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Can not copy data from old SATA to a new system SATA

Q: Can not copy data from old SATA to a new system SATA

I boot XP SP1 from SATA1 (ST3160827AS-RK 160GB Seagate). I connected another sata drive (6Y160MO 160GB Maxtor ) from my old PC to SATA2. SATA controller resides on VIA chip on mobo ASUS A8V-E Deluxe. I want to copy data from the old drive (SATA2 - partitioned into c:,d:,e: on an old XP system with XP installed on c to the new one (SATA1). BIOS and Device Manager see both drives. My Computer and Disk Manager do not see the cecond drive. Is there a way to access the second disk ?
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I am setting up a new system with the following:
M5A97 LE 2.0 Asus MB
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NVIDIA 210 Graphic

System is for general use. NOT GAMING

Will I lose much by using a SATA 2 HD rather than a SATA 3? My thinking is that it should not make much difference.

Also wondering if upgrade to 6 core would make that much difference.

Finally, I assume these days using a RAID for data is not preferable to simply backing up externally.

A:New Setup. SSD, SATA 3 for OS and HD, SATA 2 for data

Well SATA 2 hard drives have older technology and fabrication than the new SATA 3 for what ever that's worth. Multi core processors work better for programs that are written to use them.
Yea external hard drives are holding up to 5 TB now days with very fast reads and writes. if your worried run 2 as I do one internal and 1 external for back up only, my actual data is on a 1TB WD Black.
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Now after I purchase a WD 250GB SATA drive to throw in there for additional storage, it doesn't show up at all in Windows Explorer or Drive Manager. BUT it does show up fine in the BIOS. I've already formated to NTFS and partitioned it using XPs DOS setup CD. My system is loaded with SP2 and all the SATA drivers so there should be no reason for the SATA not to show up in Explorer.

So my question is.... In a system that uses both SATA and PATA hard drives, does the operating system have to run off the SATA in order for all drives to be present???

A:Using SATA & PATA HDDs in 1 system: have to use SATA for C:\?

Don't think so, usually it is the opposite.

Does the drive show up in the Logical Disk Manager?

It may just need a signature written to it.

(you can get to LDM by right clicking my computer -> Manage. It will be down the left side.)
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My Box config

AMD athlon 64bit 2800+

ASUS K8-VX Mother board

want to upgrade to 500 gigs or if possible to 1tb Sata HDD

Problem is
1) Mother board is old done almost 3 years
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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Please help.
I've been getting this message for about a month. However, after rebooting sometimes once, sometimes several times the computer eventually boots up. After reading multiple posts on similar issues, I went and got a new hard drive. I backed up all the files and was going to reinstall evertyhing from scratch onto this new hard drive. I took the old one out and put in the new one. I get the same message when it tries to boot.
At this point I swapped the drives again (the old one is back in).
I am at a loss.
Am I doing something wrong when I'm installing the new drive? Why am I getting the same message with this new drive?
System specs:
Inspiron 531
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5600+ 2.81 GHz

Thank you.

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A:Solved: Copy from IDE to SATA HDD

Have you installed the sata drive yet? There is no problem copying from pata to sata.
I posted earlier for the same topic.
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A:sata to usb adapter cable dosen't fit sata hard drive in laptop?

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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The machine is quite new, all windows updates installed, antivirus is up to date etc.
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We used Zinstall HDD by-the-way and I would highly recommend this application for such a job plus, it is extremely fast.

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When he reset these to SATA 3, the PC would not start-up! When he set them again to SATA 2 there was no problem and it worked fine?

Can anyone illuminate me on this please?

Thanks for any/all imput

A:SATA 3 not working on Asus P6X58D-E motherboard with SATA III support

Many people have had issues with the Marvell controller on that MB.
You may want to live with SATA 3g/s. Easiest path, no real difference except for benchmarks, and no chance of data loss.
But in case you're not satisfied with that, here's something to look at.

AHCI-mode on Marvell 9128 controller in Windows 7 Ultimate x64


[Solved] ASUS P6x58D-E, Win 7 (64) Marvell AT 91xx - Asus - Motherboards-Memory
A fellow name Jaquith seems to know what's up.

Bottom line is you need the right drivers.
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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 )
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A:Safety of internal 3.5 Sata IDE in external Sata case for backups

Yes, that is correct. The HDD must have power and data to function in any capacity.

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Is this so-called "enhanced" mode switching the storage over to AHCI mode? If so, you have to edit the registry first before being able to do that.
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How can i install the single sata drive in my comp.
please help me...

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

Probably some fakeraid BS..
You have to enter the RAID BIOS and configure the drive as a RAID0 array or something similar. If it doesn't detect the drive in the RAID BIOS either, look over all your cables. Make sure you have power to the hard drive and suchlike.
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A:FYI Only - Discovered only slight diff betw SATA-1 vs. SATA-3 cables

I have noticed the same. MaximumPC magazine did an exhaustive test and came to the same conclusion, a SATA cable is a SATA cable. SATA III cables have a (sometimes annoying) latch on them.
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HD Tune: SAMSUNG HD080HJ/P Health

ID Current Worst ThresholdData Status
(01) Raw Read Error Rate 100 99 51 0 Ok
(03) Spin Up Time 100 100 25 4288 Ok
(04) Start/Stop Count 94 94 0 6281 Ok
(05) Reallocated Sector Count 253 253 10 0 Ok
(07) Seek Error Rate 253 253 0 0 Ok
(08) Seek Time Performance 253 253 0 0 Ok
(09) Power On Hours Count 100 100 0 13212 Ok
(0A) Spin Retry Count 253 253 0 0 Ok
(0B) Calibration Retry Count 253 253 0 0 Ok
(0C) Power Cycle Count 97 97 0 3431 Ok
(BE) Airflow Temperature 115 37 0 41 Ok
(C2) Temperature 115 37 0 41 Ok
(C3) Hardware ECC Recovered 100 100 0 108230 Ok
(C4) Reallocated Event Count 253 253 0 0 Ok
(C5) Current Pending Sector 100 100 0 1 Ok
(C6) Offline Uncorrectable 253 253 0 0 Ok
(C7) Ultra DMA CRC Error Count 200 198 0 1189 Ok
(C8) Write Error Rate 100 100 0 0 Ok
(C9) TA Counter Detected 253 100 0 0 Ok
(CA) TA Counter Increased 95 95 0 1770 Ok

Power On Time : 13212
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A:Best way to switch IDE to SATA drives (full copy)

To do a direct copy, you will need the partitions on the new drive.
An experienced tech can find other ways to do it.
You cannot copy Windows in a bootable form. You need to install Windows on the new drive first... or reinstall it later.
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You can always use one of these PCI SATA adapter cards:

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I just purchased a samsung sata dvdrom - this is an upgrade from my old failing IDE drive. My motherboard (an Asus A8V Deluxe) has 2 sata connectors, and another 2 raid sata connectors - the 2 regular connectors are being used up by HDD's...

The question is, can I use one of the Raid Sata's for the dvdrom? (I've tried this already with no luck, I'm wondering if there are any bios settings that'll help with this?)

If this isn't possible, can I plug the hdd's into the raid sata's and not use the raid functionality?

Thanks for your help, I look forward to replies!

A:[SOLVED] Sata vs Raid Sata? DVDRom not recognized

No the raid sata port need a raid driver and won't work with optical drives, you would be able to use the non-boot hard drive on it however and put the DVD drive on the standard sata port. Unless you already have the hard drives in a raid config.
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A:xp install is not recognizing SATA Raid nor single SATA hd

hmm, strange - have you formatted your hard drives already? Do you have Win XP with SP2 - SP2 is needed to recognize large hard drives.
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: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.
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A:Solved: Will Sata Bridgeboard (SATA to IDE) work on IDE Motherboard

They sometimes work and sometimes they don't. To make things worse your motherboard is really old and uses a VIA chipset which had a lot of compatibility issues.

You may want to look into a PCI SATA Controller card instead if you need to use this dinosaur: 600022728
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A:SATA Samsung SATA Madel HD501 LJ 500g

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A:Upgrading Hard Disk from SATA to SATA 3 Drive

You need a SATA3 port to connect a SATA3 HDD to be fully compatible.
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Originally Posted by Trotter

Ah, lovely. The L-shaped piece of the data connection to my WD 3TB drive has ceased to exist. I got into my case today and the SATA cable came running up to greet me as it had freed itself from the constant bondage of ferrying media from the drive to whoever wanted it. Needless to say this is not what I wanted to discover.

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Originally Posted by Ex_Brit

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simpler way of putting it

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I have set up a new rig with the following components Gigabyte Z X-SLI Intel Core i - K Samsung SSD EVO GB Drive Im running everything pretty vanilla using onboard video audio network etc I originally installed Win with the BIOS SATA mode set for IDE as I have two data drives that I used on my older rig that I wanted to access and the system would not boot with the SATA mode set on ACHI All worked fine until I reset SATA to ACHI and then SSD SATA to HDs after data setting ACHI installing and Cannot connect I could not boot I get through the BIOS boot and windows went into its quot Launch Startup Repair quot routine but then just kept looping back to that screen Since I wasn't getting anywhere with swapping SATA ports and doing the regedit changes to HKEY LOCAL MACHINE System CurrentControlSet Services msachi start and Pciiede Start I decided I Cannot connect data HDs after installing SSD and setting SATA to ACHI would just disconnect the data drives and reinstall windows with the BIOS SATA mode already on ACHI I was able to get that done with no problem Cannot connect data HDs after installing SSD and setting SATA to ACHI and the system boots fine with just the SSD and my CDDVD drive plugged in Whenever I add either of the two data drives or both simultaneously I cannot boot and windows goes into the quot Launch Startup Repair quot routine which will not complete and just says that I have added hardware that is not being recognized I have tried the trick with the regedit entries and no luck My two drives are both Western Digitals One is a WD EFRX TB drive recent vintage The other is an old WD GB drive When I view the device manager screen there is a warning shown under Other Devices - PCI Simple Communications Controller When I try to update the driver for this device windows cannot find it Somehow I think this must be the root of the problem but I don t know how to fix it

A:Cannot connect data HDs after installing SSD and setting SATA to ACHI

Does the BIOS recognise the drives? is the WD1600 160gb drive sata ???. If it is the old style Sata 1 it might not work too well and AFAIK, older sata drives will slow your main drive down?
I just built myself a new machine using a GA Z97X Gaming 3 and have had no dramas, maybe I was lucky. BTW, the other two drives, do they have stuff on them? Maybe you need to format them both and then try to add.
I just noticed, why did you change the pciiede setting? It should be 3, not 0
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Could you tell me the speeds also?

A:Which interface provides fastest data transfer, SATA or SCSI?

SCSI is a bit ahead, Ultra-320 at 320 MB/s vs SATA 3.0 at 300 MB/s
SATA 6.0 will be 600 MB/s. and Ultra-640 SCSI 640MB/s.

Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and SAS2 are 375MB/s and 750 MB/s

Keep in mind this is the Interface speed; the actual transfer rate to the platter is much slower (around 100-125 MB/s last time I checked), and is fairly similar between the different interfaces.

Check out Computer Buses (Storage) at this link:
List of device Bandwidths

Another useful table is here:
Serial ATA