-sata-mobo.538038/
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A:SATA & non-SATA drive interlinking! Help!

You have to partition hard drives before they show up in My Computer.

See Disk Management.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/sata-non-sata-drive-interlinking-help.49017/
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A:Sata II drive to sata I port?

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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/sata-ii-drive-to-sata-i-port.122031/
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A:New PC with no optical drive or SATA connection (can i use a SATA drive in it?)

Ya no problem use it. For more details contact us at www.sacatech.com
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/new-pc-with-no-optical-drive-or-sata-connection-can-i-use-a-sata-drive-in-it.977131/
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A:Help --> Mobo + Sata

To me it would be simplest to buy a new floppy drive for $6-$8 (okay, plus shipping and maybe tax).
 

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A:Both sata and ide on same mobo

check your manual,some m/b you can use both ides with sata and others you cannot use eide 1 when using sata
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Yes to both questions.
I would only install the drive you want as your boot and OS drive,install your OS and use the option in the setup to format.
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Hi,

probably a silly question but...

I have 2 hdd one is IDE and the other is currently usb 2.0/ide also my dvdrw is IDE.

I'm looking to buy a new motherboard for a core2duo after the july price cuts but nearly all that I have seen only use sata.

Anyway I was wondering if there is any conversion part I could so I could still use these as the extra expense isn't is my current budget/limit.

Thanks.
 

A:ide hdd conversion to sata mobo?

Google SATA to IDE
http://sewelldirect.com/SerialATAtoIDEConverter.asp
 

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A:How to add more SATA 3.0 slots to an old Mobo

You can use something like this card;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...sata_3_controller_card-_-16-150-041-_-Product

4 internal ports and 2 external ports.

FWIW, I would opt for a new mb rather than spending money trying to get old tech to work with modern ssd drives however that is up to you.

Note you generally do not get as good of performance from a sata controller as you do from the native intel/AMD controller on the mb.
 

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Mobo - ECS GeForce7050M-M (I know it's an ECS!! Please don't hurt me! LOL!!)
CPU - AMD Phenom Quad Core 2.4GHz
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A:How to put a SATA & Ultra ATA on the same mobo?

THe jumpers on the IDE Drives will have to be set either Master and Slave, or both set to CS.
 

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A:Can SATA controller on MOBO die?

Does the BIOS see the drive after you push the reset button or ctrl+alt+del at the error message to reboot? (Do not power off!) Does the HD actually spin up?

Maybe the PSU was damaged so that it can't supply enough power to spin ip the HD? Make sure you have no CDs in drives. Try the HD on another molex connector?

Yes, of course, any component can go bad..
 

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A:SATA and MSI K8N NEO4 Mobo

Ah yes, the good ol' nForce4 chipset

What do you mean when you say "the high speed SATA ports"? You will want to use the purple SATA ports for the system install, since they more closely work like an IDE channel. Also, is the 80GB drive is for the system install? If so and you aren't planning on RAID striping them, I would just try to install with the system drive plugged into the #1 purple sata connector (oddly, the 2nd one from the battery).

As for the floppy drive issues, I have had a high failure rate on floppies as of late, so I just keep trying a different one until one works. My complaint with the nForce4 chipset is that all the components it controls aren't recognized by Windows until it is completely installed and you run the main nVidia installer that installs all of the individual drivers. Then, your RAID & LAN and the rest start working. Also, at that point, you should be able to get the Silicon Image RAID stuff working correctly.

RHH
 

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A:Can I use SATA-300 on Asus K8V-X SE Mobo?

Anyone....?
 

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A:New mobo, old sata hd problem

what kind of mobo was the WD sata installed on before? if it is a different chipset then you need to at least do a repair install of windows. you cna find the guide to do this in the OS section here.

http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic8356.html
 

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or do I have to click somewhere "refresh" ?

Peter

A:Can hot-plug-in and out SATA cables from mobo during run?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by pstein


Can I arbitrarily plug in and out SATA cables (coming from DVD and (external) hard disc) into and from SATA slots on the motherboard?

or does this cause hardware damages?

Are thesDVD and external hard discs detected automatically by Win7
or do I have to click somewhere "refresh" ?

Peter


Hello Peter and welcome to the forum

The answer I will give you is that the drive and PC must support hot plugging, You need to select AHCI in the BIOS and the drive must have a SATA power cable (as opposed to the old four pin molex connectors that were used by some of the early SATA drives.)

I have never heard of hot plugging a DVD drive.

So how do you know if I can do it of not? easy answer read the next paragraph

To disconnect a Serial ATA hard drive from the computer when the computer is running, you must first use the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon on the system tray to dismount the drive from the Operating System. If the Serial ATA hard drive is not listed under the "Safely Remove Hardware" function, the motherboard or Serial ATA controller does not support hot plugging and the computer should be shut down and powered off before disconnecting the hard drive.

Except for external SATA my personal opinion is not to do it

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A:Another SATA Problem Installing on POS Mobo

You can either change the SATA drive in the Bios to IDE, or you can slipstream your driver into you XP CD using nLIte.

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The motherboard will boot off PATA just fine. It sounds like it is trying to now.

You didn't just take the drive from another system with Windows on it and stuff it in that box and expected it to work without reinstalling Windows did you?
 

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A:Gigabyte Mobo forcing IDE over SATA

I'm not sure what you mean. Where are you seeing the drive identified as IDE?

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Its the hard drive that sets the speed, not the mobo, the specs for the motherboard just tells you what the fastest it will support.

If you plug a slower drive into a faster port, it will just run at the speed of the hard drive spec, backwards compatible in other words.

If you plug a 1.5gbps into a 3gbps port it will run at 1.5.

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here is a little more info on gbps ratings on Sata drives

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1035081/there-sata-ii-drives-stupid

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sec. ide master cd drive
sec. ide slave not detected
ide config << when i go here and then choose config sata as raid thats when my comp restarts but thats what my manual tells me to do with sata hdd's
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Never mind; I got it worked out.

Long story about RAID controllers and poorly labeled/missing drivers!
 

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A:Asus K8V MOBO with Sata HDD Problems

Install Driver ...
If driver is not the issue Update the BIOS ...
ASUS

cheers
 

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Good Question.

You might try looking in the BIOS and see what boot options are presented. You might also peruse the M/B manufacturer's support site and see if there are any BIOS updates that list having the ability to boot from a PCI device as a reason for the update's release.

What's the M/B and which BIOS version are you running ?

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A:Will mobo handle both sata and ide drives?

Yes the Dell Dimension 8400 will handle both SATa and EIDE drives, if the EIDE drives have the ATA133 80 conductor 40 connector cables, and the SATA cables are high quality. The EIDE Sockets will work with either. Just set your BIOS Boot order accordingly... and be sure your EIDE drives are jumpered correctly.
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A:SATA drivers....what kind of MOBO????

Download and run the free Belarc Advisor, or Everest Home... When installed, either will report all your components.
Alternately, you can jot down the model P/N from the center of the board, and post it in a Googe search.
 

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Hello Pedro,

Yes, that would be correct. Whatever the SATA port number the disk is connected to will be the disk #.

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Pete :bounce:
 

A:Cant install XP Pro with Sata HD on MSI Neo4 Ultra Mobo - help!!!

Welcome to TechSpot

Yes I'll try.
You do need the drivers on a non bootable floopy.
When starting the install of XP (boot from cd?)
almost immediately you are ask to press f6 to load
any third party scsi drivers.
All MoBo's I use that have sata it's reffered to as scsi
and requires the drivers on a floppy(floopy).
Try this and post back what happens or if you
need more or dif help.
G'Luck :approve:
 

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A:No boot after switching HDD Sata order on Mobo

Try a startup repair and run it 3 seperate times...

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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Was xp already on the hard drive for the new motherboad?

if so you need to do a repair installation and install the new motherboard drivers.

ACHI should be the correct setting

Disk read error could mean the disk is damaged or dirt have you tried cleaning it or another disk?

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A:PCI Sata w/Asus A7N8X-E MoBo Problem

Did you install the driver for the card?
 

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A:Can't Install Sata Hard disk With PCI SATA controller card

Probably some fakeraid BS..
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and

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To get around this issue, many people just create a custom installation CD with the driver included.

Installing XP on a SATA drive
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A:Matsonic MS8308EP Mobo and boot from PCI card Sata HDD

There should be a setting in the boot order of
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There also should be a secondary BIOS display that
comes after the motherboard,that is displayed by
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A:Configuration problems with Gigabyte mobo's and SATA drives.

I'm having exactly the same problem with my GA-K8NE,
If i find a solution i'll let you know, would appreciated if you could do the same for me

Cheers
 

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But my laptop has Hitachi HDD works with Sata 3gb/sn. Now i want to change it with ocz vertex 4. But im not sure that the port has Sata 6gb/sn capatible.

Anyone knows that notebook, please tell me if its ok with Sata III port.

Or is there any solutions change with Sata 3g/sn port to Sata 6gb/sn port ?

I added my system info to attach...

Thanks for your replys guys!

A:How do i use Sata 6gb/sn port on Intel HM76 Mobo in HP Pro.4540s

help please, im going to buy ocz v4 tomorrow

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I am trying to connect a secondary SATA HDD to me a7v8x ASUS mobo but cannot see the HDD in the bios.

It looks like I can see it in the CTRL-F array menu thing though...

Primary drive is SCSI.

Any help is much appreciated!
 

A:PC won't recognise secondary sata hdd (asus a7v8x mobo)

primary drive is SCSI ????? Do you mean IDE?

if it is SCSI - is it terminated at the end?
Why not add a second SCSI drive instead?
 

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A:Possible bad MOBO/Sata Controller ? or 2 dead hard drives out of box?

Seems like a faulty motherboard to me

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A:xp install is not recognizing SATA Raid nor single SATA hd

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I don't know how complicated it would be but if all else fails maybe undo the raid configuration format your hard drives (if they are not already) then do the raid thing. I am a beginner so these thougths/ideas might be irrelevant.
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A:Adapter to connect SATA HD to motherboard with no SATA connection?

You can always use one of these PCI SATA adapter cards: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...ESTMATCH&N=-1&isNodeId=1&Description=pci+sata

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