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  • IDE to SATA Convertor Question

    Originally posted by biggles77 View Post
    Your response is appreciate NonoRonuel, even after 6 months and receiving your Thanks is even more appreciated.
    I would've liked to join this discussion under a slightly different approah. My computer is built around a MB GIGABYTE GA-965GM-S2 which inclides 4 SATA 2.0 ports controlled by ICH8 chipset and 2 additional SATA 2.0 ports controlled by GIGABYTE SATA 2.0. The first four SATA 2.0 potrs are identified by BIOS as IDE Channel 0 - 3 due to the BIOS settings, namely SATA AHCI Mode is disabled and SATA Port0-1 Native Mode is enabled.

    Moreover, there are another BIOS settings to the case -- OnBoard SATA/IDE Device is enabled and OnDoard SATA/IDE Ctrl Mode is set to IDE.

    With these BIOS settings in mind, I've installed a Windows XP pro SP3 system onto a HITACHI SATA-drive HDS721680PLA380 without any problem.

    Now, I've decided to enlarge the disk space by adding another disk drive which happened to be an IDE-disk, Seagate ST340014A. To connect it to a SATA-port I bought an IDE-SATA Converter, TRENDnet TU-IDES (refer to an attachment).
    And immediately faced with a problem -- BIOS does not recognize the new drive.

    In the converter specificatios it is said that it supports ATA 33/66/100/133 and SATA 1.0.

    Now, my questions are -- (1) Is the new disk not recognized due to the difference in the standards supported by the MB SATA cotroller and by the TU-IDES converter? And... (2) What can be done for the IDE-disk with the converter mentioned to be recognized by BIOS?

    Added on March 14, 2010.

    (1) The new disk is not recognized due to ICH8 peculiarities -- this controller (even being set to IDE emulation) does not allow for SATA 1.0 devices to be served.

    (2) Taking into account that the GIGABYTE MB GA-965GM-S2 includes the separate SATA controller, GIGABYTE SATA, set
    this controller to the IDE emulation mode, set Master mode for the IDE-disk and connect the converter output to a GIGABYTE SATA port. AND YOUR IDE-DISK will be recognized by BIOS!!!
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    Last edited by eastman75; 14th March 2010, 07:42.

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    Re: IDE to SATA Convertor Question

    Thread hijack so split to its own thread. If you have a better title please post it and it will be changed. Ta.
    1 1 was a racehorse.
    2 2 was 1 2.
    1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
    2 2 1 1 2

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      Re: IDE to SATA Convertor Question

      Originally posted by biggles77 View Post
      Thread hijack so split to its own thread. If you have a better title please post it and it will be changed. Ta.
      Thanks! No objections at all.

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